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HOLIDAY IN ALABAMA   >   USA  


Alabama is a U.S. state located in the Southern United States [ Gulf Coast ].

Regions in Alabama : Mountains Region, Metropolitan Region, River Heritage Region and Gulf Coast Region

Cities & Towns in Alabama : Auburn, Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Florence, Gadsden, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and more.

Capital City Alabama : Montgomery.


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Hotels in Alabama

  Booking   -   Hotels Guide Alabama
Gulf Shores, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Birmingham, Auburn, Florence, Mobile, Spring Hill, Oxford, Bessemer, Fairhope.

    -   Motel 6 and Red Roof
Alexandria, Anniston, Athens, Attalla, Auburn, Bessemer, Bessemer Homestead, Bessemer Junction, Birmingham, Boaz, Chickasaw, Collinsville, Daleville, Decatur, Dothan, Eight Mile, Fairhope, Gadsen, Gulf dale, Heflin, Homewood, Hoover, Hope Hull, Jacksonville, Lanett, Leeds, madison, Madison Point, Mobile, Montgomery, Mountain Brook, Opelika, Oxford, Ozark, Pelham, Prattville, Prichard, Saraland, Semmes, Southside, Talladega, Theodore, Tillmans Corner, Valley, vestavia Hills.

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

  Hotels.com   -    

Car Rental USA  Bed & Breakfast Association of Alabama
Car Rental USA  Country Inns & Suites By Carlson

Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
They hope you find this an easy and convenient way to make reservations for one of their country's diverse National Parks or Recreational Areas.
  Funroads  -  Get Outta Town!

Car Rental Alabama

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes Alabama

  VRconnection
Holiday homes, condos, cabins and villas in Alabama, offered directly by owner. Simply browse and search our properties for that perfect vacation spot.

  VRBO vacation rentals   -    Alabama holiday homes by Owner

National Parks / State Parks

Car Rental USA  Little River Canyon National Preserve
Little River flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. The river and canyon systems are spectacular Appalachian Plateau landscapes any season of the year. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, stream riffles and pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians.
The park is open year round. The Canyon Mouth Park Unit is a day use area.

Car Rental USA  Alabama State Parks
Inside you will find helpful information for planning your family vacation, weekend getaway or your next business conference. Everything from resorts, camping, boating, hiking trails, fishing, golf, cabin rentals, conference and meeting facilities and more.
Alabama State Parks : Joe Wheeler, Lake Guntersville, Rickwood Caverns, Lake Lurleen, Oak Mountain, Paul M. Grist, Chickasaw, Roland Cooper, Bladon Springs, Meaher, Gulf, Monte Sano, Cathedral Caverns, Buck's Pocket, Desoto, Cheaha, Wind Creek, Chewacla, Lakepoint, Blue Springs, Frank Jackson and Florala.

Car Rental USA  Point Mallard Park
Point Mallard Park, in Decatur Alabama, a complete family recreational facility, offers the great outdoors activities like you've never experienced before! Point Mallard Park lies hidden among North Alabama's wooded pines, the 500-acre family recreational park lets you get in touch with nature 365 days a year.
Car Rental USA  Ruffner Mountain Nature Center [ Birmingham ]
Ruffner Mountain is...
A natural oasis in the heart of Alabama's largest city.
A destination for hikers, birdwatchers, and outdoor enthusiasts.
A leader in nature education for students and the community.
A 1,011-acre nature preserve in the heart of the city, dedicated to preservation, education, and recreation for everyone.

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

   -   Create your perfect trip to Alabama
Flight, Hotel and Car.

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Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel
Car Rental USA  Alabama Mountain Lakes
Enjoy some of America's finest sports fishing and camping. Experience the breathtaking natural beauty that offers endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. For the sightseer, there's history and inspiration at every turn. Imagine your hand on the pump at the famous Helen Keller home or strolling through the amazing Ave Maria Grotto. All this wonder and so much more is just a short drive away. An Alabama Mountain Lakes visit promises a lifetime of memories.
Car Rental USA  Outdoor Alabama   -   Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Car Rental USA  ®Space Camp Online [ Huntsville ]
Car Rental USA  West Alabama Hunting and Fishing Trail
The area known as West Alabama, which extends from Mississippi's border through the heart of Alabama, is home to some of the best recreational hunting and fishing opportunities in the United States. West Alabama offers the longest deer season in the country and provides hunters with many world-renowned reserves featuring white-tailed deer, turkey, quail, wild boar, and duck. Hunters are sure to be challenged and awed as they hunt some of the most beautiful land, stay in the superb accommodations, and experience the quality hunting West Alabama has to offer.
Anglers also gather in West Alabama to experience the breathtaking lakes, rivers, and streams that flow across this area and offer unparalleled fishing.

