Things to do in Alabama

Our most recommended things to do in Alabama

Alabama: 3-Day Mobile City Multi-Attraction Pass

1. Alabama: 3-Day Mobile City Multi-Attraction Pass

Book your 3-day pass and get access to the following Mobile attractions: Bellingrath Gardens, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, Conde Charlotte Museum, GulfQuest National Maritime Museum, History Museum of Mobile & Colonial Fort Conde, Oakleigh House Museum, Phoenix Fire Museum, and USS Alabama Memorial Park. Experience some of the best destinations in Southern Alabama with a money-saving pass that'll serve as your admission ticket to all of the venues included. Discover the rich history of the incredible city of Mobile over 3 activity-filled days. Enjoy 65 acres of floral wonder at Bellingrath Gardens and join a historical tour of Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, one of the Gulf Coast's most elegant homes. Explore how citizens lived throughout the last 300 years during each country’s reign over the bay area at Conde Charlotte Museum in Mobile. Visit the historic house museum of Oakleigh and experience Mobile's history through the eyes of Oakleigh’s residents. Explore the Gulf of Mexico through displays and exhibits at GulfQuest National Maritime Museum. Get access to USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, also home to the USS Drum. Enjoy the History Museum of Mobile to learn about local history from the pre-colonial past to the present, with special highlights of Mardi Gras, shipbuilding, and daily life along the Mobile Bay.

Great Smoky Mountains NP & Cades Cove Self-Guided Tour

2. Great Smoky Mountains NP & Cades Cove Self-Guided Tour

Explore the Great Smoky Mountains at your own pace with a self-guided and self-driving tour. Hike to Alum Cave, enjoy a panoramic view from Charles Overlook, and discover Cades Coves from the comfort of your own car. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one.. Drive to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to start your journey. After exploring the Visitor Center, head past the Mingus Mill, a remnant of a once-thriving town. As you drive to Beech Flats Quiet Walkway, hear accounts of the Cherokee people who once lived here. Learn about their legends and their struggle to hold onto their land. Once you arrive, enjoy a meditative stroll through nature. Hop back into your car and head to Charles Webb Overlook, which offers a panoramic view of the park. Once you’ve snapped some stunning photos, continue toward Clingman’s Dome, the highest peak in the Smokies, for more unparalleled views of the mountains. Continue to the trail for Alum Cave, one of the most popular hikes in the park. If you wish, take the moderate 4.4-mile roundtrip trail for beautiful panoramas and fascinating rock formations. After your hike, drive to Chimney Tops Overlook, offering more stunning mountain views. Next, enjoy an easy wilderness walk at Balsam Point. As you continue past yet another incredible vista and another secluded walkway, hear little-known park history. Jump back in your car and drive towards Gatlinburg, stopping on the way to check out the pristine Cataract Falls. In Gatlinburg, pass the famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Drive past Ogle Place, an old-timey homestead dating back to the 1800s, before arriving at Rainbow Falls. Continue your drive past several more waterfalls and the historic cabins of Ephraim Bales and Reagan Tub, offering a fascinating glimpse into the past. Finally, finish your Great Smoky National Park tour with a visit to the old Ely’s Mill, which is still in operation today. Start the second part of your combination tour, discovering Cades Coves, just west of Gatlinburg. From there, continue west toward the scenic loop. The first landmark on your route is John Oliver Place, once home to some of the first homesteaders to make a living here. After that, pass 3 churches dating back to the 1800s and uncover the devastating impact of the Civil War on this community. Drive to Elijah Oliver Place, a beautifully-preserved homestead offering an authentic look at early pioneer life. If you wish to stretch your legs, hike to Abrams Falls, a secluded, powerful waterfall. Next, drive to Tipton Place. Finally, reach the Carter Shields Cabin, another idyllic homestead from a bygone era. Finish your tour at the start of the loop as you hear about the last family to call the cove home.

