RiverEdge Park Itinerary

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Welcome to RiverEdge Park! You’re standing in the middle of 30 acres along the beautiful Fox River in Aurora, Illinois. Now what do you do?

Before your concert and trail or river adventures, we’ve got you covered with plentiful shopping and dining options. And after? With a brewing company across the street, a casino, two theaters and a multitude of cocktail and dessert choices, downtown Aurora leaves the choice to you. For more options, check out our EAT, DRINK & SHOP tab.

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luch and snacks
River’s Edge Cafe
7 Blocks Away - Directions
Want to grab a coffee? Or a quick muffin? Or meet friends for lunch? The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. A full menu of coffee drinks is available, as well as teas, bottled and canned beverages, and more.
14 W. Downer Place, Suite 18, Aurora, IL
Taco Grill
3 Blocks Away - Directions
Taco Grill is one of those places that you want to take your friends because it pleases everyone and is a change from the norm. Taco Grill at 31 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora has large wooden tables that accommodate large parties, and the salsa bar is incredible with nearly 20 salsas of varying spice (ranging from mild to XXX HOT!).
31 N. Broadway
6 Blocks Away - Directions
In a hurry? Grab a quick bite to eat at everyone’s favorite sandwich shop. Subway sandwich shop is located on the ground floor of the parking garage at Downer Place and Stolp Avenue in downtown Aurora.
5 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL
Jimmy John's
10 Blocks Away - Directions
Jimmy John’s sandwich shop is located on the ground floor of River Street Plaza.
160 South River Street, Aurora, IL
Dinner and drinks in downtown aurora il
Two Brothers Roundhouse
1 Block Away - Directions
Welcome to the Two Brothers Roundhouse, the newest addition to the Two Brothers family. Passion for beer, love of food, and appreciation for great architecture flourishes in the walls of this historic 70,000 square foot facility.
205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL
Ballydoyle Irish Pub
3 Block Away - Directions
Ballydoyle is situated along Restaurant Row in downtown Aurora and offers the best in comfort food and live entertainment. The friendly Irish pub and restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Enjoy mac and cheese bites at the bar or a vegetable boxty out on the deck that overlooks the Fox River.
28 W. New York St., Aurora, IL
Leland Legends
3 Blocks Away - Directions
Leland Legends focuses on the Blues and good food. Stop by for a burger or a beer. Located in the historic Leland Tower on Stolp Avenue and Galena Boulevard, Leland Legends is open for lunch and dinner.
1 S Stolp Ave, Aurora, IL
Tecalitlan Mexican Restaurant
3 Blocks Away - Directions
Get a taste authentic Mexico in downtown Aurora at Tecalitlan Mexican Restaurant. A Yelp review: One of my favorite Mexican restaurants! They have authentic recipes, and delicious flavors. Great chips & dips while waiting for your food, and their rice & beans are my absolute favorite. They never disappoint, not once.
35 S. Broadway, Aurora, IL
U Samba ?
4 Blocks Away - Directions
U SAMBA CAFE works hard to bring a little bit of the food and fun of Brazil to our new home in downtown Aurora.  Here you will find traditional Brazilian food cooked the same way we do it back in our homes in Brazil. 
37 W New York St., Aurora, IL 60506
La Quinta de los Reyes
2 Blocks Away - Directions
La Quinta de los Reyes is a fine Mexican restaurant located on the northwest corner of New York and Broadway. Famed for their fresh table-side salsa and guacamole, La Quinta is a stand out in downtown Aurora. The two-story building boasts lots of room and an outdoor patio. Live mariachi music and karaoke adds to the festive ambiance.
36 E. New York St., Aurora, IL
Sweet treats in Downtown Aurora IL
La France Bakery
3 Blocks Away - Directions
At LaFrance we strive to provide you with the unique and high quality cakes along with excellent customer service. We are committed to the community we serve and look to bring warmth, great taste, and joy to our customers around the Chicagoland area.
118 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL
La Central Bakery
3 Blocks Away - Directions
La Central Bakery, pruebe nuestro pan fresco y delicioso todos los dias. El mejor en Aurora! Sin comparacion. Brindandoles el mejor servicio al cliente posible y una sonrisa a toda la familia al entrar y salir de la central.
110 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL
Dairy Queen
8 Blocks Away - Directions
