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Southern outing ideas

Atlanta region

The woods and lakes captivate at Georgia’s Floyd State Park

Riverside Rome: Enjoying the city’s waterfront greenways

Historic downtown Rome: A fine Southern destination

Rome historic places: Part 2

Summer 2020: Our best streetscape photos from Broad Street in Rome

The historic Main Street business district steals the show in Cedartown

A walking tour of Cave Spring’s historic places

My top 3 excuses for visiting Rockmart’s historic downtown

Birmingham region

Where to enjoy some waterside fun on your next trip to Gadsden

Small, large and extra large: Blount County’s covered bridges

I didn’t know what I was missing in Oneonta

Enjoying Springville’s one-of-a-kind downtown

Gadsden Alabama’s enduring historic downtown

Gallery: Downtown Hanceville

Gallery: Ave Maria Grotto and St. Bernard Abbey

Exploring Cullman: One of north Alabama’s most unique Southern outings

Don’t bypass Oxford’s wonderful historic downtown

Exploring Anniston’s surprisingly large inventory of historic places

Galleries: Additional photos of Anniston historic places

Downtown Ashville: More than a fare share of stately historic places

Jacksonville is a college town with plenty of historic places to enjoy

Piedmont’s historic downtown in pictures

Historic-places enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Downtown Centre, Alabama

Collinsville: The small town with the big vintage vibe

Gadsden’s other historic downtown: the Alabama City Wall Street Historic District

Gallery: Additional photos from the Gadsden Downtown Historic District

A visit to the Attalla Downtown Historic District

Chattanooga region

History-themed fun for everyone in downtown Chickamauga

A look at Lafayette’s historic places

Two dozen pictures from Summerville’s historic places

Valley Head and Mentone in pictures

Fort Payne’s historic places provide plenty of glimpses into the past

Galleries: More Fort Payne historic district photos

Best of Chattanooga: Historic places to see on your next trip

Best of Chattanooga: The Tennessee Riverwalk

Stevenson’s train depot and Main Street are a historic eyeful

The South Pittsburg historic sightseeing trip

Bridgeport: Former Civil War citadel is now a historic treasure

Huntsville region

Helen Keller’s birthplace is not the only must-see point-of-interest in Tuscumbia

Check out Hartselle’s charming historic Main Street

Where to enjoy the best historic sidewalk scenes in Alabama’s Florence

Rocket science’s greatest achievements are celebrated inside the Davidson Center for Space Exploration

The top 6 greenways in Huntsville for walking, running and bicycling

Mountain-lake setting heightens the wow factor of Guntersville’s historic downtown

Enjoy a self-guided bald eagle adventure at Guntersville Lake

Spotting bald eagles at Guntersville Lake

Top 16 public spots for enjoying Guntersville Lake

Epic fall foliage vistas of Northeast Alabama

Visit five different scenic gorges in one weekend

Huntsville historic places part 1

Huntsville historic places part 2: Twickenham Historic District

Summertime in beautiful historic downtown Huntsville

Encounter history in downtown Scottsboro

Don’t dodge Decatur’s historic downtown

Galleries: More from the Decatur, Alabama historic districts


Become familiar with Beale Street’s deep-rooted history before you go

Enjoy a self-guided historic-places sidewalk tour in the heart of Memphis

Streetscape galleries: Additional Beale Street photos

Why today’s Graceland is worth the price of admission for most tourists

Public lands and parks

Exploring the TVA Cave Mountain Trail at the Guntersville Dam

Lake Guntersville: Enjoying the TVA Cooley Cemetery Trail

Experiencing the TVA Honeycomb Trail at Lake Guntersville

From picturesque valley to timbered mountaintop: Hiking at Cathedral Caverns State Park

A guide to the trails at Buck’s Pocket State Park

A hiker’s guide to DeSoto State Park’s best trails

A hiker’s guide to the trails at Lake Guntersville State Park

Walk through the mountain laurel and rhododendron at these parks

Soaring views and waterfalls set the stage at Cloudland Canyon State Park

Galleries: Additional Cloudland Canyon State Park photos

Enchanted places: Little River Canyon’s top hidden wonders

Hiking at the Walls of Jericho

Northeast Alabama’s Pisgah Gorge in pictures

State parks of northeast Alabama

Little River Canyon: A first-time visitor’s sightseeing guide

My favorite Little River Canyon hikes

Galleries: Little River Canyon


The Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trail: Everything you need to know before you go

The best hotel options near the Silver Comet Trail for long-distance cyclists

Biking the Silver Comet Trail and the Chief Ladiga Trail

Some of the best places in the South for road cycling

Our two-day bike ride on the Natchez Trace Parkway


Photo journey: My favorite historic downtown streetscapes (so far)

It’s free to see these 5 northeast Alabama treasures

Outdoor adventure inspiration and insight from maps