Get To Know The Area
Aurora was developed as a military town with construction of the Fitzsimons Army Hospital and the later additions of Buckley and Lowry airfields. Today, this city leads the nation in redevelopment with the creation of new housing and recreational and technical-business plazas in and around the former airfields.
Aurora is home to six public golf courses, with a variety of layouts to choose from. A thriving arts scene, including the Aurora Symphony Orchestra and Fox Arts Center, complement the city’s vast array ethnic restaurants and markets. The area also features multiple public reservoirs as well a number of parks and open spaces. Try stand-up paddle boarding at Cherry Creek State Park, arrange a scenic horseback ride in the area with 12 Mile Stables, or sample some innovative brews at Dry Dock Brewing Company and Launch Pad Brewery.
Aurora is conveniently close to some of east Denver’s top attractions, including the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature & Science. At just 15 minutes away, Aurora is also conveniently close to the Denver International Airport.
What To Do For Fun
Stanley Marketplace, a food-centric community market equipped to accommodate more than 50 independently owned Colorado businesses, recently opened in Aurora’s historic 1954 Stanley Aviation hangar. Here you can take yoga and fitness classes, sip craft beverages, and dine at your favorite eateries!
Aurora is home to Southlands where you’ll find a treasure trove of shops, restaurants and a dine-in movie theater. They also host scores of fun events throughout the year. Look for farmers’ markets, concerts and outdoor movies in summer, while winter brings ice skating on an outdoor pond among other excitement.
Time to Mountain Fun
It takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels from Downtown Aurora.