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    Default Best places to visit in Alabama

    It's official. For my Spring Break in March, I am doing a road trip through the South. A few days will be spent in Alabama. Any input into some great spots to visit, eat, etc in the state? I am an outdoorsy gal, but I also love history, FOOD, and sports so any input along those lines would be greatly appreciated :)

    As of now, I have visits to Birmingham planned (to go to Jim n Nicks!!! I miss it so much), and to Tuscaloosa (SO MUCH TO DO THERE, SO EXCITED), and to Mobile.

    Edit: Any good national parks/forests/seashores I should check out?
    Last edited by PhillyGirl; 12-21-2012 at 11:23 AM.

    Thanks to mrchase!

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    Down in and around Mobile...

    Gulf Shores, Alabama
    USS Alabama Battleship Park in Mobile Bay (was used in the movie Under Siege)
    Ladd-Peebles Stadium,home of the Senior Bowl ( or at least drive by)

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    To add to what hardkore said around Mobile, the Civil War Forts are pretty cool to see if you're into history.

    Fort Morgan accessed from Gulf Shores - http://fortmorgan.org/
    Fort Gaines from Daulphin Island - http://www.dauphinisland.org/fort.htm

    Also, not sure how much is visible right nown (near Fort Morgan), but the 1920's boat wreck http://news.yahoo.com/shifting-sands...214132550.html

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    I'd stay in the Ft. Morgan area as Matt suggested. If you have the cash available, the rentals down there are fantastic. I've used Meyer Real Estate every time I've visited the area for beach front housing.

    The hotels are pretty nice as well and as you might suspect cheaper.

    Along 182 you'll find dozens of great place to eat from quaint little places to your palate pleasing, beach front, open air type places as well.

    Be sure to hit the FloraBama. I'm sure the food is good, but I've never been there to eat. Live music at nights, good laid back crowd...and you'll find a few interesting stories about Bama football along the way. I've rented Jet Ski's along the area a few times as well.

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    Definitely check out Gulf Shores & Dauphin Island down there by Mobile, check out the USS Alabama in Mobile too. Lake Eufaula is pretty awesome and if you go across the stateline to Georgia and check out the Little Grand Canyon thats an awesome place to go, its in a National Forrest. If you like ghost town type deals and stuff Peterman, Alabama near Monroeville is cool and in Monroeville itself they got alot of historic stuff. Selma too, lots of Civil Rights stuff and just a pretty, old style looking town in genreal. Conecuh National Forest is cool for camping and fishing and hiking and stuff too.

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    i myself would stay out of Birmingham the whole time, watch First 48 and they do specials there all the time it seems

    The Jim N Nicks in Hoover is awesome

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    I haven't visited anywhere outside of Tuscaloosa in 5 years. Will definitely visit many of these places when I come back.

    Mobile definitely had a variety of activities, Mountain Brook is like the 13th wealthiest city in the U.S...Guess that's a place to visit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doemasters View Post
    i myself would stay out of Birmingham the whole time, watch First 48 and they do specials there all the time it seems

    The Jim N Nicks in Hoover is awesome
    I would tend to disagree here, I like Birmingham (as far as visiting, def. not living)... Legion Field is a must to visit just off history alone. Last time I went they let me go onto the field and everything.

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    Birdman reminded me of something, I seem to recall reading that PhillyGirl was a baseball fan - add Rickwood Field to your list while in Bham. Believe they give tours http://www.rickwood.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by planomateo View Post
    Birdman reminded me of something, I seem to recall reading that PhillyGirl was a baseball fan - add Rickwood Field to your list while in Bham. Believe they give tours http://www.rickwood.com/
    If you want to add baseball parks ,Mobile has Hank Aaron Stadium. Named after him since he is from Mobile.

    http://www.hankaaronstadium.com/

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