The soft, sugar-white sands and warm turquoise gulf waters of Alabama beaches make up a relaxing oasis. As you step out onto the pillows of white sand beneath your feet, you can instantly feel the salty sea breeze brush against your skin, hear the soothing crash of the waves upon the shore and see the wide open skies above you. Within seconds, you’re transported to a world that you will never want to leave. Add in seafood straight from the Gulf, panoramic views and plenty of fun family activities, and you might find yourself planning your next trip here before the current one is even over.
Plan an Alabama Vacation for the Whole Family.
Summertime is a season where families often travel together and there are several Alabama vacation sweet spots from Huntsville to the Gulf Coast with attractions the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s spending time on a lake, exploring space, bird watching or kayaking Alabama’s waterways, the state has a number of destinations that are filled with fun for the whole family.
Lake Guntersville State Park offers many family-friendly outdoor activities for an incredible scenic vacation. The state park is located on 6,000 acres of woodland along the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama. Visitors can stay at the park’s hotel or in one of the mountain-setting chalets or cottages. A campground also is available to those who would rather camp. Families enjoy more than 30 miles of hiking trails, picnicking, fabulous vistas and numerous sites for viewing wildlife. It is the winter home of the American bald eagle and the Park features educational programs.
In addition, there is the Screaming Eagle Ziplining at Lake Guntersville where visitors can soar through the air like eagles among the treetops of Taylor Mountain. Lake Guntersville State Park partners with Historic Banning Mills to offer one of the best...
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