Spring is in the Air in Aurora

Who would know that this picture was taken on Ground Hog Day in Aurora? Find a bit of sunshine here even when it’s rainy all around

Just minutes from Portland or Salem, Aurora is ready to welcome browsers and shoppers every day.  Whether you’re looking for something special to decorate your home or just have some fun time on your hands, this is the perfect place to spend the day.   Enjoy our cozy shops while we wait for the spring sunshine, see daffodils and tulips coming up and indulge in a special lunch and dessert selections that are all part of our appeal!  Easy parking and public restrooms to make your destination complete, too.

Spring Break  We love families in Aurora!  Pack up the kids for a day of nostalgic pointing-to-things-since-forgotten in our full shops or pop into the Old Aurora Colony Museum for a tour of pre-civil war Oregon.  This is a place that they are sure to remember as a highlight of their vacation.  Check it out at www.AuroraColony.org.  Special prices for students, seniors and AAA members.  Closed Mondays.

The Colony Pub now has family dining!  Voted “most memorable burgers” by the Oregon Restaurant Association, take the kids for a REAL hamburger with the trimmins’ in this full service restaurant in the heart of Aurora.

Tulip Fest March 30-April 30.  40 acres of dazzling tulips and we’re bound to have sunshine for most of this!  Lots of kids’ activities all week long, special features every weekend.  Cut tulips (take home some beautiful blooms), gift shop, order bulbs for next year and don’t forget your camera!  Daily field reports www.woodenshoe.com.  Just 15 minutes from Aurora so plan on stopping here too.

Need Gas?  Check out Aurora’s Shell station for some of the best prices around!  There’s lots of reasons to love a trip to Aurora!  Happy Spring!


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