Major towns in AL
Imagine losing yourself to 32 miles of soft white sand beaches lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf Shores offers all this and much more. Although the beaches are the main attraction for a growing number of travelers, you will find many other activities to make the whole family happy. You can try a variety of water sports, including kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing and para-sailing, as well as scuba diving and surfing. Back on land, you can explore various hiking and biking trails or review the history of Mobile Bay Civil War to see Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines and more.
Located on the shores of the Gulf Coast of Alabama, the historic port of Mobile welcomes visitors to sample genuine Southern hospitality and a variety of interesting attractions. For history buffs, visit Battleship Memorial Park, where you can visit USS Alabama before visiting Fort Conde and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in 1850. In addition, there are no less than eight beautiful historic districts to explore. The seaside location of the city means that there is an abundance of maritime activities, as well as easy access to some of the best beaches on the Gulf.
Centrally located in East Alabama, Auburn is best known as the home of Auburn University and the popular Auburn Tigers University football team. But even if you are not a football fan you will find a lot to see and do in the city. History buffs can visit historic Whitfield-Searcy House and Loachapoka Historic District while art lovers visit the Jule Collins Smith Art Museum and visit the Telfair Peet Theater at Auburn University. Outdoor activities include mountain biking and the opportunity to play a round on six world-class golf courses. There is also a delicacy for gourmets who can visit several farmers markets, wineries, berry farms and tempting farm-to-fork restaurants.
Cheaha State Park
Located in the heart of the Alabama Talladega National Forest, Cheaha State Park is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. The park offers access to some of the state’s most popular hiking trails, including the Pinhoti Trail (which connects the Appalachian Trail), the Odum Scout Trail and the Chinnabee Silent Trail. In addition to hiking, visitors can try climbing, swimming, picnicking, fishing and mountain biking. You can choose from a variety of accommodation, including lodge rooms, chalets and cabins, as well as primitive and managed campsites. For special occasions, families and groups can book the historic Bald Rock Lodge with 12 bedrooms. Other area attractions include historic downtown Heflin, wine tasting and the Oxford Center for the Performing Arts. Contact: Cheaha State Park, 19644 Highway 281, Delta, AL 36258, Phone: 800-610-5801
Located on the shores of Wheeler Lake in northern Alabama, Decatur offers great attractions and activities for the whole family. Outdoor enthusiasts can go hiking, cycling and exploring various parks such as the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, Point Mallard Park and other city parks. History buffs will take a stroll through the old and new Decatur Historic Districts, where many beautiful buildings can be admired. If you like browsing through museums, you can visit the Blue and Gray Museum, which shows the history of the Civil War or goes to the Cook’s Natural Science Museum with the family. Art lovers can admire their eyes at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center or attend a show at the Princess Theater for the Performing Arts.