Things to Do in Auburn, AL
Like any community, there are plenty of great things to do in Auburn, AL. Sometimes these events, attractions and restaurants are well known, while other times it takes a well-trained eye or local guide to introduce you to them. If you are looking for more variety, the more populous cities in Alabama are certain to accommodate your desires of activities.
College towns are often full of celebrated institutions devoted to eating and drinking, and Auburn is no exception. But Auburn-Opelika's restaurants can also please the palates of epicureans of any age, student or not. Generations of students have found a taste of home at Momma Goldberg's Deli, Momma G's for short. You can try a Big Momma, Momma's Soups or Momma's Nachos, but the must-have item here is a Momma's Love "all the way", a roast beef, ham, smoked turkey, and muenster cheese sandwich drenched in Momma's special dressing.
You might say that Auburn-Opelika has a thing for the arts. After all, the city of Auburn constructed the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center to promote cultural activities, and it also dreamed up CityFest, the largest free outdoor festival in the area. The Jan Dempsey Center sponsors many activities such as art, dance and theater classes, an art gallery, community theater and art exhibits by both regional and national artists.
The Grand National Golf Course in Opelika, part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, is considered one of the very finest in the country – and one of the toughest. And it’s one of the reasons why the Auburn-Opelika area is known as ground zero for great golf.