THE AUBURN-OPELIKA EXPLORER

Planning a visit to Auburn-Opelika? Look no further than these pages of carefully curated experiences and itineraries for visitors of all ages and interests! From upcoming events to the newest restaurants and hot spots, you can visit Auburn-Opelika like a local with these seasonally inspired travel ideas!

The Local Behind Living & Local

When asked how Hope would describe Auburn she says, “It is like if a comfort food was a town. It is like fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese, the epitome of the South and comfort food, and it will never disappoint.” Although many people might not know the name Hope Nunnelley, over 9,165 people…

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Sports tourism boom: Alabama visitor spending bolstered by sports

In 2022, more than 28.6 million travelers to the state of Alabama spent a record $22.4 billion, contributing 238,741 jobs statewide, reports the Alabama Tourism Department. According to Sports Alabama, sports tourism – a crucial piece of the travel industry pie – produced an estimated $235.45…

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12 New Things Since Last Football Season [2023 Edition]

As the new football season approaches, Auburn fans are excited to return to the Loveliest Village on the Plains. If you haven’t visited our spirited destination since last year, boy are you in for a treat! Check out this list of everything that’s changed since last football season - from pancakes…

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7 Farmers Markets to Know in Auburn-Opelika This Summer

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 is seems like a no-brainer! In Auburn-Opelika, there are countless ways to support…

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New Things in Auburn-Opelika Since Last Football Season

Can’t wait until the white tents are up on campus and Jordan-Hare is thundering with cheers? Well, the Auburn Family isn’t just welcoming a new first-string quarterback to the Plains. Take a look at the top new things to do in Auburn-Opelika this football season. 1. Tony and Libba Rane Culinary…

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