8 Amazing Places You Can Go On One Tank Of Gas In Alabama

We all love a good road trip. However, the issue with most road trips is the cost of gas. Because gas prices are always up and down all over the state, we have to limit the length of our road trips. And just because we have to limit the length, we don’t have to limit the amount of places we visit. As a matter of fact, there are several places throughout the state where we can go on just one tank of gas, making them some of the best road trips in Alabama.

Most vehicles can travel an average of 300 miles on just one tank of gas. We’ve mapped out a road trip that starts in Gadsden, Alabama and loops back around. This road trip’s length is 264 miles and lasts around 5 hours and 35 minutes, minus the time spent at each stop. It can be taken in one day if you start bright and early, but I’d recommend splitting it up into two days so you can spend enough time at each stop.

Listed below is our mapped out road trip. To get the addresses of the attractions, you can view the actual Google map here. Now, let’s get started on our road trip!

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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you ever visited any of these attractions that make up some of the best road trips in Alabama? Let us know in the comments below! And after completing this road trip, here are two other Alabama road trips you might be interested in taking:

The Ultimate Alabama Waterfalls Road Trip

The Ultimate Alabama Natural Wonders Road Trip

Address: 23101 US-72, Athens, AL 35613, USA
Address: Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Address: 431 Clouds Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803, USA
Address: Cathedral Caverns Rd, Woodville, AL, USA
Address: 105 5th St NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
Address: Desoto State Park, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
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best road trips in Alabama

March 16, 2020

Are there any food-related road trips in Alabama?

Alabama has several iconic foods that are a must-try when visiting the state. For tasty BBQ, you should check out Saw’s BBQ in Homewood, then make your way south to Bob Sykes Barbecue in Bessemer and BBQ 65  in Greenville before heading to the coast and stopping by L.A. Barbecue, Hog Wild BBQ, or Baby Jay’s BBQ.

What are the best day trips in Alabama?

There’s no shortage of amazing places to visit in Alabama. From historical attractions to picture-perfect natural settings, there’s something for everyone. Childersburg is believed to be the “oldest continually occupied city in America” and is peppered with historical significance plus amazing restaurants and shopping opportunities. For nature lovers, a visit to Cheaha State Park yields some of the most impressive mountain views in the state. You can climb to the top to Cheaha Mountain, the highest natural point in Alabama with an elevation of 2,407 feet. And for a charming town full of unique attractions, Florence, Alabama is the place to be.

What are the most popular attractions in Alabama?

One of the most popular attractions in Alabama is the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The Birmingham Zoo attracts over half a million visitors every year, a perfect destination for families with kids of all ages. For beach lovers, a trip to Gulf State Park doesn’t disappoint. This scenic state park features miles of beautiful beaches and loads of outdoor activities for a fun-filled day in the sun. History lovers will be thrilled to visit Fort Morgan, an 1800s fort with several Civil War artifacts.

Address: 23101 US-72, Athens, AL 35613, USA
Address: Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Address: 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Address: 431 Clouds Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803, USA
Address: Cathedral Caverns Rd, Woodville, AL, USA
Address: 105 5th St NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
Address: Desoto State Park, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA