Alabama vacation packages will invariably include your accommodations. Other
features can include your flights on airlines
to Alabama, car rentals,
some meals, and possibly tours of select attractions.
If you're visiting the state for one of the many events that occur throughout
the year, you might find admission tickets included. There are some great Alabama
vacation deals out there, so it pays to spend some time researching.
If golfing is your game, you will find numerous Alabama vacation packages that are centered around this sport. Golf is an important part of the state's tourism, and Alabama boasts some of the best courses in the country. Some of them, like those that are part of the celebrated Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, are world-class championship courses, and were designed by the legendary golf course architect before his death in 2000. A number of the courses have luxury hotels and beautiful resorts incorporated into their design. Many of these properties offer cheap Alabama vacations throughout the year, even during the peak seasons.
Some of the best Alabama vacation deals are offered by cities or individual properties. The state, individual cities, and the counties all have very active tourism departments that often promote cheap Alabama vacations throughout the year. For instance, the city of Montgomery is steeped in history, and offers a great weekend bed and breakfast stay that includes a tour of the beautiful ante bellum mansions and Old Alabama Town. Dekalb County has Alabama vacation packages that include two nights in cabins on Lookout Mountain and a tour of Sequoyah Caverns. If you're traveling during the Christmas holidays, there are great Alabama vacation deals that stay in the city of Mobile or on the beaches, and include a Christmas Lights tour of beautiful Bellingrath Gardens as well as a tour of the U.S.S. Alabama battleship. With all of these, you can add extra nights or other features.
Gulf Shores Vacation Alabama
Some of the best Alabama vacation packages available will include Caribbean
cruises to Cozumel
and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
The state of the art Alabama Cruise Port, located in Mobile Bay, is the homeport
for the Carnival Cruise Lines ship Holiday. Since the Carnival cruises
are short (only four to six days), they can easily be combined with other Alabama
vacations to make great Alabama vacation deals that will also show you some
of the many attractions in the state. You'll find that you can include cheap
Alabama vacations (usually on the beautiful beaches along the Gulf
Shores) with one of the cruises.
Some of the best Alabama vacations are on the state's beaches. Do some research on Gulf Shores or Dauphin Island to find them. In this region is Gulf Shores State Park with its long stretches of white sand and hundreds of bird species in the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Plus you are able to book fishing trips or get in some golfing while staying here.
You can also find Alabama vacation packages centered around special events.
The celebrated NASCAR Talledega
Speedway, built in 1960, will often have Alabama vacation deals coinciding
with races. There are excellent Alabama vacation packages offered in conjunction
with these races. In addition to lodging and race tickets, the packages often
include other extras, such as drink coupons, driver appearances, and pit tours.
This motor sports complex in the central part of the state is high on the list
of must things to do for
any race enthusiast.
The city of Mobile will have Alabama vacation deals that take advantage of another event, the annual extravaganza Mardi Gras. You might be surprised to learn that the first Mardi Gras celebration was held in Mobile, and it's been going strong during the period before Easter ever since. Like its sister celebration in New Orleans, there are numerous parades with colorful costumes, general merrymaking, and even the blessing of the shrimp fleet. Even though this is a peak time to travel to the Gulf region, you can find cheap Alabama vacations that include lodging, car rentals, and Mardi Gras events.