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A Guide to Huntsville

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Huntsville was the city that first sent man to the moon, but if you want to stay a little closer to earth, it’s a great destination that offers up local cuisine, fun nightlife and plenty of attractions to suit any visitor. No space suit required.
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365 The Bridge St, Huntsville, AL 35806, USA
People don't simply visit the beautiful Bridge Street Town Center to shop; it is one of the favorite places for locals to hang out. This open air destination has more than 70 upscale shops and restaurants, a carousel, train ride, and splash...
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120-A Cleveland Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
A few years ago New Yorker Monique found herself living in Huntsville and dismayed by how many people were shopping at big box stores for the same kinds of things that locals were making beautiful versions of. After meeting lots of artists at...
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815 Madison St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
The name Gibson is synonymous with barbecue across the state of Alabama, as it was the family patriarch, Big Bob, who created the white sauce that is now considered to be the Alabama style of sauce. Little Paul's continues in the family business,...
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315 Fountain Cir SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Alabamians know their summers are hot and humid, but by no stretch does that mean that they necessarily love the boiling weather. One of the favorite ways they beat the heat in Rocket City is the charming little Bicentennial Park. Surrounded by...
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404 Madison St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
The Earlyworks Childrens Museum is a great place for children, as it provides a hands-on way to learn about the early days of Alabama statehood through fun things like a talking tree and clock, the chance to dress up in period clothing, and a...
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119 North Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
In the cool downtown square you'll find the masters of home-made pizza and fresh gelato, Sam and Greg. Housed in a 19th century building, it has officially been declared haunted by the Alabama Paranormal Association. What's more, they created a...
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1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Huntsville is the birthplace of the United States Space Program and where the Space Race was won back in 1969, when man first went to the moon and returned safely home. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is the world's largest space museum and has...
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3414 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Taqueria el Cazador serves up Huntsville's most authentic fare from south of the border, and it's a fun place to eat because it's housed inside of a Blue Bird school bus. The prices are great, and it's the local favorite for true Mexican food....
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5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Every outdoor activity you could possibly hope for, you will find at Monte Sano State Park. This state parks offers fishing, dozens of camp sites, 14 miles of hiking and biking trails, and plenty of places to picnic, all while enjoying beautiful...
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2211 Seminole Dr SW # 501, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Flying Monkey Arts, a community collective, brings creative culture to life in the Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment Center. Saturdays local artists are invited to setup and sell their wares on the second floor for unique weekly market. Vintage...
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6196 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806, USA
Rosie's bright atmosphere, good food, and great drinks keeps locals packing this place out every night. They serve up great TexMex fare, and to drink, opt for their famous Mambo Taxi, a margarita and sangria mixture served in a frosty glass. It's...
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110 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
The Voodoo Lounge is a favorite for the young and hip crowd of Huntsville. Its long, narrow space in the basement of a Greek restaurant in downtown's Courtyard Square makes for a fun place to spend a late night meeting new friends or hanging out...
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106 Cleveland Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Sandwich Farm is run by sweet gal named Samantha who has made Huntsville her adopted home. Her goal is simple: to source fresh ingredients and serve them up on unique creations that excite her customers. It's located in the trendy Lumberyard...
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420 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Huntsville recently followed in the footsteps of other Alabama cities by creating an entertainment district; a large area surrounded by bars and restaurants and hinged on this beautiful urban green space. Big Spring Park is adjacent to many...
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233-245 Stoneway Trail, Madison, AL 35758, USA
The Rainbow Mountain Trail is the effort of the Madison Greenway and Trails to preserve the last of the undeveloped areas of Madison for all to enjoy. It is part of the Appalachian Trail, and provides fantastic hiking for visitors of all ages and...
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4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Located just below the space age technology of the US Space & Rocket Center is the breathtaking Huntsville Botanical Gardens. Is it filled with countless herbs, flowers, plants, and trees that will make you forget that you're in one of the most...
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619 Meridian St N #200, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Locals flock to this patio nightly for some of the best entertainment in town. The atmosphere is classically Southern from the sweet hospitality, to the born and bred Alabama clientele. Even the dishes and drinks won't let you forget where you...
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2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Located off the back docks of the artist-centric Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment you will find 20,000 new and vintage pieces of vinyl, each waiting to be hunted for, found, and brought home to your record player where it will pop, crackle, and fill...
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123 North Side Square, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Amendment XXI is a swanky lounge where the bartenders dress for the occasion and sling the best locally crafted cocktails. Take a seat in one of the couch-laden nooks or outside on the patio that opens up to the trendy courtyard square. This...
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2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is the hub of creativity and culture in Huntsville. The 3 floors of the sprawling grounds that previously housed a combat boot factory during Vietnam is now home to over a hundred studios for glass makers,...
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100 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Huntsville's favorite chef, the renowned James Boyce, opened his Cotton Row restaurant in 2008 and it has become the cornerstone of the city's fine dining and modern cuisine. The menu changes based on freshest available ingredients. Chef Boyce and...
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300 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Small in size but big in impact, the Huntsville Museum of Art is home to over 3000 individual pieces of art from all over the world, as well as popular traveling exhibitions. Perhaps the most stunning is the menagerie of the Buccellati Silver...
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300 Franklin St SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Rounding out Chef James Boyce's trio of upscale dining in historic downtown Huntsville is Commerce Kitchen. Chef Boyce offers up traditional Southern comfort food, but with the modern twist that he is does so perfectly. The classic BLT is dressed...
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3101 Burritt Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Dr. William Henry Burritt willed his mansion and the surrounding acreage to Huntsville in the 1950s, making it the city's first museum. It is a uniquely exciting place to visit; full of educational experiences and vast sweeping views of the city...
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300 Church St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Renowned James Beard-nominated Chef James Boyce made the perfect addition to the lovely Huntsville Museum of Art when he opened Pane e Vino. The authentic Italian fare is just as magnificent as the priceless works of art that it is nestled...
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124 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Locals and vistors alike flock to Harrison Brothers Hardware, a step back in time in this modern, technology-driven city. It has been in operation since 1879, and is the oldest hardware store in the entire state. The store is filled to the brim...
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220 Holmes Ave NE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Below the Radar opened in 2012, and while it's a new watering hole in Huntsville, it has had no trouble quickly gaining popularity with locals. Located in the historic Huntsville Times building downtown, it's a favorite for after-work drinks,...
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3210 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
A local favorite and always packed, Blue Plate Cafe is the place to go in Huntsville if you want the best home cookin' around. The food sticks to your ribs, the coffee is bottomless, the waitresses call you "honey," and the prices are incredibly...
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2211 Seminole Dr SW #4A, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Pizzelle's Confections is the perfect place to pickup a sweet gift. The vast array of chocolate truffles lined up in the front display case make you feel like you're shopping for jewelry more than chocolate. Inside you can cozy up with a truffle...
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3305 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
The Nook Tavern feels like a German Biergarten, and the beer selection is unlike anything you've probably seen. Boasting just under 500 beers from both regional breweries and around the world, this is the premier Huntsville beer destination. The...