Grab a buddy and head to the Twin Pines Dual Slalom at Chewacla State Park. This exciting mountain biking trail where friends can compete in a head-to-head race was built in the summer of 2018 by Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers, or CAMP. This slalom is the only one of its kind in the Southeast, making it a mountain biker's must-see!

Planning a Wedding in Auburn-Opelika

by Cat Bobo | Communications Specialist Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 1/18/2019

With the holidays behind us and Valentine’s Day coming up next, it’s safe to say that engagement proposals are starting to flood your social feeds. Whether you’re the bride-to-be or a newbie maid of honor, the wedding planning process can intimidate even the most decisive among us. Save this list of lovely local vendors specializing in everything from whimsical flower arrangements to Aubie cake po

Hospitality Gala Raises Funds for Hospitality Management Program

by Katy Doss Here Molly Girl on 11/16/2018

Supporters of the Auburn University Hospitality Management Program donned their sequins and tuxedos Thursday evening for the 27th annual Hospitality Gala. Gala guests enjoyed a meet and taste with chefs and winemakers during the Tattinger champagne reception, where they bid on a variety of silent auction items. Visiting chefs showcased a delicious variety of small bites while guests mingled in the

The Coolest Place You've Never Biked

by Staff Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/29/2018

A trip to Chewacla State Park is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Hiking, biking, spending time on the lake, and basking in nature. Get outside and enjoy the sounds of the plentiful songbirds, look for wildlife, picnic and hammock with your family, or explore miles of trails.

Holiday Activities in Auburn Opelika

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/22/2018

You might be surprised by the number of holiday activities there are in Auburn-Opelika! Get into the holiday spirit with parades, Christmas markets, and Christmas in a Railroad Town. Don't forget to visit the Gingerbread Village at the Hotel at Auburn University.

Bow & Arrow to open on Nov. 7 in Auburn

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/17/2018

Bow & Arrow, David Bancroft’s Texas-style barbecue restaurant, will open its doors on Wednesday, November 7. The new restaurant will be located at 1977 East Samford Avenue across the street from Church of the Highlands in Auburn.

Best Foodie Instagram Accounts to Follow in Auburn-Opelika

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/10/2018

Auburn-Opelika is quickly becoming a food lover’s paradise. With a heavy agricultural influence, thanks to Auburn University, the area excels in locally grown, farm-to-table edible delicacies unlike anything else in the Southeast. Check out some of these mouth-watering Instagram accounts for the latest and greatest from nationally ranked chefs and restaurants located in the Auburn-Opelika area.

Auburn-Opelika Wine Trail 2018

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/9/2018

Get your tickets now for the second annual Auburn-Opelika Wine Trail on Friday, October 19. Don’t miss this chance to experience three wineries in East Alabama with a special farm-to-table lunch provided by Acre.

Bones and Boos at Davis Arboretum

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/4/2018

Join the Davis Arboretum for Bones and Boos, a one-day outdoor exhibit of animal skeletons! Hosted by the Auburn Museum of Natural History and the College of Veterinary Medicine, the event will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 12-4 p.m.

2018 Homecoming Week on the Plains

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 9/24/2018

It's 2018 Homecoming Week on the Plains and that means there is a lot to do in Auburn-Opelika! Check out these AUsome events that surround the Auburn vs. Southern Miss game coming up on Saturday, September 29. War Eagle!

On The Tracks Fall 2018

by Payton Beck Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 9/20/2018

One of our favorite events, On the Tracks, is back! On The Tracks will be held Friday, October 19, from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Opelika with a few new twists.

2018 Oktoberfest Coming Oct. 6; Tickets on Sale Now

by Katy Harper Doss Here Molly Girl on 9/18/2018

The sights, sounds, and tastes of Germany are making their way to Auburn University’s Ag Heritage Park for the ninth annual Oktoberfest. The event will take place at the park on Oct. 6 from 3-7 p.m., and will feature traditional German fare, beers from breweries across the U.S., a selection of German wines, food trucks, craft tables, and live entertainment.

