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Recreation and Tourism

The Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau is your source for overnight accommodations, restaurant experiences, meeting assistance, free event tickets, annual event information and so much more. For everything you need to know about what to see and do in the Opelika area, visit the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau at


Home to numerous independent restaurateurs and talented chefs. From the famous homemade chili dogs at Mrs. Story’s to the fine dining experience at Café 123, your trip will be especially memorable when you visit our area restaurants.

Annual Events

All area events are listed in detail with up-to-date information on calendar

Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour- See the historic Victorian homes of Opelika transformed into an Old World Christmas wonderland during December every year.

Christmas in a Railroad Town- Visit with friends and enjoy a variety of food vendors and restaurants. Bring the kids to write letters to Santa, enjoy pony rides, caroling, entertainment and other activities!

On the Tracks- On a beautiful spring and fall evening in the heart of downtown Opelika, the area’s finest restauranteurs offer a delicious selection of dinner entrees while event goers sample over 20 selects of diverse wines. Live music sets the perfect backdrop for a delightful evening while the Main Street merchants remain open for shopping!

Holiday Events- Annual celebrations for holidays including Halloween, Christmas, Easter and more.

Get in the Game

Grab your clubs and follow the world-renowned Robert Trent Jones Trail right over to Opelika. You’ll find Grand National Golf Course, the site Jones himself proclaimed “the single greatest site for a course’ he had ever seen.

From parks to play bills, the area offers a variety of places and ways for your family to unplug and engage. Opelika offers spacious and well-maintained parks and facilities whether for outdoor play or spectacular 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!


From downtown boutiques to open-air malls, our merchants offer a perfect and varied array of gifts, décor, clothing and accessories.