It’s no secret that there are many things to see and do here in Alabama. With that being said, someone who’s originally from Alabama, or has lived here for quite some time, has most likely done the following 12 things. Which of these things have you done?
1. Visit the Gulf Coast.
Alabama's Gulf Coast includes some of the finest beaches in the world.
2. Visit Clanton's famous Peach Park.
No trip to Alabama's Gulf Coast is complete without first stopping by Peach Park for their delicious homemade peach ice cream and fried pies. (2300 7th St
Clanton, AL 35045)
3. Eat at all of Alabama's best BBQ joints.
Because eating at "one" BBQ joint just won't do!
4. Watch the Iron Bowl.
Whether you watch the Iron Bowl in person or from the comfort of your couch, there's no denying that this yearly sporting event is a must for all true Alabamians.
5. Tour the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
If you've never experienced this incredible space museum, you don't know what you're missing. It's a definite must visit! (1 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805)
6. Spend a day fishing on one of Alabama's lakes, streams or rivers.
Alabama is home to some of the best fishing spots in the U.S.
7. Attend a NASCAR race.
If you've never experienced a NASCAR race in Talladega, go! Whether you love it or hate it, it'll be an experience like no other.
8. Explore the Sipsey Wilderness.
The Sipsey Wilderness, located in the northern region of Alabama, is one of the best hiking spots in the U.S. It'll definitely bring out the explorer in you.
9. Stroll the grounds of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Because Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a free attraction that's open every day of the year (minus major holidays), there's no reason not to visit.
(2612 Lane Park Rd
Birmingham, AL 35223)
10. Enter Alabama's most amazing caves.
Alabama has one of the highest cave densities in the world. And some of the caves have lots of history.
11. Deal with unpredictable weather.
If today's weather has you feeling down, no worries. Chances are it'll be completely different tomorrow.
12. Encounter a deer in the middle of a rural road.
It's highly likely you'll encounter a deer on one of Alabama's rural roads. Some deer have even been known to dart across major highways.