Road Trips

Explore the many amazing road trips Alabama has to offer.
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Road Trip No. 1 Tuscaloosa to Auburn: Football Championship Tour

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers are cross-state rivals in football, but together they have won the last three Bowl Championship Series titles.

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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. 3 Mobile: A Romantic Getaway

If you’re considering a romantic getaway, put Mobile at the top of your list.

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Road Trip No. 4 Selma to Montgomery: Crossing a Bridge into History

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, spanning the Alabama River in Selma, has become one of the most iconic symbols of the modern struggle for civil and voting rights in America. It is also a focal point for the 54-mile route now memorialized as the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.

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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. 6 Birmingham: Taking it to the Streets, Downtown

Get ready to travel to Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city, for a stroll through historic downtown. On this walking tour, you will go to the place where hot peanuts have been sold for more than 100 years and stroll through shops filled with memories.

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Road Trip No. 7 Huntsville: To the Moon and Back By Dinner

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville is the largest and most comprehensive space flight museum in the world.

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Road Trip No. 8 Montgomery: A Place Where History Runs Deep

History is woven into the very soul of Montgomery. It spirals down grand staircases, like the one inside the 1847 State Capitol building.

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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. 10 Monroeville: The "To Kill a Mockingbird" Experience

You’ve read the book or maybe you’ve seen the movie with Gregory Peck. Now experience To Kill a Mockingbird and lots more firsthand on a visit to Monroeville.

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Road Trip No. 11 Selma: Explore Small Town's Major Role in Civil War History

The 1820s town of Selma, situated on the banks of the Alabama River in west-central Alabama, is a place where the past reaches out to you like the branches of the town’s moss-draped trees.

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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. 14 Tuscaloosa to Eutaw: Antiques and Antebellum Mansions

With gracious antebellum mansions, wonderful art galleries, scenic waterways, landmark universities, a haunted bridge and a treasure trove of antique shops, West Alabama offers the perfect road trip for lovers of antiquity, art and culture.

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Road Trip No. 15 Abbeville: Yatta Abba Yella Fella Tour

Explore the small town made famous by Jimmy Rane, the Yella Fella.

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Road Trip No. 16 Eastern Shore: Girlfriends Bay Getaway

Experience a girlfriends getaway on Alabama’s Eastern Shore where the charming small town of Fairhope offers boutiques, bistros, art and the highest rated Marriott spa in the world just down the road. As you cruise along Scenic Highway 98 to Fairhope, you’ll drive under canopies of oak trees draped with Spanish moss.

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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. 19 Birmingham’s Five Points South: Walk to James Beard-recognized Restaurants

Birmingham is home to great neighborhoods that are filled with a spirit that comes alive when you walk down the streets and step inside the boutiques and quaint restaurants.

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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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