Travel Guides Alabama / Travel Related Books

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Alabama e-brochure

Travel Guides USA Travel Guides USA  [ amazon.co.uk ]

  Alabama Off the Beaten Path   -   Gay N. Martin  -   0762750200
Paperback: 208 pages; Publisher: GPP Travel; 9th Revised edition edition (10 Nov 2009); ISBN-10: 0762750200; ISBN-13: 978-0762750207.

  Rand McNally Easy to Read! Alabama State Map - 0528882155
Map; Publisher: Rand McNally & Company; Map edition (5 Jan 2010); ISBN-10: 0528882155; ISBN-13: 978-0528882159.

Transportation / How do I get to Alabama

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Montgomery Airport   -   Montgomery Regional Airport / Dannelly Field [ MGM ]
Car Rental USA  Birmingam Airport   -   Birmingham International Airport [ BHM ]
Car Rental USA  Dothan Airport   -   Dothan Regional Airport [ DHN ]
Car Rental USA  Gadsden Airport   -   Gadsden Municipal Airport [ KGAD ]
Car Rental USA  Huntsville Airport   -   Huntsville International Airport / Carl T. Jones Field [ HSV ]
Car Rental USA  Mobile Airport   -   Mobile Regional Airport [ MOB ]
Car Rental USA  Muscle Shoals   -   Northwest Alabama Regional Airport [ MSL ]

   

 
Book cheap flights to Alabama at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares.

  Airline Tickets Alabama / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets Alabama.

  Greyhound Lines

Car Rental USA  Alabama Department of Transportation [ ALDOT ]
Car Rental USA  Montgomery Area Transit System

Car Rental USA  County Maps of Alabama


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  Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel

Car Rental USA  Alabama Government   -   The Official Website of the State of Alabama

Car Rental USA  Montgomery   -   Capital City Alabama

Car Rental USA  Mountains Region
The Mountains Region provides one spellbinding landscape after another. It's laden with shimmering lakes, waterfalls, caverns and tree-crested mountaintops. Enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities or visit historic attractions in cities like Florence, Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and Cullman.
Athens Guntersville, Cullman Huntsville, Decatur Moulton, Florence Scottsboro and Fort Payne Tuscumbia
Car Rental USA  Metropolitan Region
The Metropolitan Region is a diverse slice of the state. You'll find speed at Talladega Superspeedway, big-city living in Greater Birmingham, peaches like no others in Chilton County, the roar of water rushing over Noccalula Falls and M-Class cars easing along assembly lines at the Mercedes plant in Vance. Attractions, activities and events are waiting for you in places like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston and Gadsden.
Alexander City Jacksonville, Anniston Montevallo, Birmingham Talladega, Columbiana Tuscaloosa and Gadsden Valley
Car Rental USA  River Heritage Region
The history and beauty of the River Heritage Region make this area of our state a must-see for any tourist. Highlights include the Gaineswood Plantation in Demopolis, civil rights landmarks in Selma, the state Capitol buildings in Montgomery, and Auburn University in the Auburn-Opelika area. Spend a weekend, a week or a month exploring this region.
Auburn Montgomery, Demopolis Opelika, Dothan Phenix City, Enterprise Selma and Eufaula Tuskegee
Car Rental USA  Gulf Coast Region
The Gulf Coast Region's most famous attractions are the sugar-white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. In addition to the world-class beaches, you'll find the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville, Dauphin Island's Historic Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan and the USS Alabama in Mobile.
Atmore Foley, Bayou La Batre Gulf Shores, Daphne Mobile, Dauphin Island Monroeville and Fairhope Orange Beach

