Alabama Destinations

Alabama Destinations: Travel Places and Must Dos

The southern state of USA, Alabama is one of the most music influenced state you can possibly find. Its country music has a very nostalgic feel which you cannot avoid when you are in this place. The culture which surrounds this place is amazing and the people are very hospitable to the visitors. This is the perfect place where you can have fun and enjoy the laid back life of the state. There are many places which you can go to and shake a leg or let your hair down. The state which is popularly known as the Yellowhammer state has now become the hub for all the tourists who want to have a calm trip down south.

Alabama Travel Destinations

Alabama destinations are mostly covered by the natural beauty of the state. It is named after the bird which represents the state because people down there are very animal friendly and treat the animals as part of their family. Some of the most beautiful natural beauties are available in Alabama. One can find many camping and trekking sites in the whereabouts of the state. Birmingham being the most populated city has a lot of metropolitan activities running in it. You can go for shopping and clubbing in the city and enjoy a royal life. The gulf coast is another place which you do not want to miss out. This is the place where the real action is happening. There are beach parties and exquisite sea food which is served on a setting where the cool breeze goes through your hair.

Alabama Beaches

The gulf coast of Alabama has about 12 totally low crowded beaches which will help you relax and spend time with yourself. The white sand and the pleasant weather is the perfect combination of you having one of the best vacations. The relaxing warm climate of the south is the best way to let your stress leave you and have a simple swim in the sea. All year around it is the best place where you want to be when in Alabama.

  • Dauphin Island
  • Orange Beach
  • Gulf Shore
  • The Shoals

Alabama Waterville

The 20 acre amusement park will only make your day more energetic when you go there. It is the best place in Alabama where you can spend with your family. You can spend the maximum time in the water trying out different water sports. Also you can go for a ride in the Old West train. You have enough activities which can keep you busy for a week.

Waterville USA Inc.
Alabama Waterville Location 906 Gulf Shores Pkwy Gulf Shores, Alabama, [United States]
Alabama Waterville Coordinates 30°15′32″N 87°41′10″W / 30.259°N 87.686°W
Alabama Waterville Opened 1986
Alabama Waterville Operating Season Year Around
Alabama Waterville Area 20 acres
Alabama Waterville Rides 18 total
  • 1 roller coasters
  • 12 water rides

Birmingham, Alabama

The city with the largest population is the hub for the metropolitan activities. The first thing which comes to your mind is the Appalachian Mountains. You would be itching to get on to that mountains if you are least interested in having some adventure. You can go for camping and trekking in these naturally decorated mountains. You can also do a lot of shopping and have amazing food in this city. You can be packed for weeks together when you are settled in this city. If adventure is what you are looking for then that is what is in offer when you come to Birmingham.

Birmingham Coordinates: 52°28′59″N 1°53′37″W
Birmingham Sovereign State United Kingdom
Birmingham Constituent Country England
Birmingham Region West Midlands
Birmingham Ceremonial County West Midlands
Birmingham Admin HQ The Council House
Birmingham Founded 7th century
Birmingham Municipal Borough 1838
Birmingham City 1889
Birmingham Government
 - Type Metropolitan borough
 - Body Birmingham City Council
 - Lord Mayor Cllr. Len Gregory
 - Council Leader Mike Whitby (C)
 - Council Control Conservative / Liberal Democrat Progressive Partnership
 - MPs Richard Burden (L)
Liam Byrne (L)
Jack Dromey (L)
Roger Godsiff (L)
John Hemming (LD)
Khalid Mahmood (L)
Shabana Mahmood (L)
Steve McCabe (L)
Andrew Mitchell (C)
Gisela Stuart (L)
Birmingham Area
 - Total 103.4 sq mi (267.77 km2)
Birmingham Elevation 459 ft (140 m)
Birmingham Population (2008 est.)
 - Total 1,016,800
 - Density 9,684/sq mi (3,739/km2)
 - Conurbation 2,284,093
 - Ethnicity
(2007 estimates)
66.7% White (62.1% White British)
21.0% South Asian
6.7% Black
3.2% Mixed Race
1.2% Chinese
1.2% Other
Birmingham Time Zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 - Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Birmingham Postcode B
Birmingham Area Code(s) 0121
ISO 3166 code GB-BIR
Birmingham ONS Code 00CN
OS grid reference SP066868
Birmingham Website

Alabama Metro Areas

The other metro areas of the state are Huntsville, Athens and Decatur. They are located in the middle and north of Alabama. You can visit the NASA headquarters in Huntsville and check out the astronomical events happening around the world. You are bound to have a larger than life experience. It also has some botanical gardens which show you the other side of the world to you. There are a string of shopping malls and you are going to have the most awesome nightlife in Huntsville. Athens on the other hand is an ancient city which has many historical monuments and churches.

List of Metropolitan Areas of Alabama

Rank Metropolitan Area Population 2009 Estimates
1 Birmingham 1,131,070
2 Mobile 411,721
3 Huntsville 406,316
4 Montgomery 366,401
5 Tuscaloosa 210,839
6 Decatur 151,399
7 Florence-Muscle Shoals 144,238
8 Dothan 142,693
9 Auburn 135,883
10 Anniston-Oxford 114,081
11 Gadsden 103,645


Rank Combined Statistical Area Population 2009 Estimates
1 Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman 1,212,848
2 Mobile-Daphne-Fairhope 591,599
3 Huntsville-Decatur 557,715
4 Columbus-Auburn-Opelika 450,467
5 Montgomery-Alexander City 417,965
6 Dothan-Enterprise-Ozark 239,475