Get a Front-Row Seat in Aurora, IL
From award-winning Broadway musicals to the largest waterpark in Illinois, Aurora is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of nearby Chicago.
The home of "Wayne's World," Aurora is Illinois' second largest city. Join Cort Carlson as he takes us on a journey through his favorite parts of this unique region just 37 miles from the windy city.
Where is Your Happy Place to Get Away From it All?
The Fox River and its adjoining parks and trails offer a respite from the urban hustle of Aurora and the suburban development surrounding it. It's ideal for kayaking and canoeing, and the riverbank biking and walking trails stretch for miles in both directions - opening up the entire Fox River Valley for exploring.
Downtown Aurora has transformed into a regional arts and entertainment destination while maintaining the edginess and grit of a historic river city.
Boho cafes share the streets with top-rated regional dining, local restaurants with an international flare, high stakes casino gaming and big-name entertainment.
In addition to its line up of national performers, The Paramount continues to garner Jeff Award (Chicago's version on the Tony's) nominations and awards for its Broadway productions.
Paramount recently produced the world-premier stage musical versions of "The Secret of My Success" and "August Rush."
Last year saw the opening of the Paramount School of the Art, and Paramount will soon launch its Bold series of plays in the more intimate Copley Theater, all part of the Paramount complex.