THINGS TO DO
Opelika was recently described to us as Auburn’s cool hipster aunt. A little quieter, a little older but still keeping up with the times in surprising ways. You’ll find amazing opportunities for dining, shopping and getting into the outdoors, but more importantly, you’ll find a community that wants to provide you with a quality experience that brings you back again and again!
Heritage House is situated smack dab in the middle of the Northside and Downtown Historic Districts. The love that has been poured into the preservation of this place is apparent in the thousands of details you’ll see as you walk around these lovely neighborhoods. After circling through the Northside Neighborhood to enjoy beautiful lawns and historic homes, it’s just a quick turn to the south to go into the quant Downtown where fantastic shopping and eateries have reinvigorated this sleepy old southern town into something unforgettable.
Eat, Drink, & Play
We are fortunate to have a wide variety of dining, nightlife, entertainment, and shopping options within a short walk. And thanks to the Downtown Entertainment District, you can take an adult beverage to go from many of the libation establishments.
There are too many great places for us to list them all here, but Opelika Main Street has put together a great guide.
Surrounding Lake Saugahatchee, Grand National is one of the best golf courses on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. With 54 holes, set over 3 scenic courses, there’s a lot to like about Grand National.
Play the Lake Course, where 12 of the 18 holes stretch along the lakeside, or the Links Course which offers lush woodland, and a superb par-four 18th hole. The Short Course is 18 holes of undulating terrain which is sure to delight golfers from all over the world.
Heritage House is just 8 miles from Jordan-Hare Stadium where football and tailgating are a proud SEC tradition. Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the nation's 10th-largest on-campus stadium, with a capacity of 87,451, has served as home of the Auburn Tigers since 1939.
The stadium is named for Ralph "Shug" Jordan, Auburn's all-time winningest football coach, and Clifford Leroy Hare, a member of Auburn's first football team, president of the old Southern Conference and longtime chairman of Auburn's Faculty Athletic Committee.
Chewacla State Park is a publicly owned recreation area in Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, occupying 696 acres to the south of Interstate 85. The state park's central feature, 26-acre Lake Chewacla, provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating.
And So Much More!
We couldn't possibly list all the the Opelika-Auburn area has to offer, but thankfully we don't have to. Here are some other resources to turn to for more ideas.