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5 Reasons to Visit Alabama

5 Reasons to Visit Alabama

5 Reasons to Visit Alabama

You might know that Alabama is the state right next to where I live. Here in Georgia, our neighboring state of Alabama is just a short drive away. My husband and are both foodies and we love taking fun weekend trips so we plan to check out Alabama next weekend for a nice getaway.

Here are 5 reasons to visit Alabama today.

5 Reasons to Visit Alabama

1. It's the Year of Alabama BBQ.

The Alabama Tourism Department has declared 2015 as “The Year of Alabama BBQ“. In light of the popularity of BBQ and Alabama's reputation, they're declaring that the BBQ in their state is not only among the best in the US, but is THE best.

Did you know that Alabama was named as the “Most BBQ Crazed State in the US” in 2014, according to Estately.com?

The stories behind the BBQ are just as fascinating. These stories come from men and women who prepare BBQ – the “BBQ Masters”, as we're calling them – are just as rich, complex and diverse as the flavors themselves

5 Reasons to Visit Alabama

2. Southern Hospitality.

You will love the laid back Sweet Home Alabama atmosphere of the state. They drink their sweet tea out on the porch while chatting with the neighbors. This makes it a very fun place to visit.

3. Go for the food in general.

Their state's BBQ restaurants and traditions are consistently featured as some of the best in the US and in national media publications. In fact, the food scene in Alabama is amazing! They feature award winning restaurant combining that Southern soul food along with new favorites.

5 Reasons to Visit Alabama

4. Meat.

Yeah I realize that we might have already covered that once but we need to tell you more about the food! Thier BBQ Bracket has been one of the most popular social media and online events for the Alabama Tourism Department for the past several years

5. They have an app for that. BBQ hunting that is.

This app is one that you can download to take you down Alabama BBQ Trail. Starting planning your trip now!

Alabama has an existing and solid reputation as a food destination. It is definitely worth the trip and for us and it's just a short road trip.

From the beautiful beaches to amazing BBQ, there is truly something for everyone in the picturesque state of Alabama including several civil rights destinations. Don't forget about the southern hospitality everyone loves. Consider heading to Alabama on your next vacation. These 5 Reasons to Visit Alabama might be the perfect to plan a trip to the Yellowhammer state.

5 Reasons to Visit Alabama .

What would you want to see in Alabama?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Alabama Tourism. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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11 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. I’d definitely like to visit for all of the food. I guess I’d have to do some restaurant research and check out the BBQ trail!

  2. robin rue

    I have actually thought about visiting Alabama a few times! It is definitley high up on my bucketlist!

  3. Amy

    My grandfather and mother’s family live in Alabama. I went when I was 2 years old and still remember the snakes and cornfields.

  4. Alabama looks like a fun place to spend some time. I would be all about the southern cuisine and could hopefully catch a Crimson Tide game while there.

  5. Kelly Stilwell

    I’ve been trying to get to Birmingham for ages. I’ve heard so many great things about the food there. Hopefully I’ll make it there this year!

  6. Food? Well that’s all you had to say! I would love to try some of the fabled “southern barbecue”! I would love to go to Alabama!

  7. I am planning to visit Alabama soon and I find this article really helpful. Thank you for sharing! Will add this on my list.

  8. Cindy Gordon

    I’ve been to Alabama twice now and I’m in love with it. People are so sweet there and I could listen to their accents all day. ❤️❤️

  9. Catalina

    These seems to be good reasons to visit Alabama. I love BBQ and have the opportunity to try the real South BBQ is the best reason to visit it. I am sure I will enjoy the place too, not only the food!

  10. I have never been to Alabama but it seems like it has so much to offer a foodie. I never realized they had great beaches too, would consider it as a nice vacation destination.

  11. I’ve been to Alabama twice and I love the southern hospitality and food choices there. I am making plans to visit again once we move to South Carolina this year.

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