Centrally located near Atlanta, Georgia; and Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, Auburn-Opelika hosts numerous natural beauties and exciting stops. Home to the second-largest university in the state, Auburn-Opelika offers groups a diverse city scene with a college-town feel.
“Auburn-Opelika is vibrant, easygoing and authentic,” said Cat Bobo, communications manager at Auburn-Opelika Tourism. “Auburn-Opelika is a perfect choice for a relaxing getaway.”
Get a bite to eat at one of the area’s eclectic restaurants, then take a stroll downtown and stop in one of the many unique shops and fresh storefronts. Whether in the city center or amid the rural landscape, groups will enjoy all the unparalleled diversions in the Auburn-Opelika region.
John Emerald Distilling Company award-wining whiskey is the first legal whiskey distilled in Alabama since Prohibition. Groups can savor delicious cocktails made from one-of-a-kind spirits and take a tour of the facility to learn about the entire distilling process, from the barrel storage room to the bottling line.
Take a tour of Auburn University’s athletic facilities given by trained Auburn University students. They give groups a history of the school and provide their personal experiences at Auburn. Visit Jordan-Hare Stadium, the nation’s 10th-largest, on-campus stadium, then stand in the Watson Field House where Auburn’s 15 athletic teams train year-round.
Experience 696-acre Chewacla State Park and enjoy over 30 miles of the South’s best mountain biking and hiking trails. The park features a 26-acre lake for swimming, fishing, kayaking or canoeing. Magical waterfalls, pristine creeks and unique rock formations will have groups appreciating the endless beauty of the Auburn-Opelika landscape.
One of the many restaurants located in Downtown Auburn, Acre crafts its menu with both a sophisticated charm and modern flare, with roots deep in Southern cuisine. Guests will enjoy dishes with ingredients sourced from on-site gardens and local farms — all inside a rustic-style structure designed with repurposed architectural details.