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The state of Alabama has so much to explore and even from its furthest corners can be visited within a day’s drive. Our first must-visit place in a new series of places to explore “in our own backyard” is the capital itself, Montgomery, Alabama. Whether you’re a born and raised Alabamian or a southern transplant, Montgomery is one of our state’s most rich historical cities. If you’re looking to get away for the weekend and learn more about Alabama’s heritage while having a great time, Montgomery is a spot you need to check out. We’ve rounded up our favorite places to eat, play, and stay in the capital of dreams!


Eat & Drink

From local BBQ joints that have been feeding locals since the civil rights to newly opened modern coffee shops, Montgomery is a city with a food scene as diverse as it’s community. This list encompasses a new food or drink experience through every open door, but all play a part in the vibrant culture that Montgomery offers!

Prevail Union Coffee


Martin’s Restaurant

Hilltop Public House

Pine Bar

Davis Cafe

Brenda’s BBQ Pit

Verde Cafe

Kru on Mt. Meigs



Whether you are a history buff or sports fanatic, there’s plenty to do in Montgomery’s entertainment scene! This list includes experiences from art appreciation to a look at life on the river. Honor past and present Alabama with this list of to-do’s.

The National Memorial for Peace & Justice

Civil Rights Trail

Riverboat Ride

Biscuits Baseball Game

Davis Theater


They may not be your first thought, but AirBnB’s are booming in Montgomery! For a full local experience curated to your needs, check out some of the fun spots to stay below! Included in this list is also a couple more traditional hotel stays.

Historic Dexter Ave Loft

A-frame Cabin on Pike Road

Renaissance Hotel & Spa

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel

Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel