Alabama Travel Guide

Browse 97 travel reviews, 52 travel blogs and 2,913 travel photos from real travelers to Alabama.

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One of the Southern states in the US, Alabama has a history which dates back to the roots of American history. The birthplace of the Confederacy, and the state which sparked the American Civil Rights movement during the 20th century, Alabama is known for its political activism over the years, as well as its diversity of geography. From the Gulf of Mexico coastline to the Appalachian Mountains in the northern part of the country, the state offers a unique look at American landscapes with a distinctly Southern feel.

Alabama is broken up into four main regions. The north is the mountainous area of the state, while the center is known as Metropolitan Alabama. The Gulf Coast region is the south-west part of the state, right up against the Gulf of Mexico, while the River Heritage is the southern section of the state with the Mississippi snaking through. The state is known for being one of those with the distinction of having “southern hospitality”, and people will generally go out of their way to help strangers, which is completely uncommon in most major cities and other parts of the US. The accent is extremely thick, and foreigners can have a hard time understanding regional speakers, despite the fact that they're speaking English.

There are a wide variety of opportunities to experience within Alabama. From the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach along the Gulf of Mexico, to the historical places such as Horseshoe Bend National Military Park and the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, or the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, visitors can go from being on the coast to hiking through the Appalachian Mountains, and the state is rated as being one of the most beautiful in the country. The food is known across the nation, especially the National Shrimp Festival held in October, complete with an international marketplace for shrimp enthusiasts. All in all, there is plenty to see and do in Alabama, and it is one of the states which should not be missed.

Montgomery #1 most popular location
Montgomery is the Capital, and second largest city in Alabama, with a population of over 200,000. The city was the center of the Civil Rights Movement. The city is located roughly between Bir…
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Mobile #2 most popular location
Mobile, AL for the most part seems to be a fairly quiet City. It is located on the Mobile Bay on I-10 in Southern Alabama. Along the bay there are countless seafood restaurants with excelle…
97travelers 3reviews 5blogs
Gulf Shores #3 most popular location
Gulf Shores is a fast growing town of about 10,000 (up 101% since 200 and not including tourists) located on the Gulf of Mexico in Baldwin County in extreme Southern Alabama. Alabama Routes 5…
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Birmingham #4 most popular location
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Orange Beach #5 most popular location
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Huntsville #6 most popular location
Huntsville, AL, which has earned the nickname “Rocket City”, was incorporated in 1811 as Twickenham, but was renamed shortly thereafter to honor one of its founding citizens, John Hunt. R…
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Tuscaloosa #7 most popular location
Tuscaloosa is the name for the county and its capital in West Alabama. Tuscaloosa witnessed the struggle during the Civil War. Much of the place suffered structural damage and economic pitfal…
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Auburn #8 most popular location
Auburn is a nice sized city of about 57,000 (up 25% since 2000) located along Interstate 85 and US Highway 29 in Eastern Alabama. It juts up against Opelika, Alabama. Most people who visit th…
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Prattville #9 most popular location
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Daphne #10 most popular location
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Selma #11 most popular location
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Saraland #12 most popular location
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Northport #13 most popular location
Northport is Tuscaloosa’s neighboring town in Alabama. Separated by the Black Warrior River, both towns are the landmark of Tuscaloosa county. While Tuscaloosa is known mostly by the eve…
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Enterprise #14 most popular location
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Phenix City #15 most popular location
Phenix City is sometimes called as a "Hub City", as it lies immediately west of Columbus, Georgia, which is a much larger city. The city is the county seat of Russell County. The last tru…
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Andalusia #16 most popular location
Andalusia is a town of almost 9000 (up 3% since 2000) located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 29 and 84 in Covington County in Southern Alabama. The town was settled in 1841 after extens…
2travelers 3reviews
Monroeville #17 most popular location
Monroeville is a small town of approximately 7,000 population and is the county seat for Monroe County. Author Harper Lee was born and raised in Monroeville. In her book To Kill a Mockingbi…
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Abbeville #18 most popular location
Abbeville is a small town in Southeast Alabama, with a population of about 2700. It is the county seat of Henry County and is the oldest colonial town still in existence in Eastern Alabama ha…
Jasper #19 most popular location
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Loxley #20 most popular location
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Brewton #21 most popular location
Brewton, Alabama is located in the southern part of the state not far from the Florida border. It is the county seat of Escambia County and has a population of about 6000. As I explored the …
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Fairhope #22 most popular location
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Talladega #23 most popular location
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Calera #24 most popular location
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Atmore #25 most popular location
Atmore is a town of about 10,200 (up 33% since 2000) located along US Highway 31, and near Interstate 65, in Escambia County in Southern Alabama not far from the border with Florida. Atmore b…
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Pell City #26 most popular location
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Spanish Fort #27 most popular location
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Tuskegee #28 most popular location
Millbrook #29 most popular location
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Bay Minette #30 most popular location
Bay Minette has a population of about 9100 (up 19% since 2000) located along U. S. Highway 31 just south of Interstate 65 in Baldwin County in Southern Alabama. Baldwin County is the third ol…
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Dauphin Island #31 most popular location
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Heflin #32 most popular location
Vance #33 most popular location
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Camden #34 most popular location
Camden is a friendly little town of almost 2000 (down 13% since 2000) located along Alabama Highway 10 in Wilcox County in South Central Alabama. Camden was established prior to 1825 as Barbo…
Montrose #35 most popular location
Geneva #36 most popular location
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Clayton #37 most popular location
Clayton is a pleasant small town of about 3000 (a little over double the population in 2000) located a bit south of U. S. Highway 82 at the intersection of Alabama Highways 30, 51 and 239 in …
Chatom #38 most popular location
Chatom is a small town of almost 1300 located in rural Southwest Alabama. The population has grown by 8% since 2000. Chatom is kind of "off the beaten path" as it is not on any major highways…
Butler #39 most popular location
Butler is a small town of about 1800 (down 6% since 2000) located along some back roads in Choctaw County in far southwestern Alabama near the border with Mississippi. Butler was established …
Beatrice #40 most popular location
Beatrice is a very small town of about 400 population. Historic Rickard's Mill is located here.
Summerdale #41 most popular location
Ardmore #42 most popular location
Georgia #43 most popular location
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