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Top 10 things to do in Alabama

Alabama is a state rich in everything from world-class golf to white-sand beaches. In Alabama each meal is a celebration, each town has a story to tell, and each stop is unique. Savour the slow-cooked southern delights and fine dining in one of the best US food destinations.

  • Tour the original recording studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound Studio where hit records in the 1960’s and 1970’s were produced by famous artists, including Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin, and are still being made today.

  • Learn about the history from the Civil War to Civil Rights in Montgomery, the state Capital of Alabama. Topping the list of must-see attractions is the historic state Capitol building, where Jefferson Davis took the oath of office as President of the Confederate States of America in 1861, and where, nearly a century later, the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march ended with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering a moving speech from its steps.

  • Visit the historic sites of the Civil Rights Trail in Birmingham and Montgomery.

  • Check out the spectacular panoramic views of Birmingham and surrounding areas from an open air observation balcony atop the statue of Vulcan, the world’s largest cast iron statue on Red Mountain.

  • Visit the world’s largest space attraction in Huntsville at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center which features dozens of interactive exhibits surrounding Apollo, Mercury and Space Shuttle spacecraft.

  • Walk along the 32 miles of beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast or cast your line for deep-sea adventure on a charter fishing trip or take a scuba diving adventure

  • Watch the sights and sounds of live marching bands and brilliant-coloured floats in Mobile where Mardi Gras started in America.

  • Music! Enjoy great blues music in places like Gip’s Place, one of the last remaining juke joints in the country or discover an underground weekend jazz club.

  • Eat your way through Alabama’s best barbecue restaurants and discover the story behind each plate!

  • Enjoy a round of golf along the world famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

Please do get in touch with us for advice or to answer any questions you may have about Alabama - our State experts are always happy to hear from you!

 

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