Alabama Travel Guide
Alabama - Share the Wonder
Featured Hotels in Alabama
Alabama's diverse landscape serves to illustrate the variety of adventures awaiting you. From the picturesque mountains of North Alabama to the sugar–white beaches of the Gulf Coast, you'll find something special to pique your interest.
Alabama Popular Cities
There's a wealth of history to explore in Alabama. The Civil Rights Movement that started in Alabama changed the world. Walk in the footsteps of African–American heroes who challenged and overthrew segregation laws. Visit the actual sites in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and Tuskegee where events that galvanized the world also made a nation view its fellow men and women with equality and respect.
- Montgomery - Topping the city’s list of must-sees is the state capitol building, Rosa Parks Museum and Library, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Civil Rights Memorial, the Montgomery Zoo, the First White House of the Confederacy and the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and Parsonage, the Hank Williams Museum and Memorial, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, the Blount Cultural Park and Alabama Old Town.
- Birmingham - Birmingham offers up a vast selection of cultural opportunities, including the city’s outstanding museum of art, the Civil Rights Institute, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Vulcan Park.
- Mobile - Sugar-white beaches, championship golf courses, charter fishing trips, wildlife areas, theme parks and playgrounds, historic Fort Morgan.
- Orange Beach
- Dauphin Island
- Bayou La Batre
Featured Hotels in Alabama
Alabama - Main Centers of Interest
Little River Canyon National Monument
US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville
Bellingrath Gardens & Home, Theodore
Old Alabama Town, Montgomery
Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro
Riverchase Galleria Hoover
Vulcan Park Birmingham
22nd Street Jazz Cafe in Birmingham
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Alabama Main Outdoors Activities
Water Activities - Fishing, boating, kayaking, whitewater paddling and canoing Alabama is covered with incredible streams, rivers and lakes, from the natural waterways that wind through our beautiful woodlands to the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico that lap against our beautiful white sandy beaches.
Hiking, rock climbing, biking, fishing and bird watching
With 22 million acres of forests, and topographic shifts from Gulf beaches to Appalachian cliffs, it is home to a diverse wildlife population that includes 414 bird species. All of this is just part of what makes Alabama a natural choice for outdoor adventure.
Tracks and trails
The Alabama Bass Trail is a must for any avid angler. Take a trip to any of Alabama's parks and woodlands and you will find some of the best biking trails in the South. Or visit the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, a paradise for birding during migration.
More about Alabama
Alabama is the 30th largest state in the United States with 135,775 km2 (52,423 mi2) of total area. 3.19% of that is water, making Alabama 23rd in the amount of surface water, also giving it the second largest inland waterway system in the United States. About three-fifths of the land area is a gentle plain with a general decline towards the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. The North Alabama region is mostly mountainous, with the Tennessee River cutting a large valley creating numerous creeks, streams, rivers, mountains, and lakes.
The lowest point east of the Mississippi River lies in Dekalb County along a creek cutting tower ridges, and creating Buck's Pocket State Park. Another natural wonder is "Land Bridge" the longest natural bridge span east of the Mississippi River. Alabama generally ranges in elevation from sea level at Mobile Bay, to a little more than 1,800 feet (550 m) in the Appalachian mountains in the northeast. The highest point is Mount Cheaha.
Alabama also contains the Natchz Trace Parkway, the Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail, and the Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail. (Source Wikipedia)
Alabama Main Airports
Birmingham International Airport BHM
Dothan Regional Airport DHN
Huntsville International Airport HSV
Mobile Regional Airport MOB
Muscle Shoals - Northwest Alabama Reg MSL
Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport TCL
Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel
Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel,
Post Office Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103-4927
1 800 ALABAMA
Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
P. O. Box 204 Mobile, AL 36601-0204
1 800 5 MOBILE
Plan your Trip to Alabama
Hotels in Alabama
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Featured Hotels in Alabama
Best Time to Visit
Alabama enjoys year-round mild conditions with average temperatures near 80º in the summer and above 45º in the winter. Highs reach the mid 90s.
Northern parts of the state receive occasional short-lived snowfalls. Rainfall is spread somewhat evenly throughout the year.
March is the rainiest month, and October is the driest. High humidity is common, especially in the southern areas and along the Gulf of Mexico.
The best time to go birding is in April, May, and June.
- Mountains - North Alabama's dramatic mountain vistas: waterfalls, caverns and tree-crested mountaintops
- Metropolitain - Attractions, activities and events are waiting for you in places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston and Gadsden.
- River Heritage - Highlights include the Gaineswood Plantation in Demopolis, civil rights landmarks in Selma, the state Capitol buildings in Montgomery, and Auburn University.
- Gulf Coast - Find sugar-white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Alabama Regional Parks
1 - Joe Wheeler
2 - Lake Guntersville
3 - Rickwood Caverns
4 - Lake Lurleen
5 - Oak Mountain
6 - Paul M. Grist
7 - Chickasaw
8 - Roland Cooper
9 - Bladon Springs
10 - Meaher
11 - Gulf12 - Monte Sano
13 - Cathedral Caverns
14 - Buck's Pocket
15 - Desoto
16 - Cheaha
17 - Wind Creek
18 - Chewacla
19 - Lakepoint
20 - Blue Springs
21 - Frank Jackson
22 - Florala
Flag and Symbols
Gem Star Blue Quartz
Motto "We Dare Defend Our Rights"
Nicknames "The Cotton State," The Yellowhammer State," and the "Heart of Dixie."
Tree Southern (longleaf) Pine
Alabama - Hotels
Alabama - Popular hotels
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More Information about Alabama
- Alabama.gov - Official Alabama Website: Everything about Alabama
- Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel - Information on holiday activities, golf, features and facts about the state, lists tour operators available, links, state history and parks, and contact details.
- Alabama, The Best of the US - History, scenic attractions, facts about the state of Alabama and related links.
- Roadside America - Alabama Attractions - State offbeat attractions, roadtrip sights and virtual vacation highlights.