Alabama Bureau of Tourism
Experience the music, food and hospitality of the Deep South as you explore 'Sweet Home Alabama'. With Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida as its neighbours, Alabama is within easy driving distance of Atlanta, Memphis and New Orleans but with a flavour all of its own.
Alabama has been the crucible for two of the most momentous events in U.S. history, starting the American Civil War and the National Civil Rights Campaign. It was in Montgomery, Alabama’s capital, where the Civil Rights Movement gathered pace under the leadership of Dr Martin Luther King. Alabama is also known for its musical heritage. Visit music studios in Muscle Shoals where international superstars like Aretha Franklin came to record hit songs. Music is still celebrated across the state in countless live music venues and festivals throughout the year.
The very southern tip of the State is best known for Mobile Bay and the Gulf Coast beaches. As well as fresh, delicious seafood and a great range of nightlife, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach entice the visitor with 32 miles of sugary white sands. Alabama is geographically diverse with vibrant cities like Birmingham and Huntsville. There is a wide range of outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, kayaking, horse riding and fishing. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail offers championship golf on 11 sites across the state.
Alabama's 'Year of Food' is a great opportunity to sample some wonderful cuisine served up with a real southern welcome!