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Fly Drives and Road Trips through Alabama 

There are many ideas for fly-drive tours of Alabama, and the Alabama state website has also launched a new Alabama Road Trip website (alabama.travel/road-trips) which gives some great ideas for fly-drive visitors. They have carefully crafted road trips designed by the people who know Alabama the best and with the whole family in mind. With 40 road trips to choose from there is something for everyone! 

You can also use the free official app for iPhone and Android to find the perfect Alabama Road Trip for you and your family. Download app here.... 

Alabama Road Trips App 

Alabama's Top 40 Road Trips 

More information will take you to the alabama.travel website for full details on each tour.

Road Trip No. 1 Tuscaloosa to Auburn: BCS Championship Tour

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers are cross-state rivals in football, but together they have won the last three Bowl Championship Series titles. More information... 

Road Trip No. 2 Guntersville: Where Eagles Fly

It's the name of a famous song, but Guntersville truly is a place "where eagles fly." More information... 

Road Trip No. 3 Mobile: A Romantic Getaway

If you're on a romantic holiday you should put Mobile the top of your list. More information... 

Road Trip No. 4 Selma to Montgomery: Crossing a Bridge into History

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, spanning the Alabama River in Selma, has become one of the most iconic symbols of the modern struggle for civil and voting rights in America. It is also a focal point for the 54-mile route now memorialised as the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. More information... 

Road Trip No. 5 Gulf Shores and Orange Beach: Spring Break at the Beach

Soak up the sun on Alabama's beautiful white sandy beaches. More information... 

Road Trip No. 6 Birmingham, Alabama: Taking it to the Streets Downtown

If you're travelling to Birmingham, Alabama's largest city, you must take a stroll through historic downtown. On this walking tour, you will go to the place where hot peanuts have been sold for more than 100 years and walk through shops filled with memories. More information... 

Road Trip No. 7 Huntsville: To the Moon and Back By Dinner

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville is the largest and most comprehensive space flight museum in the world, not to be missed if you are on a family holiday. More information... 

Road Trip No. 8 Montgomery: A Place Where History Runs Deep

History is woven into the very soul of Montgomery. It spirals down grand staircases, like the one inside the 1847 State Capitol building. More information... 

Road Trip No. 9 Gulf Coast Birding: Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island & Theodore

Alabama's Gulf Coast is a stopover point for birds as they return from Central to North America in the spring, so it's the perfect place to see herons, seagulls, pelicans and many more. More information... 

Road Trip No. 10 Monroeville: The "To Kill a Mockingbird" Experience

You may have read the book or maybe you've seen the movie with Gregory Peck so now  you can experience To Kill a Mockingbird and lots more firsthand on a visit to Monroeville. More information... 

Road Trip No. 11 Selma: Civil War History in the Re-Making

The 1820s town of Selma is situated on the banks of the Alabama River in west-central Alabama and is a place where the past reaches out to you like the branches of the town's moss-draped trees. More information... 

Road Trip No. 12 Childersburg and Sylacauga: Family Fun

Take your family to explore a cave that's 12 stories deep and 11 miles away you can amaze them as your car rolls uphill and seemly defys the law of gravity! More information... 

Road Trip No. 13 Eufaula: Picture-Perfect and Pilgrimage-Ready

Experience the state's oldest and largest tour of homes on the Eufaula Pilgrimage which takes place every Spring. More information... 

Road Trip No. 14 Tuscaloosa to Eutaw: Antiques and Antebellum Mansions

With gracious antebellum mansions, wonderful art galleries, scenic waterways, landmark universities, a haunted bridge and a treasure trove of antique shops West Alabama offers the perfect road trip for lovers of antiques, art and culture. More information... 

Road Trip No. 15 Abbeville: Yatta Abba Yella Fella Tour

Explore the small town made famous by Jimmy Rane, the Yella Fella! More information... 

Road Trip No. 16 Eastern Shore: Girlfriends Bay Getaway

If you are on a Girls Holidays then visit Alabama’s Eastern Shore where the charming small town of Fairhope offers boutiques, bistros, art and the highest rated Marriott spa in the world is just down the road. As you cruise along Scenic Highway 98 to Fairhope, you’ll drive under canopies of oak trees draped with Spanish moss. More information... 

Road Trip No. 17 Foley and Elberta: Art, Antiques and Model Trains

Eight miles north of the white sandy beaches of Alabama’s Gulf Coast sits two small towns rich in culture and heritage, Foley and Elberta. More information... 

Road Trip No. 18 Go for a Drive on the RTJ Golf Trail

In Alabama, you can go for a drive on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, but these driving skills don’t require a steering wheel. More information... 

Road Trip No. 19 Birmingham’s Five Points South: Walk to James Beard-recognised Restaurants

Birmingham is home to great neighbourhoods that are filled with a spirit that comes alive when you walk down the streets and step inside the boutiques and quaint restaurants. More information... 

Road Trip No. 20 Decatur: Fun in the River City

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River in North Alabama, Decatur is called “The River City” and is known for its great outdoor recreation. More information... 

Road Trip No. 21 Discover Dothan: The Heart of Alabama’s Wiregrass

Dothan is an ideal place for a fun and affordable family holiday. A bygone era awaits your visit at the 135-acre park on the outskirts of town. More information... 

