by Au Pair in America

Welcome to Alabama, or as you may have heard it called, the Heart of Dixie! Alabama can be easily lost on au pair’s bucket lists, but rest assure there is plenty to see and do in this State. If you have time to visit the whole state then we have enough outlined for you to do a roadtrip, but if your only here for a short stay, check out everything Huntsville has to offer!


๐ŸŒณ Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Huntsville 

๐ŸŒณ Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville 

๐Ÿฆ“ Harmony Park Safari, Huntsville 

๐Ÿ› Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville 

๐Ÿ› Civil rights Memorial of Montgomery, Montgomery 

๐Ÿ› McWane Science Center, Birmingham  

๐Ÿ› Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham 

๐Ÿ› Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum Museum, Florence 

๐Ÿ› Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore 

๐ŸŒณ Cathedral Caverns State Park, Woodville

๐ŸŒณ Point Mallard Park, Decatur 

๐ŸŒณ Cheaha State Park, Delta 

๐Ÿ“ Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island 

๐Ÿฆ‰ Alabama Wildlife Centre, Pelham 

๐ŸŠ Alligator Alley, Summerdale 

โœˆ๏ธ Flight simulator at US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville 

๐Ÿฆ’Train ride through Birmingham Zoo 

๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™€๏ธ Kayak on Mobile Bay 

๐Ÿฌ Dolphin tour at Gulf Shores 

๐ŸŽญ Catch a show at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham 

๐Ÿ›‹ Sit on the famous couch at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

โ›ณ๏ธ Robert Jones Golf Trail, Opelika 

๐Ÿ›ณ Floating Museum โ€“ USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile 

๐Ÿงณ Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro 

๐Ÿ‘ Giant Peach tower, Clanton

๐ŸŒˆ Mardi Gras, Mobile – February

๐Ÿ–ผ Orange Beach Festival of Art, Orange Beach – March

๐Ÿ“ Baldwin County Strawberry Festival, Loxley – April

๐ŸŽถ Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores – May

๐ŸŽถ Rock the South, Cullman – June

๐Ÿด Alabama Restaurant week, Everywhere! – August

๐ŸŽถ Bayfest Music Festival, Mobile – October

๐Ÿค National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores – October

๐ŸŽ„ Festival of Lights, Oxford – December

๐ŸŒณ Neversink Pit, Fackler 

๐ŸŒณ Natural Bridge, 35577 

๐ŸŒˆ Rainbow LED tunnel, Birmingham

๐Ÿž Noccalula Falls, Gadsden

๐Ÿž Little River Canyon, Fort Payne

๐Ÿค Classic on Noble in Anniston โ€“ Must try the famous Shrimp and grit

๐Ÿด Fried green tomatoes โ€“ State staple found in most restaurants/diners! 

๐Ÿ— Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur โ€“ Known for its famous white barbeque sauce 

๐ŸŒฎ Taqueria El Cazador in Huntsville โ€“ Wear comfy shoes, you might have to wait in line!  

๐Ÿณ Blue Plate Cafe in Hunstville – For a traditional Southern style breakfast

๐ŸŽญ The Alabama Theatre opened in 1927, it was one of the first buildings to have air conditioning and was home to the activities of the Mickey Mouse Club! 

๐Ÿš€ The first rocket to put humans on the moon was built at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville.

๐ŸŽ„ Alabama was the furst state to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1836.

๐Ÿฅœ About 50% of peanuts grown in the US are wihtin a 100-mile radius of Dothan, Alabama.

๐Ÿš˜ Windshield wipers were first invented in Alabama in 1903.

๐ŸŒˆ Alabama is the birthplace of the original Mardi Gras!

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