Things To Do In Aurora

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 60% Off Indoor-Play Sessions

Aurora

$20 $8

Kids shed their shoes to scramble to the tops of slides and climb into an upper-level ball pit or shoot through obstacle courses

Up to 86% Off at Synergy Kettlebell Training

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

(28)

Low-impact lifting exercises force the arms, core, and legs to work in concert, building strength throughout the body

Up to 76% Off at My Gym Aurora

Aurora

$145 $35

Kids aged 6 weeks to 13 years gain coordination and confidence at children's fitness center, which offers classes and play sessions

55% Off Services

Aurora

$270 $121

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

81% Off Yoga Classes

Aurora

$150 $28.75

Students follow 26 postures of the Bikram yoga sequence inside a studio that's heated to encourage deeper streching and detoxification

44% Off Martial Arts

Aurora

$90 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 51% Off Roller-Skating Outing in Aurora

Aurora

$24 $12

(13)

Roller skates orbit polished wood rink at open skate, theme nights & DJ events

Up to 71% Off Classes at My Dance Hub

Naperville/Aurora

$75 $29

Ballroom and Latin dance studio staffed by passionate instructors

Up to 51% Off Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Ghost-seekers clutch EMF meters on lantern-lit tours through historic and haunted sites as guides relate tales of local specters

75% Off at Brown's DragonFire Martial Arts

Downtown Aurora

$120 $30

Isshin-ryu karate classes focus on physical and mental strength

Up to 51% Off Open-Bounce Visits at Bounce Town

Oswego

$45 $22

Kids clamber through a 50-foot obstacle course, glide down slides, and jump about inside 20,000-square-foot facility

Up to 71% Off Martial Arts Classes

Oswego

$119 $39

Students gain discipline, confidence, self-defense skills, and winning attitudes under the tutelage of expert instructors

50% Off Winery Tour and Tasting

Oswego

$28 $14

Extensive tour of the winemaking facilities ends with a tasting of five wines, such as white cin, chambourcin, or chardonel.

Up to 86% Off at Fit by Tif

Oswego

$180 $25

Instructors lead fitness classes, including boot camps and pregnancy fitness classes, for patrons of all abilities

53% Off Martial-Arts Classes for Kids or Adults

Batavia

$75 $35

Martial-arts classes for adults or kids focus on self-defense and fighting your way out of dangerous situations

Up to 53% Off at Family Fun Center

Batavia

$38 $19

(16)

Wagon-trail-themed miniature-golf course, black-light mini golf, laser tag, roller-skating rink, & bowling alley offers indoor & outdoor fun

42% Off Tandem Hang Gliding

Delavan Lake

$259 $149

A tandem hang-gliding flight with a certified instructor affords novices the chance to take the controls safely

Up to 50% Off a Zipline Package

Lake Geneva

$146 $78

Three ziplines take adventurers whizzing through trees, climbing experience encourages participants to utilize 12 different climbing routes

Up to 68% Off Music and DJ Classes

Geneva

$199 $99

The music teachers all have professional experience and either a bachelors or masters degree in music

50% Off Summer Session at Dance Dynamics

Mill Creek

$65 $33

Boost confidence, develop self-expression, and improve balance, flexibility, and strength during jazz, tap, hip-hop, and ballet classes

55% Off Services

Geneva

$130 $58

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to Half Off at Geneva Lake Museum

Lake Geneva

$14 $7

(9)

Museum fills historic Power & Light building and replicates Lake Geneva Main Street of late 19th and early 20th centuries

Up to 66% Off at Fox River Pilates Center

Geneva

$240 $99

Views of the Fox River pour into a state-of-the-art Pilates studio that combines fun yet meaningful classes with earthy decor

Up to 74% Off Lessons at Vargo's Dance

Geneva

$75 $25

Experienced dance instructors tailor private lessons to students’ preferences and guide group classes through basic or advanced techniques

