Your guide to a perfect weekend in Tuscaloosa—activities, drinks, + more

The Coffee At Just Love Tuscaloosa Is The Perfect Pick Me Up For A Cram Session! Photo By Libby Foster For The Bama Buzz.
The coffee at Just Love Tuscaloosa is the perfect start to the weekend! (Libby Foster / The Bama Buzz)

In a city where the weekend is usually all about game day, it can be tough to know what to do. Luckily, whether you’re visiting from out of town or looking to explore more of the city you call home, we’ve put together the perfect guide for your weekend in T-Town. From eats to activities, read on to plan that itinerary .

1. Coffee + Breakfast

One thing about Tuscaloosa is that there’s no shortage of amazing restaurants. Whether you wanna start your morning off with coffee or a mimosa, Tuscaloosa has plenty of options. Here are some of our favorites:

2. Stop by the farmer’s market

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Held every weekend all year long. (95.3 the Bear / Facebook)

The farmer’s market is held every weekend in Tuscaloosa overlooking the Black Warrior River. Stop by and grab some fresh fruits and vegetables along with some delicious baked goods.

3. Shopping

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Find the cutest outfits at South. (South / Instagram)

Up next on the agenda—shopping, of course! Fulfill all your retail therapy needs at some of Tuscaloosa’s boutiques like Lavish, South, Vintage Cotton or The Pants Store. Check out the details:

4. Get outdoors

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Summer in Tuscaloosa (Oliver Pool)

It’s finally warm, and the weather is perfect to enjoy outdoor activities over the weekend in Tuscaloosa. Choose to relax and soak up the sun at Lake Tuscaloosa or hike the Outer Cliff Trail at Lake Nichol and enjoy the beautiful weather this summer. Check out a few of these outdoor options:

If you’re looking for some fun water activities, Lake Tuscaloosa offers paddle board rentals. Click here for more information on pricing.

5. Cool off with sweet treat

Shaved Ice Alabama, Food, Tuscaloosa
Snow cone season (Cooper Stanley / Bama Buzz)

Summers in the south can be brutal, which means it’s only right to treat yourself to a frozen treat after a long day outdoors! Luckily, Tuscaloosa has a variety of places to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are some of our favorites:

6. Dinner + Drinks

Of course, a weekend in Tuscaloosa wouldn’t be complete without dinner and drinks! Try out Chuck’s Fish for incredible sushi and cocktails or Central Mesa for Tacos and Tequila!

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