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 getaway in the great outdoors. Load up the family bikes and check out Chewacla State Park. With over 26 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. Additional expert-level trails and features are being added this year as Auburn continues to develop as a premier mountain biking destination. We offer a suitable option for every age and skill level – you can even test out one of our pedalless “strider” bikes for the little ones! Rentals are available for mountain biking as well as street riding.
Opportunities for indulgent dining abound and you’ll 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 brewery and a local distillery featuring 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. 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 outoodr events and festivals. So whether you prefer your adventures on two wheels or on your plate, the Auburn-Opelika area has something just right for you.