Filled with exciting things to do in Auburn, welcome to the coolest college town in the Southeast. The Hotel at Auburn University is steps away from all the excitement of Auburn and the University. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, there are plenty of Auburn, Alabama, attractions nearby starting with our very own hotel lobby. Our village on the plains is comprised of a tight-knit community that treats everyone like family. Check out these top things to do in Auburn which will make it hard for you to leave!
THINGS TO DO
Check out our connection to Auburn University including the lobby art tour by viewing details on the art from our website. While you are there enjoy learning about the hotel's deep connection to Auburn University in both the classroom and in practical ways that enhances our guest experience.
Enjoy a taste of Italy inside Ariccia Cucina Italiana with our signature Porchetta which originated in Ariccia, Italy!
When you’re ready to unwind with a cocktail in hand, join us right here at Piccolo 241, located next to A*T Ariccia Trattoria. Hotel guests and visitors of Auburn are all welcome to cozy up by the fireplace and enjoy the sweet sounds of live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights.
Instagram posts encouraged when viewing this unique installation at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. Alumni, Dale Chihuly created this three tiered masterpiece of more than 600 individual pieces of hand-blown glass. The 17 foot tall sculpture weighs more than 1000 pounds and took four days to install.
Enjoy world class concerts, musicals and more just down college street at GPAC.
A beloved Auburn anchor, Toomer’s Drugstore has been open since 1896 and a trip to Auburn would not be complete without having a cup of the world famous fresh squeezed lemonade. The award winning lemonade received recognition in 2001 from Esquire magazine and ranked number one on their “162 Reasons It’s Good To Be An American” list. Every cup is made to order and has been quenching thirst for over 100 years.
Rolling Toomer’s Corner:
An absolute rite of passage for every Tigers fan is celebrating a win at Toomer’s Corner. A longstanding tradition for the community, this is the only town that encourages TP-ing the streets after an Auburn Tiger’s victory.
We might be biased, but the best and most iconic college football pregame tradition is right here in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Imagine yourself amongst a crowd of almost 90,000 Tigers fans as our Golden Eagle soars over you and flies-free in circles around the stadium and lands itself amongst it’s pseudo-prey. Our War Eagle VII, endearingly named Nova, is a resident of Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Rehabilitation Center. She has been raised and trained to commence every home game in this inspiring fashion.
Robert Trent Jones Grand National:
A golf lover’s dream course lives right here in Opelika, Alabama. The Grand National also known as the single greatest site for a golf course features 54 lakeside holes and scenic views of Lake Saugahatchee.