7 Must-Sees This Spring
May 15, 2018
Spring has sprung in Aurora, Colorado! We’re getting geared up for warmer days, beautiful blossoms, and scenic mountain views. Here’s our list of seven must-see locations this spring.
Saddle Rock Golf Course
Spring days are perfect for hitting the links. Saddle Rock Golf Course utilizes Colorado’s natural landscape to its advantage as golfers enjoy a rewarding challenge at this 18-hole course. The former location of the Colorado Open, Saddle Rock is enjoyed by metro residents and visitors alike. After a round, enjoy dinner or drinks at the Saddle Rock Grill.
Sweet-Cow Ice Cream
Satisfy your sweet tooth with an afternoon at Sweet Cow Ice Cream. Located inside Stanley Marketplace, this kid-loving ice cream shop is perfect for enjoying the warmer temperatures. Their hand-crafted flavors are just as unique as they are tasty. Enjoy the classics like the mint chocolate chip or take a step on the wild side and try their Comida Horchata or Cheluna Brewing Beer Ice Cream. Their flavors rotate, so don’t waste any time!
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Discover Aurora’s season of wildlife growth at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Here, native animals roam over miles of untouched plains. With more than 15,000-acres of space, the refuge has plenty of visitor opportunities. Discover bison on the nine-mile nature drive, explore the great open space through an interconnected trail system, or even pack up your fishing poles for catch and release fishing. If you’re new to Colorado, stop by the Visitor Center inside the refuge to learn about some of the critters you may see during your visit.
The Vintage Theater
Engage in Aurora’s widely-recognized cultural arts district by attending a performance at The Vintage Theater. This award-winning center for the arts is best known for this intimate performances and variety of shows. Enjoy an evening of improv or settle in for a theatrical production certain to entice and entertain with bold performances. At The Vintage Theater, it’s about the experience. Sip on a drink, gather with friends, and become immersed in the arts – even if for only an afternoon.
Art in Public Places
Why stay inside when there’s a world of public art waiting to be discovered? Thanks to the City of Aurora, visitors can enjoy the Art in Public Places tour complete with unique pieces. Climb aboard the R Line Light Rail and experience public art at each station. These contemporary art pieces reflect Aurora’s cultural diversity, values, and its fun-loving spirit! If you’re up for a self-guided tour, consider renting one of the many bikes throughout the city. Thanks to the bike-share program, you can rent using your smartphone for as little as $1!
Summer is just around the corner, but you don’t have to wait until then to enjoy white sand beaches. The Aurora Reservoir is picturesque this time of year and is filled with a variety of activities to keep everyone busy. Enjoy walks on the beach or try kayaking on the clear water. The recently renovated nature center is ideal for little ones and active learners. Bring a picnic or take a stroll around the nearly eight-mile loop. You can even explore some of Aurora’s wildlife habitats and furry creatures.
On Havana Street
This nearly five-mile stretch of businesses, tasty restaurants, and major retailers has exactly what you’re looking for! Enjoy shopping around or trying out some of the various Korean restaurants along the way. Stop by the rose garden square to enjoy one of the many outdoor events, concerts, and car shows happening throughout the spring and summer. Check out the schedule for upcoming events and new stores.