Up to 65% Off Boot Camp from Solutions Fitness

Mill Creek Subdivision Park

$50 $19

A trainer with a degree in kinesiology and background in the health-club biz motivates students to push past plateaus during boot camps

DuPage Children's Museum – Up to 50% Off Visit

Downtown Naperville

$44 $22

(94)

Family-friendly museum engages young minds exploring art, math, and science hands-on exhibits; S.M.A.R.T. Café offers healthy snacks all-day

Up to 67% Off Swim or Tennis Series

Fontenaix

$90.68 $30

Kids learn swimming strokes and water safety; adult or junior tennis players build their skills in beginners', doubles, or singles series

74% Off Drop-in Yoga Classes at Naperville Physical Therapy

Naperville Physical Therapy

$150 $39

Seasoned yoga instructor offers Vinyasa yoga to help students increase joint mobility, release tension, and recover from injuries

Up to 70% Off Firearms Training Classes

Naperville

$199 $59

Through classroom and live training, instructors teach defense and firearm basics, such as proper stance, handling, storage and cleaning

Up to 71% Off Weight-Management Classes at Enshape Fitness

Naperville

$100 $39

Fitness experts help clients reach & maintain their weight & wellness-related goals alongside like-minded classmates over a 6-week course

Up to 58% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Naperville

$30 $15

Former ACE-certified aerobics instructor teaches a modernized style of belly dance that focuses on unity and camaraderie among dancers

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

Up to 58% Off Martial Arts Gym Membership

Hawthorne Square

$70 $35

Trainer Justin gets clients in fighting shape with a combination of group martial arts classes and one-on-one fitness sessions

Up to 76% Off Classes at Sundari Power Yoga

Naperville

$120 $29

Vinyasa-inspired yoga classes, including yoga sculpt and yoga boot camp, tone bodies within an intimate, heated studio

Up to 85% Off at Top Level Fitness

Burlington Northern Industrial Park

$249 $39

Instructors lead groups through high-intensity boot-camp workouts designed to torch fat, sculpt muscles, and improve well-being

Up to 54% Off Group Fitness Classes

Naperville

$40 $20

Students burn calories, strengthen muscles, and stretch limbs during a variety of fitness-focused group classes

Up to 61% Off at Midwest Fit Club

Naperville

$75 $34

Group fitness classes include yoga, Zumba, Fit Camp total-body conditioning, and Core N Cuts classes that tone abs and core muscles

Up to 69% Off Lessons at DeSarge Danceworld

Naperville

$60 $29

International dance champion is a master of teaching beginner and advanced dancers

Up to Half Off Indoor Play at Ball Factory Indoor Play & Cafe

Naperville

$28 $17.25

Play pass grants kids access to mazes, slides, and ball pits for the whole day; party includes pizza, drinks, invitations, and private room

Up to 86% Off Martial Arts Classes

Naperville

$200 $29

Kids and adults alike learn aikido, judo, or jiu-jitsu from a team of seasoned martial arts instructors

Up to 60% Off Classes at United Martial Arts

Qigong - Naperville

$125 $50

Improve flexibility and strength while building discipline and self-confidence under the tutelage of a 9th degree blackbelt Grandmaster

Up to 61% Off Yoga Classes

Downtown Naperville

$75 $29

Yoga classes work students core and help them increase their flexibility

Up to 55% Off VIP Package to Zero Gravity

Naperville

$25 $12

Teens and young adults aged 16–25 receive the VIP treatment at a nightclub designed just for them

Up to 62% Off at Hot Yoga Naperville

Downtown Naperville

$150 $59

(23)

Various yoga classes include hot-yoga sessions, which introduce students to 26 poses that boost strength and flexibility

Up to 71% Off at Divine Power Yoga

Naperville

$135 $39

Based on Baron Baptiste's teachings, heated power Vinyasa yoga classes help all levels of students develop physical stamina and mental focus

