Holidays to Alabama offer something special. Alabama's breath taking scenic views, enchanting historic landmarks and unforgettable hospitality are legendary. Mix in the lively port city of New Orleans and the Country Music Capital, Nashville, and you've got yourself a delightful taste of the intriguing Deep South.
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Distance: 165 miles
Travel today to Alabama's historic capital, Montgomery, renowned in the Deep South for its charm and ambience. The city contains many landmarks and museums dedicated to the fight for freedom, none so poignant as the Civil Rights Memorial where a circular black granite table records the names of those who died in the struggle.
The region also has a strong history associated with the American Indians with Tuscaloosa taking its name from Choctaw Indian Chief Tushkauloosa, meaning Black Warrior. Among the attractions is Moundville Archaeological Park which includes a reconstructed Indian village.
Distance: 217 miles
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach have been virtually untouched by tourism and are havens for those who want the beach but not the crowds that go with it.
With 32-miles of sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 50-miles from Mobile, Gulf Shores is a great place to relax and enjoy beach activities on your holiday. As well as this there are numerous attractions, nature and wildlife parks, golf courses, hiking and biking.
Distance: 190 miles
Travel on the famed Streetcar Named Desire, walk through the historic garden district or sail on the Mississippi for an afternoon or evening cruise.
Distance: 143 miles
Travel now to Alabama's Gulf Coast and its 32-miles of pristine sandy Beaches. Mobile, a seaport situated at the mouth of the Mobile River, is the largest town on the Gulf. It is one of the oldest cities in the US and celebrates its 300th birthday in 2002 having been colonised by the French in 1702. Mobile is also the original home of Mardi Gras, with the first event taking place in 1703. The colourful carnival takes place two weeks before Lent each year while jazz is the main ingredient of the city's three-day BayFest music festival held each autumn.
Distance: 259 miles
Nestled in the southern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and with the mighty Tennessee River cutting through the landscape, Alabama's northern region is probably the best for outdoor adventure.
The north has eight of Alabama's state parks, the largest being Oak Mountain, 15 miles south of Birmingham with its miles of walking, hiking and mountain bike trails. Whilst in Birmingham itself, visit more Civil rights landmarks and head to Five Points South for restaurants, bars and nightlife.
Distance: 102 miles
Distance: 121 miles
Drive to Nashville, home of Country Music in America and the Grand Old Opry. Visit the homes and museums of these music giants, or visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Dance to today's hot country sounds at the Wildhorse Saloon or sail aboard the General Jackson Showboat on the Cumberland River.
Distance: 133 miles
Distance: 116 miles
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