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Aurora, Illinois is a family-friendly suburb of Chicago. The city's historic downtown is on the Fox River and has the nickname City of Lights, because in 1881 Aurora was among the first cities to adopt an all-electric streetlight system. Home to an impressive collection of architecture by greats such as Frank Lloyd Wright and the flamboyant Bruce Goff, Aurora is a wonderful destination for a family trip or romantic weekend.
If shopping is on your must-do list, you won't be disappointed with a trip to Chicago Premium Outlets, featuring 170 stores from Nike to Restoration Hardware. Enjoy a day with the exotic animals at Phillips Park Zoo, open year round, and where admission is always free. If you want to take in a live show during your trip, why not visit the Paramount Theatre? Built in 1931, the Paramount offers the longest running performing arts scene in Aurora.
Whether your trip to Aurora is an extended stay or a quick get-away, you'll be pleased with the wide variety of accommodations the city has to offer. Affordable amenities and hospitable service are two conveniences that are widely available in Aurora, so relax in a quiet inn or a local hotel that's close to the nightlife, dining and events.
Aurora is the final stop of the Metra commuter rail system, with service to Chicago. For those visitors who are flying to the state, Aurora Municipal Airport is in Sugar Grove, 8 miles away. Passengers can also choose to fly into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, about 39 miles from the city center.
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