Here in Alabama, there’s no shortage of amazing places to visit. If you’d like to visit several places, but only have one day, we recommend picking a destination and taking a day trip. Listed below are 11 of the best Alabama day trips. You’ll want to experience each one of them.

For the day trip of a lifetime, you’ll want to visit Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island.

Where are your favorite destinations for day trips in Alabama? Tell us all about your picks. Who knows? You just might see yours featured someday. You can submit ideas to us using this nomination form. We’d love to hear from you, so let us know.

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Where are some beautiful, must-visit places in Alabama? 

Alabama is filled with many beautiful, must-visit places. Three of our favorite places are:

1. Cheaha State Park - Delta, AL

2. Blue Springs State Park - Clio, AL

3. Noccacula Falls Park - Gadsden, AL

Where is Little River Canyon National Preserve?  

Little River Canyon National Preserve is located near Fort Payne, Alabama. It was established in 1992 and spans more than 15,000 acres. It’s a stunning place with a little bit of everything for everyone. From waterfalls and incredible trails to breathtaking overlooks and amazing picnic spots, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget. Unfortunately, there is no camping allowed in the preserve, but that just means you’ll have to arrive no later than the moment they open and stay until the moment they’re closed. Every year, the preserve offers fee-free admission days, so make sure to look the dates up for the most current year before you go.  

What are some unique Alabama attractions I should add to my bucket list? 

There are many unique attractions located throughout Alabama. Three of our favorite unique attractions are:

1. Ave Maria Grotto - Cullman, AL

2. Rosenbaum House - Florence, AL

3. Unclaimed Baggage Center - Scottsboro, AL

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