Due west from Chicago, you'll find North Aurora, Illinois. It's a quaint suburb with a lively arts scene, family-friendly outdoor activities, and lots of Italian restaurants. Flying into O'Hare International Airport to first visit Chicago? Find cheap rental cars in Chicago and drive the 40 miles to North Aurora from there today.
Driving Through Aurora
North Aurora is a great place to visit, especially with children. Rent a car in North Aurora and take the kids to explore science, technology, engineering, and math at the SciTech Hands On Museum. Later, take your future zoologists to the Phillips Park Zoo, where they can see wolves, bald eagles, and alligators up close. The town also has a vibrant performing arts scene, anchored by the historic Paramount Theatre, which regularly hosts traveling Broadway shows, concerts, and comedians. Before the show, grab dinner at one of the city's many authentic Mexican or Italian restaurants.
For a little more action, book one of the cheap car rentals in North Aurora and take the less-than-an-hour drive to Chicago, America's Second City. Start your day there with a stroll down the Magnificent Mile and take a selfie next to the Bean, an iconic reflective outdoor structure. For lunch, sample an authentic Chicago-style dog, and, in season, spend the afternoon watching the Chicago Cubs play at historic Wrigley Field. Afterward, enjoy dinner at one of the city's famous steakhouses for a fine cut of Midwestern aged beef. To end the night, tap into the city's history and culture by catching a show at one of the many blues bars.
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