Alabama: Birmingham Area Multi-Attraction Pass

3. Alabama: Birmingham Area Multi-Attraction Pass

Check out 14 of Birmingham's best attractions. Enjoy access to 12 ticketed attractions as well as several attractions that are free to the public. Choose a 1 or 2-day pass to see some of your favorites, or select a 5-day option for more time to visit all the attractions. Do more as you experience a selection of the best attractions in Birmingham, all on 1 money-saving ticket. This curated collection of attractions is your ticket to enjoying the city. Your passport will act as your admission ticket to all of the venues included. Included destinations include 16th Street Baptist Church and Museum, Alabama Sports Hall Of Fame, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham Zoo, Historic Bethel Baptist Church, Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum, McWane Science Center, and more.

Alabama: Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Area Multi-Attraction Pass

4. Alabama: Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Area Multi-Attraction Pass

Choose a 1 or 2-day pass to see some of your favorites, or opt for a 3-day family pass with 3 selected attractions or a 5-day option for more time to visit all 6 attractions. Do more as you experience a selection of the best attractions in Southern Alabama, all on 1 money-saving ticket. This curated collection of attractions is your ticket to enjoying the area. Your passport will act as your admission ticket to all of the venues included. Hop on the Wharf’s Ferris Wheel, a landmark for every Gulf Coast beach vacation. Meet the 300 animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo as you explore its 25 acres, including a walkthrough aviary and sustainable garden. Discover the City of Foley Depot Museum and Model Train Exhibit and view photos, tools, freight cars, and memorabilia documenting Foley’s history. Visit the military site and National Historic Landmark of Fort Morgan and get u close to the WWII battleship USS Alabama and submarine USS Drum at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Explore one of the most diverse cultural and natural heritage tourism attractions of the Gulf Coast at Historic Blakeley State Park.

Montgomery: Walk of Freedom Audio Walking Tour

5. Montgomery: Walk of Freedom Audio Walking Tour

Use this specially-curated audio tour to take a trip down the long road from the Jim Crow segregation laws all the way to modern American civil liberties. Learn about the hard battles fought, the stands made, and the people who made them, from Martin Luther King Jr to Rosa Parks. See the spot and listen to the story of how Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat for the color of her skin. Learn about how Martin Luther King, the Freedom Riders, and many others fought for the same cause, and eat a hotdog at the same restaurant Dr. King used to eat his. Start and stop when you wish and go as swiftly or as smoothly as you please. Tune in to this convenient audio tour via an app on your phone and enjoy your own personal guide at exactly the right volume so you won't miss a thing. Save the audio tour and listen back whenever you like.

Alabama: Birmingham Area Family Fun Multi-Attraction Pass

6. Alabama: Birmingham Area Family Fun Multi-Attraction Pass

Visit 7 of Birmingham's best family attractions with a 3-day all-in-one attraction pass, including Autobahn Indoor Speedway and Events, the Birmingham Zoo, Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum, Lake Lurleen State Park, McWane Science Center, Oak Mountain State Park, and Rickwood Caverns State Park. Your passport will act as your admission ticket to all of the venues included. Race high-speed electric go-karts at speeds up to 50 mph indoors in air-conditioned comfort at Autobahn Indoor Speedway and Events. Get up close to approximately 700 animals of 230 species, including sea lions, rhinos, and endangered species from 6 continents at the Birmingham Zoo. Ride a full-size diesel-electric train and a narrow-gauge steam train at the Heart Of Dixie Railroad Museum. Explore 4 floors of interactive exhibits celebrating science and wonder McWane Science Center, from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood play areas, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. Come experience the thrill of Rickwood Cavern’s miracle mile of underground caverns. The 260-million-year-old limestone formations, blind cave fish, and underground pool are just a few of the natural wonders exhibited in the colorful cavern. Visit the 1,625-acre Lake Lurleen State Park, a scenic retreat set on the banks of Lake Lurleen which offers plenty of chances for recreation and relaxation. Explore Oak Mountain State Park with its variety of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, mountain biking, and boat rentals.

Alabama: Dothan-Eufaula Area Multi-Attraction Pass

7. Alabama: Dothan-Eufaula Area Multi-Attraction Pass

Discover a selection of the finest attractions in Dothan, Eufala, and Auburn including Blue Springs State Park, Fendall Hall, and Landmark Park with a 3-day pass. Cool off and enjoy some peace and quiet at Blue Springs State Park in Clio. Admire one of the first great Italianate-style homes built in Alabama, Fendal Hall. Visit the 150-acre living history museum and park, Landmark Park, and the Alabama Agricultural Museum. Explore the many walking trails, an 1890s farmstead and town square, Planetarium, soda fountain, and playground in the park.

