Travel Guide | Summer Weekend

Don’t waste any time, here’s what you should do this weekend in Aurora


Play a round (or a few!) on one of Aurora’s nine championship golf courses while soaking in the mountain views and summer sun.

Morning: Get up early for your tee time at Saddle Rock Golf Course. This challenging 18-hole course rewards players with prairie landscapes and beautiful fairways. Spend the morning golfing as the sun peak over the Rocky Mountains.

Afternoon: Stick around and enjoy an all-American lunch at the Saddle Rock Grill or venture outside the course to The Rock Restaurant & Bar for some pub grub with a Mexican flare. There’s even a patio for you to enjoy your beverages.

Evening: Gather up the family and friends for the ultimate golfer (and non-golfer) experience at Top Golf. This three-story high-tech driving range is anything but ordinary. You’ll love the creative targets, drink specials, and a lively atmosphere. Enjoy tasty apps and cocktails as you swing the night away.


Summer is for the sun! Enjoy Aurora’s 300 days of sunshine by hitting up some of the best patios in town.

Morning: Come hungry! The French Press is one of Aurora’s popular breakfast and brunch spots. The expansive, yet simple menu is beloved by diners who just can't decide! Order at the counter and take a seat outside, they’ll bring it your way.

Afternoon: The new patio at Dry Dock North Dock is the perfect place for enjoying a craft brew. Complete with glossed picnic tables, colorful umbrellas, and cool turf. It’s the ultimate afternoon hangout! If you’re lucky, you may even catch some live music.

Evening: Watch the sunset under the twinkling string lights at Stanley Marketplace. Enjoy a variety of dinner spots like the causal Stanley Beer Hall or Yellowbelly. Feeling fancy? Book a reservation at Aurora’s award-winning new-American restaurant, Annette.


Shop for the latest summer trends, or maybe a souvenir, to remember your Colorado visit.

Morning: Start your day early with a caffeinated beverage from Legends Coffee. Their espresso drinks, loose-leaf teas, lemonades, and cold brew coffees are perfect for gearing up for your day of shopping.

Afternoon: After grabbing a coffee, walk over to the Southlands Town Square to plan out your must-visit stores. Visit brand-name stores, like H&M, American Eagle, and Eddie Bauer. Stop by The LOCAL, Southlands only indoor market-like store with Colorado made crafts, arts, jewelry, gifts, snack food, clothing, and much more. It will make your trip all the more memorable.

Evening: Take it easy and set up casual dinner reservations at Lazy Dog Restaurant. Their expansive American-style menu supersedes most pubs. If you’re feeling a little restless after dinner, take a stroll on the 8-mile trail around the Aurora Reservoir. It’s only a short drive or walk away.


Enjoy summertime in Aurora with the whole family! From ice cream and games, to splash parks and more, there’s plenty to keep your kids occupied.

Morning: Gather the crew for a late morning at the Aurora History Museum. Their hands-on gallery and rotating exhibits are perfect for kids (and adults) excited to learn more about Colorado’s Gateway to the Rockies. Don’t miss the full-sized train caboose! Looking for something more in the great outdoors? Discover the Morrison Nature Center for guided tours of local creatures and landscapes.

Afternoon: Soar high on trampolines at Spider Monkey, Aurora’s indoor jump park. Between foam pits, rock walls, trapeze bars and dozens of in-ground trampolines, your kids won’t know what to hop on next.

Evening: Who wants pizza and ice cream?! Truck on over to Stanley Marketplace for dinner at Sazza, the marketplace’s woodfire pizza restaurant. Aside from classic and unique flavors, there’s even a coloring station at Stanley to keep little ones occupied. Afterward, you can enjoy the buzz of the marketplace. From homemade ice cream to pop up shows, there’s always something going on.



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