What makes the selection of things to do in Montgomery so remarkable, we found, is the way in which it offers up its past, present, and future all at once, insisting that you can’t have one without the other–for better or for worse. Here are 23 things to check out on your next adventure here.Read More
When you think about things to do in Huntsville, AL, you think about the Space Museum, right?? In sixth grade our whole class was supposed to go theSpace and Rocket Center for a long weekend as part of our Science studies that year. Unfortunately, it was the same weekend my father had to have knee surgery. My mom was working so it fell to me to stay home and play nurse instead of going on the field trip. Ever since I’ve been dying to go and see the museum.
Orange Beach is Alabama’s coastal community juxtaposing the Gulf of Mexico. A bustling destination for spring breakers and summer vacationers, this family beach retreat is also perfect in the more affordable shoulder season (the spring and bookends to summer). Known for blue-green waters that rush upon soft, white-sand beaches, Orange Beach presents a myriad of accommodations, an amazing culinary scene, adventure and water recreation.
When you think of Mardi Gras, New Orleans immediately comes to mind. But did you know that the first Carnival season festivities in the United States actually began in Mobile? The annual event carries over today, albeit a more family-friendly version, as locals don royal attire on floats and at community balls. It’s definitely among our list of surprising things to do in Mobile, Al!
When you think about things to do in Birmingham, AL, most people’s thoughts turn to Civil Rights. In the 50’s and early 60’s, the city…
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know how much I adore the Blue Ridge Mountains. We hike and play there regularly, and I am always enamored with the fly-fisherman we see along the Toccoa or Chattahoochee. I’ve always wanted to try fly-fishing, but I had this idea in my head of who took up the sport. They were always men. They were always older. And they always had far more money than I do.
Sometimes you just need to get away. We’ve been there. That’s why we put together this list of more than 50 family weekend getaways in the Southeast.
Some of the places you may never have considered for a fun weekend getaway. Some of these places to visit you already know, but hopefully we’ll give you a few new ideas for your next long weekend.
Whether you are looking theme parks and water slides, or horseback riding and hiking trails, this list should help!