Springtime in Auburn is just as magical as Auburn in the Fall, but with a whole different energy to the campus. Growing up I would go to Auburn with my parents in the spring for a slower pace, spring sports like baseball and softball and little-to-nothing on the agenda. It was always a favorite of mine to have memories like those with my parents, different than that of the buzzing weekends of Fall. Recently, Geoff and I decided to take Brooks for a family-fun weekend to make springtime memories in Auburn and continue a tradition of our own.
Auburn in the Spring
Since moving back to the south we’ve been lucky enough to experience Auburn in the springtime a few years running. Last year we made it to A-Day spring game, and this year we decided to go just to see some spring sports like the Auburn men’s baseball team and women’s softball. I’m also a fan of Auburn in the spring because of spring break and the streets are a little quieter and the pace is a little slower…plus the cute boutiques off College Street aren’t swarming with fall football fans. 😉
I don’t know about y’all, but most of the time the place we stay when we’re out of town is more than half of the vacation itself! It’s such a treat to have a bed already made and breakfast ready to be served! I always love our stay at The Hotel at Auburn University. Growing up we stayed at The Hotel a few times and it was a major treat. I loved getting to share that with Brooks now. It’s such a pretty hotel and completely run by Auburn students. Their care for hotel guests is always the best around, the rooms feel classic and homey, and the restaurant downstairs has a bomb breakfast menu. 😛
Another favorite from the weekend was our lunch at Acre. Acre is a newer restaurant to Auburn that I’ve been dying to go to. It was named the South’s Best in 2018 by Southern Living magazine. With an onsite garden and locally sourced meet, it’s no wonder it’s a new local favorite! We met up with my cousin who is currently a student at Auburn and devoured a few of the favorites from the menu. I had the Grilled Salmon Salad, my cousin had the “Chicken Fried” Chicken and Geoff had the Original Acre Burger. Okay, now I’m hungry…
The whole weekend was just about going and doing whatever we wanted, and it was just what we needed. We shopped some boutiques off College Street, saw a softball game Friday night and went to the baseball game Saturday night. Poor Brooks started to act a little pitiful Saturday at the baseball game. Early Sunday morning he woke us up with a high fever, and turned out he had the flu. Good thing it was the start to his Spring Break, so we rested all week and I got some extra cuddle time in with him, which nowadays is hard to get. 😉
We loved our time in Auburn and can’t wait to go back in the Fall for some Auburn football! What are some of your favorite childhood memories that you now do with your own family? I’d love to hear!
Thanks for reading and I hope y’all have a great weekend! Tonight I’m heading to shoot a fashion show with my favorite gals at Effortless Style (it’s our friendaversary!) and this weekend we have friends coming to town to hang, and Sunday I’m helping throw a baby shower for a dear friend. It’s a busy and fulfilling season for sure. ☺️
Check out the video below I put together from some of our highlights during our springtime weekend in Auburn!
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