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5000 Nature Trail Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803, USA
High atop Huntsville's Green Mountain, the Madison County Nature Trail offers 72 acres of peace, hiking, and picnicking, as well as a log cabin and covered bridge for porch-sitting and contemplating. In an interesting display of (reverse?) ageism,...
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5105 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
You may associate planetariums with dull documentaries and Pink Floyd laser light shows, but Huntsville's planetarium and observatory was founded by Wernher von Braun, the rock star of rocket scientists. Facilities may be modest, but the history...
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Huntsville, AL, USA
French-style fromage in northern Alabama? Mais oui. Belle Chevre has been making artisanal goat cheese since before artisanal was a thing. Until recently, fans of their products had to go to Elkton, about 45 minutes' drive from Huntsville. Now...
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2211 Seminole Dr SW Studio 151, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Few things are more Southern than iced tea, generally served strong, black, and sweet enough to set your teeth on edge. Piper & Leaf is a Huntsville tea maker looking to take tea local, organic, and artisanal. Creating loose-leaf blends packaged...
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134 Farrow Rd, Madison, AL 35758, USA
Retreat from urban life and hit the trails on the Indian Creek Greenway, located along Huntsville’s western border. Several miles of trails go through woods and end in the community of Providence, where you’ll find restaurants and shops. The...
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355 Bridge Street Town Center #117, Huntsville, AL 35806, USA
Indulge your finer tastes at Vintage Wine & Cigars in Huntsville. This upmarket emporium stocks such brands as Cristal, Don Perignon, and Moët in addition to more affordable champagnes and wines. You’ll also find a large array of craft and...
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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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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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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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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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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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365 The Bridge St #106, 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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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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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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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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320 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
History buffs, railroad enthusiasts, and children will love a visit to the historic Huntsville Train Depot. This once-busy train station on the Norfolk Southern Railway line hasn’t seen a passenger since the 1960s, but it is actually the oldest...
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109 Gates Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
In the heart of downtown, just steps away from the Huntsville's best restaurants and nightlife, is a quiet city block surrounded by a white picket fence and big shady trees. Once you step inside, you are instantly transported back to 1819. It was...
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300 Gates Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
The Weeden House is an excellent example of a restored “Old South” residence, circa 1819. Complete with period furnishings, the stately house sports a garden awash with old-fashioned flowers such as peonies, lemon verbena, and roses. Tours are...
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3101 Burritt Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Commanding views are the words to describe Burrit on the Mountain. Sighted on 167 acres, trails wind through deep green forests that surround the Burrit mansion. A Huntsville native Dr. William Henry Burrit a homeopathic physician built this...
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1238 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
One of Atlanta’s most popular barbecue joints, Fox Bros. is packed every day, rain or shine. Locals jam the Little Five Points favorite for Texas-style fare like pulled pork and Flintstone-size ribs, best paired with sides like macaroni and...
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1093 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
When you fly in the ingredients straight from Italy, it's hard to go wrong: San Marzano tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella di Bufala, and extra virgin olive oil. Even the pizza ovens are shipped in from Naples. The restaurant is open until they run out of...
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100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
Housed in the Centennial Olympic Park tourism corridor, the Center for Civil and Human Rights is much more than a museum. While the emphasis is certainly on the civil rights movement, there are also several exhibits about the modern age. Set aside...
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675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
After many years of construction, the former Sears building and city hall annex reopened as a mixed-use development with lofts, offices and storefronts. The massive brick structure that dominates the neighborhood skyline also has a food hall...
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168 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
If you're short on time in Atlanta, now there's a way for you to see most of the sights in a matter of minutes. SkyView, the city's newest attraction, is a Ferris wheel that soars 20 stories above the ground. You can park at any of the lots...
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265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
The Atlanta of today owes much to the 1996 Summer Olympics. In preparation for the games, the city transformed a seedy neighborhood into a tourist-friendly destination, creating Centennial Olympic Park as the center of all...
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Atlanta, GA, USA
Most people don't think of Atlanta as having its own cuisine, especially when compared with parts of the South like Louisiana and South Carolina, but they clearly haven't been on a tour with Atlanta Food Walks. Created by world traveler and food...
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Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia 30060, USA
Very few places in the country can boast having a nearly 3,000-acre Civil War battlefield, but Kennesaw Mountain is just that. The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was a part of Sherman's 1864 Atlanta Campaign, which ended in 3,000 Union casualties and...
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200 Morgan Falls Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350, USA
Another great park for outdoor lovers is the Morgan Falls Overlook. Located at a dam on the Chattahoochee River, it’s a the place to have a picnic, let the little ones play on the playground, or to put in your kayak for a trip downstream. There’s...
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If you want to get in touch with nature, spend an afternoon in Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s answer to New York’s Central Park. Spread over 189 acres, the sprawling park boasts a running track, bocce and tennis courts, a swimming pool,...
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834 Lullwater Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Lullwater Park has some great trails and is right in the middle of the city on Emory's campus. Parking can be tricky but it's worth the extra effort! Take the trail past the Lullwater House mansion and around Candler Lake to suspended bridges and...
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1305 Indian Trail NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, USA
Want to get away from the hustle of the city? The Palisades is where you need to go! With trails in East and West Palisades, there's a path for everyone. Meander through bamboo forests, follow along the Chattahoochee river, or hike up to lookout...
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4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, USA
Named “Atlanta’s Best Ice Cream,” Morelli’s is a highly sought-after dessert. Locals rave about the salted caramel flavor, and Conan O’Brien even stopped by for a scoop when he filmed his show in town. The gourmet flavors are posted daily on the...
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1079 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
You can find the rainbow umbrella all around town, but you'll always see someone in the parking lot of Buddy's convenience store across from Manuel's Tavern in Poncey-Highlands. While it may have started as one enterprising young man and a cart...
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1850 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
After visiting food trucks in Hawaii and San Francisco, I was surprised to learn about the Atlanta Food Truck Park, a permanent home for the city's food trucks off Howell Mill Road. On any given day you will find a couple of food trucks, a live...
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250 Cobb Pkwy N #100, Marietta, GA 30062, USA
When the Atlanta humidity gets to be too much, head over to White Water, the city’s most popular water park, which has brought in families since 1984. Favorites at White Water include its Lazy River, the “Atlanta Ocean” wave pool and thrill slide...
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1200 Foster St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
The Goat Farm is one of the most exciting new things in Atlanta. It's housed in a complex of partially renovated 1800s industrial buildings. It's a visual and preforming arts center, an event and concert space, home to a cafe & library,...
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130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
A hub of preservation in the city, the Atlanta History Center is not your typical museum. The 33-acre experience features historic houses, enchanting gardens, and award-winning exhibitions, showcasing everything from Civil War artifacts to Olympic...
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Stone Mountain, GA, USA
More than 1,800 feet high and five miles around, Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock that rises from an otherwise low-level area. Well-known for its geology, the mountain is also famous—although controversially—for its...
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250 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
Located in the Centennial Olympic Park tourism corridor, the College Football Hall of Fame combines the South’s one true love with an interactive fan experience. Here, visitors find a hall of fame recognizing some of the sport’s...
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1060 Delta Blvd B-914, Atlanta, GA 30354, USA
What began as a large collection of Delta Air Lines artifacts in 1995, the Delta Flight Museum reopened in 2014 as a state-of-the-art facility for visitors on the company's campus near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The historic...
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240 M.L.K. Jr Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
An unassuming white building is consistently named a local favorite for its delicious hummus and gyros as well as the cheap price tag. The eatery also serves favorites like spanakopita and souvlaki. Go on a nice day and sit outside at a picnic...