When my husband and I planned to visit Aurora, Colorado, he was so excited to show me around his childhood city. We were invited to stay with his family for a week and, since they have lived in Aurora most of their lives, they knew all of the good places to visit. We traveled to Aurora in the early winter and, although the drive was tedious and boring, the city landscape was breathtakingly beautiful. We marveled at the artwork that seemed to be everywhere in the city and thoroughly enjoyed visiting a handful of the numerous museums in the area. In addition to the scenery and museums, there are plenty of delicious restaurants to choose from. The public transportation system was very nice and inexpensive, so we did not have to worry much over parking wherever we decided to go.
Since we traveled to Aurora in the winter, my husband took me snow tubing and sledding, neither of which I had done before. It was a blast! I enjoyed snow tubing the most and cannot wait to do it again. I also had a lot of fun shopping in a few of the large malls around town. There was so much to see and do that we could not fit it all into one short trip. The only negative thing about visiting Aurora was the sinus problems I had from the dramatic climate change, because the air is very thin and dry in Colorado. Other than that, it was a great place to visit, and it is located right next to the beautiful capital city of Denver. Overall, we had a wonderful time in Aurora, and there is something for everyone.
I currently live in Denver, but regularly visit Aurora because it is one of the most interesting and diverse suburbs in the larger metropolitan area. In the last decade, numerous immigrants have settled in Aurora, the third-largest city in Colorado. On Parker Road, one of Aurora's most important streets, Indian groceries share shopping-center space with Pakistani video stores, Korean barbeque restaurants, and other ethnic eating and shopping options. The center of Aurora's immigrant culture is H-Mart, a massive Asian grocery store on Parker Road with an excellent food court. The Dim Sum is fantastic from many of the restaurants in the food court!
Other Aurora attractions and things to do include the Aurora History Museum, which regularly holds shows by local artists in addition to their informative displays on the city's history and culture. Cherry Creek Reservoir, in the northwest corner of the city, is a popular spot for boating and swimming, and is surrounded by lots of hiking and biking trails. Getting to and from Aurora is easy, even if you don't have a car, since Denver's light-rail system makes several regular stops throughout the city of Aurora.