Up to 82% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Naperville

$150 $29

Dance-based fitness classes combine Latin, Bollywood, and hip-hop moves, creating cardio workouts from simple, dynamic choreography

Half Off Wine Tasting with Retail Discount at WineStyles Naperville

Naperville

$40 $20

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or styles

Up to 68% Off Personal Training

River Bend Heights

$216 $99

Personal trainer uses strength and conditioning exercises to restore vitality and health to clients

Tom Dreesen – Up to 33% Off Standup

Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College

$52 $35

Live_logo

Charity event for the Hundred Club of DuPage County stars comic legend Tom Dressen, who shares tales of his years touring with Sinatra

Up to 59% Off Tango Lessons

West Chicago

$120 $59

Tango steps and movements taught by Native Argentinian Ruben Carrasco and his wife Marie

Up to 53% Off Zumba Classes

West Chicago

$75 $35

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen cores and burn fat inside a spacious dance studio

Up to 63% Off Boat or Jet Ski Rentals

St. Charles

$250 $99

Pontoon, jet ski, or speedboat rental with high-quality equipment

50% Off

St. Charles

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Weekly Private Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

Up to 89% Off Women's Indoor Boot Camp

St. Charles/Fox Valley

$299 $39

Knowledgeable trainer leads indoor boot camp that uses a three-pillared approach to wellness: conditioning, nutrition, and mental health

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

45% Off Services

St. Charles

$500 $275

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

52% Off Personal Training

St. Charles

$208 $99

Personal trainers work with clients according to their schedule, leading effective workouts into 30-minute windows

Up to 81% Off Fitness Challenge Package

St. Charles

$200 $40

Instructors guide small groups through workouts that encourage toned physiques & sharp minds; convenient class times for different schedules

68% Off Boot Camp at Out of Body Fitness

St. Charles

$120 $39

Boot camps bolster strength and endurance while Muay Thai

Up to 79% Off Gym Membership

Plainfield

$185 $39

Personal trainers lead new members through workouts to prepare them for solo sessions inside a fully equipped gym

45% Off Five 30-minute Golf Lessons

Crystal Lawns

$275 $151

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Classes at Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Plainfield

$50 $25

Martial arts classes burn calories and teach self-defense skills while boosting confidence and self-esteem

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

50% Off Driving-Range Balls in Lisle

Riedy's Tee Time Golf Range

$18 $9

(6)

50 mats give players ample space to practice all aspects of their golf game, with lights keeping balls launching well past sunset

Up to 63% Off Svaroopa Yoga

Lisle

$115 $45

Practice Svaroopa yoga, a style that uses supportive poses to release tense muscles and encourage mental and physical wellness

55% Off One Month Boxing and a Nutrition Consultation

Lisle

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 58% Off Pilates Classes or Bridal Boot Camp

Lisle

$72 $32

Tone your body for a walk down the aisle with intense, Pilates-inspired classes, or strengthen and lengthen muscles with Pilates techniques

Up to 56% Off Bowling at Lisle Lanes

Lisle

$56.25 $25

(7)

Bowling alley opens its doors every day of the week as competitors battle on 32 lanes, hang out in the game room, and browse the pro shop

Up to 76% Off Personal Training Sessions

Lisle

$94 $25

(4)

A personal trainer motivates clients through results-driven workouts

Up to 60% Off Personal Training

Lisle

$75 $35

Work one-on-one with a certified personal trainer to burn fat, build muscle, and increase flexibility

$6 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

$10.50 $6

(192)

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Up to 83% Off Drop-In Fitness Classes

Wheaton

$165 $29

(11)

Instructors focus on functional-movement exercises with a lifting regimen designed around barbells, kettlebells, and found objects

Up to 72% Off at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp Wheaton

Wheaton

$69.99 $20

Each weekday, fun, friendly trainers lead a different 45-minute workout that’s adaptable to students at any fitness level

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 66% Off at Rabito Golf Academy at Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

$175 $59

PGA professionals lead group clinics on a variety of topics, getting players ready for rounds on 7,104 yd. course with a true-island green

Select Local Merchants

When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.

