A Special Contribution from the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, from our October issue.
Pick apples, pumpkins, and snack on cider donuts fresh out of the oven. Take in dinner and a show with award winning Broadway at Aurora’s Paramount Theatre. Extend your stay to find fall colors on our trails and autumn flavors at local breweries. Find out how you can enjoy an outstanding fall getaway in the Aurora Area of Illinois!
Do dinner and a show in downtown Aurora
Drop off your bags and freshen up for dinner at any number of amazing restaurants in downtown Aurora — great picks for date night include Altiro Latin Fusion and Amy Morton’s Stolp Island Social (re-opening in November), just steps away from the box office at the Paramount. Both spots offer an elevated experience for theatergoers, from tasty tapas at Altiro to heritage steaks, chops, and seafood at Stolp Island Social. Reservations are strongly recommended on show nights.
For Chicagoland’s best Broadway, look no further than the brightest attraction in the City of Lights — Aurora’s Paramount Theatre has been nominated for dozens of “Jeff” Awards (Chicago’s version of the Tonys) for its amazing Broadway shows, built from the ground up at the Paramount Theatre costume shop and set warehouse right here in Aurora. This fall, Paramount presents the first ever regional production of Kinky Boots, a sassy, raucous show perfect for date night. Naughty or nice? This holiday season, Paramount Theatre invites you to an enchanting production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, while the Second City’s Holiday Revue returns to the newly renovated Copley Theatre. For more information on the Paramount Theatre, visit paramountaurora.com and our Broadway in Aurora guide.
Prefer to see live music? Plan a trip around The Venue, a concert hall & listening room in downtown Aurora featuring a jam-packed lineup of the finest blues, roots, folk, and jazz acts from throughout Chicagoland and beyond. Find out more at themusicvenue.org.
After the show, find a cozy spot for a nightcap at Two Brothers Roundhouse, Tavern on Broadway, or The Turf Room, with its highly rated wine program.