Alabama January 19, 2017
11 Things Many People Are Afraid Of Doing When They Visit Alabama
Here in Alabama, we’re fortunate to have such a variety of things to do. However, many people, especially visitors, have a pretty difficult time trying some of the things our state offers. From hiking tall mountains to eating peculiar foods, listed below are just a few of the many things people are scared to do when they visit Alabama.
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During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Mount Cheaha, Alabama's highest natural point.
This definitely holds true for visitors with a fear of heights.
2. Trying a fried green tomato, one of
Alabama's most iconic foods.
Sure, fried green tomatoes are a Southern classic and loved by many, but several visitors and locals are afraid to give them a try.
3. Dining at one of Alabama's
Unless you're a local, you might drive past a restaurant that doesn't look like much from the outside. If you're visiting Alabama and come across one of these unassuming restaurants, stop on by. You just might be surprised.
Hell's Gate Bridge, one of Alabama's most haunted bridges.
Hell's Gate Bridge, located in Oxford, Alabama, received its name because (supposedly) if you stop on the bridge and turn around, you'll see what looks like the fiery gates of Hell. This haunted bridge can't be driven across, but it still receives many visitors by foot. Then of course, there are many people afraid to go near it. Note: Because of its current condition, walking across it isn't recommended.
5. Trying one of
Alabama's strangest food combinations.
Sometimes the strangest food combinations end up being the best thing you've ever eaten. "Don't knock it until you try it!"
6. Visiting one of Alabama's
There are several haunted cemeteries located throughout Alabama. Most of the people who refuse to visit these cemeteries either scare easily, or they simply refuse to believe the cemeteries are truly haunted.
7. Hiking the
Walls of Jericho Trail.
The Walls of Jericho Trail is considered to be one of the toughest hiking trails in Alabama. Even though reaching the end is very rewarding, many visitors and locals refuse to attempt this trail.
8. Going on a tour of
Sloss Furnaces, one of the most haunted places in Alabama.
Those who scare easily are least likely to visit one of Alabama's most haunted places.
9. Spending the day deep sea fishing off
Alabama's Gulf Coast.
From fear of sharks, getting seasick, or waves knocking their boat over, many Alabama visitors and locals are afraid to go deep sea fishing.
10. Booking a room at the historic
St. James Hotel, the most haunted hotel in Alabama.
Please note, St. James Hotel has permanently closed.
Because the St. James Hotel is considered to be the most haunted hotel in Alabama, visitors who get spooked easily tend to book a room elsewhere. Even though it's haunted, the historic St. James Hotel is a charming hotel that's worthy of a visit.
11. And reserving a table right down the road from the hotel at
Gaines Ridge Dinner Club, Alabama's most haunted restaurant.
This charming restaurant definitely has its fair share of ghosts, which tends to keep people away. For example, there's a woman who screams and has been spotted floating past windows. Witnesses have also heard the crying of a baby. Ghosts or no ghosts, this restaurant is a definite must try. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is truly unique.
For more great things to do this year, check out our previous post:
8 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In Alabama Before You Die.