Visit Aurora

Convention center45,058 sq. m
Guest Rooms13,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel1,501 guest rooms
Special event venues44
Average room rate$173.00
Daily food cost$69.00
Occupancy rate72%
Tax rate12.75%

Visit Aurora


Book Aurora, Colorado for your next Meeting!

Visit Aurora is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Aurora, Colorado and acts as the primary liaison between meeting planners and hotel partners. As Aurora’s convention and visitors bureau, Visit Aurora’s mission is grounded in showcasing Aurora as a premier destination for meetings, business, and leisure travel. Visit Aurora represents more than 65 hotel properties with 13,000+ guestrooms, and more than 1 million square feet of meeting space, including Colorado’s largest and newest resort, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.


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Distance from airport

  • Denver International Airport

    24.14 km from city center


Local Attractions

Stanley Marketplace

3 mi. away
In 1954, Bob Stanley (the first American to fly a jet plane) pioneered ejection seat manufacturing used in high-performance military aircraft. Although the Aurora factory floor has long been dormant, the Stanley Aviation was retooled and rebranded in 2017 as the Stanley Marketplace. The historic building is now a multi-use public market that is home to 50+ independently owned and operated business from craft beer and fine wine to hand glazed donuts and New York-style bagels. Along with bounce gyms and art galleries as well as boutiques and barber shops, innovation is still very much alive at Stanley Marketplace.
2501 Dallas Street
Aurora, CO, US 80011

Murphy Creek Golf Course

9 mi. away
At Murphy Creek, golfers take a step back in time. With more than 80 bunkers, stunning water features and rolling fairways, Murphy Creek is truly the ultimate golfing experience. The prairie-links course challenges and entertains golfers of every ability level. Known for its timeless design, Murphy Creek was ranked in Golf Digest's America's Top 10 Best New Courses for 2001 and was the site of the 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. The rustic-style clubhouse completes the Murphy Creek golfing experience by offering cutting-edge amenities as well as delicious food and beverages.
1700 S. Old Tom Morris Rd.
Aurora, CO, US 80018

The Colorado Freedom Memorial

Historical landmark
3 mi. away
The Colorado Freedom Memorial will be the first Monument in America to honor veterans of all wars, by name, in one place. Regardless of one's rank; one's branch of service; or one's generation of conflict, giving your life for your country is the highest price to be paid. In the 4 years since this monument was dedicated, thousands of individuals have come to visit, shed tears, reminisce, pay tribute, and remember the sacrifices of others. The monument is often the center of ceremonies and memorial services as well as destination along the routes' of many motorcyclist. The Colorado Freedom Memorial special place for each visitor to pay their utmost respect to those who fought for freedom.
756 Telluride St.
Aurora, CO, US 80011

The Aurora Fox Arts Center

4 mi. away
The Aurora Fox Arts Center is Aurora's very own performing arts center and renowned historic landmark. Located in the Aurora Cultural Arts District, the Aurora Fox is a 245 seat performing arts facility with attached rehearsal and scenery shop facilities. Once a former movie theatre, the Aurora Fox as its know today reopened in March of 1985. Owned and operated by the City of Aurora Cultural Services Division, the Aurora Fox is home to the Aurora Fox Theatre Company, a professional company widely recognized for its eclectic and high-quality fare as well as the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre, a smaller black-box theatre keen on producing cutting-edge works. The Aurora Fox guarantees many opportunities to relax and have fun while experiencing authentic performances.
9900 E. Colfax Ave.
Aurora, CO, US 80040

Dry Dock Brewing Company

8 mi. away
The only tasting room brewery of its kind in Aurora, Dry Dock has carved out a diverse and die-hard clientele in the community, drawing people from all over the Denver Metro area to their award-winning brews. On select Saturday morning, Dry Dock Brewery offers a small group yoga class in its South Dock barrel room, followed by an opportunity to unwind further with discounted suds in its tasting room.
15120 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO, US 80014


14 mi. away
Southlands is an outdoor lifestyle center located on a modernized Main Street in southeast Aurora. With features such as the community plaza, popular retailers, and unique restaurants, Southlands meets the needs of the Aurora community and its visitors. Some of the most popular names in retail, restaurants and entertainment can be found here. Among them include AMC Southlands 16 Theatre, Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer, Chico's, Coldwater Creek, The Gap, Charming Charlie, McCabe's Irish Bistro & Pub, Ted's Montana Grill and many more.
6155 S. Main St.
Aurora, CO, US 80016

Aurora Reservoir

15 mi. away
This 2,500-acre site offers fishing, sailing, non-motorized boating, windsurfing, a seasonal swim beach, SCUBA area, archery range, and large group picnic shelters. Stroll or ride your bike on the 8 mile multi-use, concrete trail that circles the reservoir. The site also includes a certified 5K trail and is home to many races and triathlons. The City of Aurora also hosts the $10,000 Trout Tournament at the Reservoir. Between spending the day on the water or heading out on the trails, the Aurora Reservoir is the perfect place to enjoy the Colorado lifestyle. Visitors are welcome to rent bikes, shelters, kayaks and paddle boards.
5800 S Powhaton Rd
Aurora, CO, US 80016

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

25 mi. away
Only a short drive from Aurora, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater is a geologically formed, open-air amphitheater that offers an experience that cannot be matched anywhere in the world. Sitting at 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is the result of the collision between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains forming the only naturally-occurring acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world. The venue has attracted the attention of music legends of all genres since the turn of the century. From The Beatles and Blues Brothers, Jimi Hendrix and John Denver, to opera stars and country legends, Red Rocks is the venue dreams are made of. Red Rocks offers a variety of activities from morning yoga and exercise classes, guided tours, hiking, biking, shopping, dining in addition to it's star-studded concert series. Enjoy 68 acres of pine-speckled trails, geological marvels, meadows, wildlife habitats and dinosaur fossils. Whatever your interest, Red Rocks is sure to impress!
18300 W. Alameda Pkwy
Morrison, CO, US 80465


Additional Information

As Colorado’s third largest city, Aurora is located minutes away from Denver International Airport (DEN) and showcases mountain views, memorable meeting spaces and 250+ ethnic eateries that offer a unique experience for each and every visitor. As the Gateway to the Rockies, Visit Aurora’s role in the local community goes beyond marketing the city as a destination. The Visit Aurora team is here to assist you with your Colorado visit from facilitating your meeting, event, or convention to helping you discover local flavor and attractions.


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