Get involved and become a Volunteer AO team member!

by Anthony Terling Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 9/11/2018

Want to do something worthwhile to make a difference in your community? Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau offers area residents wide-ranging opportunities to share their hometown hospitality and enhance both leisure and business visitors’ experiences through its newly launched volunteer program, known as Volunteer AO.

Everything you need to know about Auburn Fan Day 2018

by Kirk Sampson Auburn Athletics Department on 8/6/2018

The annual Auburn Fan Day will take place Saturday, August 11 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. CT behind the Auburn Athletics Complex in the Indoor Practice Facility and Watson Field House. Fan Day is presented by Golden Flake, Auburn Athletics' oldest corporate partner and the "Official Salted Snack Food of the Auburn Tigers."

The Best Drone Shots in Auburn-Opelika

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 8/1/2018

In honor of our inaugural AO Photo Contest (which you can learn more about by clicking here), we've decided to share some of our favorite bird's-eye views of this college town and railroad sister city. Check out these shots from above and be sure to tag us in your drone shots on social media!

Dog Days of Summer

by Sarah Beth Mullins Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 6/28/2018

No need to ruff-it with your pup indoors this summer, Auburn-Opelika has plenty of fur-friend friendly places for you to enjoy! Grab your dog and take advantage of these opportunities out on the town.

The Sundilla Concert Series

by Sara Beth Mullins Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 6/20/2018

Auburn’s Sundilla Concert Series started in 1993, with hopes to create a space for people to enjoy music and culture without having to drive hours to find a venue. Sundilla is celebrating their 25th year of bringing music from all over to the local area. Hosting around 12-14 artists a year, the Sundilla Concert Series is jam-packed with shows for you and your friends to enjoy.

Summer Kids Activities in AO

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 6/5/2018

Summertime brings an array of seasonal activities! We hope that you and your family soak up all that Auburn-Opelika has to offer! There are plenty of free and budget-friendly happenings for the whole family to enjoy. See below for a handful of our favorites!

Summertime

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opeika Tourism Bureau on 5/9/2018

The locals love summertime in Auburn-Opelika because the “traffic” dies down, you can actually find a parking spot downtown, reservations are easier, and time just slows down a little. The bulk of the students are gone, but a lot of the local families are traveling as well. Whether it's your first summer here or your tenth we want you to soak up all that summer has to offer.

The Tasty Taco Trail of Auburn-Opelika

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 4/26/2018

We took it upon ourselves to name the best tacos in Auburn-Opelika and we feel pretty good about our findings. In fact, even non-taco lovers (if there is such a thing) can appreciate some of these unique takes on this casual comfort food.

Fresh Air Market

by Sarah Beth Mullins Auburn Opelika Touism Bureau on 4/25/2018

Join the local community in Chewacla State Park for the Fresh Air Market May 19th and 20th! This event will feature shopping vendors, food, and live music. This event is focused on fundraising for the Sheriffs Girls Ranch. The Ranch is home to abused, neglected and abandoned girls from local communities.

The Boogie

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn Opelika Touism Bureau on 4/17/2018

Spring is one of the best times of the year in Auburn-Opelika for many reasons.... one being The Old 280 Boogie

Hop into Easter

by Sarah Beth Mullins Auburn Opelika Touism Bureau on 3/30/2018

Get ready to hop into the Easter weekend! The Auburn-Opelika area is full of events your entire family will enjoy.

Johnny Ray Century Ride

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 3/27/2018

Mark your calendars for the Johnny Ray Century Ride coming up on September 22, 2018. This will be the 16th annual ride benefitting the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's Disease and is a USAC sanctioned non-competitive event.

