Road Trips

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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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. 22 Florence: Alabama’s Renaissance City

Florence, the county seat of Lauderdale County, was surveyed in 1818 by Ferdinand Sannoner, an Italian native who named the city after Florence, Italy.

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Road Trip No. 23 Gee’s Bend Pastimes to Patchwork Tour

Perhaps you’ve read about the women from Gee’s Bend in rural Wilcox County, who have been piecing together some of the world’s most beautiful patchwork quilts and passing their skills down for generations.

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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. 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. 34 Irondale, Hanceville & Cullman: A Pilgrimage for the Soul

Pilgrims of all faiths journey from far corners of the globe to nourish spirits and deepen understanding at the three Alabama locations. Each stop is an easy drive from major interstates, but you’ll feel transported to spiritual realms in your heart.

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Road Trip No. 36 Henagar: The Sound of (Sacred Harp) Music

On this road trip, you will hear the sound so associated with the South of the Civil War period and see the town where Sacred Harp songs were recorded for the movie Cold Mountain.

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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. 46 Athens’ Southern Splendor

From history and food to Southern hospitality, Athens has it all. Athens is a small city in North Alabama with a charming downtown square full of history.

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Road Trip No. 52 Pike County: Art, Pioneers, Peanut Butter and More

There’s a lot to love about Pike County, which is just east of Alabama’s capital city and includes the cities of Troy and Brundidge. Discover an emerging arts scene, the pioneering spirit of the past, a top-ranked university, antiques, an annual peanut butter party and more.

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