Places To Go

In Alabama, each city and town has its own flavor. Explore our world-class restaurants and exciting night life, or just find your own stretch of pristine beach to unwind with a good book.



The Rocket City is home to diverse destinations, from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to Monte Sano State Park.

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Lake Guntersville & The Jackson County Mountains

Alabama's largest lake features renowned bass fishing and eagle-watching. Scottsboro is home to famed First Monday Trade Days.

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The Bankhead Forest & Sispey Wilderness

Explore the William Bankhead National Forest, Cullman's Ave Maria Grotto and the Oakville Indian Mounds Park.

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Lookout Mountain & Little River Canyon

Mountains meet water in this area featuring Noccalula Falls, Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort, DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon.

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Retrace the Civil Rights Movement, taste award-winning dishes and explore the state’s largest zoo.

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Chandler Mountain & Locust Fork

An outdoor lover's paradise, with natural rock formations, Spring Valley Beach Water Park and Horse Pens 40.

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Mount Cheaha & Talledega

The highest point in Alabama, this area features Cheaha State Park, Talladega Superspeedway and the Anniston Museum of Natural History.

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The Cahaba & Oakmulgee

Don't miss Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park and the small-town charm along the biologically diverse river.

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Lake Martin & Horseshoe Bend

End site of the Creek War, now home to Horseshoe Bend National Military Park and recreation on the shores of Lake Martin.

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The Piedmont

The edge of the Piedmont plateau featuring Auburn University, Lake Wedowee, Chewacla State Park and historic homes of Opelika.

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The Tombigbee River Valley

An area known for excellent fishing, the Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge and antebellum homes of Demopolis.

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Monroeville & Gee's Bend

A must-visit for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird. The quilters of isolated community Gee's Bend have also garnered international fame.

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Don’t miss the Rosa Parks Museum, the Hank Williams Museum and the renowned Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

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Tuskegee & Phenix City

A celebrated center of African-American achievements, such as the Tuskegee Airmen site and George Washington Carver Museum.

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Gulf Coast

Enjoy turquoise waters, sugar-white beaches, Gulf State Park and Fort Morgan Historic Site and Museum.

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Experience America’s oldest Mardi Gras, eat fresh catch from the Gulf and explore the historic USS Alabama.

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The Conecuh

In close proximity to beaches, this area features Claude D. Kelley State Park and Poarch Creek Reservation.

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The Wiregrass

Home to Dothan (the "Peanut Capital of the World"), Fort Rucker and the famous Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise.

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Lake Eufaula & The Red Hills

The "Big Bass Capital of the World." Don't miss Hank Williams' boyhood home or Troy's Pioneer Museum of Alabama.

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