Get your caffeine fix in Auburn Opelika

by Sarah Beth Mullins Auburn Opelika Touism Bureau on 3/2/2018

In a college town, coffee is in high demand. The Auburn-Opelika area has seven locally owned coffee shops to feed your caffeine craving. All of these local shops offer various types of coffee and a unique experience. Read more to find out which shop is the best fit for you!

Hoof on over to Auburn Equestrian

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn Opelika Touism Bureau on 2/27/2018

Many people hear equestrian and aren’t sure exactly what that means. Auburn’s equestrian meets are not only a ton of fun, they’re also free! Hoof on over to the mane event this weekend. Saturday, March 3, No. 2 Auburn will face off with No. 5 SMU. The meet starts at 11 a.m. CST, at the Auburn University Equestrian Center.

The Waverly Local

by Sarah Beth Mullins Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 2/7/2018

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, head down Highway 280 to Waverly. The Waverly Local is a new restaurant located in one of Alabama’s first Ford dealerships, now filled with culinary delights. The current hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

More Than a Golf Getaway

by Sarah Beth Mullins Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 1/31/2018

Looking for more than a golf getaway? Visit Auburn–Opelika and enjoy a weekend of golf, local food and drinks all steeped in tradition. The Auburn -Opelika area is home to six different golf courses, a brewery and distillery, many local dining options, and the Auburn University campus, more than enough to keep you and your family entertained for the weekend.

The Collegiate Hotel

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 1/30/2018

There is a new boutique hotel currently under construction on Gay Street in Auburn, Alabama. You may have lived there when you were a student or you may have studied there with a friend in her room. The old Wittel Dormitory, an off-campus female dorm, is being transformed into a 40-room boutique hotel!

New Summer Camps with Auburn Youth Programs

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 1/12/2018

Summer Auburn Youth Programs organize and host over 100 summer camps each year. Camps are available for ages 4-18. They have several new and exciting camps to choose from this year. Registration is open now!
Auburn, Alabama isn't supposed to be an awesome place to ride bikes in the woods. It's supposed to be obsessed with college football, fried okra, and southern hospitality; which makes what they've done in Chewacla all of the more impressive. It's not just about the 35-foot road gap, or the monstrous jump line, or the ever-expanding network of singletrack that makes good use of the final frayed

Alabama Birding Trails

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 1/8/2018

Have you been birding in the auburn-opelika area? Did you know birding was a thing? birding [bur-ding]: the identification and observation of wild birds in their natural habitats a recreation; bird-watching.

The Ultimate Guide to Chewacla State Park

by Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 11/30/2017

Chewacla State Park offers 696 acres of scenic glory! Located in Auburn, Alabama, immediately off I-85 at Exit 51, the park features a 26-acre lake, a swimming area, playground, modern campground, picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters, cabins, and plenty of mountain biking and hiking trails.
In a world where just about anything is an Add to Cart and 2-day shipping away, it’s easy to forget the joy of supporting small businesses. Artisans pour their heart and soul into their wares, and the care and attention to detail that each maker puts into their craft shows in the quality of the product they create.

10 Places to Eat, Play, & Stay in Auburn-Opelika

by Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 11/30/2017

Whether they’re serving up a place to rest your head, something to delight your taste buds, or the entertainment for the day, these places all have one thing in common: there’s nothing like them anywhere else! These are ten awesome places to eat, play, and stay in Auburn-Opelika.

Who’s Your Farmer?

by Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 11/30/2017

Experiencing food at the peak of freshness is a joy unlike any other, and in a world where we’re increasingly becoming more aware of the importance of understanding where our food comes from, knowing who your farmer seems like a no-brainer! In Auburn-Opelika, there are countless ways to support local farmers, connect with the community, and enjoy the benefits of feeding your family fresh food.

Maker Spotlight: The LocAL Market

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 11/28/2017

This eclectic retail space houses work by numerous artists, artisans, and farmers from all over the state. Each piece of art in the store is unique, telling a story about the area or the maker.

