Discover 8 Alabama towns with the best main streets according to World Atlas

Gorgeous Streets And Walkways Of Fairhope
Gorgeous streets and walkways of Fairhope. (Liv George / The Bama Buzz)

Whether you’re visiting or a resident yourself, strolling along the main streets of any town makes for a wonderful activity. World Atlas released their picks for Alabama towns with the best main streets. Full of authentic charm, Instagram-worthy views, shops, eateries and more, read on to see which spots made the list.

1. Fairhope

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Sandra’s Place in downtown Fairhope. (Liv George / The Bama Buzz)

This coastal town on the Mobile Bay is full of quaint shops, inspiring art galleries and dining experiences galore. World Atlas noted Fairhope’s tranquil setting and picturesque beauty, saying it’s the optimal destination for a serene retreat.

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2. Eufaula

Situated in Barbour County, Eufaula is well-known for its maintained antebellum buildings. You can stroll through history as you look at the town’s architecture, boutiques and dining experiences with a laid-back feel. Broad Street, the main street of the town, hosts plenty of places to see and shop. Its blend of culture and splendor landed it a spot on the list.

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3. Prattville

Lots to enjoy. (Julia Rae Hansen / The Bama Buzz)

Get ready to be enamored by the natural beauty of Prattville. With a location rich in history, well-maintained parks and entertainment, downtown Prattville is a lively hub for visitors and locals alike. Court Street, the city’s main street, is jam-packed with shops, eateries and unique attractions to enjoy.

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4. Florence

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Downtown Florence, Alabama. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

Florence is a picturesque destination packed with Alabama history, stunning sights and natural beauty. In the center of it all is Court Street Market, with unique shops, art galleries, restaurants and amusement centers. Additionally, Florence is full of prominent historical sights, including the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed domicile in Alabama that’s obtainable to the public.

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5. Athens

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Merchant’s Alley on Main Street in Athens. (Elizabeth Hobbs)

If you’re looking for a town with undeniable charm, Athens is the spot for you. Market Street, the essential avenue of the town, hosts several quirky shops, antique stores and delectable eateries. Located in Limestone County, this north Alabama town has no shortage of things to do for every member of the family.

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6. Opelika

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You’ll love your visit to Opelika. (Elizabeth Hobbs / The Bama Buzz)

Opelika is a one-of-a-kind city in Lee County. Its downtown hub, 8th Street, is what World Atlas describes as apex of action. With retail outlets, eateries and even places to party, you’re sure to have a good time when you’re strolling through. Find historic buildings, wandering paths and more in Auburn’s sister city.

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7. Cullman

Nestled 45 miles north of Birmingham, Cullman is a wonderful place to visit with a small-town atmosphere. Fun fact: Cullman County’s poultry, sweet potato, and agriculture production rank among the highest regionally and nationally. The town’s main street, 1st Avenue, caught World Atlas’ eye for its unique attractions, shops and more.

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8. Gadsden

Gadsden, found in Etowah County in Alabama, features can’t-miss mountain scenery and flowing waters. There are lots of things to see in do, especially in its downtown region. Stroll through shops, places to eat and drink and amusement venues for all-day family fun.

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Now’s the perfect time to plan an excursion to one of these beautiful Alabama locations.

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Gabby Gervais
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