Are you looking for something you can do a little closer to your home? Or are you a Chicago native who wants to get out of town for a bit? Fortunately, the Loop isn’t the only place to find great shopping, dining, and relaxation. If you’re looking for events in the western suburbs, we’ve compiled a list of the things to do in Aurora this weekend.
1 W New York Street, Aurora IL 60506
Feel happy? Check out the poker room, slot machines, and table games at the 53,000 square foot Aurora Casino. Don’t forget to put on your poker face along with your mask.
1650 Premium Outlet Blvd, Aurora IL 60502
Sometimes small retail therapy is just what the doctor ordered. If your looking for things to do in Aurora, IL, sTroll around the outdoor mall as the weather warms up and keep an eye out for some killer deals with Kate Spade, J. Crew, Coach, and others.
53 N Broadway, Aurora IL 60505
The Aurora Regional Fire Museum, housed in the former central fire station, traces the history of the Aurora fire department. Check out exhibits with fire fighting tools, information on fire safety and prevention, and much more.
65 Water St, Aurora IL 60505
If you’re looking for Saturday things to do in Aurora, Illinois, grab some fam-fresh fruits and vegetables every Saturday in the heart of downtown. Don’t forget to grab some goodies Dick’s mini donuts also!
83 S Lasalle St, Aurora IL 60505
If you feel like it, head to the Calla Lily Tea Room for tea or lunch. To plan a particularly relaxing day, consider checking out the options in the salon and spa.
Exploring the historic downtown architecture is a great way to get outside and learn more about these impressive buildings. Don’t forget yours map (including descriptions of each website)!
Bike or jog on the Illinois Prairie Path
Once part of the Chicago Aurora & Elgin Electric Railroad, the remodeled trail is now a popular route for “Cycling, hiking, jogging and cross-country skiing.”
2411 W Illinois Ave, Aurora IL 60506
The “West Chicagoland’s Finest Course” can be booked with 18 holes. Looking for something to do in Aurora? Spend the day outside perfecting your swing and enjoy the 4 ½ star course named by Golf Digest Magazine.
2000 Montgomery Rd, Aurora IL 60504
Growing Place, which celebrates its 85th anniversary in 2021, is a haven for those looking to shop for plants, shop for gifts, or simply explore the gardens. After The Growing Place closed for the winter, it will reopen to the public on March 27th.
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