Car Rental USA  Alabama Mountain Lakes
Enjoy some of America's finest sports fishing and camping. Experience the breathtaking natural beauty that offers endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. For the sightseer, there's history and inspiration at every turn. Imagine your hand on the pump at the famous Helen Keller home or strolling through the amazing Ave Maria Grotto. All this wonder and so much more is just a short drive away. An Alabama Mountain Lakes visit promises a lifetime of memories.
Attractions / Destinations : Athens, Attalla, Blountsville, Boaz, Cherokee, Collinsville, Cullman, Decatur, Double Springs, Falkville, Florence, Fort Payne, Gadsden, Grant, Guntersville, Gurley, Hamilton, Hanceville, Hartselle, Hillsboro, Huntsville, Leighton, Logan, Madison, Mentone, Mooresville, Natural Bridge, Normal, Oakville/Danville, Oneonta, Phil Campbell, Rogersville, Russellville, Scottsboro, Stevenson, Town Creek, Tuscumbia, Valley Head, Waterloo and Woodville.
Car Rental USA  Eastern Shores, Alabama
Historic Blakeley State Park is the site of the last major land battle of the Civil War. Preservationists and naturalists have saved the land for future generations to enjoy. Civil War reenactments are held regularly in the 5.5 miles of unspoiled Civil War fortifications.
Car Rental USA  Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Comprised of 95% quartz, Alabama Gulf Coast beaches are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Renowned for the color, quality, and grade of their sand as well as the magnificent water, the beaches of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach will make you lose track of time exploring.
Car Rental USA  Southeast United States   -   Your Southeast Vacation & Travel Planning Guide

Car Rental USA  Auburn [ Lee County ]    -    City of Auburn    -    Tourism   -   Auburn Chamber of Commerce
Auburn is the educational and cultural center of the east Alabama region. It is the home of Auburn University, Alabama's largest university.
Car Rental USA  Auburn   -   Auburn-Opelika Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bordered by an Alabama State Park and with a history steeped in agricultural development, outdoor and family recreational opportunities abound in our community. Tap into your sense of adventure and brave the Speed Slide at Surfside Water Park, enjoy a relaxing picnic at one of our gorgeous public parks, or anything in between.
Car Rental USA  Birmingham   -  City of Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama is located in the heart of the Southeastern United States and is a progressive center for medical research, banking, music, technology, art, engineering and higher education.
Car Rental USA  Decatur   -   City of Decatur
Car Rental USA  Decatur   -   Decatur/Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Car Rental USA  Dothan   -   City of Dothan
Dothan, Alabama is a rapidly growing city and thriving community built around the landmarks of its past. Although it is the center for recreation, business, industry, agriculture, healthcare and retail trade in the area, Dothan offers the charm and friendliness of the deep South. Proclaimed "Peanut Capital of the World," Dothan has become a melting pot for its friendly atmosphere of Southern Hospitality.
This site provides the citizens of Dothan and the Wiregrass area with up-to-date information about Dothan City Government and the services that it provides.
Car Rental USA  Florence   -   City of Florence   -   Florence Tourism
The City of Florence, Alabama was founded in 1818 on the banks of the beautiful Tennessee River in the scenic Northwest corner of Alabama. Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and two counties, Lauderdale and Colbert, comprise the Shoals area.
Car Rental USA  Gadsden   -   City of Gadsden
Once, Gadsen was the state's 2nd most important industrial center, trailing only Mobile. The two cities were important shipping centers: Gadsden for riverboats and Mobile for international trade, but crumbled in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, Gadsden is a booming city, and is one of Alabama's most rapidly expanding cities, with over 100,000 people living within in the Gadsden Metropolitan Area.
Car Rental USA  Gadsden   -   Gadsden-Etowah County Alabama - Lookout Mountain
Gadsden and Etowah County are unsurpassed in natural beauty! The majestic Coosa River flows through the very heart of Gadsden, featuring numerous recreational attractions and events such as World Champion Bass Tournaments, Riverside Boardwalks, Parks and Recreational facilities, Riverfest, Lights on the Coosa, and many other river-related activities.
The "Lookout Mountain Parkway" begins in Gadsden and features Noccalula Falls Park as its "Point of Beginning". Noccalula Falls is Alabama's number one natural tourist attraction and the park includes botanical gardens, children's playground, miniature golf, narrow gauge railroad and Park tour train, pioneer village, and a 200-space RV campground complete with Country Store and Swimming Pool.
Car Rental USA  Huntsville   -   City of Huntsville
Huntsville will have you reaching for the stars or taking a step back in time. Huntsville, a 200 year old city, can send you to the moon and stars at the Space and Rocket Center or back to the city's beginnings at Constitution Hall Village. Science or history, they have it there.
Car Rental USA  Mobile   -   City of Mobile
Car Rental USA  Mobile   -   Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau
Located on the sparkling shores of the magnificent Gulf Coast is exciting Mobile Bay, the South's Easy Vacation Port. Come enjoy a splash of Southern charm when you visit this historic and distinctive coastal city.
Mobile Bay is recognized worldwide for having many unique attractions. The legendary Bellingrath Gardens and Home and the USS ALABAMA Battleship, winner of nine World War II battle stars, are just waiting to be explored. Mobile Bay is also the birthplace of the nation's Mardi Gras, widely known as America's Family Mardi Gras.
Nestled along the banks of Mobile Bay's magnificent waterfront is America's newest cruise terminal. Book your voyage from Mobile Bay to the western Caribbean on a Carnival Cruise Line Fun Ship. Make it a true BAYcation® and combine your cruise with one of our exciting and affordable Pre and Post Cruise Packages.
Car Rental USA  Sylacauga   -   City of Sylacauga
Car Rental USA  Town of Mooresville   -   A town older than the State: Incorporated November 1818
Mooresville, Alabama, is a rare extant example of a nineteenth century planter's village. Sited amidst cotton fields and once serving as a port on the nearby Tennessee River, Mooresville was incorporated as a town by the Alabama Territory in 1818, the first municipality incorporated in Alabama.
Car Rental USA  Talladega   -   City of Talladega   -   Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce
Car Rental USA  Tuscaloosa   -   Tuscaloosa City
Located along the banks of the Black Warrior River in west-central Alabama.