Iron Bowl 2017

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 11/17/2017

The Iron Bowl is a much-anticipated tradition for every Auburn and Alabama fan. It is one of the biggest games of the SEC every year. There is a lot on the line… your pride, office bragging rights, and this year’s winner will affect who goes to the SEC Championship game. No pressure fellas.

Auburn-Opelika Holidays

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/24/2017

We made a list of our favorites sure to keep your holiday spirits high! Join in on the “Santa hunt” at Kreher Preserve, explore the Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour, and do some Christmas shopping at the Holiday Art Sale!

46th Annual Pioneer Day

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/19/2017

Rise and shine this Saturday for Pioneer Day in Loachapoka! Formerly known as the Syrup Soppin and Historical Fair, this 9-hour festival goes from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the tiny town of Loachapoka, located just a few miles west of Auburn. Pioneer Day is a family-friendly event and is free to attend.

Maker Spotlight: Emma Jane Designs

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/12/2017

Jewelry from Emma Jane Designs is simple, elegant, and reasonably priced. Emma Jane Hunt, owner and creative director, has made a commitment to keep every piece under $100, but most are less than $50. In a world of over-sharing, over-buying, and overall “too much” -- we love the simplicity and clean lines of this handmade brand.

Sustainable Seafood in Auburn-Opelika

by Binh Nguyen Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/6/2017

If you’re a crazed seafood fan and like your fish free of additives, then you’re in luck! The conversation about sustainable seafood is trending and several organizations in the Auburn-Opelika area such as Zazu Gastropub, Stinky’s Fish Camp, The Depot and even the upcoming Alabama Oyster Social are joining in to strengthen our oceans and the environment.

Auburn-Opelika Wine Trail 2017

by Cat Bobo | Communications Specialist on 9/27/2017

Get your tickets now for the first Auburn-Opelika Wine Trail coming up on Friday, October 27. Don’t miss this chance to experience three wineries in East Alabama with a special farm-to-table lunch provided by Acre.

Auburn Airwaves Concert Tonight

by Binh Nguyen Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 9/18/2017

Welcoming 2 Chainz, We The Kings and The Score to Auburn University as Auburn’s University Program Council (UPC) presents this year’s Auburn Airwaves concert.

Auburn/Opelika Hotel Becoming a Marriott Resort

by Bill Lang Auburn/Opelika Marriott at Grand National on 9/7/2017

Currently ranked as one of the top five Marriott Hotels in North and South America (out of 365) for guest satisfaction, the Auburn/Opelika Marriott at Grand National is about to join an even more elite group. In 2018 the property will become a Marriott Resort, one of 54 worldwide and only 17 in the United States.

5 Things to Know About BOW & ARROW

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 8/16/2017

Acre has been widely celebrated for its flavors, charm and chef/owner David Bancroft. You’ll be excited to know that Bancroft is bringing another restaurant to the Auburn food scene!

concourse/south art & music fest

by Cat Bobo | Communications Specialist on 8/1/2017

Concourse/south is a weeklong music and arts festival taking place in downtown Opelika on August 20-26, 2017. The extravaganza will benefit local organizations, including O Grows and the BigHouse Foundation, as well as future arts programming in Opelika. Each day will highlight different artists, makers, musicians and more in Historic Downtown Opelika.

2017 Oktoberfest Slated for Oct. 21

by Katy Harper Doss Here Molly Girl on 7/21/2017

The sights, sounds, and tastes of Germany are making their way to The Hotel at Auburn University and Conference Center for the eighth annual Oktoberfest.The event will take place in the hotel’s marquee on Oct. 21 from 4-9 p.m., and will feature traditional German fare, beers from breweries across the U.S., a selection of German wines and live entertainment.

New Kaufmann Collection at Auburn Art Captures Auburn History

by Katy Harper Doss Here Molly Girl on 7/12/2017

Part of what makes Auburn the “Loveliest Village on the Plains” is the community that calls it home. That’s why Auburn Art is so passionate about featuring the work of local artists in their downtown store and online. The latest artist to be featured at Auburn Art is Thomas Kaufmann, an Auburn University grad who works as an artist, educator, preservationist and architectural illustrator.

