Attractions December 23, 2021
Here Are The 7 Best Reasons To Stay In Alabama This Winter
The state of Alabama is beautiful year-round, especially during the winter months. As soon as this time of year arrives, many people choose to leave the state to vacation elsewhere, which isn’t always the best idea. For seven reasons why everyone should stay in Alabama this winter, take a look below.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Alabama is home to many indoor attractions that are perfect for escaping the winter chill.
U.S. Space & Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
One of these indoor attractions is the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, which is home to Space Camp and has one of the world's largest collections of space memorabilia. For information about this space museum, click
2. The Yellowhammer State also hosts a variety of exciting events during the winter, including Mardi Gras.
In 1703, Mobile, Alabama was the birthplace of America's original Mardi Gras. It's become one of the state's most popular annual events. For more information about Alabama's upcoming Mardi Gras, click
3. Alabama offers many amazing places that are great for an overnight stay.
Eagles Nest at High Falls, which is pictured above, is a cozy cabin near Guntersville, Alabama that's great for an overnight stay during the winter months. For information about this cabin, including how to book your stay, click
4. Many of Alabama's outdoor attractions are extra beautiful during wintertime.
Little River Canyon National Preserve, 4322 Little River Trail #100, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA
Alabama boasts many outdoor attractions that are beautiful year-round, including Little River Canyon National Preserve. This scenic preserve is even more beautiful following a snowfall.
5. The Yellowhammer State offers several hiking trails that are wonderful for exploring this time of year.
Sipsey Wilderness, Mt Hope, AL 35651, USA
It's no secret that Alabama is a hiker's paradise. The Yellowhammer State attracts hikers from all across the nation year-round, including the winter months. Pictured above is the Sipsey Wilderness area of North Alabama's William B. Bankhead National Forest. It's one of the state's top hiking destinations.
6. In fact, some of these trails will even lead you to Alabama's most breathtaking views.
Bald Rock, Alabama 36258, USA
Pictured above is the Bald Rock Overlook at Alabama's Cheaha State Park. It's located at the end of the Doug Ghee Accessible Trail and offers one of the state's most breathtaking views.
7. And finally, Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast beaches can't be beat!
During the winter months, there's no need to leave Alabama, especially when you're just a short drive to some of America's most beautiful white-sand beaches.
Can you think of any other reasons to stay in Alabama during the winter months? If so, please share them with us in the comments below.
In addition to North Alabama’s Sipsey Wilderness area, the following article shares other places that are perfect for a winter hike:
7 Of The Best Places In Alabama To Embark On A Winter Hike. Address: Alabama, USA Address: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA Address: Guntersville, AL, USA Address: Sipsey Wilderness, Mt Hope, AL 35651, USA Address: Mobile, AL, USA Address: Bald Rock, Alabama 36258, USA Address: Fairhope, AL 36532, USA Address: Little River Canyon National Preserve, 4322 Little River Trail #100, Fort Payne, AL 35967, USA