The 11 Very Best Day Trips You Can Possibly Take in Alabama

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 places in Alabama that are perfect for day trips.

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Address: Childersburg, AL, USA
Address: Cheaha State Park, 19644 AL-281, Delta, AL 36258, USA
Address: Florence, AL, USA
Address: Mooresville, AL 35649, USA
Address: Gulf State Park - Florida Point, Orange Beach, AL 36561, USA
Address: Rattlesnake Saloon, 1292 Mt Mills Rd, Tuscumbia, AL 35674, USA
Address: Cathedral Caverns State Park, 637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776, USA
Address: 2011 Frankfurt Dr, Birmingham, AL 35211, USA
Address: Bright Star Restaurant, 304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020, USA
Address: Little River Canyon National Preserve, 4322 Little River Trail #100, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
Address: Dismals Canyon, 901 County Rd 8, Phil Campbell, AL 35581, USA
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September 09, 2021

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

Alabama is one of those states that just plain doesn’t get enough credit. It’s an incredibly beautiful, scenic state, and oftentimes it can be hard to decide which amazing, must-visit places we want to check out first. We’ve done some footwork for you, though, and we suggest trying out any of our favorite spots – after all, they’re our favorites for a reason! We really love Alabama’s amazing state parks, but most of all, parks like Cheaha State Park in Delta and Blue Springs State Park in Clio really get our hearts racing in the best way. Don’t underestimate our other parks, too, like the incredible Noccacula Falls Park, in Gadsden, which features a 90-foot waterfall and all the lush greenery you could ever ask for. For more of our favorite beautiful, must-visit places in Alabama, take a look at this article.  

Where is Little River Canyon National Preserve?  

Little River Canyon National Preserve is located near Fort Payne, Alabama, and can be found at 4322 Little River Trail #100, 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? 

Alabama is a fun place with lots of stuff to do, but there are just some things everyone’s got to experience at least once. For example, you’ll want to add things like a visit to the intriguing Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman to the list for sure. You’ll also want to consider adding each of Alabama’s amazing state parks, and places like Gulf Shores will take your breath away. Of course, you’ll also want to add places like the Birmingham Zoo and Fame Recording Studios to the list as well. It depends on your interests and what you value, but no matter what those things may be, there are unique Alabama attractions you can find all over that will interest you.  

Address: Childersburg, AL, USA
Address: Cheaha State Park, 19644 AL-281, Delta, AL 36258, USA
Address: Florence, AL, USA
Address: Mooresville, AL 35649, USA
Address: Gulf State Park - Florida Point, Orange Beach, AL 36561, USA
Address: Rattlesnake Saloon, 1292 Mt Mills Rd, Tuscumbia, AL 35674, USA
Address: Cathedral Caverns State Park, 637 Cave Rd, Woodville, AL 35776, USA
Address: 2011 Frankfurt Dr, Birmingham, AL 35211, USA
Address: Bright Star Restaurant, 304 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020, USA
Address: Little River Canyon National Preserve, 4322 Little River Trail #100, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
Address: Dismals Canyon, 901 County Rd 8, Phil Campbell, AL 35581, USA