See the sights of Aurora and plan a trip you won't soon forget with our travel guide.
Reserve with Choice Hotels in Aurora, CO for a trip full of outdoor adventures Welcome to Aurora, also known as "The Sunrise of Colorado" because of its open spaces and great natural attractions. Aurora is surrounded by almost 2,000 acres of developed park land and is home to unique and interesting wildlife. Whether you are here for a night or a week, you will find much to do in Colorado's third largest city. Choice Hotels in Aurora, Colorado are close to some of the city's main attractions, including: Cherry Creek State Park Arapahoe Park Aurora Reservoir 12 Miles Stables Aurora History Museum Fitzsimons Golf Course
Start your visit at the Cherry Creek State Park, which offers plenty of things for outdoor enthusiasts to do, including canoeing, kayaking and sailing. Also try the many miles of hiking, biking or horseback riding trails. In the winter, go to the trails at Cherry Creek for cross-country skiing. Head to the Arapahoe Park to see some horse racing. The track offers live racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The park is unique in that it has racing for several breeds, including Arabians, Appaloosa and Quarter horses. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as food stalls.
For a clean, well-maintained beach, as well as many opportunities for boat rentals (both kayaks and pedal boats), swimming and water fun, the Aurora Reservoir is a great destination. If you’re an animal lover, the 12 Miles Stables provide a chance to ride with the help of well-trained riding leaders. Lessons are available for both adults and children. Do not forget to try the stable's guided sunset ride through the area's horseback trails.
Next, visit the Aurora History Museum, a charming little museum that tells the story of how Aurora came to be. The museum also has rotating exhibits of private collections belonging to local residents. Past exhibits have included everything from Vietnam War items to video games to fossils. Aurora also is home to an impressive array of award-winning golf courses, including the Fitzsimons Golf Course (complete with a learning center), which gives you a chance to try challenging bunkers and lakes.
You will need a place to relax after your fun-filled day in Aurora, CO. Rest up with Choice Hotels before you set off for another day of exploring.