Huntsville for Anyone
Collected by Max Power
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.
Located in downtown Decatur, AL, The Back Alley Bistro shares the same uniqueness and flair as any local dive in Franklin, TN, Austin, TX or Decatur, GA. The minute I walked in the joint, I could tell it was place of distinction. I ordered...
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...
720 Pratt Ave NE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Farm-to-table 1892 East Restaurant and Tavern in the historic 5 Points neighborhood offers lunch, brunch, and dinner dishes with southern flare, such as the sautéed shrimp and grits. The setting is casual—wood furnishings and brightly colored...
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...
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...
3024 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806, USA
University Pickers is the vision of Paul and Katherine Schurer: a couple of out-of-towners who fell in love with Rocket City, settled down, and now call it home. If you love filling your home with unique and vintage pieces, you should pay a visit...
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,...
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...
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,...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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