Auburn-Opelika is the coolest college town in the South, according to us, and one of the top cities in America to live, according to CNN. Easy to get to and easy to love, it’s a perfect choice for a weekend family getaway. If the great outdoors is your escape, load up the bike rack and check out Chewacla State Park. With over 32 miles of versatile track, Chewacla offers world-class trail systems designed for both mountain biking beginners and seasoned pros. Located in the last foothills of the Appalachian mountains, don’t miss the Great Wall of Chewacla and the Loch Ness Cobra nestled among miles of well-groomed flow trails. We offer a suitable option for every age and skill level – you can even test out one of our pedal-less “strider” bikes for the little ones! Rentals are available for mountain biking as well as street riding.
If your idea of adventure happens on your plate instead of two wheels, opportunities for indulgent dining abound in Auburn-Opelika’s emerging culinary scene. With over 50 independent and chef-owned experiences to choose from, you’ll see why if you haven’t yet heard the hype, you definitely will.
You’ll also find plenty of specialty retailers as well as a variety of activities and diversions. The community offers year-round outdoor experiences from picking your own berries or flowers at a local farm to sipping wine produced from grapes you just tasted off the vine. Historic downtown Opelika houses its very own brewery and a local distillery featuring vodka, gin, rum, and liqueurs in a renovated, intimate space. Enjoy a tour before you indulge or wander up the block to the sophisticated and cozy 8th and Rail where you can enjoy your cocktail with a soundtrack of live music. Try your hand at one of our affordable and highly touted golf courses, or plan your visit around one of the many fun and frequent outdoor events and festivals. Auburn-Opelika: a respite from your routine, anything but dull.