A Travel Guide to Alabama
Alabama has it all for the tourist, a rich history, white sandy Gulf Coast beaches, fabulous food, Southern hospitality, all year round golf and numerous activities.
One of the most popular destinations in Alabama for the tourist is Gulf Shores with thirty two miles of white sand beaches gently sloping down to emerald waters. As well as the pristine beaches there is the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Waterville U.S.A. an eighteen acre amusement park.
Orange Beach is close to Gulf Shores and is a popular tourist destination offering all kinds of entertainment as well as a great family beach vacation including fishing charters, parasailing and dolphin watching.
One of the main cities in Alabama is Birmingham, the birth place of the Civil Rights movement, where visitors can take a tour at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute outlining the history of the Civil Rights movement. Also in Birmingham is the McWane Science Center, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Birmingham Zoo.
For the golfer Alabama has the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail which is over 450 holes of championship golf on 11 different sites running from The Shoals golf course in the North of the state to Lakewood on the Gulf Coast.
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center at Huntsville is well worth visiting with a full scale model of a Saturn V rocket standing over 360 feet high. The center is both a museum and an educational facility with over 1,500 space related objects on exhibit and the NASA Educator Resource Center.
In the North of the state is a mountainous region of lakes and forests offering superb sports fishing in Lake Wilson and the Tennessee River as well as hunting and shooting.
There is a wide variety of self catering vacation rentals in Alabama ranging from condos overlooking the Gulf Coast to relaxing cabins in the North.