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Love Your Local City 

The city of Aurora offers it all! Get outside and take advantage of the city’s multiple outdoor trails, parks, lakes, and reservoirs. The city’s vibrant cultural scene offers over 250 international and ethnic owned local eateries, markets, distilleries, and breweries. Take in a show at one of the independent theaters of Aurora or visit one the many Art in Public Places. Show love for local businesses and parks by visiting them all and don’t forget to tag us with #LoveYourLocal!

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Love Your Local

Check out the vast collection of ethnic, international, independent, and award-winning restaurants across Aurora. Check out why Aurora is a culinary destination by using our interactive YUM Guide to explore all the international cuisine options the city has to offer.  

Love Your Local Artists

Aurora's Art in Public Places program features over 300 individual pieces of artwork across the city. The art ranging from outdoor sculptures and mural to functional works integrated into architecture. Check out the Aurora Collection Guide for a complete list of art and locations. 

Love Your Local Market

The Stanley Marketplace is home to over 50 independently owned Colorado businesses. Located in the northwest part of the Aurora, the former Stanley Aviation building has been transformed into a local destination for food, shopping, entertainment, art, and culture. Like-minded restaurants, shops and services all dedicated to embracing the ideas of sustainability, creativity and community, make this marketplace a must-visit destination.

Love Your Local Cultural Centers

Aurora’s libraries, outdoor centers, and museums offer fun, family-friendly, and FREE activities to keep you busy all year long. Check out these offerings and don’t forget to tag us #LoveYourLocal!  


Love Your Local Outdoors

Aurora has 97 developed parks and over 8,000 acres of open space, ranked 23rd for Best Park Systems in the nation. Whether you prefer to walk, hike, bike, fish or play, we have all that your family needs to stay active. To learn more about all the city’s outdoor offerings visit Parks, Recreation & Open Space (PROS).

Love Your Local Golf

Whether you're a golf enthusiast or just like to get out and hit a few balls, we've got you covered. From beginner to expert, with five year-round courses around the city, Aurora’s golfing is where it's at. Here are more reasons to set a tee time at one of our courses:

  • Low green fees for the region 

  • A discount Premier Card that never expires

  • Lessons available for PGA and LPGA pros.

  • Kids play FREE with an adult.

  • The mobile app allows you to book your tee time anytime and anywhere.


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