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North Alabama is full of adventure! If you love food, we've got it. If you love festivals, we've got them. If you love the outdoors, we've got plenty of places to explore. Whatever you love, we're sure to have something for you. Check out our blog posts, and you'll see what we mean.

We live in a social media world, and we have learned to look at our surroundings through the lens of social media. It's like we've all become mini photographers looking for the best setting to create the best-looking post on our social accounts. Check out our list of the most Instagrammable places - one from each of the 16 counties we represent - in north Alabama that were chosen by our followers.

It’s almost Christmas break, and the kids will be out of school and in your hair. What is there to do in North Alabama to entertain the kids and hold onto your sanity? Relax and check out these fun activities that can pass the time during the break.

EarlyWorks Museum

EarlyWorks Museum in Huntsville has a lot of cool things to see and several hands-on activities for kids. Don't miss story time by

Most kids have a lot of toys and then receive a lot more toys for Christmas. If a family has two or more kids, these toys can really add up quickly. And typically, many kids lose interest in their new toys after a couple of weeks, sending them to the toy box never to be played with again until it’s time to clean out and donate. Instead of giving children another toy to lie around, how about giving

Made in North Alabama Christmas Gifts

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 by Melea Hames

As friends and family select the perfect gifts, they imagine the look of excitement on loved ones' faces when the package is opened. North Alabama is home to many unique attractions, and when it comes to finding that perfect unique Christmas gift, look no further than north Alabama for one-of-a-kind gifts that are made right here in north Alabama and are sure to bring a smile to loved ones’ faces.

Holiday Events in North Alabama

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Melea Hames

The holidays might look a little different this year, but there's still a lot of fun to be had! Masks, social distancing, pre-sale tickets, and limited crowds are part of almost every event's holiday protocol, but please check each event's procedures for this year as each has special precautions in place to ensure everyone's safety while we have a fun but safe holiday season. So check out these

Holiday Wine Pairings

Thursday, November 12, 2020 by Melea Hames

As the holidays quickly approach, one of the first things on busy agendas is the holiday meal. This year as the turkey, dressing, sides, and desserts are prepared, consider what wines could be served to make the holiday meal complete. Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association was instrumental in creating the Alabama Wine Trail, and there are several family operated wineries across the state that

Covered Bridges of North Alabama

Friday, October 23, 2020 by Melea Hames

Covered bridges are scattered all around North Alabama and remind us of the way things used to be. Blount County has the most in North Alabama, which has earned the county the "Covered Bridge Capital" title. There's a Covered Bridge Festival each October to honor and remember Blount County's covered bridges.

Here's a list of North Alabama's covered bridges that are still standing:

Easley Covered

North Alabama Fall Color Trail

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by Melea Hames

There’s a saying that says fall is a southerner’s gift for surviving summer. If that is indeed true, North Alabama’s fall gift is gorgeous, vibrant fall foliage. And North Alabama has many breathtaking spots to see some colorful scenery.

Upload your north Alabama fall color pics! We'll use your pics on our website and social media platforms, giving you credit, of course!

Oneonta Area

Horton

Getting Outdoors in North Alabama

Monday, October 19, 2020 by Melea Hames

Our followers submitted some amazing pics in our 100 Alabama Miles photo contest, and we just had to share them all! Check out our fave ways to get outdoors in north Alabama. (cover photo by Michael Williams with Underboss Photography)

Waterfalls

Alabama is known as the land of a 1000 waterfalls, and north Alabama is home to many of them! We've got so many that we created a North Alabama Waterfall