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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

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. 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. 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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