Head to Alabama for BBQ, Beaches, and Family Fun

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As summer is winding down, there is still time to work in a quick family vacation or road trip!  If you are looking for your next great place to go, consider Alabama!

Does your family like to eat as much as mine does?  When we travel, trying local cuisine is a MUST! And when it comes to food, there isn’t much that compares to Southern BBQ. I have lived in some states that lay claim to the best barbecue in the country, but Alabama has taken it one step further. The Alabama Tourism Department has declared 2015 as the Year of Alabama BBQ, and that makes this the tastiest time ever to visit Alabama! Alabama’s BBQ restaurants are consistently featured as the best in the country, and Alabama was named as the “Most BBQ Crazed State in the US” in 2014, according to Estately.com  So your foodie family is sure to find plenty that they enjoy in Alabama!


If a laid back beach roadtrip is more your style, you have to check out Alabama’s Gulf Shores!


Alabama’s Gulf Shores has something for everyone in the family, including sugar-white beaches, golf courses, amazing seafood, fishing and other water sports, and historic sites for the history buff in the family!  You are sure to find something that pleases EVERYONE in Alabama.

The State of Alabama has some truly great roadtrips to suit every taste.  Is history your family’s thing?  Check out the Alabama Civil Rights Trail Smartphone App!  This app will help you and your family discover civil rights landmarks across the state, and gives you biographies of important civil rights leaders, and provides an interactive timeline as you visit important Civil Rights sites across Alabama.  How much will this impress your kids’ teachers when they write their “What I Did This Summer” essays?


If history isn’t your only love, check out the Alabama Road Trip app! This road trip planner to chart your own course through Alabama’s rich history and culture, with DOZENS of trips to choose from. Alabama is filled with some of the friendliest people you could ever hope to meet in any part of the country, and this app will help you live like a local!

In Alabama life moves at a more laid back pace, and that is the perfect environment to enjoy great beaches, tasty food, and soak up some southern sun while the season is right.  So definitely consider heading to Sweet Home Alabama for your final summer vacation soiree!

What would you like to do most in Alabama?

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


  1. says

    Growing up in Atlanta we only visited Alabama to pick up fireworks or when driving through. I’ll definitely have to explore more next time we’re there.

  2. Angelic Sinova says

    I could definitely of for a little Southern BBQ right about now! I’ve never been to Alabama but it’s definitely on my bucket list <3

  3. says

    I would not have thought that Alabama had beautiful sugar white sandy beaches! Good to know in the event we decide to drive out to Daytona next year, we would pass through Alabama but could make a few more vacation stops along the way.

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