Bring Your Bike to A-O

by Claire Gamble Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 6/29/2017

Visiting or live in the Auburn-Opelika area and love mountain biking? Cycling and mountain biking are a hot sport right now! Children and adults alike have found biking to be an experience that allows them to actively enjoy the outdoors and fresh air. The Auburn-Opelika area has many activities to offer!

The Nest at Chirpwood

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 6/21/2017

Chirpwood is an eclectic frame shop that additionally features local art and generously gives half of their proceeds back to the Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program. But that’s not all….. They now have The Nest.

SummerNight Downtown Art Walk 2017

by Claire Gamble Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 6/8/2017

Summer time in Auburn is a special time of the year for students and locals alike! The streets stay a little quieter, but there is still plenty to do in this small town. Join us tomorrow night for SummerNight Downtown Art Walk - a free, creative evening in the downtown entertainment district.

Bee Auburn, a Celebration of Pollinators

by Whitney Morris City of Auburn on 6/5/2017

When most of us think about pollinators and pollination, we focus on the basics: bees, flowers and pollen. The truth is that pollinators are a much more varied and diverse group of animals and most of them have a direct impact on our daily lives in ways we never consider.

7 Reasons to Spend the Night in Auburn-Opelika

by Cat Bobo | Communications Specialist on 6/2/2017

7 Reasons to Spend the Night in Auburn-Opelika: 1. Be a part of Auburn’s oldest traditions: Rolling Toomer’s Corner 2. Avoid the mayhem of post-game traffic 3. Experience a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Auburn-Opelika 4. Go out with friends to the local brewery and distillery5. Make memories with your family that will last 6. Get up early and take a hike at Chewacla State Park 7. Enjoy a savory brunch before you hit the road

Bluegrass on the Plains 2017

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 5/30/2017

Memorial Day may have come and gone, but he Bluegrass on the Plains is still pickin’ through Sunday, June 4th. Bluegrass on the Plains is a festival hosted by Mathan and Jill Holt at the University Station RV Resort located in Auburn, AL.

Downtown Auburn Restaurant Week

by Cat Bobo | Communications Specialist on 5/26/2017

Brace yourselves for an unforgettable savory experience coming to Auburn in just a few weeks! The first Auburn Downtown Restaurant Week will be June 18-24, 2017. This exciting new event will highlight the downtown culinary scene and features both fine and casual dining restaurants as well as specialty shops!
The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center has begun extensive renovations to give guests a re-imagined experience during meetings and events at the Hotel’s Dixon Conference Center. The Hotel is adding capacity to the main ballroom, as well as functionality that allows both ballrooms to connect. New technology additions, which include electronic displays outside each meeting room, are being added to keep guests informed on pertinent information related to their event and the hotel.

USA Softball Doubleheader Comes to Auburn

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 5/11/2017

Auburn senior, Kasey Cooper, will be playing in a doubleheader exhibition series at Jane B. Moore on July 22, 2017, with the USA Softball Women’s National Team. Cooper is a two-time NFCA All-American from Dothan, Alabama, and was SEC player of the year in 2016.

USATH works to play in the Pan-Ams

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 5/8/2017

Auburn Mayor Bill Ham, Opelika Mary Gary Fuller and the members of the USA Women’s National Handball Team invite you to join them for a celebration and fundraising event on Thursday, May 11, at 6 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National. The event aims to raise money to send the Women’s National Team to the Pam American Championships in Argentina.

