There's a reason so many great writers are from the South. Our unique culture breeds creativity. It also produces some fantastic cultural landmarks such as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the sixth-largest Shakespeare festival in the world which Variety called "an oasis of optimism and growth." If you're looking for more musical affair, catch some of America's hottest acts at huge concert venues in Birmingham, Montgomery or Orange Beach. Stay at a variety of lodging options in the state, from Alabama vacation rentals, vacation homes in Alabama and luxury hotels to Bed and Breakfasts. Also, find the next Taylor Hicks at one of Alabama's hundreds of live music spots, where top upcoming talent is constantly on display.
Looking for a good meal? Alabama features some legendary eateries. Visit the Dew Drop Inn in Mobile and bite into the burger that inspired the Jimmy Buffet song "Cheeseburger in Paradise." Or, come see how nationally acclaimed Birmingham chef Frank Stitt, whose restaurants include Highlands Bar & Grill, Bottega Restaurant & Cafe and Chez Fonfon has revolutionized the fine-dining experience in Alabama. Looking to pick up the pace? Leave all your things behind at your Alabama vacation rental or vacation homes in Alabama and catch a race at the Talladega Superspeedway or a college football game at Tuscaloosa's Bryant-Denny Stadium or Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium. Plus, with hundreds of beautiful golf courses nestled throughout the state including the world-famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabama offers what Golf Digest has called some of the best golf vacations in the world.
Another good way to relax is a trip to one of Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast destinations. Kick back on the white sands, charter a boat or visit a bustling water park. There's no shortage of things to do. In short, it is paradise. And not just for families, but golfers, sun-worshippers, fishermen and vacationers in general. And you will find plenty of outdoor activities in the rest of the state. Alabama offers literally every type of outdoor adventure imaginable from hiking, camping, cycling, canoeing and kayaking to horseback riding, fishing, scaling boulders and rappelling down canyons. Browse our site, and learn more about vacation homes in Alabama.