American Dairy Queen Corporation is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. DQ® operators have been providing consumers with crave-satisfying treats and food since 1940.
126 N Lake St, Aurora, IL
River's Edge Cafe
7 Blocks Away - Directions
Want to grab a coffee? Or a quick muffin? Or meet friends for lunch? The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. A full menu of coffee drinks is available, as well as teas, bottled and canned beverages, and more.
14 W. Downer Place, Suite 18, Aurora, IL
Entertainment in Downtown Aurora IL
Hollywood Casino
3 Blocks Away - Directions
At Hollywood Casino Aurora you will find one blockbuster hit after another, plus find all your traditional favorites, popular themes and progressive machines that deliver big pay outs, plus the best variety of table games and our all new Poker Room.
1 West New York Street, Suite 18, Aurora, IL
Paramount Theater
4 Blocks Away - Directions
The Paramount Theatre, also known as the Paramount Arts Center, opened in Aurora, Illinois in 1931. It was designed by Rapp and Rapp in the Art Deco style with Venetian elements.
23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL
Culture Stock
3 Blocks Away - Directions
Culture Stock is a social venture that operates as a hub for cultural activities and community programs while serving as a used book and media reseller, offering a full line of books and media (music, movies, etc) for adults and children.
43 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60505
Riverfront Playhouse
3 Blocks Away - Directions
This local theatre company operates year-round providing entertainment nearly every weekend presenting comedies, murder mysteries, thrillers and original plays and some children’s productions.
13 S Water St, Aurora, IL
Rocktown Adventures
7 Blocks Away - Directions
From the water to the trail, Rocktown Adventures has what you need to Gear Up and Head Out. As the largest paddlesport dealer in Illinois, serving the Chicagoland area, Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin, we offer an extensive selection of paddlesport equipment, accessories, and apparel.
107 Spruce St, Aurora, IL
All Spoked Up
4 Blocks Away - Directions
All Spoked Up is simply a community bike shop in the best sense of the word. All Spoked Up carries a wide range of kids, cruisers, road, mountain, fixed gear, and BMX bicycles from Cannondale, Orbea, Santa Cruz, Ellsworth, Schwinn, GT, Kona, Norway, We The People, KHS, Verde, and more because our goal is to find the right bike for you.
14 W. Downer, Ste. 8
YM Boutique
2 Blocks Away - Directions
Opening its doors in the summer of 2014, owner Jessica Fong was looking to spread her love of fashion to those in the Chicagoland area. Located in the heart of Downtown Aurora, YM boutique is quickly becoming known as a must see fashion destination. YM boutique strives to bring the Midwest the latest trends first and people everywhere are looking to YM for those fashion finds you won't see anywhere else. Come see for yourself why YM boutique is a must stop destination for all your fashion needs.
5 West Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60505
Entertainment in Downtown Aurora IL
If These Walls Could Talk
4 Blocks Away - Directions
The gallery at IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK is located in the main show room. We have 1200 square feet of gallery space. We welcome visual artists and photographers to come inquire about how to display your vision in our gallery.
32 S Stolp Ave, Aurora, IL ‎
SciTech Hands on Museum
8 Blocks Away - Directions
Explore science in a family-friendly and comfortable environment. More than 200 hands-on exhibits will intrigue and excite you and the whole family! Our Outdoor Science Park is open June 1st through September 1st
18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL
Aurora Regional Fire Museum
2 Blocks Away - Directions
The museum is open to the public regular hours, and features a large variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate and entertain children, families, and firefighters. Artifacts, engines, memorabilia & interactive displays in an 1800's firestation.
53 N Broadway St, Aurora, IL
David L. Pierce Art & History Center
6 Blocks Away - Directions
The Aurora Public Art Commission hosts year round rotating exhibits of innovative visual arts. The Historical Society Galleries feature changing historical displays throughout the year.
20 E. Downer Pl.Aurora, IL
The Mausoleum Art Gallery
1 Mile Away - Directions
The Mausoleum Art gallery is home to art with an edge. The gallery features paintings ranging from the abstract to the slightly macabre. The Mausoleum Art Gallery also has glass art for sale, and a 2000 square foot glass studio where they hold lampworking classes and demos.
213 S River St Aurora, IL