Alabama is one of the USA’s southeastern states, known for its immensely beautiful natural scenery and distinctive culture. There’s almost countless array of first-class visitor attractions, destinations and scenic locations to be found in the state around Alabama vacation rentals. A small corner of Alabama also reaches the Gulf of Mexico, where you’ll find beaches and holiday resorts.
Starting with the State Capital, Montgomery – if you come here during your stay at Alabama vacation accommodation you could visit Old Alabama Town, where you’ll see classic examples of 19th and early-20th Century architecture. The Alabama State Capitol building is also well worth a visit and is open six days a week. Alternatively you could head for Montgomery Zoo, a modern zoological park featuring more than 500 animals representing 150 different species.
Meanwhile Birmingham is the largest city in the state and offers a number of interesting sights. For a taste of southern culture you could head for the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, where you’ll find well-preserved southern architecture and will have the opportunity to find out more about Birmingham’s history, including the civil rights movement. If you’re with your family then the Alabama Adventure Theme Park can be found just outside Birmingham and is a top attraction if you’re staying at Alabama vacation accommodation.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, head for the northern portion of the state from an Alabama self-catering vacation rental to find extensive woodland, rivers and mountain scenery. Lake Guntersville State Park is a popular destination, with hiking trails, a large body of water, an 18-hole championship golf course and even a beach centre.
For excellent beaches head to the Gulf Coast from holiday accommodation in Alabama – Gulf Shores features long stretches of gleaming white sand, and offers a strong alternative to Florida’s resorts. The Gulf State Park is the place to go if you want a day at the beach in a stunning natural setting. Meanwhile, Waterville USA is a prominent water park offering flumes for both children and grown ups.
The climate in the state around Alabama self-catering vacation accommodation is described as humid subtropical, with the warmest conditions found in southern regions. In this part of the state summer highs peak well above 30 degrees, with mild winters throughout Alabama.
The main airport for Alabama self-catering vacation accommodation is Birmingham (BHM), with flight to a number of airports across the country, including Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL), among others. From these destinations you’ll be able to catch flights to the UK.