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Area Overview

The unique character of the City of Auburn is the result of a combination of influences from the special atmospheres and energies provided by the diversity of communities in Auburn.

A key contributor to this winning formula is Auburn University, which brings to Auburn all of the educational and cultural opportunities associated with a world class university, as well as a youthful presence and major sporting events of interest to national audiences.

Opelika is a community that cherishes and preserves its rich heritage, while at the same time embracing all of the visions and opportunities for a bright future for our residents and businesses! This progressive city of the South has abundant cultural, recreational and educational opportunities balanced against a thriving business environment.

Includes Cities/Towns: Auburn, Auburn University, Opelika.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













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 relaxing getaway. Opportunities for indulgent dining abound: sample the ever-changing menu at the South’s most talked about new restaurant, Acre, the famous fried green tomatoes with shrimp at Hamilton’s, or the grass-fed beef tenderloin at Amsterdam Café. Or perhaps the 50-year-old, secret family recipe of Mrs. Story’s famous chili dogs is more your style! You’ll also find plenty of specialty retailers as well as a variety of activities and diversions. Both Auburn and Opelika feature historic downtown shopping districts full of eclectic boutiques offering assorted clothing, arts, and gifts you won’t find anywhere else, and we now house our very own local distillery brewing and bottling vodka, gin, rum, and liqueurs in a renovated historic space in downtown Opelika. Enjoy a tour before you indulge or wander up the block to the sophisticated and intimate 8th and Rail where you can enjoy your cocktail with a soundtrack of live music. Check out 25 miles of brand new mountain biking trails at Chewacla State Park where there’s a suitable option for every age and skill level – you can even test out one of our pedalless “strider” bikes for the little ones! 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 events like Auburn CityFest, the famous Loachapoka Syrup Soppin, or the semi-annual On the Tracks food & wine festival. So whether you prefer your adventures on two wheels or on your plate, the Auburn-Opelika area has something just right for you. Come experience our clean, safe, and vibrant community, where you can get toilet paper, lemonade, fine art, and foie gras all on the same block, and where it’s still ok to walk downtown after dark.

Cultural Activities





Cultural enrichment opportunities abound at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of
Fine Art as well as at the university’s Telfair Peet Theatre which offers award-winning stage productions all year long. The East Alabama Arts Association also offers a wide variety of programming from musical theater to cirque to popular concerts. Auburn University features the Lovelace Hall of Honor inside the Auburn Arena with interactive displays and exhibits celebrating Auburn's important athletic accomplishments and contributors. They also have a museum of natural history and art galleries open to the public.

Attractions






From parks to playbills, the Auburn-Opelika area offers a variety of places and ways for your family to unplug and engage. Both cities offer spacious and well-maintained parks and facilities whether for outdoor play or spectator sports, and Auburn University has a full calendar of events throughout the year where you can take in some of the best collegiate sports action in these United States. If tigers aren’t your favorite beast, try handling a king cobra at the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center! Check out 25 miles of brand new mountain biking trails at Chewacla State Park where there’s a suitable option for every age and skill level – you can even test out one of our pedalless “strider” bikes for the little ones! 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 events like Auburn CityFest or the semi-annual On the Tracks food & wine festival.

Transportation



On-demand public transportation is available by bus, and the area offers several taxi services and rental-car companies. There is a reasonably-priced shuttle making several trips daily between Auburn-Opelika and Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  33.6  44.3  55.0  5.2 "
 February  36.6  48.2  59.8  5.2 "
 March  43.4  55.2  67.0  6.4 "
 April  50.2  62.1  74.0  4.3 "
 May  59.4  70.2  81.0  3.6 "
 June  66.6  77.2  87.8  4.1 "
 July  69.8  79.9  90.0  5.6 "
 August  68.8  78.9  89.0  3.2 "
 September  64.4  74.6  84.8  3.7 "
 October  53.2  64.1  75.0  2.9 "
 November  44.2  55.2  66.2  4.4 "
 December  36.4  47.1  57.8  4.6 "

Best Time To Go:

Fall and spring.

Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the upper 70's and highs in the upper 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the upper 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

Accommodations


Spend a few nights in town and experience everything Auburn and Opelika have to offer. Whether you’re looking for a luxury suite or a budget single - even if you want to sleep under the stars - we have a wide variety of lodging facilities to suit any taste. Plug into one of our full service,
IACC-accredited conference centers with the latest in AV technology and meeting space for 1000, or sink into a clawfooted tub and travel back to a simpler time of southern elegance and charm with a fluffy four-poster bed in our cozy B&B inns. Earn points and rewards at one of the many major hotel chains represented in our area or enjoy the natural spirit of the loveliest village on the Plains: several campgrounds and RV parks surround the area, including beautiful 696-acre Chewacla State Park with a pristine lake, waterfalls, and miles of biking and nature trails.

Costs

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