Road Trips

Explore the many amazing road trips Alabama has to offer.
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Road Trip No. 2 Guntersville: Where Eagles Fly

It’s the name of a famous song, but Guntersville is truly a place “where eagles fly.”

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Road Trip No. 5 Gulf Shores and Orange Beach: Spring Break at the Beach

Soak up the sun on Alabama’s beautiful sugar-white sand beaches.

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Road Trip No. 9 Gulf Coast Birding: Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island, Theodore

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a stopover point for birds as they return from Central to North America in the spring, so it’s the perfect place to see herons, seagulls, pelicans and more.

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Road Trip No. 12 Childersburg and Sylacauga: Family Fun

Take your family to explore a cave that’s 12 stories deep. Eleven miles away, amaze them as your car rolls uphill, seemly defying the law of gravity.

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Road Trip No. 13 Eufaula: Picture-Perfect and Pilgrimage-Ready

Experience the state’s oldest and largest tour of homes on the Eufaula Pilgrimage, which takes place each spring.

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Road Trip No. 17 Foley and Elberta: Art, Antiques and Model Trains

Eight miles north of the white sand beaches of Alabama’s Gulf Coast sit two small towns rich in culture and heritage, Foley and Elberta.

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Road Trip No. 18 Go for a Drive on the RTJ Golf Trail

In Alabama, you can go for a drive on the RTJ Golf Trail, but these driving skills don’t require a steering wheel.

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Road Trip No. 20 Decatur: Fun in the River City

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River in North Alabama, Decatur is called “The River City” and is known for its great outdoor recreation.

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Road Trip No. 21 Discover Dothan: The Heart of Alabama’s Wiregrass

Dothan is an ideal place for a fun and affordable family vacation. Symbols of a bygone era await your visit at a 135-acre park on the outskirts of town.

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Road Trip No. 24 Rocking and Rolling on the Mountains: A Driving Tour Through Steele, Ashville and Springville

Take in Alabama’s natural beauty driving through the mountains. Observe local artists’ and listen to unique music at various bluegrass festivals.

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Road Trip No. 25 Alabama’s Coastal Connection National Scenic Byway

Beautiful beaches, authentic downtowns, wildlife preserves, historic sites and the freshest of seafood are all yours to enjoy on Alabama’s Coastal Connection, a nationally designated scenic byway.

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Road Trip No. 26 A Bicentennial Road Trip: Fort Mims to Horseshoe Bend

Follow the progression of the Creek Indian War through historic sites and battle reenactments.

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Road Trip No. 27 Fort Payne: The View From Lookout Mountain

The largest city along the Alabama portion of the Lookout Mountain Parkway is Fort Payne.

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Road Trip No. 28 Alabama’s Gulf Coast: Where Kids Drive the Fun Home

Some of the best family memories are made on a beach vacation. Ditching your regular routine and setting out for Alabama’s 32 miles of sandy seashore welcomes a bit of magic into your lives.

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Road Trip No. 35 Moundville/Aliceville: Shark Teeth, POWs & the Lost Realm of the Black Warrior

This road trip takes you on a journey through history. Visit Moundville Archaeological Park, then return to Tuscaloosa to eat, shop and see the sights. Journey to hunt prehistoric shark teeth left 70 million years ago before visiting a museum in nearby Aliceville dedicated to one of the largest World War II German prison camps in America.

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Road Trip No. 38 Wonder Falls & More: Gadsden, Attalla and Beyond

Take two days to explore the stunning scenic splendor of northeastern Alabama with visits to waterfalls in Gadsden and Fort Payne and the federally protected magnificence of Little River Canyon.

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Road Trip No. 39 Outdoor Beach Adventure: Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

This road trip takes you to Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast region for fishing, parasailing, hot air balloon rides, scuba diving and exciting dolphin cruises. Down along the Alabama coast, where 32 miles of sugar white sand beaches offer fun 365 days of the year, you’ll discover adventure at every turn – on land, by sea and in the air.

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Road Trip No. 40 Pork, Blues and Inner Tubes: A Tour of Alabama Barbecue

In Alabama, barbecue is a culture all in itself. The state serves some of the nation’s best, with iconic and award-winning restaurants just about everywhere you look.

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Road Trip No. 41 Mentone: A Mountaintop Treasure

Nestled among the woodlands atop the western brow of Lookout Mountain, the historic and scenic village of Mentone hosts antiques stores, arts and crafts shops, galleries and restaurants. The Lookout Mountain Parkway is known for its beautiful waterfalls and great white-water kayaking.

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Road Trip No. 42 Lineville & Ashland: From Alabama’s Highest Point to Its Hills of Gold

On this road trip, you will start on a mountaintop at Cheaha State Park and travel down to the valley. Along the way you can ride horses, pan for gold and drive beautiful back roads to reach the small towns of Lineville and Ashland.

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