Second Annual Make Music Day Alabama

by Cat Bobo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 5/4/2017

The second annual Make Music Day Alabama will be on Tuesday, June 20, at 6 p.m. at the Gay Street Municipal Parking Lot in downtown Auburn. Last year hundreds of music-loving participants showed up in hopes of beating the Guinness record for the world’s largest band, almost claiming the title. Coming close to beating the record set by China with 953 people rocking out together, Auburn’s first-ever Make Music Day saw an impressive 850 musical attendees. This year Spicer’s Music is confident they will beat the record.
2017 will be the 61st consecutive year the League of American Bicyclists has declared May to be National Bike Month™. In support of the League, the City of Auburn is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 15-19 with Bike-to-Work day being Friday, May 19 and we are issuing a personal challenge for Bike-to-School Day on Wednesday, May 10.

Chirpwood

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 4/26/2017

Chirpwood, located in Opelika, is the areas only gallery for regional artists. The scent of southern pine fills the shop, with local artwork filling the handcrafted niches in the walls.

Visitor Spending in Auburn-Opelika Increases 91 Percent

by Robyn L. Bridges Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 4/21/2017

The Alabama Tourism Department recently published its annual Economic Impact Report for 2016, providing statistical evidence that the travel & tourism industry continues to be one of the most viable segments of the Auburn-Opelika economy. Visitors to the area spent $438 million in the area’s hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments last year, representing a 12% increase over the previous year. The tourism industry also employs 6,243 individuals in Lee County, making it the area’s second largest employer behind Auburn University.

Barbasol Basics

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 4/18/2017

The 3rd Barbasol Championship at Grand National will be held on Thursday, July 20, until Sunday, July 23. The full field of golfers will include PGA tour golfers and Alabama professionals. The winner will again receive 300 FedEx Cup points. Below is everything you need to know after you purchase your tickets:

On The Tracks in downtown Opelika

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 4/3/2017

On The Tracks, the biannual food and wine event in historic downtown Opelika will be hosted on April 21. On The Tracks takes you on a tasting trail of 25 stops, and offers a fun environment with live music and culinary treats.

The Sound Wall Grand Opening

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 3/29/2017

After remaining vacant for over 15 years, the house required a lot of rehabilitation. However, The Sound Wall is now a tranquil spot for artists near and far to record. The couple seeks to attract artists to The Sound Wall as an escape from larger cities.

RTJ Celebrates 25 Years

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 3/24/2017

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National is celebrating 25 years. Since 1992, RTJ has seen a lot of pars, birdies, sunshine and few eagles too!

South's Best by Southern Living

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bueau on 3/14/2017

Auburn, AL has been selected as one of the South’s Best by Southern Living. This list celebrates the spectacular sights, inspiring destinations, and cultural institutions that define the South in 2017. To create the first ever South’s Best list, Southern Living surveyed more than 22,000 readers on the best-loved places in 13 categories: bars, breweries, cities, hotels, inns, islands, museums, resorts, restaurants, shops, small towns, tailgates, and barbecue joints.

Bo Bikes Bama 2017

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 3/13/2017

Join Bo Jackson as he lends the state of Alabama a helping hand at the 6th annual Bo Bikes Bama charity ride.

Auburn Youth Programs

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 3/8/2017

Auburn Youth Programs offers over 100 summer camps to fill your child’s summer with building new skills, making friends and experiencing life at Auburn University.

locAL Market

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau on 2/27/2017

The locAL market is a non-traditional retail space that gives local makers and artists a platform to show their work in the heart of downtown Auburn! The locAL market is hosted by artist, Lauren Duncan and sponsored by J&M.

Auburn-Opelika-Valentine's!

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 2/8/2017

Valentine's Day is next week! That means you have less than a week for last minute gift shopping and ideas for celebrating. We have 10 fun suggestions for making this Valentine’s Day the best one yet. Enjoy!

The 3rd Annual Alabama Oyster Social

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 1/24/2017

The third annual Alabama Oyster Social is this Saturday, January 28th at 6 p.m.! The social will be hosted at the ALFA Pavillion (The Red Barn) on Auburn University’s campus with featured chefs from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana. Participants will enjoy an assortment of oysters, beverages and live music.

