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Auburn-Opelika Tourism

Auburn-Opelika Tourism

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About Auburn-Opelika Tourism

Things to Do in Auburn-Opelika

Explore the beauty and excitement of the Auburn-Opelika area, where there is something for everyone. Visit the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art to appreciate world-class art exhibits. Experience the natural beauty of Chewacla State Park with its hiking trails and waterfalls. Take a stroll through historic downtown Opelika and enjoy its unique boutiques and vibrant dining scene. For sports enthusiasts, catch an Auburn Tigers game at Auburn University, known for its spirited football, basketball, and baseball games. Don't miss the Opelika Pickleball Facility, with 24 individually fenced, covered, and lighted courts, perfect for year-round play.

Local Highlights
Auburn University: Known for its beautiful campus and sporting events, Auburn University is a hub of activity and culture.

Downtown Opelika: Enjoy the charm of a historic downtown area with a variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Chewacla State Park: A natural retreat offering hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping.
Opelika Pickleball Facility: One of the best pickleball facilities in the Southeast, providing year-round play on 24 lighted courts.

Dining and Accommodations
With a wide range of dining options from casual eateries to fine dining, the Auburn-Opelika area caters to all tastes. Notable mentions include The Hound for its hearty Southern fare and Café 123 for a fine dining experience in a historic setting. Accommodations range from the luxurious Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National to charming bed-and-breakfasts.

Plan your visit to Auburn-Opelika today and discover why it is a prime destination for sports, culture, and Southern hospitality! For more information, visit Auburn-Opelika Tourism.

Things to do in Auburn-Opelika Tourism

It's a family that could easily become yours. It's a ball in a cup, one under if you're very lucky or very good. Eagles live here. And tigers too. It's a spirit that is not afraid. We take our football seriously but know that no one can play golf without a sense of humor, and people all around the world know we have the best of both. Auburn-Opelika is the proud home of Auburn University, Alabama's biggest, and the Robert Trent Jones Trail, the world’s finest. It's the coolest college town in the South, according to us, and one of the top 10 cities in the US for small businesses, according to Forbes. Centrally located near Atlanta, Birmingham and Montgomery, Auburn-Opelika is easy to get to and easy to love.

Travel details

The Auburn-Opelika area, nestled in the heart of East Alabama, offers easy access from various major routes:

From Atlanta or Birmingham: Take I-85 South from Atlanta or I-85 North from Montgomery to reach the Auburn-Opelika area.

From Columbus, GA: Use US-280 West to reach Opelika.

From Montgomery, AL: Take I-85 North directly to Auburn-Opelika.

Air Travel
For visitors arriving by air, the closest major airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), located about 90 miles from Auburn-Opelika. From there, a convenient drive via I-85 South will bring you to the area. Alternatively, the Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) is about an hour's drive away. The Auburn-Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport also serves private and charter flights, offering a more personalized travel option.

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