More cities in Alabama   -   see Wiki 
 
Car Rental USA  DeSoto Caverns Park
Car Rental USA  News   -   Decatur Daily   -   News from the Tennessee Valley
Car Rental USA  Radio   -   Public Radio Alabama
Car Rental USA  Radio   -   WLRH   -   Alabama's first full-service Public Radio Station
Car Rental USA  Space & Rocket Center [ Huntsville ]   -   World's largest space museum
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is a museum designed to showcase the hardware of the U.S. space program. The idea was first proposed by Dr.Wernher von Braun, while serving as director of the Marshall Space Flight Center.
The museum also features temporary rocketry- and space-related exhibits, interactive science exhibits, space-themed rides, and one of the original IMAX theatres, the "Spacedome".
U.S. Space Camp is located on the grounds of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, and Aviation Challenge is located nearby.
Car Rental USA  Talladega Super Speedway   -   NASCAR's Most Competitive Track!
Car Rental USA  TV   -   Public Radio Alabama
Car Rental USA  University Alabama   -   Auburn University

Cuisine  -  Alabama Recipes

  The First American Cookbook: A Facsimile of "American Cookery," 1796 by Amelia Simmons / Mary Tolford Wilson.
Paperback: Dover Publications, 01 August, 1984

  Historic American Recipes 
Apple-Fritters | Dough-Nuts | Cocoa-nut Drops | Molasses Gingerbread | Common Gingerbread | Election Cake | Indian Meal Pudding | Fried Sweet Potatoes | Sweet Potato Pie | Beef-Stake | German Chicken Stew | Jack Rabbit Stew | To Roast a Pig | Broiled Scrod | To boil a Cod's Head.

History of Alabama

Car Rental USA  Alabama's History   -   Wikipedia
Alabama became a state in 1819; the economy of the central "black belt" had large rich slave plantations that grew cotton. Elsewhere poor whites were subsistence farmers. Alabama seceded and...
Content : Colonization, A State in the Union [ Secession 1861, Civil War 1861-1865, Reconstruction, 1865 -1875 ], Origins of New South 1876-1914, New South Alabama, 1914-1945, Postwar: Decline of Cotton 1945-1970, Modernization: 1970-2010.
Car Rental USA  Alabama Department of Archives & History

Car Rental USA  Alabama: The History of a Deep South State
by Atkins, Leah Rawls, Wayne Flynt, William Warren Rogers, and David Ward.
(1994)

Music, Arts & Culture, Events in Alabama

Car Rental USA  Music of Alabama   -   see Wikipedia
Alabama has played a central role in the development of both blues and country music. In addition the blues and country, Appalachian folk music, fiddle music, gospel, spirituals, mariachi and polka have had local scenes in parts of Alabama...
Car Rental USA  Alabama Arts
Car Rental USA  Alabama Authors & Books
Alabama has its own literary tradition. From hometown friends, Harper Lee and Truman Capote, to emerging native Alabama authors like Daniel Wallace and Cassandra King.
Car Rental USA  Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Car Rental USA  Gadsden River Fest
Car Rental USA  Southern Wildlife Festival
Annual Decatur event featuring wildlife art in all mediums, exhibits and seminars.
Car Rental USA  Traditional Music of Alabama
Car Rental USA  W.C. Handy Music Festival [ Florence ]
Preserving, presenting, and promoting the musical heritage of Northwest Alabama.

Car Rental USA  Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art    -   art museum on the campus of Auburn University
The museum's permanent collection focuses mainly on 19th and 20th century American and European Art.
The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art contains six exhibition galleries, an auditorium, cafe, and museum shop.


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