Great Alabama Family Vacations

Tips for Great Alabama Family Vacations...

Alabama has a strong history in the United States having lived through the Civil War as a Confederate State and the Indian Wars of the 19th century.

Therefore, if you are a history buff, there is a lot to see in the state.

There are the Gulf Shore activities, National Parks to visit and this is also where the Civil Rights Movement started.

You and your family should be able to find plenty to do in your Alabama family vacations!

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This town is located in the mountains in northeastern Alabama.

For a nice easy family vacation ideas for Alabama, head on up here! You will find Secret Caverns , a Water Flume, miles of trails for hiking and biking and don't miss the beautiful waterfalls and overlooks!

You can go kayaking, rock climbing and fly-fishing or try horseback riding or boating.

Don't forget you can also just sit back and relax and enjoy the scenery. Lots of great family vacation spots!

Gulf Shores

Found on the Gulf of Mexico, this 30,000-acre community offers the visitor good old fashioned southern hospitality with really great weather.

There are no huge crowds to worry about in your Alabama family vacations either! The largest fishing fleet in the northern Gulf is located here as well as quiet beaches, southern culture, history, wildlife and twelve championship golf courses.

Beach bound you can enjoy volleyball, sailing, windsurfing and other water sports. Take a nature walk through Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge . This is one of the best family vacation ideas in Alabama. Your family can share a piece of history

remembering the War of Northern Aggression by visiting such sites as Fort Mims, Fairhope Historical Museum or Fort Morgan .


This is the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement so there are points of interests and museums commemorating the occasion. Must visit in your Alabama family vacations! Live theatre can be viewed as well as stargazing.

The sixth largest Shakespeare Festival in the world is held here and is an ongoing event.

Old Alabama Town shows you historical Montgomery with over forty restored buildings and tours of local mansions.

Hank Williams' Museum is in town, go have a listen! The kids (and adults) will love the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum at the Montgomery Zoo.


Kids will love the Children's Theatre with professional productions that can be taken in by the whole family.

There is a terrific Civil Rights Institute detailing the struggles of the African Americans in the south and as citizens of Birmingham.

Does your family enjoy art?

Try out the Birmingham Museum of Art that houses a three story collection. Oh, and there's always the zoos!

Northern and Southern Alabama

Huntsville has the Alabama Constitution Village where the family can explore how Alabama became a state with villagers dressed in period clothing.

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Guin Waterpark located in the city of the same name will be just a thrill a minute, and the babies aren't forgotten as they even have a baby pool!

Harmony Park Safari in Huntsville is a nature preserve of free range exotic and endangered species.

Mobile has Oakleigh Historic Complex where costumed guides let you experience 18th century Gulf Coast life.

As you can see there is a myriad of things you can do in your Alabama family vacations.

Just choose your area of the state you wish to visit, have a plan in mind on what type of activities you enjoy the most, hit the road and come on down for great family vacation ideas in South!

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