Sporting the nickname of its state bird,
the Yellowhammer State may have not made it to the
top of your list of states to visit in America,
but you may reconsider that when you see just how
much there is to do here. Besides its year
round warmth and overall pleasant weather, Alabama
offers plenty for the outdoor enthusiast, from mountains,
beaches, and lakes, to caverns and woodland expanses.
History buffs will be rewarded with a trip to Alabama,
as the state capital of Montgomery was the first
capital of the Confederacy, and the home of Jefferson
Davis. Alabama is bordered by some of the
south's most visited states, such as Florida, Georgia and Tennessee,
and whether you are passing through, or taking time
out to see what Alabama has to offer, the Alabama
hotels provide plenty to choices, regardless of
your taste or budget.
Crossing Alabama are five major interstates where
you will find a plentiful amount of Alabama hotels.
Along these routes, motorists will often come across
gas, food and lodging options, and there are almost
always some affordable options for discount lodging
in Alabama along the major thoroughfares.
If you are arriving on a flight to Alabama, perhaps
to enjoy the bevy of Alabama golf courses, you will
likely arrive in Birmingham,
which is the state's largest city. The
hotels in Birmingham are plenty when it comes to
the most recognizable chains, and near the Birmingham
City Center and in downtown Birmingham, you can
find budget hotels, or exclusive historic hotels
in Birmingham that set themselves apart from the
chain brands. Alabama found itself often at
the heart of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950's
and 60's, and as such, those staying at one of the
hotels in Birmingham will want to schedule a trip
to the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum. Another
popular cultural activity that you can enjoy while
staying at hotels in Birmingham is the Birmingham
Museum of Art, which features a nice permanent collection
of works from around the world. Birmingham's
central location makes it a great city from which
to begin your Alabama Great Vacation.
Alabama is not a terribly large state, which means
that getting around to the places you want to visit
is not an extremely timely ordeal. Just 90
miles south of Birmingham on I-65 is the capital
city of Montgomery,
which begs a visit. Like the hotels in Birmingham,
the Montgomery hotels have plenty in the way of
big name chain brands, which are often your best
consideration for discount lodging in Alabama.
The Montgomery hotels have choices for families,
business travelers and even those bringing the family
pet, and there are plenty of places to rest your
head where you won't have to sacrifice comfort
or quality for a good price. Downtown Montgomery
is a quiet place, as many of the businesses have
left for the suburbs, which makes it a great southern
town to explore. There's plenty of southern
hospitality to be found here, and as the center
of the Civil Rights Movement, the city has special
importance. The Montgomery Zoo is a great
side trip for the kids, and for fans of Shakespeare,
the city hosts one of the bigger cultural events
in the state with its Shakespeare Festival.
One of the best ways to find discount lodging in
Alabama is to check online for deals, or to look
for vacation packages that include discounts on
accommodations and transportation. Alabama
is a pretty well kept secret when it comes to the
quality of golf that can be enjoyed here year round,
and a good amount of the Alabama golf resorts will
often offer packages of some kind that include playing
and staying. You can also look for great deals
on Alabama hotels with vacation packages to the
Gulf Coast. Not far from Pensacola,
Florida, the city of Mobile is a major vacation destination in Alabama.
You can find nice vacation rentals on the Alabama
Gulf Coast, and the resorts like those found at Orange
Beach, Alabama are among some of the most visited
Alabama Hotels. You can choose from a good
variety of Mobile AL hotels, which feature some
of the same options for chain discount lodging in
Alabama that Montgomery and Birmingham do.
Downtown Mobile is a joy to explore, and if you
choose to stay in one of the nicer downtown Mobile
AL hotels, you can better appreciate the city's
beautiful antebellum architectural examples.
There are many historic districts in Mobile worth
exploring, and the city is full of unique museums.
The Mobile Botanical Gardens are a joy to visit
for nature lovers, and the city's parks and
outdoor attractions can be enjoyed year round.
Some of the Mobile AL hotels with the most character
and charm can be found near Water Street and Dauphine
Outdoors enthusiasts will get as much joy out of
an Alabama vacation as will history buffs, and it
is particularly alluring when you consider that
two-thirds of the state consists of forest and rivers.
Not far east of Birmingham, NASCAR enthusiasts can
visit Talladega and the Talladega Superspeedway.
If you choose to stay at a hotel
in Talladega, the Talladega National Forest
is yours to enjoy. Here, Cheaha Mountain rises
to over 2,400 feet where the Appalachian Mountains
reach their end. About 100 miles north of
Birmingham, the small cities of Huntsville and Decatur
have nice Alabama hotels near two of the state's
largest lakes. If you like fishing, you can
choose to stay at a myriad of Alabama hotels near
some of the state's most prolific fishing
areas, from the wilderness streams to the Gulf of
Mexico on the southern border. Alabama is
waiting for you to visit, and its many hotels offer
access to the all the best spots.