Alabama June 12, 2019
Alabama Is The Ultimate Summer Destination And Here Are 9 Reasons Why
Now that summer is here, many of you are counting down the days until vacation. While several of you have decided to travel out of state for your summer vacation, others have elected to stay home. Luckily, here in Alabama, we have access to such a variety of places that are perfect for spending our summer days.
Listed below are nine reasons why Alabama is the ultimate summer destination.
1. We have beautiful Gulf Coast beaches.
It's no secret Alabama is home to some of the nation's finest beaches. Offering everything from beautiful white sand to turquoise-clear waters, why would you want to vacation anywhere else?
Pictured: Gulf Shores
2. Our swimming holes are true hidden gems.
There are several swimming holes tucked away in Alabama. These are perfect spots if you're looking to beat the summer heat.
Pictured: Hippie Hole / Address: Little River Canyon Parkway, Fort Payne, AL, 35967
3. We have some of the finest campgrounds in the country.
If you're a fan of camping, you're in luck! Several campgrounds are located throughout Alabama that are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
Pictured: Oak Mountain State Park / Address: 200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL, 35124
4. Our lakes are perfect for spending a summer day.
Alabama is home to some of the clearest and most beautiful lakes in the country. Boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming are just a few of the recreational activities enjoyed on our lakes.
Pictured: Lewis Smith Lake
5. We're home to some of the largest and most magnificent caves in the world.
Not many people think of caves when they think of summer destinations. Interestingly, a cave is one of the coolest places you can visit during the summer. Alabama is home to several caves that are perfect for exploring on a hot summer day.
Pictured: Cathedral Caverns / Address: 637 Cave Road, Woodville, AL, 35776
6. Our water parks are perfect destinations for the entire family.
Water parks are great for cooling off on a hot summer day. Alabama is home to several that are perfect for a family day trip.
Pictured: Alabama Splash Adventure / Address: 4599 Splash Adventure Parkway, Bessemer, AL, 35022
7. We have the best hiking trails around.
There's no denying that Alabama is a hiker's paradise. When it comes to trails, we're fortunate to have access to some of the very best, no matter how challenging they may be.
Pictured: Sipsey Wilderness/William B. Bankhead National Forest
8. We're home to some of the nation's greatest rivers.
Alabama's rivers are among the greatest rivers in the nation because they're some of the most biologically diverse waterways in the world. They're also perfect destinations for kayaking and canoeing.
Pictured: Cahaba River
9. Our gardens are perfect for a summer afternoon stroll.
A botanical garden is a great place to visit during the summer. Several are located throughout Alabama that are perfect day trip destinations.
Pictured: Bellingrath Gardens / Address: 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL, 36582
Can you think of any other reasons to stay in Alabama this summer? If so, let us know in the comments below!
For even more reasons to stay in Alabama this summer, be sure to check out our previous article:
10 Out Of This World Summer Day Trips To Take In Alabama.