Neighborhood Guide | City Center

Discover local things to do! Aurora is one big city, enjoy local eats and things to do near your neighborhood.

About Your Neighborhood

Located in the heart of Aurora, the City Center neighborhood is home to shopping, dining, and laid-back outdoor adventures. Explore our hand-picked neighborhood itinerary; everything is within a 5-15 minute drive.

A beautiful hole at Aurora Hills Golf Course

Adventure & Things to Do

Aurora Hills Golf Course
50 S. Peoria St.

With 300 days of sunshine, many of Aurora’s golf courses are playable year-round. Make a stop at Aurora Hills, with consistently great greens and inviting fairways, this course has a fun layout with a mixture of mature trees and substantial rough. Test your skills with water and natural hazards coming into play. This locally-loved course has reasonable green fees and is Aurora's first public golf course.

Del Mar Water Park
12000 E 6th Ave.

During the warmer months, soak up the sun with the kids at Del Mar. This outdoor water park is filled with splash pads, three slides, and plenty of places for swimming. This city-run facility has a reasonable entrance fee that can be used all day. Stop by Del Mar for an afternoon of swimming and let the kids burn some energy racing down the slides.

Painting With a Twist
14132 E Cedar Ave.

Create a masterpiece during your visit that you’ll want to display. Painting With a Twist offers all the tools to design a painting with step-by-step directions. Stop by their website to view upcoming designs. Upon arriving for your class, everything is provided including, canvasses, paint, and brushes. Perfect for older children and adults, Painting with a Twist classes typically last a couple of hours and leave you with a painting you can be proud of. For guests 21 and older, enjoy a beverage while painting.

Festival at the Town Center at Aurora

Shopping & Dining

Town Center at Aurora
14200 E Alameda Ave.

The Town Center at Aurora is at the heart of the City Center neighborhood. Visitors can explore a variety of brand-name shopping, dining, and more in one location. This regional-shopping center is also home to weekend events and seasonal happenings. Check out their events calendar to get a hold on what’s coming to the area.

Cuban Bakery & Café
15028 E Mississippi Ave.

This highly-reviewed café should be on your lunch list when visiting Aurora. Expect a combination of sweet and savory pastries alongside small cakes and sweet treats. Order the Cubano sandwich or go for the daily dishes, which always include heaping piles of rice, beans. Before heading out, try their café con leche made with authentic coffee beans.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
14221 E Cedar Ave.

Add some tropical eats into your vacation. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is a casual eatery serving seafood, BBQ chicken, and of course – SPAM. Perfect for a quick lunch, L&L offers a lunch plate including rice, a local catch, chicken, and more. You’ll be wishing the island was closer!