But First, Brunch

by Lexy Sedillo Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 1/19/2017

Football season may have ended, but brunch season is very much still ON! The Auburn-Opelika area has a variety of local restaurants that offer brunch. Satisfy your cravings for coffee, biscuits and waffles while conquering one brunch at a time on the Plains. We have scoured the area to find our go-to places for weekend brunch, and compiled them into a list for you. Make sure to visit and take a picture at your favorite place using the hashtag #AuburnOpelika for a chance to be featured on our website. Cheers!
Christmas is a special time of the year for any small town and the Auburn-Opelika area celebrates BIG! We have Christmas in a Railroad Town, Christmas Parades, Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour, Santa and more!

Experience Christmas in Opelika!

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/26/2016

Opelika, AL is known for their local shops, restaurants and historic homes that make up the cozy streets of downtown. The holiday season brings a host of traditions that are unique to the area. There are events for young, old and in between, but the two most popular are the Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour and Christmas in a Railroad Town.

Q & A with the Auburn University Superfans

by Cat W. Bobo Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 10/25/2016

Everybody has seen the wild group of painted bodies in the student section at Auburn University football games, but did you know that these "Superfans" have their own organization? The Auburn University Superfans are the real deal, so we decided to pick their brains for fun. Check out this Q&A with some of the group's officers.

Pumpkin Time

on 10/17/2016

With the leaves changing colors and the temperatures dropping, what could be a better way to spend a beautiful fall day than visiting one of our local pumpkin patches?

Fall Events in Auburn-Opelika

by Brooke Peace Harris Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 9/15/2016

Fall is a special time of the year for the Auburn-Opelika community. Although the weather is still warm, schools are back in session and football season is just a few weeks away. For this small town, that means Fall.
From concerts and street fairs to football and feathers – eagle feathers, that is – fall is the time for special events in the Auburn-Opelika area. Check out our full calendar of events online and contact the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau to plan your visit today.

Toomer's Drugs

on 6/28/2016

"World famous lemonade." An original, soda fountain-style diner and drugstore, Toomer’s has been an Auburn tradition for over a century! Located in the heart of downtown Auburn where the city and campus come together, you’ll find delicious sandwiches, soda fountain specialties, and snacks along with a full line of Auburn souvenirs. Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm- 5pm.
An Auburn-Opelika tradition since 1952, the secret recipe for Mrs. Story’s famous homemade chili dogs reminds us that, thankfully, some things never change. Still in its original location on Pepperell Parkway, the owners of this 50s style walkup are the third generation of the Story family to serve the freshest “fast” food in the area. Open Mon-Wed 10am-9pm and Thurs-Sat 10am-10pm.

Niffer's Place

on 6/28/2016

Auburn-Opelika’s answer to fun & unique casual dining! Niffer's has been an Auburn staple and community favorite since 1991. Fun, casual dining with an extensive menu of great food at great prices and terrific daily specials. Full bar and patio dining available.

Warehouse Bistro

on 6/28/2016

Since 1993 the Warehouse Bistro has provided the Auburn-Opelika area a culinary escape from the ordinary. Owner- Chef Joe Hippely painstakingly prepares and embellishes each dish using only the freshest quality ingredients. The diverse menu is complemented by nightly Chef Specials, an award-winning wine list, and a full bar.
Hamilton's is an intimate and casual atmosphere located in historic downtown Auburn one block from Toomer's Corner. We serve appetizers, salads and sandwiches all day. Our menu of diverse contemporary American selections includes beef, pork, fish and chicken of the finest quality. Our chef's entrees are prepared daily and creatively presented. Come and mingle at our friendly and inviting bar.

The Hound

on 6/28/2016

Alabama's home of bacon and bourbon. The Hound is a family owned restaurant and bar featuring over-the-top American classics, top shelf bourbon, and 28 craft beers on tap. Our atmosphere was designed to be warm and welcoming- think hunting lodge, antler-pronged barn setting with the hustle and bustle of old time Alabama. We source locally and regionally and harvest from the Hound family farm Lafayette, AL when possible.

