from the local experts at Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dive in to a weekend getaway in the Aurora Area, where you can visit the largest waterpark in Illinois and round out your stay with epic burgers, outdoor adventure, and sky-high fun at area entertainment centers.

Make sure to check with attractions ahead of time for up-to-date operating hours, travel policies and health and safety information.

  • Yorkville
  • Sugar Grove
  • Aurora
  • North Aurora
  • Batavia

Explore the Highlights
  • Day 1: Yorkville

Suit up to make a splash at Raging Waves, the largest waterpark in Illinois, featuring dozens of on-site attractions like the new Aussie Mat Dash and private cabanas. Enjoy burgers and shakes for kids and adults at Crusade Burger Bar. Take a walk through Yorkville’s Bicentennial Riverfront Park to see paddlers test their skills on the Marge Cline Whitewater Course. Hungry for dessert? Top off your meal with ice cream at Foxy’s. After a full day of fun, find lodging at Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Yorkville

  • Day 2: Yorkville, Sugar Grove, Aurora, North Aurora, Batavia

Fuel up for a full day of fun with breakfast at Grace Coffee and Wine. Rainy day? Take your fun indoors at Altitude Trampoline Park. Otherwise, enjoy go-karting and mini-golf at Sugar Grove Family Fun Center. Treat the family to the big, bold flavors of Two Brothers Roundhouse for lunch or dinner. Head north and enjoy a sunset over the Fox River from the viewing deck at Red Oak Nature Center. Kids will enjoy more indoor / outdoor fun, including roller skating and bumper boats, at Funway. Find lodging at My Place North Aurora.

  • Day 3: Aurora

Find breakfast bites and Harner’s donuts at Moka, a drive-thru cafe on the Lincoln Highway. Enjoy the petting zoo and farmstand goods at Abbey Farms, and take a step back in time at Blackberry Farm, a living history museum. Shop exclusive deals on designer goods at Chicago Premium Outlets. Locals love the pizza at Ach-n-Lou’s, a favorite for generations of Aurorans just south of the outlet mall. Go bowling and enjoy the region’s largest arcade at Round 1 Entertainment at Fox Valley Mall. A kid-friendly menu and more of the Aurora Area’s finest craft beverages can be found for dinner at Hopvine Brewing Co. Relax with a stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Aurora.