April 17, 2019 Allison Duke
Downtown Auburn

Leisurely Strolls in Downtown Auburn

The beautiful city of Auburn, Alabama, is known for many things, including prestigious Auburn University, historic Toomer’s Corner, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, and five-star nightlife. Downtown Auburn, in particular, is the city’s hub for fine dining, eclectic shopping, late-night jazz, and luxury accommodations. The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center rests in the heart of Downtown Auburn within walking distance from the area’s top attractions. Not only does our luxury hotel provide guests with lavish amenities and suites, but we’re home to the premier Italian restaurant in Alabama: Ariccia Cucina Italiana, which also houses Piccolo 241, a classy jazz lounge. Whether you’re in town for a conference, sporting event, or romantic getaway, we highly recommend strolling along Downtown Auburn to get a taste of what makes our city so incredibly unique.

Toomer’s Corner

The Auburn University men’s basketball team is fresh off the heels of an incredible run to the Final Four which ended in controversy and disappointment, but we’re very proud of our Tigers! This magical run put our historic downtown back in the spotlight, in particular, Toomer’s Corner, which was bombarded by students with toilet paper after each win. Toomer’s Corner has become the most popular attraction in Downtown Auburn. Employees at Toomer’s Drugs, which was established in 1896, started the tradition of “rolling” the Corner back in the 1950s. Toomer’s Drugs is known for its refreshing lemonade, kitschy souvenirs, historic charm, and delicious sandwiches.

Downtown Auburn Shopping

Besides Toomer’s Drugs, most of our guests typically stroll along College Street and slip into a wide variety of shops, including Wrapsody of AuburnStampAuburn ArtJ&M Bookstore, and The Bike Shop. Magnolia Avenue, meanwhile, crosses College Street in the heart of Downtown Auburn. Some of the best stops along Magnolia Avenue are Behind the GlassTherapy BoutiqueDress Up Auburn, and Little Anthony’s Cigar Store. Whether you’re looking for Auburn University apparel, high-end clothing, creative artwork, or an afternoon snack, you’ll find precisely what you’re searching for in Downtown Auburn!

Dinner, Fine Wine, and Live Jazz

After visiting Toomer’s Corner and spending a couple of hours shopping in Downtown Auburn, return to The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center for dinner, cocktails, and live jazz at Ariccia Cucina Italiana and Piccolo. Indulge in white wine shrimp capellini or an eight-ounce, slow-roasted porchetta paired beautifully with a bottle of award-winning vino from our extensive wine cellar. After an elegant, delicious fine dining experience at Ariccia Cucina Italiana, one of the best restaurants in Auburn, AL, slip over to Piccolo for a crafted signature cocktail from one of our talented mixologists and some smooth, late-night jazz. After a relaxing, extravagant day in Downtown Auburn, retreat to your lavish guest suite for a peaceful slumber on a king-size Sealy Posturepedic bed. To book a well-deserved getaway to Eastern Alabama, please call us today at 1-800-228-2876, or visit us online at!