The Alabama Gulf Coast consists of 51 kilometres of sugar-white sand beaches made almost entirely of fine, quartz grains washed down from the Appalachian Mountains thousands of years ago. The Gulf Coast is steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty, and receives a generous amount of warm sunshine year-round. The Gulf Coast area of Baldwin County hosts some of the finest beaches in the world. One visit to feel the sugar-white sand between your toes and to experience the warm, turquoise water and stunning surrounds of the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, will have you coming back again and again. And with seafood straight from the Gulf – you can’t go wrong!
The modern Civil Rights Movement was founded in Alabama (during the mid-20th century). There are many interactive exhibits and museums dedicated to the movement, allowing you to reflect on the past. More than a fourth of sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail are in Alabama. Each tells the stories and retraces the steps of civil rights trailblazers such as Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Avid golfers and beginners alike can enjoy more than 250 fairways to perfect their swing. And did you know that Alabama averages almost 215 sunny days each year? That’s 215 shots at enjoying Alabama’s beautiful weather and its first-class courses. Alabama has an abundance of outdoor adventures: from the foothills of the Appalachians through countless river valleys, natural wonders surround you. With 22 state parks, 48,000 acres of land and water, plus endless opportunities to fish, camp, canoe, and hike, each season brings a beautiful change for adventurers to enjoy.
Alabama’s rich, historic music scene has shaped the soundtrack of American music. Tour hit-making studios where musicians such as Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Bob Seger, and Cher recorded some of their greatest hits. Visit the homes or museums dedicated to Hank Williams, Lionel Ritchie and the Commodores, country group Alabama, Nat King Cole, or the ‘Father of the Blues’ W.C. Handy, or hear contemporary artists such as Jason Isbell, the Black Keys or Brittany Howard.
In Alabama you’ll experience world-class culinary masterpieces from fine-dining establishments to off-the-beaten track hidden gems. From fall-apart-in-your-mouth barbecue to French-inspired cuisine, our culinary scene will not disappoint. If you love craft beer, you’ll find some of the best brewed here. Come and savour the flavours of the Alabama food scene with us!
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