See the legendary golf trail with 468 championship holes. From the beginning of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail to the end, as well as famed and challenging courses along the coast, Alabama is a golf lover’s paradise with experiences unlike any other. Hit a tee shot from a cliff overlooking the Tennessee River, over what seems to be a bottomless ravine. Stand in the fairway and aim at twin greens bisected by an 80-foot waterfall. From a bluff above the Alabama River, watch your drive sail through the clouds then fall to a ribbon of fairway 200 feet below. These are the kinds of shots you always remember – the ones that give you that extra zing of adrenaline before and after you swing. You’ll find these breathtaking shots up and down the world-famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama, which helped transform the state into one of the most popular golf destinations in the world. Others have tried to copy the concept, but Alabama’s trail is the unrivaled original. For a 2017 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Guide, Click here.
Art and Culture
Taste what makes Alabama a creative and cultural powerhouse. From our James Beard Award-winning restaurants to our makers across the state, Alabama is a creative powerhouse for those who want inspiration from their next adventure. At FAME Recording Studios in the northwest corner of Albama, call the Shoals, Step back in time at the studio where Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Etta James, Otis Redding and others have recorded hit songs. Established in 1959, this world-famous studio is responsible for creating the Muscle Shoals Sound. It has been involved in production of records that have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. >MORE
Feel the Sand, Find the Gators
From peaceful seclusion to an adrenaline rush and a bustling nightlife, you’re sure to savor the pace on our fine, sugar-white beaches with turquoise waters. At Fairhope, experience the moss-draped live oaks, boutiques, cafes, and art galleries. This vibrant town lies on Alabama’s Gulf Coast and has long been known for its lovely parks and its sweeping panoramic views of Mobile Bay. The 1/2 mile Gator Alley Boardwalk allows you to get a close-up view of alligators, fish and other wildlife. It’s one of area’s most appealing attractions. >MORE
DISCOVER CIVIL RIGHTS DISTRICT
Visiting Alabama’s Civil Rights District, where some of America’s most painful events took place, is a powerful and emotional experience you should not miss. Nicknamed “The Magic City,” Birmingham is Alabama’s largest municipality. Rich in history, it is known for its industrial past and for its role in the Civil Rights Movement. Today, Birmingham is an eclectic center for the arts, entertainment, dining and shopping. In addition to the noted Civil Rights District, it is home to a number of other world-class attractions, including the Birmingham Museum of Art, Barber Motorsports Park, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and the Alys Stephens Center. Birmingham is centrally located and is within a two-hour drive of Atlanta, Montgomery and Huntsville.
Don’t miss any of Alabama’s must-see attractions! Our most-visited destinations range from the long fairways of world-class golf to the big guns of the USS Alabama.