The Depot

on 6/21/2016

An American Seafood brasserie located at the Historic Auburn Train Depot. Featuring gulf-coastal cuisine, the Depot serves Alabama's freshest seafood and southern inspired dishes in a modern industrial Victorian-inspired space. Where the hook meets the line.

Chewacla State Park Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

by Cat W. Bobo Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 6/14/2016

Auburn’s Chewacla State Park was one of eleven Alabama state parks awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, a travel website featuring traveler-generated content and reviews. The award celebrates establishments that provide excellent guest experiences and consistently achieve positive reviews on the TripAdvisor website, tripadvisor.com.

Amsterdam Cafe

on 5/22/2016

Amsterdam Café welcomes the opportunity to share our family’s interpretation of the “Auburn Experience” with yours. We are proud of our role in re-establishing the fresh “from farm to table” principle that we deem vital in our community. Our restaurant highlights the bounty of artisanal and house-made ingredients, exceptionally fresh seafood, and the exquisite offerings of local farm fresh produce.

IHF's Global Coaching Clinic to be held at Auburn University

by Cat W. Bobo Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 5/17/2016

The International Handball Federation’s Global Coaching Clinic’s second phase will take place at Auburn University from May 18-26, 2016. The first phase of the first IHF Global Coaching Clinic for Pan-American countries and was held in Mexico City, Mexico in February 2016.
Tranquil park facilities include a 26-acre lake, rental boats, swimming area, playgrounds, hiking trails, a modern campground and more! Chewacla’s 696 scenic acres are a delightful pause from nearby interstate traffic. Also available are picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters. You’re bound to fall in love with their rustic family cabins. Chewacla State Park is a great place to get away.
CAMP - Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers was founded in 2012 by a group of mountain bikers in the Auburn area who recognized the need for more trails and increased awareness for the sport in Central Alabama. In September 2012, CAMP, already a 501 (c)3 nonprofit, became an official IMBA-SORBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association & Southern Off-Road
Tranquil park facilities include a 26-acre lake, rental boats, swimming area, playgrounds, hiking trails, a modern campground and more! Chewacla’s 696 scenic acres are a delightful pause from nearby interstate traffic. Also available are picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters. You’re bound to fall in love with their rustic family cabins.

Bo Bikes Bama 2016

by Cat W. Bobo Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau on 4/27/2016

Looking for something to do on Saturday? Grab your helmets and join hundreds for the 5thAnnual Bo Bikes Bama charity bike ride. This annual ride is led by Auburn legend, Bo Jackson, and raises money for the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund, which provides crucial disaster preparedness and emergency management resources for the great state of Alabama.

Zazu

on 3/2/2016

At Zazu, people can expect a “fine dining” type of food in a relaxed public atmosphere. “We do a lot of different comfort foods from around the United States and a couple of different ones from around the world,” he said. “We make everything from scratch that we can, and we try to use as much local produce as possible.” Zazu has teamed up with Opelika Grows, Alabama Seafood Co., and Oakview Farms

Cafe 123

on 3/2/2016

Located in the historic Haynie’s Drugstore building in Downtown Opelika, Cafe 123 Owner John Robert Wood has created a classic fine dining experience in a casual atmosphere. Featuring Southern cuisine with French influence, Chef Eron Bass has prepared a menu rich with hand-cut meats, fresh seafood, and the highest quality ingredients, all prepared to order. Chef Specials and fresh cheesecakes offered.

Acre

on 10/22/2015

Acre highlights new Alabama cuisine inspired by our Southern heritage. The kitchen sources from on-site gardens and orchards, local farms, and the bounty provided by the Blackbelt Region, reinterpreting the rich heritage of Alabama cuisine.