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Looking for a quick getaway but don’t have much time to spare? You may find just what you’re looking for in the landscape of our beautiful state. From urban spaces steeped in history to the beautiful natural scenery of mountain views, Alabama is rich in cultural points of interest.

Alabama Travel Guide: The best day trips from Birmingham

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February 29, 2024

This year, staycations are poised to take center stage as the preferred choice for vacation and trip enthusiasts, marking a shift from the recent trend of revenge traveling. The distinction […]

A Man About Town: A guide to the perfect Southern staycation

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January 14, 2024

Our 2023 Cutest Street in Alabama is Downtown Wetumpka’s Company Street. There are many factors that contribute to our distinction of “Cutest Street in Alabama.” This year, our decision was […]

Downtown Wetumpka’s Company Street is our 2023 Cutest Street in Alabama

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November 14, 2023

Often overlooked by visitors to Auburn is historic Opelika. The college town’s sister city effortlessly marries nostalgic small-town charm with the specialty stores, cool hangouts, and innovative dining you’d expect […]

24 Hours in Opelika: Why you should visit the historic Alabama town

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November 9, 2023

In a rural area right outside of one of Alabama’s most charming towns, Fairhope, lies a microcosm of its own known as The Fairhope Tea Plantation. In 1979, the Lipton […]

The Fairhope Tea Plantation: The fascinating history of the charming Alabama tea farm

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November 3, 2023

“We’re going to stop right? We have to. We always do.” The troubled line of questioning was met with nothing but a stark silence, and I knew the worst was […]

Priester’s Pecans: The full history behind the well-loved Alabama pit stop

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October 29, 2023

There is absolutely nothing like traveling to London and Paris for the first time, and I am here to tell you it’s a possible and very magical experience. Yet, I […]

A Man About Town: Randall Porter’s Ultimate European Travel Guide

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September 25, 2023

Fall in Alabama is always a fan favorite. With ideal temperatures and the holiday season in sight, the fall feeling is palpable across the state. One of the best ways […]

Moments in the Mountains: A fall guide to 24 hours in Mentone, Alabama

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September 20, 2023

The Alabama coast was recently highlighted by The Wall Street Journal in a recent article as a summer travel destination rivaling Florida’s beaches. While Alabama locals have been singing the […]

24 Hours on the Alabama Coast: Soaking up the last of summer on the Gulf

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September 10, 2023

It has been the summer of national and regional recognition for Alabama. Across outlets, Alabama has been recognized for all that it has to offer across industries. From local award-winning […]

Alabama’s Breakout Summer: A successful summer full of national recognition for the Yellowhammer State

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September 3, 2023

North Alabama has been gaining traction in recent years across industries. The music scene has started to see a renaissance. The food scene has witnessed the introduction of many incredible […]

North Alabama: The promising path to becoming a Southern sports hub

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August 24, 2023

One of the best ways to experience the charm of Alabama’s Black Belt is by embarking on the Arts & Antiques Trail. This trail takes you on a captivating journey through many distinct areas, each boasting its unique artistic treasures and antique gems. From awe-inspiring galleries to hidden antique shops, let’s delve into ten of our favorite wonders of this trail.

Top 10 stops to make along the Alabama Black Belt Arts & Antiques Trail

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August 16, 2023

The year is 1939. It’s a sweltering day in mid-August, but you’re set on making the most of it. You’ve spent your whole life in the town of Tuscaloosa. It’s […]

The Gatsby: The historic Tuscaloosa building turned must-visit destination

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August 15, 2023

The Alabama heat has been turned up a notch in the last several weeks which has all of us asking how to make the most of our summer days while […]

Alabama State Parks: The best places across the state to beat the summer heat

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August 13, 2023

Students from across the country are headed to Tuscaloosa for the fall semester. Here are five must-see spots for incoming University of Alabama freshman: Rama Jama’s  Right next to Bryant […]

5 must-see spots for Alabama freshman headed to Tuscaloosa

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August 2, 2023

Over the past several years, North Alabama has seen an incredible amount of growth. With a long and fascinating past, places like Florence and Muscle Shoals have brought an impressive […]

The New Nashville: North Alabama fosters music industry growth and tourism

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July 27, 2023

Less than an hour north of Birmingham, Cullman offers great food, a stunning lake, and a handful of important sights to see. Here is SoulGrown’s guide to 24 hours in […]

24 Hours in Cullman: A day trip filled with nature and southern cuisine

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July 23, 2023

Summertime is the season of travel: the time to pile all of the kids into one cramped car, roll the windows down, and play the country radio loud. While some […]

3 must-visit Alabama pit stops for your next summer road trip

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July 11, 2023

Taking place on June 24 & 25, the annual Guntersville Lake HydroFest offers two days of competitive racing as drivers compete for the Southern Cup title. But HydroFest isn’t just […]

Adventure Lovers: Experience a weekend to remember at HydroFest

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June 8, 2023

The advent of the Airbnb concept has redefined travel for many. Previously, travel could be experienced in a very limited number of ways—hotels, resorts, friends’ homes. Airbnb has given travelers the ability to experience trips in a way that adds a distinct layer of depth and understanding of the area. By being given the option to stay in homes within the community, the experience of the traveler becomes increasingly novel. Alabama boasts a number of interesting and unique Airbnbs throughout the state, and we have put together a list of three must-visit spots.

The 3 most unique Airbnbs in Alabama

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May 11, 2023

Brimming with history, nature, and a whole lot to do, Decatur is the perfect place to visit for an authentic Alabama weekend. The county seat of Morgan County, Decatur offers […]

In Our Own Backyard: Decatur, Alabama

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May 3, 2023