9 Things To Do in Opelika

things to do in Opelika

Spend a day exploring downtown or an evening enjoying the nightlife. Venture further into Opelika or visit the outskirts of town. Whatever you decide, there are so many fun things to do in Opelika year-round.

Go on a treasure hunt.

Downtown Opelika is literally a treasure trove of thrift shops and antique stores in one central location. Browse an eclectic collection of goods at stores such as Almost Anything, Fringe Consignment, Gatherings by Judy and Paula, Railroad Junktion and Era Opelika.

Then, if you venture less than two miles away to 900 Columbus Parkway, you’ll find the sprawling Angels Antiques and Flea Mall. There are more than 450 vendors!

Enjoy a record-setting day at 10,000 Hz Records.

Do you love the way records sound, but you don’t love searching and searching for a good collection? At 10,000 Hz Records, you’ll find every genre, from indie to oldies to classic rock to jazz and more.

You can also find turntables, speakers, audio accessories, cassettes, CDs, magazines and merch like coffee mugs and hoodies.

Keep shopping at several local gift shops.

Looking for one-of-a-kind gifts? Stay in downtown Opelika and take your pick from one of several unique gift shops. There’s High Cotton on Railroad Avenue as well as The Gallery on Railroad, just to name a few.

Coffee break or tea time, whichever you fancy.

Once again, take your pick when it comes to local coffee and tea shops in downtown Opelika. A few staples include Side Track Coffee, The Well and Mama Mocha’s.

Get your game on.

From pinball and classic arcade games to laser tag and tabletop games, there is something for everyone in downtown. You can even find collectibles, comics and more. Liven up your day with a trip to Rock ‘N Roll Pinball, CyberZone, Gear Gaming and NERDtorch Care.

Grab a bite.

Perhaps one of the hardest things to do in Opelika is decide where to go for a good meal. The choices just don’t stop around here! In fact, with so many delicious places to dine in downtown alone, we’ll just share a few cuisines.

Enjoy wood-fired pizza, wings, burgers, barbecue, Mexican, chicken tenders, nachos and fine dining too. Check out your downtown dining options here.

Sample a sweet treat.

Need something to sweeten your day? Luckily, you can find your choice of sweet treats from local bakeries in Opelika, including Tart & Tartan Bakery, O Town Ice Cream and Cakeitecture Bakery, for instance.

Unwind with a cold brew or craft cocktail.

Cheers! Opelika’s craft beer and craft cocktail scene is thriving in downtown. Hop over to Red Clay Brewing, Resting Pulse or Whistle Stop Bottle & Brew for a refreshing homebrew.

Prefer craft cocktails? Make your way to John Emerald Distilling Company or Sneak & Dawdle.

Play a round of golf.

Last but not least, when it comes to things to do in Opelika, make your way to the outskirts of town for a round of world-class golf at Grand National, part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.


Did you know Summer Wind Apartment Homes is about 10 miles from South Railroad Avenue in Downtown Opelika? Depending on traffic, you can be shopping, wining and dining after about a 20-minute drive. Of course, you can shop online and dine in the privacy of your apartment too. If you’re not a resident but you’d like to be, contact us to ask about upcoming availability. Keep reading our blogs for more fun things to do around town!