I’m really excited to interview Connie Pearson of There Goes Connie about Auburn, Alabama. Connie’s tips for the best things to do in Auburn are awesome because she is an Alabama native and frequents Auburn regularly to visit friends and family. Two of her kids graduated from Auburn University, and she loves how there’s always something fun and interesting to do there.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Auburn-Opelika Tourism, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Auburn
Connie says the two most convenient airports to fly into are Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), which is a 90 minute drive to Auburn, and Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) which is less than an hour drive from Auburn. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.
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Places we talked about on the Auburn, Alabama podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Connie Pearson about Auburn, Alabama. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Auburn, Alabama
- Green dots = best things to do in Auburn, Alabama
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Auburn, Alabama
Who is Connie Pearson?
Connie Pearson graduated from Auburn University the same day as Pat Sullivan, Auburn’s first Heisman Trophy winner. Her husband and two of her children also have degrees from Auburn.
She has been a music teacher and a missionary and is now a prolific travel writer and the author of four books. Her latest is “100 Things To Do In Auburn, AL Before You Die” by Reedy Press.
Here are a few articles that she’s written:
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Related episodes for Auburn
To learn more about destinations in Alabama, listen to our episodes below: