Spring Guide in Aurora

Spring is here! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the weather is warming up.

Embrace the essence of spring along biking trails, fishing spots, golf courses, charming patio dining, and more. Uncover the ultimate springtime adventures awaiting you in Aurora.

Spring Tee Time

Get ready to brush off those clubs and drivers because it’s beginning to look a lot like golf season! Whether you're in the beginner crowd or know your way around the 18-hole course, spring is the perfect time to get out and practice your putt. Aurora boasts a variety of golf courses catering to all budgets and skill levels, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy (weather permitting).

Thyme to Garden

Embrace good chives only at Nick’s Gardening Center, a perfect spot to get your springtime seeds and gardening tools to embrace this season’s blooms. Nick’s is here to help you make the most out of the season and spring those colorful gardens to life. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned gardener, Nick's offers a wide range of products, plants, and tools to kickstart your perfect spring garden. With Aurora's last frost typically around May 20-30, it's essential to plan for a head start on blossoming flower beds and flourishing vegetable gardens!

Enjoy the Spring Season at Southland’s

The annual Farmer’s Market is back at Southland’s for the 2024 season! Indulge in the abundance of spring's freshest fruits, vegetables, and unique handmade crafts crafted by local artisans, and support local businesses by treating yourself to a rejuvenating morning at Southlands Farmer's Market!

Celebrate Derby Day at Southlands

Celebrate the annual Kentucky Derby in style at Southland’s Derby Day this spring! Immerse yourself in rich traditions like sipping mint juleps and donning extravagant hats and seersucker suits. Mark your calendars for Aurora’s premier viewing party, where the entire community is invited to indulge in Southlands' restaurants, soak up the warm air on patio seating, and groove to live music from local musicians. Enjoy a plethora of activities and games while everyone flaunts their Derby best! Don your most extravagant hat and finest attire, and get ready for an unforgettable experience on Saturday, May 4th!

Gaylord Rockies Spring Events

Experience the full bloom of spring at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center! Explore everything this magnificent destination has to offer, starting with the exciting addition of the Topgolf Suite. Perfect for golf and sports enthusiasts, this state-of-the-art golf and gaming simulator, located within the Mountain Pass Sports Bar, is a must-visit spot to enjoy with friends while savoring a cold beer.

Spring at the Gaylord Rockies is packed with incredible activities for the whole family. From springtime cookie decorating and outdoor games to an Easter Egg Hunt and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're a traveler from out of state or simply in need of a spring break staycation, a visit to the Gaylord Rockies promises an unforgettable experience for all.

Springtime Relaxation

Indulge in some well-deserved "me time" this spring by treating yourself to a luxurious rejuvenation experience at Relache Spa, located at the Gaylord Rockies. Discover the epitome of luxury with their new springtime packages featuring soothing coconut and lime treatments available throughout April and May. Whether you're seeking a deeply relaxing start to the season or simply longing for a serene getaway, Relache Spa offers everything you need, from revitalizing facials to indulgent body therapies and meticulous mani-pedis. For further details on these exclusive specials, visit the link!

Explore Scenic Biking Trails

Discover Aurora's extensive network of 119 miles of trails, ensuring that no matter where you are in the city, exciting biking, walking, and running routes are just around the corner! Bid farewell to the winter chill and embrace the refreshing spring air by getting active and exploring the great outdoors along these trails. With an abundance of loops and parks to choose from, you'll never tire of exploring all that Aurora has to offer. For expert recommendations on the best biking spots, be sure to pedal into our blog for insider tips!

Angle the Perfect Catch

Aurora's reservoirs boast top-quality water, so make sure to head over to Quincy and Aurora Reservoirs for a chance to reel in a fantastic catch. As the reservoirs thaw out, spring presents the ideal opportunity to gear up and kick off the angling season with friends! Looking for more fishing spots? Be sure to explore our blog for additional recommendations!

Go Horseback Riding

Saddle up for a year-round horseback riding experience at 12 Mile Stables! With the weather heating up, don't miss the chance to embark on a thrilling ride this spring amidst the stunning views of Cherry Creek State Park. Explore 27 miles of trails and 3000 acres of open space while immersing yourself in a Western adventure right in the heart of the city, making it a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable experience.

Hang out with your Furry Friends

Kickstart your spring in style with refreshing beers at Aurora's finest spots, where you can not only enjoy great company with friends but also bring along your four-legged pals! If you're looking for a local spot to dine and drink with your furry friend while soaking up the sunshine on a patio, we've got you covered. Explore Lazy Dog and Stanley Beer Hall for an array of fantastic brews and exceptional outdoor seating perfect for you and your pooch. For even more pet-friendly options, don't forget to check out our blog for additional recommendations!

The Perfect Picnic Season

As the weather warms up, it's the perfect time to embrace the joy of picnics! Gather your friends or enjoy a family outing at one of Aurora's top picnic spots. Spring into action and seize the opportunity to bask in the sunshine for a delightful outdoor experience.

Spring Break Fun

School's out... at least for a little while! If you're looking for ways to keep the kids entertained during spring break, look no further.

Venture Outdoors

Embark on an educational outdoor adventure this spring break at the Plains Conservation Center and Morrison Nature Center. Explore the prairie ecosystem, spot wildlife, and delve into Aurora's history from an array of family workshops and educational programs. Then, head to Cherry Creek State Park for biking, camping, and hiking trails, perfect for you and your four-legged friend. The ultimate spring break outdoor experience awaits!

Venture Outdoors

Release all that pent-up energy from sitting in the classroom! It's time to get moving and make a splash. While the spring chill might deter outdoor swimming, fear not! Places like Moorhead Recreation Center, Utah Indoor Pool, Southeast Recreation Center, and more offer indoor swimming pools to keep the fun going. If your kids are bursting with energy, don't miss Lava Island for exciting bouncy castle and trampoline park adventures! Lava Island provides the ultimate jungle gym playground for both kids and adults, so swing by this spring break for a fantastic time. And for the gamers in your family, be sure to visit Ka-Ko Jo’s located inside the Town Center at Aurora. With an arcade, glow golf, laser maze, and VR arcade sets, Ka-Ko Jo’s guarantees a day filled with fun playing retro classics, arcade favorites, and more!

The Art of Having Fun

Get ready to channel your inner Picasso and Monet! Spice up your spring break with Color Me Mine! Choose a project and make it uniquely yours for fun with family and friends. Color Me Mine promises a blast, so settle in, relax, and let your creativity soar as you paint different pottery pieces. For the ceramists, Friend Assembly offers classes, camps, and open studio sessions. Dive into their guided open studio for hands-on learning through clay, glaze, and firing techniques. And for adults seeking a break, Different Strokes Paint n’ Sip Studio is perfect for a date night or fun with friends. Enjoy painting and sipping sans the kiddos.

Explore Aurora's History

Aurora is home to diverse cultures and has a rich historical significance. Stop by the admission-free Aurora History Museum, Tuesday through Sunday, to explore the Gateway to the Rockies a little differently. Snap a picture inside a restored 1913 trolley or learn about Aurora’s role in history from the rotating exhibits.

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