Alabama Travel Guides

Explore a destination in Alabama to see the top hotels and top things to do, as well as photos and tips from U.S. News Travel.


Once a center of the iron, steel and railroad industries, this Alabama metropolis shares its name with Birmingham, England, a city with a similar industrial heritage. Many of the city's top attractions pay homage to its mining past, including Red Mountain Park and the Vulcan Park & Museum. This southern city was also at the epicenter of the civil rights movement, and visitors will want to explore the Civil Rights District and some of its significant attractions, including the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Civil Rights Institute.

Gulf Shores

Sparkling quartz-grain sand is just one of the many reasons travelers favor Gulf Shores, Alabama. Not only does this city on the Gulf of Mexico boast emerald waters, it also offers easy access to 32 miles of Alabama coastline. Though its beaches are the main draw, Gulf Shores has so much more to offer.