The 9 most romantic date spots and restaurants in Auburn/Opelika

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Romantic outdoor date spot. (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Valentine’s Day is closing in and we’ve rounded up nine of the most romantic date spots in the 334. From delicious restaurants to beautiful scenery, there’s plenty of places to explore with your significant other. Let’s dive in.

1. The Avondale Bar & Tap Room

Cheers to a perfect date night. (Avondale Bar & Tap Room / Facebook)

Looking for a spot on the more sophisticated side? The Avondale Bar and Tap room radiates class and fashion, creating the ideal atmosphere to grab a delicious drink.

2. Ariccia & Piccolo

Located in The Hotel at Auburn University, Ariccia serves authentic Italian cuisine while Piccolo, a club-style jazz lounge, allows visitors to enjoy live music in a stylish environment. Because what’s more romantic than Italian and jazz?

3. The Wittle Rooftop Bar

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Cheers! (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Sunsets in Auburn are unbeatable, and one of the best views comes from The Wittle Rooftop Bar. The full-service bar has a 360-degree view of downtown and serves signature drinks that are to die for.

4. Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

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Auburn University’s Museum of Fine Art. (Emilyn Hamn / Bama Buzz)

Nothing brings people together like art. The Jule Collins Smith Museum is currently showcasing beautiful exhibitions you’ve got to show your loved one.

5. Chewacla State Park

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Hike, fish, swim and more at Chewacla. (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Chewacla State Park is the ideal date spot for all the outdoorsy couples. Hike beautiful trails, eat a picnic by the lake or enjoy scenic views throughout the park.

6. The Red Barn at Ag Heritage Park

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Ag Heritage Park. (Maggie Dazzio / Bama Buzz)

Ag Heritage Park is the ideal spot for picnics, frisbee golf or a place to bring your four-legged friends. The vibrant Red Barn creates an atmosphere that’s hard to beat.

7. Sneak & Dawdle

Sneak and Dawdle isn’t your typical bar. The upscale establishment is Opelika’s treasured speakeasy, creating an atmosphere that’ll take you back in time.

8. Café 123

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Café 123 entrance. (Café 123 / Facebook)

Café 123 combines classic Southern cuisine with a hint of French influence. Explore historic downtown Opelika before taking your S/O to this fine dining establishment.

9. Samford Lawn

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Fall on Samford Lawn. (Maggie Dazzio / The Bama Buzz)

Last, but certainly not least, is the beloved Samford Lawn. We couldn’t leave this one out, considering it’s the perfect spot for watching the sunset, laying out a picnic or simply enjoying the heart of downtown Auburn.

Love is in the air, Bama, let’s make the most of it.

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