Father's Day in Auburn-Opelika


Father's Day in Auburn-Opelika

Things to do, gifts to buy, food to eat this Father's Day

Shelby M. Weir | Auburn-Opelika Tourism

Make this Father’s Day one to remember and treat Dad to an experience you will only find in Auburn-Opelika! Whether it’s riding mountain bikes or hanging out at a local brewery, there are so many options for you and your dad this year.

Things to do Father's Day Weekend:


Have a fun day filled with golfing on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National. Located on 600-acre Lake Saugahatchee, Grand National includes three extensive courses, all of which are 18-holes.

Feeling adventurous? Try renting a bike from James Bros Bikes and taking a trip to Chewacla State Park. The beautiful park features plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails to choose from. Whether you prefer a shorter ride or a more challenging trail, you can enjoy a unique scenic experience at the park.

Good Times Bowling is an awesome place in Auburn to go bowling and grab some drinks. With a full bar, arcade games, and escape rooms, there’s more than enough fun things to do with Dad! Now is the perfect time to take advantage of their Father’s Day specials where Father's get free shoe rental with the purchase of lane rental and you can get discount pizza with a pitcher of soda/tea. 

Try something new at the Firing Pin; an indoor state-of-the-art shooting range in Opelika. The building includes 12,000 square feet of range, classroom, retail showroom, and a VIP member’s lounge. 



Drinks & Shopping:


Grab a Southern spirit or experience a tour at John Emerald Distilling Company. They are a cozy small-batch craft distillery located right next to the tracks in beautiful downtown Opelika, Alabama. Try their Bourbon Smash for a light and refreshing bourbon drink. Did we mention Red Clay Brewery is right next door? 

Want to get Dad something sophisticated? Check out The Locker Room, a men’s clothing store that features tailored clothing, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and Auburn gear. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, well-trained, and passionate about helping their customers. Don’t miss out on a huge sale they are offering this Father’s Day!

Pick up the "Big Daddy Wine Box" from Auburn's Cigar & Fine Spirits for a box of flavorful reds any Dad would love! Order the June Wine Box over the phone by June 11th, and pick up a special treat the following Friday at the store.  

Resting Pulse Brewery is a cool spot to grab a full-flavored craft beer and a pizza with Dad. Known for their modern atmosphere, the brewery features indoor seating with TVs in every corner and a relaxing outdoor patio area. Don’t miss out on a chance to try their Breathin’ Haze IPA for some local flavor!




Top Spots to Dine In:


Enjoy some authentic Italian dining at Ariccia Cucina located in The Hotel at Auburn University. Celebrate with one of their homemade pasta dishes and a glass of champagne for dinner.

Niffer’s Place is a great casual dining spot for you and your whole family on Father’s Day. With a fun atmosphere and awesome burgers, it won’t disappoint!

Craving tacos? Head out to Tacorita in Downtown Auburn for a wide range of tacos, appetizers, and more! To top it off, pair anything on the menu with a fresh Spicy Margarita.

Famous brunch spot, The Hound, is family-owned and features over-the-top American classics. Order Sunday brunch between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. and enjoy an Auburn must with indoor and outdoor seating this Father’s Day.



Macho Curbside/Takeout Options:


Grab some home-style breakfast-to-go at a true Auburn landmark Byron’s Smokehouse. They are a delicious Southern bbq joint that just cannot be found anywhere else.

Pick up Texas-style meats with classic Southern sides from popular smokehouse Bow & Arrow. Opened by well-known Acre Chef David Bancroft, the restaurant is his interpretation of a South Texas smokehouse juxtaposed with the communal and casual dining approach of an Alabama potluck. Try one of the Potluck Platters and the whole family will be satisfied!




Try any one of these local experiences and tag us #auburnopelika so we can see how you and your dad make this holiday one-of-a-kind!


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