Alabama: Auburn/Opelika/Alexander City Multi-Attraction Pass

8. Alabama: Auburn/Opelika/Alexander City Multi-Attraction Pass

Experience 5 of the Auburn-Opelika area and Alexander City's must-sees with an all-in-one pass, including Chewacla State Park, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, John Emerald Distilling, Whippoorwill Vineyards, and Wind Creek State Park. Choose a 1-day pass to see some of your favorites, or select a 2 or 5-day option for more time to visit all attractions. Your passport will act as your admission ticket to all of the venues included. Explore a wide array of popular sites with an incredible money-saving ticket. Visit Chewacla State Park's majestic 696 scenic acres, and make the most of the lake, swimming area, playground, modern campground, picnic areas, grills, cabins, hiking, and mountain biking trails. Discover one of the largest state-owned campgrounds in the United States, Wind Creek State Park. See Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, which honors the bravery of 800 soldiers who fought for freedom during the final battle of the War of 1812. Enjoy a tour and tasting at John Emerald Distilling, a small-batch craft distillery located in beautiful downtown Opelika, and a delicious wine tasting at Whippoorwill Vineyards, a small farm winery with award-winning wines.

Alabama: 3-Day East Alabama Family Fun Multi-Attraction Pass

9. Alabama: 3-Day East Alabama Family Fun Multi-Attraction Pass

Visit 6 of eastern Alabama's top family-friendly destinations with a 3-day all-in-one pass. Attractions include the Anniston Museum of Natural History, Berman Museum of World History, Cheaha State Park, International Motorsports Hall of Fame, Majestic Caverns, and Mustang Museum of America. Come face to face with prehistoric predators at the Anniston Museum of Natural History in Lagarde Park, and explore a replica Alabama cave. Discover the Majestic Caverns, a World Heritage Site, on a 1-hour tour complete with an underground laser light show and park entertainment. Explore the 6,000-piece collection of historical artifacts, weaponry, and art at the Berman Museum. Discover the beauty of the highest point in Alabama on an island in the sky at Cheaha State Park. Come up close to some of the most historic vehicles at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. Tour the only Mustang museum in the United States, with over 100 Mustangs on display, and see all generations from 1964 to 2015. Your passport will act as your admission ticket to all of the venues included.

Charleston: Uptown Morning Walking Tour

10. Charleston: Uptown Morning Walking Tour

Explore some of Charleston’s most charming neighborhoods with the only historic walking tour that starts from the Charleston Museum. Your expert tour guide will take you through more than 300 years of history in just 2-hours. Enjoy the beautiful dwellings, hidden gardens, and holy places as your certified guide shares stories and traditions of a city. Stroll through the beautiful Mazyckborough, Wraggborough, and Ansonborough neighborhoods and see beautiful and moving uptown sites. This 2-hour tour offers a great introduction to Charleston.

Frequently asked questions about Alabama

What are the best outdoor activities to do in Alabama?

What are the best indoor activities in Alabama for rainy days?

Other Sightseeing Options in Alabama

Want to discover all there is to do in Alabama? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Alabama

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Yesterday I used the Muscle Florence / Muscle Shoals Area Attraction Ticket to visit some of Northwest Alabama’s attractions. I like how convenient it was to just show the app on my phone when I got there and not have to pull out cash or credit card each time. (I felt like I was in the express line at an amusement park.) I recommend that if you visit the area, get the two-day pass. Most of the attractions are open from 10-4 and you need to allow yourself some time to take them each in. This was my third time using GetYourGuide and won’t be my last.

Great tour. Pros: Easy to follow walking directional area at top of screen. Excellent narration and sound effects. Learned some local history with nationwide impact in an hour ttT I could start when I wanted and pause as needed to read historical landmark signs, get a drink, etc. Cons: Couldn’t locate the photos run the app that were referenced in the audio. Tip: During the summer, start early or late when the sun is down to avoid the heat. Some parts of the walk have little shade.

Well worth the money. Great tour, perfect length, professional, and interesting. Beat my expectations.