Destination guide

Delight in the natural landscape of Aurora

The gardens and wildlife create a pretty picture of Aurora. This walkable city is known for its bird watching, hiking and golfing. Canada's Wonderland and Toronto Zoo are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Aurora

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Aurora a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Canada's Wonderland (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Toronto Zoo (18 mi / 29 km)
  • St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Thornton Bales Conservation Area (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Pheasant Run Golf (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Aurora

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Aurora is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sheppard's Bush (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Town Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Lake Wilcox Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Thornton Bales Conservation Area (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Mackenzie Glen District Park (9.9 mi / 16 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Aurora

Fly into Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), the closest airport, located 23.2 mi (37.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), which is 25.2 mi (40.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Aurora?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 77 holiday lettings near Aurora. From 51 Houses to 6 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Aurora for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Aurora?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Aurora:

  • Midtown Toronto: 914 holiday homes
  • Keswick: 16 holiday homes
  • Thornhill: 16 holiday homes
  • Newtonbrook: 32 holiday homes
  • York Mills: 53 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Aurora?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Aurora. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club: 254 holiday lettings
  • Hillary House National Historic Site: 272 holiday lettings
  • Sheppard's Bush: 291 holiday lettings
  • Town Park: 291 holiday lettings
  • Aurora Cultural Centre: 293 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Aurora listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Aurora?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 51 Houses in Aurora. Our other popular types of Aurora holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Aurora?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 20 holiday homes with pool available in Aurora. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.