Things to do: Auburn

Whether you are visiting for a game, a meeting or just a getaway, there are plenty of new things to do and see in Auburn and its surrounding area in 2021.

Casual Dining

shrimp basket

Shrimp Basket

With a diverse menu ranging from shrimp, fish and crab claws to crawfish, Shrimp Basket also makes excellent po-boys, chicken, and sandwiches for land lovers. Most importantly the goal of the Shrimp Basket is to provide Auburn with enjoyable, affordable service and delicious dishes, and it is accomplished by our professional and courteous staff. 

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The Mason Jar

The Jar, as it is affectionately known, is located in Auburn, Alabama and offers a menu of Southern Hospitality. Besides our Jumbo Baked Potatoes and our assorted flavored lemonades, we even serve old fashioned Root Beer straight from a barrel. Come on in, get a taste of the south, a smile and some good ol’ tea in a Blue Mason Jar. 

Fine Dining

The Depot

Creating Auburn’s finest and freshest seafood entrées, The Depot is a grilled gulf-coastal brasserie with a globally inspired menu where sea meets land. 

cafe 123

Cafe 123

Cafe 123 is a fine dining restaurant serving Southern American Cuisine with a classic French influence, located in the heart of historic downtown Opelika.




Avondale is a perfect conversation bar overlooking historic Toomer’s Corner and offers an alternative to your standard college bar scene. This posh bar is complete with cozy couches, cushy chairs and mood lighting. Therefore, Avondale is certainly the ideal spot for mature visitors who enjoy watching the hustle and bustle of downtown Auburn.

3:23 cigar bar

3:23 Cigar Bar

3:23 Cigar Bar is a sophisticated cigar lounge, cocktail bar, located on the North Side of Auburn, AL. Indulge in rich, premium cigars and specialty wines and liquors while receiving the most pampering service in the South.

Arts and Culture

jules collins smith museum

Jules Collins Smith Museum

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University is one of Alabama’s leading art museums. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the museum is dedicated to serving both the university and our regional community.

jay and susie performing arts center and things to do in auburn

Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center

The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University is East Alabama’s premier performing arts venue, presenting touring Broadway productions, opera, dance, chamber arts, popular musical performances, and student and faculty music and theater performances. 


chewacla state park and things to do in auburn

Chewacla State Park

Chewacla State Park’s 696 scenic acres offer plenty of rest, relaxation and recreation. Facilities include a 26-acre lake, swimming area, playground, picnic areas with tables, grills and shelters, hiking and mountain biking trails.

opelika pickleball facility and things to do in auburn

Opelika Pickleball Facility

The Opelika Sportsplex is home to a 12-court, state-of-the-art pickleball pavilion. The pavilion features LED lighting and regulation courts for tournament-style play. This facility is, notably, now one of the premier pickleball facilities in the nation, offering thoughtful amenities that are not often found at other tournaments. 

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