Alabama Overview

Located in the heart of the Deep South, Alabama is famous for its warm welcomes and friendly Southern hospitality. With its rich history, diverse culture and beautiful landscapes it has been called the physical heart and cultural soul of Southern USA.

With music legends such as Nat King Cole, W.C. Handy and Hank Williams all hailing from Alabama and world renowned artists such as Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones heading to Muscle Shoals to record; it is no surprise that the home-grown music scene is well and truly kicking. Alabama is also home to some truly unforgettable flavours so whether you fancy some slow-cooked southern BBQ or decide to try the catch of the day, fresh from the Gulf, you will be spoilt for choice when dining out.

Alabama is filled with unique destinations that will thrill the whole family. Tour grand antebellum homes that are located across the state. Visit space and motor sports museums for a visceral thrill. Head to Phenix City for exciting white-water rafting. Scenic mountains and waterfalls are found in Mentone, Fort Payne and Gadsden.

The southern tip of Alabama is best known for Mobile Bay and the Gulf Coast beaches. Mobile is where Mardi Gras got its start in the USA. During Carnival season, downtown streets are filled with marching bands and brilliantly coloured floats.

Holidays to this destination offer something special. Along with white-sand beaches, there are state parks crossed with trails to explore. Each resort town has a large variety of restaurants, bars and nightlife. Play your way through 26 golf courses and 468 holes across the state, including world-class golf on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

So discover a place where long lasting memories are made amongst the breath-taking scenic views, enchanting historic landmarks and unforgettable hospitality.


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Suggested Itineraries, Escorted Tours and Accommodation in Alabama

View our suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Alabama, and see itinerary routes and escorted tours we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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