Road Trip No. 22 Florence: Alabama’s Renaissance City

Florence, the county seat of Lauderdale County, was surveyed in 1818 by Ferdinand Sannoner, an Italian native who named the city after Florence in Italy. More information... 

Road Trip No. 23 Gee’s Bend Pastimes to Patchwork Tour

You may have read about the women from Gee’s Bend in rural Wilcox County who have been piecing together some of the world’s most beautiful patchwork quilts and passing their skills down for generations. More information... 

Road Trip No. 24 Rocking and Rolling on the Mountains: A Driving Tour Through Steele, Ashville and Springville

Take in Alabama's natural beauty whilst driving through the mountains. Observe local artists' and listen to unique music at various bluegrass festivals. More information... 

Road Trip No. 25 Alabama’s Coastal Connection National Scenic Byway

Beautiful beaches, authentic downtowns, wildlife preserves, historic sites and the freshest of seafood are all yours to enjoy on Alabama’s Coastal Connection, a nationally designated scenic byway. More information... 

Road Trip No. 26 A Bicentennial Road Trip: Fort Mims to Horseshoe Bend

Follow the progression of the Creek Indian War through historic sites and battle reenactments. More information...

Road Trip No. 27 Fort Payne: The View From Lookout Mountain

The largest city along the Alabama portion of the Lookout Mountain Parkway is Fort Payne. More information... 

Road Trip No. 28 Alabama’s Gulf Coast: Where Kids Drive the Fun Home

Some of the best family memories are made on a beach holiday. Ditching your regular routine and setting out for Alabama’s 32 miles of sandy seashore welcomes a bit of magic into your lives. More information... 

Road Trip No. 29 Famous Alabamians Hometown Heroes Road Trip

Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Hank Williams Sr. and George Washington Carver some of the names ranked among the most notable people in America. More information... 

Road Trip No. 30 Marion and Greensboro: Interesting People, Places and Food

Alabama’s Black Belt region, so named because of its rich black soil, cuts a swath across the state that encompasses 22 counties, including Hale and Perry. More information... 

Road Trip No. 31 Commemorating Birmingham ’63 in the Alabama Civil Rights District

Visiting Alabama’s Civil Rights District, where some of America’s most painful events took place, is a powerful and emotional experience that you should not miss. More information... 

Road Trip No. 32 Rosa Parks, Paul “Bear” Bryant and Jesse Owens: A Centennial Road Trip

What do Rosa Parks, Paul “Bear” Bryant and Jesse Owens all have in common? Besides the fact that each of them has a museum named in their honour, all three of these famous Alabamians were born in 1913 and each played a role in integration. More information... 

Road Trip No. 33 Tuscaloosa and Northport: A Feast of Art and Food

Tuscaloosa, the fifth largest city in Alabama, is home to the University of Alabama and the National Championship Crimson Tide football team. Northport’s charming downtown is a mecca for diners and shoppers, particularly during the annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts held each October. More information... 

Road Trip No. 34 Irondale, Hanceville & Cullman: A Pilgrimage for the Soul

Pilgrims of all faiths journey from far corners of the globe to nourish spirits and deepen understanding at these three Alabama locations. Each stop is an easy drive from major interstates but you’ll feel transported to spiritual realms in your heart. More information... 

Road Trip No. 35 Moundville/Aliceville: Shark Teeth, POWs & the Lost Realm of the Black Warrior

This road trip takes you on a journey through history. Visit Moundville Archaeological Park then return to Tuscaloosa to eat, shop and see the sights. Journey to hunt prehistoric shark teeth left 70 million years ago before visiting a museum in nearby Aliceville dedicated to one of the largest World War II German prison camps in America. More information... 

Road Trip No. 36 Henagar: The Sound of (Sacred Harp) Music

On this road trip, you will hear the sound associated with the South of the Civil War period and see the town where Sacred Harp songs were recorded for the movie Cold Mountain. More information... 

Road Trip No. 37 Cullman: Alabama’s German Village

From its Native American and Civil War past to proud heritage as the site of an authentic 1870s German village, Cullman offers travellers plenty to see and do. More information... 

Road Trip No. 38 Wonder Falls & More: Gadsden, Attalla and Beyond

Take two days to explore the stunning scenic splendour of northeastern Alabama with visits to waterfalls in Gadsden and Fort Payne, and the federally protected magnificence of Little River Canyon. More information... 

Road Trip No. 39 Outdoor Beach Adventure: Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

This road trip takes you to Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast region with fishing, parasailing, hot air balloon rides, scuba diving and exciting dolphin cruises. Along the Alabama coast, where 32 miles of sugar white sand beaches offer fun 365 days of the year, you will discover adventure at every turn – on land, by sea and in the air. More information... 

Road Trip No. 40 Pork, Blues and Inner Tubes: A Tour of Alabama Barbecue

In Alabama, barbecue is a culture all by itself. The state serves some of the nation’s best, with iconic and award-winning restaurants just about everywhere you look. More information... 

If you need any further information on any of the above road trips or would like an Alabama information pack email alabama@deep-south-usa.com.

 

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