Summer spells road trip season and The Environmental Magazine has put together an itinerary with tips for the ultimate Southeastern road trip. It’s jam-packed with nods to notable Alabama locations from gorgeous beaches to historical sites. Read on to see which spots got a shoutout.
On the road again
Has the travel bug bitten you yet now that the summer months are upon us? Sometimes the best way to travel isn’t to fly—it’s to pack up your car and drive.
For over 30 years, E Magazine has provided resources to the public. They’ve recently compiled a list of tips to help plan the ultimate Southern US summer vacation.
“A southeastern road trip offers ample history, dining, entertainment and beachgoing. Whether you’re looking to try authentic southern cuisine or to visit a southern amusement park, you have a lot of options to plan the perfect trip.”excerpt from Tips To Plan The Ultimate Southeastern U.S. Road Trip
Before you hit the road, E Magazine made it a point to emphasize the importance of choosing a comfy vehicle to travel in.
“Whether your southern U.S. road trip consists of one or two states or you plan on checking them all off your list of places traveled, a comfortable vehicle will enhance your trip”excerpt from Tips To Plan The Ultimate Southeastern U.S. Road Trip
Where to make your stops
Alabama has a wide variety of attractions that are worth the visit. Here’s what E Magazine included in their top tips intinerary.
“No southern road trip is complete without a stop at the best beaches. Bring plenty of swimsuits and beach gear, and get ready to experience the beach fun of the south.”excerpt from Tips To Plan The Ultimate Southeastern U.S. Road Trip
With beautiful white sand beaches, Alabama has stunning shorelines that you have to see for yourself. If you’re looking for a sandy getaway on your road trip, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are wonderful places to visit.
- Birmingham, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach named best vacation spots for families in Eastern U.S.
- This Alabama city is home to one of the best parasailing destinations in the country
- Gulf Shores makes “Best Beaches in the US” list by Trip Savvy
What’s a road trip without stopping for delicious eats along the way? There are a lot of southern delicacies to enjoy, but Alabama’s Fried Green Tomatoes and classic Southern pork chops got a specific nod as must-trys from E Magazine.
Looking for a place to try the popular appetizer? Bright Star in Bessemer has incredible Fried Green Tomatoes.
“Attending local events is an excellent way to celebrate the South and learn about the area’s unique culture. Grab some tickets to a concert or live music performance. Festivals are also a great way to try local food and beverages. Attending a concert to see your favorite musician can also be a fun way to enjoy a new area.”excerpt from Tips To Plan The Ultimate Southeastern U.S. Road Trip
With unique venues like the gorgeous new Orion Amphitheater, its no wonder why Alabama has several exciting live acts coming this month. From James Taylor to the Foo Fighters, see who you can catch:
Explore Local History
“Each of the southeastern states has its own unique history that’s worth exploring. Families will love the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site of Alabama is also worth a visit.”excerpt from Tips To Plan The Ultimate Southeastern U.S. Road Trip
E Magazine recommends a trip to the US Space and Rocket Center, which you can’t miss as you drive by. Plus, the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site of Alabama is a sight to see, preserving legacies of prominent figures like Booker T. Washington and George W. Carver.
Where are you making stops on your next road trip? Tag us @thebamabuzz and let us know.