When I travel, I am always looking for ways to save money. I mean seriously, who doesn’t enjoy being able to experience all an area has to offer, and knowing you got a good deal on it? It’s a good feeling. Well I am not one to keep my travel hacks to myself, so I wanted to share with you something cool that I stumbled upon that I thought you may enjoy too. It’s something that Sweet Home Alabama has put together and it is called the All in One Ticket. You can enjoy discounts in the Lake Martin area, as well as the nearby Auburn/Opelika area.
What is the All in One Ticket?
This is one ticket that allows you admission to multiple attractions. The ticket is offered for a variety of places in the state, including the Lake Martin/Alexander City area and Auburn/Opelika area. While there are indeed tickets offered for many great places around Alabama, I am a little partial to this area, so let me tell you about all of the fun things on this ticket. This particular ticket seems to cater directly to my personal interests, in the fact that it offers some really cool outdoors experiences, and a couple chances to taste some local flavors.
Also, I love that there are multiple options available depending on how long you plan to be in the area. There is a 1 day, 2 day, and 5 day option. Another great thing is that the ticket is delivered right to your phone. Once you purchase it, it is delivered via text and email. Use your phone to show your ticket at the included attractions, and get admission to each location. It is that easy! In addition to saving a few bucks, the ease of not having to keep up with one more piece of paper makes me happy as well!
Lake Martin and Auburn/Opelika Attractions Included on the Ticket
Location: 4325 Alabama 128 Alexander City, AL 35010
What’s Included: Park Admission
This is one of the largest state-owned campgrounds in the United States. However, even if you are just visiting for the day, you will quickly see there are so many great things to do at Wind Creek State Park. Their hiking trails are amazing, as is their fishing pier. There’s also a great beach right there on site on the shores of Lake Martin. In addition, there is ziplining, mini golf, horseback riding, boat rentals, and much more. I love climbing the silo too-it offers such a great view of the lake.
Location: 124 Shell Toomer Parkway Auburn, AL 36830
What’s Included: Park Admission
Chewacla State Park is a beautiful park that has a 26 acre lake, a swimming area, playground, campground, and picnic areas. They also have great hiking and mountain biking trails that offer a variety of options. Start out at the short interpretive Sweet Shrub Trail, or check out the more challenging mountain biking trails built by the Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers.
Location: 4282 County Road 31 Notasulga, AL 36866
What’s Included: Full Wine Tasting
There is nothing quite like a wine tasting at Whippoorwill Vineyards. This family owned winery has been nationally and internationally recognized for their wines-and once you taste them, you will see why. They have a variety of flavors spanning the spectrum of sweet to dry. It’s a very cool experience to be able to walk the vineyards and take in the beauty of the area, while getting to try some of their amazing, award winning creations.
Location: 706 North Railroad Avenue Opelika, AL 36801
What’s Included: Tour and Tasting Flight
This is a small batch distillery in downtown Opelika. John Emerald’s collection of creations includes whiskey, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin, and brandy. It is a very interesting experience to be able to actually tour the distillery with one of the distillers and hear about their locally made creations.
The best part about this is that you don’t have to choose-you get to do all of the things included on the All in One Ticket. You will love the ease of using this, and I definitely encourage you to check it out next time you are in the area.