Things to do in AL
Collected by Savannah Hodgens
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...
960 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209, USA
If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further than Dreamcakes bakery. A broad and ever-changed cupcake menu has been keeping the city on a sugar high since owner Jan Moon opened her storefront in 2009. They also have French...
281 Lyon Ln, Birmingham, AL 35211, USA
A newer attraction in Birmingham, Red Mountain Park sits on and around the city’s most famous mountain and honors the coal and limestone fields that comprised iron-making and put the “Magic City” on the map. There are plenty of activities for...
3009 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Opened in 1907 and still dedicated to doing things the old-fashioned way, a walk down the historic brick road of Morris Avenue to the Peanut Depot is truly a step back in time. Get your peanuts salted, roasted, or boiled, and have them bagged up...
2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Birmingham has a great art museum that boasts a truly impressive permanent collection, including pieces from the Italian Renaissance, Native American tribes, African art, Asian art, and it also houses the one of the largest and most impressive...
Peavine Falls, Pelham, AL 35124, USA
One of the most beloved picnic, hiking, and scenic places in Central Alabama, Peavine Falls is located in Oak Mountain State Park. You can hike here, or drive your car up the mountain and work your way down the clearly marked trails. Oak Mountain...
113 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
2nd Avenue South has become a cornerstone of Birmingham’s recent revitalization. Not only will you find great bars like Pale Eddies Pour House and Magic City Metro Bar, but there is also some fun and unique shopping like Charm, a jewelry boutique,...
1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
Built by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti, Vulcan (the Roman god of fire) is the world’s largest cast iron statue. It is made of local iron, which is appropriate since Birmingham got its nickname, the Magic City, from the incredible iron industry...
2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
Located in the beautiful 5 Points South district on the Southside of Birmingham, when you step through the door of the legendary Chef Frank Stitt's Chez Fonfon, you are instantly transported to your favorite bistro in France. The menu features...
Five Points South, Birmingham, AL, USA
5 Points South is one of Birmingham's epicenters of food, drink, and entertainment, but the local favorites are the two record stores, Charlemagne and Renaissance. They have been there for years and are permanent fixtures in the Southside...
3117, 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
The McWane Science Center is a non-profit museum that hosts hours of entertainment for kids of all ages. Spread out over 4 floors and located in the heart of Birmingham, there are hands-on exhibits, an aquarium, a domed IMAX theater, and countless...
2738 Cahaba Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35223, USA
Mountain Brook Village, English Village, and Crestline Village make up the best concentration of places to shop in the entire city. They are all within a couple miles of each other, some within walking distance. You will find an abundance of...
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...
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...
329 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243, USA
Birmingham's favorite new way to beat the heat (although they flock here in the dead of winter too) is Steel City Pops. Owner Jim Watkins partnered up with Dreamcakes Bakery owner Jan Moon to create unique popsicle flavors out of only the freshest...
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...
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...
I took my family to Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama. I figured if there was a single place on earth that could not be damaged or impacted by my trio of inquisitive youngsters it had to be a WWII battleship. The Gray Lady filled the...
100 Broadway St, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
Escape Day Spa has all the usual treatments (massages, facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures, and hair removal), but they also offer packages for singles, couples, or friends, and they have a treatment made especially for men. The BFF...
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...
2824 18th St S, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
Soca first opened its doors in 2000 and has grown to become one of the preferred boutiques in the city. Quality clothes, unique accessories, and the best customer service around create a perfect shopping experience. For those who love local...
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