Vacation Rentals in Alabama

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From mountains to beaches, an Alabama vacation provides unlimited possibilities. Alabama vacations offer activities to satisfy diverse traveler interests, whether they are scenic, historical, educational, cultural, outdoors, or sports-related. With so much to do, an Alabama vacation rental is an ideal way to take it all in.

There's no time to lose. Begin planning your Alabama beach vacation, historical odyssey, or mountain getaway today! 

Plan an Alabama Gulf Vacation

While Alabama may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of seaside living, Alabama beach rentals are a wonderful way to experience sand and waves. Alabama Gulf vacation rentals are ideal for an oceanside escape; your front yard just might be graced with stunningly white-sand beaches. Gulf Shores, Alabama vacation rentals are perfect for family reunions, trips with friends, or romantic getaways.

Fresh seafood is the local area favorite, but you can also sample Cajun Creole, barbeque, and traditional Southern cooking. Don’t forget to cook your favorite meals in the kitchen of your Alabama vacation home either!

Deep-sea fishing and an array of water sports beckon from the surf. Travelers who stay in Orange Beach, Alabama vacation rentals can take a dolphin-watching excursion off of a 65-foot boat. Several area golf courses tempt those looking for a challenging 18 holes to play. The long-running Shrimp Festival here during the fall season is the biggest food festival in Alabama and offers a wealth of arts and crafts dealers.

Fairhope, Alabama is another beautiful place to relax on the water. Fairhope is a small town but sits on bluffs on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, and offers sailing and many other water sports. The town also provides numerous biking, tennis, fishing, and golf opportunities. For those who prefer to stay indoors, the charming downtown is full of adorable boutiques, art galleries, gift shops, and cafes. A wonderful way to experience this century-old town is to stay in a Alabama rental cottage or waterfront bay house rental. Soak up all the town has to offer by taking a relaxing stroll down a pier, enjoying abundant flowers, or exploring the bay in a sailboat. 

So the next time you get the itch to escape to the ocean, think about an Alabama beach vacation! Don’t always turn to Florida for your fun in the sun; Orange Beach and Fort Morgan, Alabama beach vacation rentals are just as scenic and cozy, but often a whole lot cheaper than their counterparts in the Sunshine State.

Other Great Alabama Vacation Spots

The mountainous region of northern Alabama sports a lush landscape of waterfalls, glistening lakes, and tree-topped mountains. The Florence/Muscles Shoals region in northwest Alabama is full of activities and includes the Tennessee River area, which is a prime spot for fishing. It is home to garr fish, croppie, and brim, as well as the more famous catfish and small and large mouth bass. Boating is also popular along the Tennessee River and Lake Wilson; a special treat is Wilson Dam, which is a national historic landmark. If you love to fish and boat, why not stay in an Alabama vacation home right on the water?

Muscle Shoals is a popular tourist destination and is known for its music recording industry. Muscle Shoals also hosts a variety of annual festivals honoring Helen Keller and W.C. Handy (the “Father of Blues,” who was born there), and is home to a portion of the Robert Trent Jones golf trail. Huntsville, Alabama is home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and plenty of Civil-War era history. Huntsville’s calendar is filled with annual activities celebrating the multicultural diversity of the area.

The metropolitan area of Alabama, including Birmingham, is home to a multitude of attractions. Catch a NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway, the famous large-capacity stadium. Talladega National Forest, consolidated by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936, has approximately 7,500 acres open to camping and is home to the southernmost portion of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Nature buffs will find a vacation in Alabama irresistible.

Visionland is a two-park entertainment facility with rides, shows, and attractions in Birmingham. Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at the University of Birmingham offers music, theater, and live dance from around the world. In this region, civil rights history has been made, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute documents this history from after World War I through today via a cutting-edge multimedia presentation. The non-profit McWane Center in Birmingham promotes adventures in science through interactive exhibits, programs, and an IMAX theater. A vacation in Alabama truly has something for everybody.  

The River Region includes the Alabama state capital of Montgomery, which holds extremely significant Confederate and civil rights history. The Choctaw County Historical Museum features a one-room log cabin from the 1840s, Civil War rifles, and farming tools. Montgomery’s Alabama Shakespeare Festival is world-famous, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art includes art from the 1800s and 1900s, works with Southern regional flair, along with an interactive art gallery and studio where children can participate. Don’t miss the updated Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, depicting the early years of the civil rights movement including the historic bus stance. The National Voting Rights Museum and Institute is located in Selma, as well as the Slavery and Civil War Museum. Alabama vacations are often educational and entertaining, due to the sate’s rich culture and history.

White Oak Plantation, family-owned and operated, consists of 16,000 acres and hosts year-round hunting, shooting, and fishing along Opintlocco Creek. Summer programs in this area include bird watching and nature trail hiking through varied terrain of rolling hills, pine plantations, crop lands, and dense wooded and swamp lands. Your Alabama condo rental or vacation home will ensure you experience the most scenic part of the state.

Alabama’s Gardens

Alabama’s colorful flora include rare species native to the state, curious wildflowers among bogs, as well as commonly-known flowers such as azaleas, camellias, daylilies, hydrangeas, and mums. Around seventy public gardens span Alabama and offer tours and unique shopping experiences. Significant gardens include the 112-acre Huntsville Botanical Garden, the 65-acre Bellingrath Gardens with year-round events, and the 67-acre Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

 

It’s not an overstatement to say that an Alabama vacation offers something for everyone, and an Alabama vacation rental home is the perfect way to experience it. From an Alabama beach vacation to a mountain retreat, we’ve got the right accommodations for you and your loved ones.

 

Must-see sites and tours in Alabama

Walking tours of Twickenham historic district, state's largest collection of pre-Civil War homes (Huntsville)
Children’s Museum of the Shoals (Shoals area)
Cathedral Caverns near Grant
Lake Guntersville
Lake Wheeler
Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman
Museum of Mobile in Mobile
Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island
USS Alabama
Horseshoe Bend National Park in Dadeville
Sloss Furnaces outside downtown Birmingham
Pioneer Museum of Alabama in Troy
Landmark Park in Dothan
Wiregrass Museum in Houston County