Alabama is the perfect package if you want a little bit of everything- history, artiss inspirations, nature, science and architecture.
Its scenic beauty draws you in with sunny beaches and lush mountains, then it will slowly lead you towards the Civil Rights Trail where the Deep South fought over its soul. Further, you will be hooked to the grand antebellum houses towering over green lands, and finally towards the space centers and vintage motors museum.
That’s probably what inspired the song “Sweet Home Alabama”. And now it can be your next vacation. Here’s what you can look forward to:
A walk down memory lane.
Transport yourself in the lane of the 1950s and 196os as America woke up to the Civil Rights Movement calling out the racial injustice to African Americans. You can see the site of Bloody Sunday, the Victory March from Selma to Montgomery, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site of the African American air warriors and the 1st street Baptist Church bombing. You might feel the spirit of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.
Hits the right note.
Alabama has a rich musical history where Muscle Shoals studio was used to record some legendary music. Artists like Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones all rose to fame from this alluring city. The musical scene is so diverse here that you can hear Gospel exultations in the churches, and Jazz, Blues and Country riffs in the lively taverns of the city. Wait, don’t forget that writers like Truman Capote and Harper Lee also grew up in this land of fascinating vibes. Get ready to be gripped with artistic inspiration in the rich soil of Alabama.
It’s a carnival here.
The state of Alabama intertwines with its cultural vivacity. The famous Mardi Gras carnival started in the Mobile Bay, where you can join the colorful floats and the exuberant bands. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday announcing the last of a rich meat diet before Lent season. Started in 1703, this carnival is over two weeks of joyful celebration of life and its pleasures. Jump right into the Carnival season with the delicious slow cooked Southern food, mouth watering seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, the most decadent desserts and the finest dining experience. Complement this with a visit to the state parks, white sand beaches, and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
Head to space.
When you have all that covered, head for some rocket science to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. They have Featured Exhibitions, Museum Simulators, Movies, Guided Tours and the most fun memorabilia like the Astronaut Oven Mitts and Space Camp Pajamas!
Do a detour and sigh over the stately Antebellum or “before the war” mansions built in the 1860s of with grand pillars in the grand revival architectural style of that age. The breezy balconies, cool white facade, grand staircases and formal ballrooms are a sight to behold.
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