Alabama is a gorgeous place to visit in springtime. With primarily sunny days and temperatures averaging 60 degrees Fahrenheit you will love the abundance of outdoor activities that await in the Yellowhammer State, named after the state bird. Also, known as the Heart of Dixie and Cotton State, Alabama is home to significant landmarks of the American Civil Rights Movement and the place to be for a journey back in time.
During the spring months, Dogwood, Redbuds, Mountain Laurel, Rhododendron, Apple & Peach Blossoms, and Bartlett Pears transform the state’s landscape into a picturesque bloom. You will feel springtime energy around every corner.
Sights to See
While our tours are tailor-made for each and every customer, we love providing sample itineraries and general recommendations regarding must-do activities and unique places to visit. With the help of Tom McNeill, who knows Alabama best, we gathered information and hope to inspire your next adventure; for example, traveling through the Deepest River Gorge East of the Grand Canyon.
Lake Guntersville, the largest lake in Alabama (69,000 acres), is located between Bridgeport and Guntersville. Having received its name from an early settler of the area, John Gunter, the lake stretches 75 miles flowing into the Tennessee River.
Rent a boat and cruise on the vast waterways of Lake Guntersville. Breezy air, a healthy dose of sun, and great company will make this a relaxing experience and a trip highlight you won’t want to miss.
Tip: Take your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush greenery and majestic local real estate along the shoreline.
To end the day with a bang, stop by at Fire By The Lake Bar & Grill. Delicious food and beverages paired with impeccable views of Lake Guntersville along with live music calls for an entertaining evening.
Goose Pond Colony
Unwind at Goose Pond Colony while strolling along its marina. If you feel like swinging the golf club, be sure to stop at the Goose Pond Colony Resort. With two gorgeous 18-hole championship golf courses, it’s the place to be for all golf enthusiasts. Alternatively, the resort grounds offer a variety of amenities, such as a swimming pool, beach area, walking trails, and a full-service marina.
Goose Pond Colony is also an ideal place for anglers who are looking for their ultimate catch. At the so called “Miracle Mile” you will have a chance to reel in Largemouth Bass, the most popular fish in the area. However, you may also have a chance of catching Crappie, Blue Grill, White and Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass and Stripers.
NASA’s US Space & Rocket Center
Soar through outer space at the largest NASA Museum in the world. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a fascinating destination for the entire family. You can expect a combination of in-depth information, for instance regarding the Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal, and fun activities, such as the Mars Climbing Wall and motion-based flight simulations. Little ones can spend some time in the International Space Station at the Rocket Park and take off to the moon in the Lunar Lander simulator. Meanwhile, you can experience “weightlessness” on the Moon Shot simulator.
Marvel at the Space Shuttle and Stealth Bomber and learn about Werner von Braun who transformed Huntsville, Alabama, to a significant technology center. Today, it’s home to the second largest research park in the United States. View the fascinating Saturn V rocket, a national historic landmark, and get a glimpse at current technological innovations and future commercial space ventures.
Plan Your Alabama Trip
Depending on your points of interest, arrival/departure airports may be Huntsville (Alabama), Birmingham (Alabama), Nashville (Tennessee), or Chattanooga (Tennessee).
Overnight stays may be booked at the Rocket City, Huntsville, Goose Pond Colony on the Tennessee River Lodge, or at Alabama State Parks Lodges.
We here at Highland Vista Tours will work closely with you to plan the trip of your dreams. In cooperation with Tom McNeill, Private Internationally Certified Tour Director, you will be in the best hands and will return home with a memorable experience and a wealth of knowledge.
Contact us today and let’s start planning your private, customized Alabama tour.