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10 things To Do in Auburn During the Spring Semester

Many Auburn students get a little lost when the fall semester comes to an end. The leaves have fallen, the football season is over and the tailgating has ended. The fun doesn't have to stop when the spring semester comes. Here is a list of things to do in Auburn during the spring semester:

1. Go to a basketball game

Auburn University scored a new basketball coach in March 2014. Head coach Bruce Pearl creates an exciting environment for the players and the spectators. With only a few games left students shouldn't wait to experience an Auburn basketball game this season. Watch the Auburn Tigers play LSU Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Auburn Arena. (Photo right: Auburn Tigers Facebook page.)

2. Go to Chewacla

Chewacla State Park located in Auburn is the perfect place for outdoor activities. The park includes a 26-acre lake, playground, picnic areas and plenty of hiking trails. You can fish at Lake Chewacla or any of the creeks found on the grounds. There are short walking trails or more strenuous mountain biking trails. Catherine Watson, graduating senior in public relations, said she especially enjoys taking her dogs to Chewacla. 

"Chewy is great," Watson said. "I take my pups on walks there pretty often. I know they enjoy being outside, and I like hiking when the weather is warm."

With a large waterfall and great scenery going to Chewacla is a great activity for a weekend in the spring. (Photo left: Wikimedia)

3. Attend outdoor events

Auburn has a lot of outdoor events to offer. For the older crowd, Downtown Opelika has On the Tracks. This event features food vendors, live music and a tasting trail that takes you through the shops downtown. The event will be held April 10. You could also take a short drive to Waverly, Alabama and attend the outdoor concert Waverly Boogie April 18 featuring artists like American Aquarium and Johnny Sansone. (Photo right: Wikimedia)

4. Go to the spring football game

Every year Auburn University holds a spring football game, known as A-Day, to get the crowd excited for the upcoming season. This year the game will be April 18 at 1 p.m. Tickets for the game will be $5 for general admission. This game is a great way to show support and enjoy a football game in the spring semester. (Photo left: Wikimedia)

5. Rent water sports equipment at the Auburn Recreation Center

Equipment is available to rent through the Auburn Recreation Center on a daily, weekly or weekend basis. Everything is available to students or members of the recreation center. The equipment includes backpacks, tents, boats and bicycles. You could grab a kayak from the Auburn Recreation Center for $14 a day and head to Chewacla where you can launch your boat. (Photo: Deviant Art)

6. Go to a baseball game

The Auburn 2015 Baseball season began Feb. 13. The first home conference game will be March 20 at 6 p.m. Going to a baseball game is a great way to support the team, enjoy concessions and have fun with your friends. (Photo: Wikimedia)

7. Visit downtown Opelika

Step outside your comfort zone and travel to Downtown Opelika. Downtown Opelika has a lot to offer from great restaurants to distilleries there is something for everyone. New to Downtown Opelika, John Emerald Distilling Company, is a fun place to go if you are 21 or older. The tasting room allows visitors to try their products. Popular restaurants range from Italian to food with an Irish flare. (Photo left: Wikimedia)

8. Go bowling

AMF Bowling Co. has a location in Auburn. AMF offers food and beverages while you bowl a few games with your friends. You can play a two-hour session for $10.19 a person including shoe rental. Whether you are rolling strikes or hitting the gutter bowling is a fun spring activity to do with your friends. (Photo right: Wikimedia)

"A little friendly competition at the bowling alley is always a lot of fun. Especially when I get lucky and pick up a 7-10 split," said senior Andrew Waters.

9. Play laser tag 

CyberZone in Opelika offers laser tag and arcade games. You can play laser tag with a group or just a few friends. CyberZone offers a student discount with a valid student ID. Students can play games for $6 per person. CyberZone is located in downtown Opelika on the corner of Ninth Street North and First Avenue. (Photo left: from

"I used to play laser tag all the time when I was younger, but I hadn't thought about it in a while. I went to CyberZone with my sorority a few weeks ago. It is a fun way to do something different than your typical weekend plans," said senior Sarah Bales.

10. Visit Lake Martin

Lake Martin, 40 minutes from Auburn University, provides lots of options for spring activities. You can go for a boat ride, jump off the famous chimney rock, or just relax in the water. You can make a weekend out of the trip or just go for the day. (Photo right: Wikimedia)


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