Aurora Creative Collective Member Spotlight:

Unlock Aurora's Hidden Gems! Whether you're a local looking for new experiences or a traveler seeking authentic exploration, let us guide you to the heart of Aurora's vibrant scene.

Join us as we chat with our Aurora Creative Collective Members for insider tips on arts, culture, culinary fun, day trips, and outdoor adventures.

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What are your top recommendations or 'must-visit' spots in Aurora for travelers looking to experience the essence of the city?

A couple of must-visit spots in Aurora for travelers, specifically with children: Stanley Marketplace, Gaylord Rockies, Aurora Reservoir, and Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch!

Can you share your ideal day-trip itinerary for someone visiting Aurora for the first time? What are the must-see attractions and hidden gems you would recommend?

Ok! An ideal day trip itinerary in Aurora… I can’t pick just one. Let’s do one for each season!

Start with a trip to the farmers market at Southlands Mall, then head over to the Aurora Reservoir for a beautiful beachy afternoon.

Pack a lunch and head over to Jewell Wetlands Park to find the boardwalk and perfect picnic spot, then spend the rest of the afternoon at Nick’s Garden Center for the incredible free Fall Festival.

Grab coffee at Milly’s Community Coffee, go for a book walk around Side Creek Park and enjoy the playground, and check out Two22 Brew for craft beers, usually a food truck and a great patio.

Start your morning enjoying the Morrison Nature Center; sometimes the weather is nice enough in the winter to explore the trails, stop for an indoor swim at Del Mar Aquatic Center, and end your evening at Stanley Marketplace—our favorite is Stanley Beer Hall, but the options are endless!

Aurora is home to a thriving culinary scene. When dining out in Aurora, what are some of your favorite restaurants or eateries that you would recommend to visitors looking to experience the local cuisine?

All the locally owned Asian restaurants are at Town Center Mall and the Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, Comida, Mochinut, and Osaka Ramen.

Shopping is often a highlight of travel experiences. Where are some of your favorite spots to shop for unique, locally-made goods or one-of-a-kind finds in Aurora?

We don’t do much shopping, so instead, I thought I’d share some of our favorite coffee shops: Coffee Story, Milly’s, Nixon’s, Lost Coffee, and Logan House Coffee!

Aurora is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. Do you have a favorite outdoor activity or park in Aurora that you would recommend to travelers seeking outdoor adventures?

High Prairie Park-It is so large! I'd say it's like 5 playgrounds in 1! It has so much cool play equipment! And you definitely don't want to miss the awesome ski lift swings!

Red-Tailed Hawk Park has a really wonderful inclusive playground with a splash pad in the summer, but as a nice surprise, if you keep walking, there's a second playground AND a walking trail with a boardwalk!

Cherry Creek State Park
has beautiful views and a swimming beach. There's also a campground and places to rent boats to take out for a spin!! 

Plains Conservation Center
is a place that has beautiful open spaces with stunning views! There are teepees to explore, seasonal animals, and a nature playground we love to hang out at!