Once you've dropped your bags at one of your favorite hotels in Aurora, it's time to enjoy the great outdoors. Some of the best Aurora vacations start by visiting Cherry Creek State Park. Whether you ride the trails on horseback or bicycle, you'll cover a lot of ground and be awed by the beauty of the plains and towering mountains. Have a lazy afternoon on the beach along the Aurora Reservoir, or rent one of the paddle boats or kayaks and take to the water. Interested in learning more about the eco-history of the area? Stop by the Plains Conservation Center and learn about their efforts toward preserving Colorado's prairies. If you've picked up one of the available Aurora car rentals, drive the 10 miles to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City to commune with the bison and other animals before returning to town to take one of many brewery tours.
Recurring Festivals and Events
If you book your vacation package in Aurora in June, you'll be treated to the popular Aurora Arts Festival. During the festival, the work of more than 50 local artists is on display and jazz tunes fill the air. In August, you can enjoy the international cuisine, live music, and cultural exhibits of GlobalFest. October welcomes the Fall Festival, which is held at the 17 Mile House. Take a tour of this 150-year-old home and its grounds, and experience all of the festivities. Hayrides, a petting farm, music, and a heck of a lot of pumpkins make this a fall festival to remember.
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Accommodation in Aurora
Aurora has 28 hotels available, which you can check out and book on Travelocity's Aurora lodging page.
Looking for a place with an upmarket vibe? SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Anschutz Medical Campus and Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway Park will be right up your alley. If those aren't right for your tastes or budget, think about the Residence Inn by Marriott Denver Airport, at 16490 East 40th Circle, or the Aloft Denver International Airport, at 16470 E 40th Circle.