Today, Subway restaurants number more than 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.

444 N Eola Rd
Aurora,
IL
US

Kristin was nervous before her first pole-dancing class. Sure, she’d spent years as a fitness specialist with a background in classical dance, but she was also working as the volunteer director at her church. What would people think? At her first turn around the pole, however, her fears vanished. “I felt like a goddess and an acrobat,” she says.

Today, Kristin is a certified pole instructor, a master trainer for Pole Move, Inc, and a member of the Pole Fitness Association. Inside her 3,400-square-foot studio, she works alongside 16 PFA-certified instructors to teach women body acceptance through pole dancing. More than 3,000 female students so far have sampled the studio's liberating, confidence-boosting classes. There's a broad selection of class types, including eight stages of pole dancing, burlesque, aerobic classes, core conditioning, aerial silks, and aerial yoga. Each class caps attendance at 10 students to ensure instructors know everyone’s name and favorite sandwich, and that they can keep an eye out for safety and technique.

4222 Meridian Parkway
Aurora,
IL
US

My Gym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 months—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6–8, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.

4008 Fox Valley Center Dr
Aurora,
IL
US

Located on the shores of the Fox River, Fox Paintball has numerous fields suited for chromatic combat, along with a fully stocked pro shop. The Stonehenge field is comprised of a wooded area marked with ancient-styled barriers—ideal for both close exchanges and long shots—and is inhabited by a druid who officiates each match. The new Gauntlet field puts players among wrecked cars, a trench, sandbag bunkers, and a makeshift "power plant" building. Bunkers and two-story structures dot the other woods fields, and geometric inflatables provide protection from pigment projectiles and low-flying pigeons on the regulation XBall! field. Offering a respite between operations, the pro shop and concessions booth are stocked with eats, drinks, markers, and equipment by makers such as Empire, Tippmann, and Kingman. The park plays host to numerous tournaments and scenario games throughout the year.

1891 N Farnsworth Ave
Aurora,
IL
US

For more than 50 years, the monks of Marmion Abbey have tended 300 acres of farmland. They started with Christmas trees, and now maintain 120 acres of pines, spruces, and firs that smell exactly like car freshener. On the remaining acres, they tend pumpkin vines and corn mazes, interspersing these areas with scenic picnic groves.

Throughout the year, the monks open their land to the public. In the autumn, they host Pumpkin Daze, a harvest festival with tractor wagon rides and a petting zoo. Around mid-November, they grant access to their tree farm, supplying visitors with rental saws for you-cut trees and bellowing "Timber!" just like Paul Bunyan did when he fell into bed at night. The monks stock their farm store with handcrafted goods that complement the season, whether caramel apples in the fall or quilts in the winter.

850 Butterfield Rd
Aurora,
IL
US

USA Athletic Club & Spa’s 61,000-square-foot health center rolls out sundry exercise machines and fitness classes, hosting sweat sessions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The club boasts such amenities as saunas, steam rooms, a lap pool, a basketball court, and an indoor track, along with more than 100 cardio-centric machines, each equipped with a flat-screen TV, allowing fit seekers to fuel their workouts with heart-pumping reruns of Bob Ross’s Joy Of Painting. Held seven days a week, group classes welcome patrons of all fitness levels with offerings such as Zumba, yoga, and spinning, which works glutes and calves inside the well-equipped spin studio. Workouts are complemented by an array of massage services performed by licensed muscle menders, who burgeon relaxation and alleviate aches with a mélange of modalities including deep-tissue, reflexology, hot-stone, and Swedish massage.

1975 Melissa Ln
Aurora,
IL
US

More Resources

Aurora Activities

A comprehensive guide to attractions and things to do.