Alabama January 25, 2017
10 Amazing Things You Never Thought Of Doing In Alabama, But Should
There are so many great things to see and do in Alabama. From our beautiful state parks and stunning waterfalls, to our mouthwatering restaurants and charming small towns, Alabama doesn’t disappoint. To experience how remarkable Alabama truly is, you’ll want to do the 10 things listed below. Some of these things you may have never even thought of doing.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Spend an afternoon exploring
Dismals Canyon, which is located in Phil Campbell and part of an 85-acre nature preserve, is one of Alabama's true hidden gems. It's also home to rare insects called dismalites. Dismals Canyon is located at 901 Highway 8, Phil Campbell, Alabama 35581. Note: Dismals Canyon is currently closed for the season. For more information, click
2. Enjoy a delicious meal at
Alabama's oldest restaurant, The Bright Star.
Since opening in 1907, The Bright Star, located in Bessemer, has become one of Alabama's most famous restaurants. This historic restaurant only uses the finest ingredients to prepare each of their dishes. Their Broiled Seafood Platter is so delicious that it was included on the list "100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die." The Bright Star is located at 304 19th Street North, Bessemer, Alabama 35020.
3. Take a weekend getaway to
Doublehead Resort is a little-known resort that's located in Town Creek, Alabama. During your stay at this hidden destination, you'll be surrounded by lots of beautiful scenery and introduced to a variety of outdoor activities. Doublehead Resort is located at 145 County Road 314, Town Creek, Alabama 35672.
4. Go hiking through the
The Sipsey Wilderness, located within the Bankhead National Forest in North Alabama, is a hiker's paradise. Waterfalls, river canyons and scenic overlooks are just a few of the things you'll encounter while exploring this famous wilderness area.
Alabama's most beautiful waterfalls via road trip.
Alabama is home to many beautiful waterfalls. While some of the waterfalls are tucked away, others are popular tourist attractions. This road trip will lead you to seven of Alabama's most beautiful waterfalls.
6. Take a drive along
Alabama's covered bridge trail.
Many historic covered bridges are located throughout Alabama. Some are difficult to reach, while others
are easily accessible. This covered bridge trail will lead you to nine of Alabama's most historic covered bridges in a single day.
7. Dine at
Alabama's most unique restaurant, Rattlesnake Saloon.
Rattlesnake Saloon opened in 2009, and ever since then, it's been offering guests a one-of-a-kind dining experience. What makes this restaurant truly unique is that it's located inside a cave. It's also been featured in magazines, music videos and on several television shows. Rattlesnake Saloon is located at 1292 Mount Mills Road, Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674.
8. Check out
Alabama's most picturesque small towns via road trip.
Alabama is home to many picturesque small towns, and this road trip will lead you to seven of them. If you feel like getting away for the weekend, this is the perfect road trip to take.
Alabama's most incredible farmers market, The Market at Pepper Place.
The Market at Pepper Place, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is a definite must visit. From handmade soaps and unique pottery, to beautiful art and one-of-a-kind jewelry, The Market at Pepper Place offers a little something for everyone. There's also a wide variety of food available. The Market at Pepper Place is located at 2829 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233.
10. Experience an incredible view from
Alabama's highest natural point, Cheaha Mountain.
At 2,407 feet above sea level, Cheaha Mountain is Alabama's highest natural point. From the top of this mountain, you'll be surrounded by beautiful scenery and will experience the most incredible views. Cheaha Mountain is the center point of Cheaha State Park, which is located at 19644 Highway 281, Delta, Alabama 36258.
Have you done any of these things? For more fun things to do, be sure to check out
The Ultimate And Definitive Bucket List For Everyone In Alabama.