Alabama Vacation – Visit the Gulf State
Alabama Hotels, Beaches and mountains are the highlights of a state immortalized in a song, Sweet Home, Alabama. Locals say that something magical happens when you visit this charmed destination who’s state flower is the camellia. Alabama is 330 miles long and 190 miles wide at its most distant points, making the highlights an easy drive on most vacation trips.
Home to the Civil Right movement, many museums, trails and monuments commemorate the emancipation of individuals. Alabama was a battleground during the U.S. Civil War and offers a glimpse into that era at Fort Morgan, the site of the Battle of Mobile Bay. From great dining to beach sunbathing, R&R, mountain hiking, museum tours, road trips on its easy highways and stops along the way, you can get to Alabama from many airports that fly into its major airport facilities.
Headland Municipal Airport
Gulf Shores offers relaxing beaches, as does Orange Beach with its 20 or so hotel options. championship golf courses, deep-sea charter fishing trips from Dauphin Island, dining and shopping galore. Hike through one of our Alabama wildlife areas complete with gators and shorebirds.
Hotel and motel chains offer the accommodations at affordable prices travelers seek in Alabama.
Alabama covers 52,423 square miles, making it the 30th largest of the 50 states, and includes 67 counties.
Gulf Beaches (Gulf Shores) – 32 miles of breathtaking emerald gulf water and sugar-white sand. Championship golf, fishing, dining and more. Beachfront accommodations and public beach access available.
Dauphin Island Cruises (Dauphin Island) – Excursions around parts of Dauphin Island. Cruise by historic Fort Gaines, shrimp boats, Sand Island lighthouse, dolphins at play in the Gulf of Mexico.
Walter F. George Lake (aka Lake Eufaula) (Eufaula) – Known as “Big Bass Capital of the World.” Excellent year-round opportunities for fishing, boating and other outdoor recreation.
Bankhead National Forest (Double Springs) Brushy Lake Recreation Area. Open camping with water provided Apr. 1–Sept. 30. Spend one day or several in scenic forest. Hiking trails, fishing, boating and camping areas provided.
Events: Orange Beach October Fishing Rodeo, Annual National Shrimp Festival, Mobile International Festival, Alabama Coastal BirdFest, Lake Guntersville Wild Irish Run, Guntersville Boat Parade 20th Annual Stars on the Lake
Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel
Call: (800) ALABAMA