Road Trips

Explore the many amazing road trips Alabama has to offer.
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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 30 Marion and Greensboro: Interesting People, Places and Food

Alabama’s Black Belt region, so named because of its rich black soil, cuts a swath across the state that encompasses 22 counties, including Hale and Perry.

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Road Trip No. 33 Tuscaloosa and Northport: A Feast of Art and Food

Tuscaloosa, the fifth largest city in Alabama, is home to the University of Alabama and the National Championship Crimson Tide football team. Northport’s charming downtown is a mecca for diners and shoppers, particularly during the annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts each October.

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Road Trip No. 37 Cullman: Alabama’s German Village

From its Native American and Civil War past to proud heritage as the site of an authentic 1870s German village, Cullman offers travelers plenty to see and do.

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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. 44 Alabama’s Gulf Coast: Fresh Catch and Fairways

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a destination that combines rest and relaxation with some of the best golfing and fishing around.

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Road Trip No. 45 Historic House Museums of Mobile

From the grand Bragg-Mitchell Mansion to the simple Portier House, the historic house museums of Mobile are sure to provide a memorable experience for those who love history, architecture and a good story.

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Road Trip No. 48 Scottsboro: Claim the Treasures

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains on 69,000-acre Lake Guntersville, Scottsboro is a treasure-trove of adventure. Here you can tour a quaint museum that chronicles the early history of the Civil Rights Movement in America, see the courthouse where the Scottsboro Boys Trials took place in the 1930s, and enjoy premier outdoor recreation, such as bird-watching, boating, camping, fishing and golfing.

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Road Trip No. 50 Your Island Getaway: Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island is the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. A natural environment surrounded by the beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this small barrier island is set apart by white sand beaches, walking trails, bountiful wildlife and lots of history.

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Road Trip No. 56 Crave the Coast: A Gulf-Side Trip for Food Lovers

Next time you visit the pristine beaches of Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast, up the culinary ante with the delicious destinations and dishes the area has to offer.

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Road Trip No. 60 Elkmont: Goat Cheese Heaven

Elkmont is best known as the home of an internationally acclaimed goat cheese maker. It is also a place to explore Civil War history, pick, grin and dance the night away at an old railroad depot, or listen to country music by Nashville entertainers inside a little red caboose.

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Road Trip No. 63 Alabama Beer Trail - Flight 1

Alabama’s burgeoning craft beer scene practically begs you to make a pilgrimage to some of the 29 breweries and brew pubs in the state.

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Road Trip No. 66 See & Sip at Alabama’s Wineries

Keeping step with Alabama’s burgeoning craft beer industry and award-winning restaurants, vineyards around the state are producing homegrown vintages with distinctive flavors. The state currently boasts 14 vineyards and wineries, most of which rely on Alabama’s only native grape, the muscadine.

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Road Trip No. 70 Meet Alabama’s Artisanal Cheesemakers

Get your camera ready for this Instagram-worthy tour through Alabama farmland to meet a few of the state’s top artisanal cheese producers. Throughout Alabama’s rich agricultural history, farmers have utilized the mild climate and fertile soil to create distinctive dairy products.

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