Alabama has a very rich historical background. This history, along with a lively cultural atmosphere and jaw dropping beauty, make this state a must-see destination on your Cruise America Alabama rental RV road trip. Oh, and one of the best features of this state is the fact that we have a Cruise America rv rental center right here in Gardendale, where you’ll find the true meaning of “southern hospitality!”
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountains, Gardendale and its neighboring city, Birmingham, offer up an eclectic mix of southern charm and world-class attractions. Whether you’re satisfying your need for speed at the world’s largest motorsport arena, Talladega Superspeedway, or visiting Rickwood Field, the oldest ballpark in the world, you’re going to love this rental RV-friendly state.
Alabama has plenty of fun and excitement to appease each member of your family. Whether you’re a fan of the great outdoors and the activities that go with it, or a connoisseur of golf and fine dining, you will have the time of your life while traveling in your Alabama rental RV from Cruise America. With attractions that range from the roar of the pristine beaches, to the hustle and bustle of the busy city, you`re sure to find a great deal of satisfying adventure in the Yellowhammer State.
Here are a few ideas of where you may want explore in your Cruise America rental RV next time you’re in the mood to travel through the “Heart of Dixie.”
Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores
Gorgeous sunsets, sugar-sand beaches, scenic bike trails and a great deal of wildlife watching are just a few of the reasons to steer your RV rental towards the 6,150-acre Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, right along the picturesque coastline of Alabama. Just as exciting as the natural wonders that lie ahead, is the fact that there is amazing camping right inside the park for your rental motorhome. It features 11 updated bathhouses, paved camping pads for RVs of all sizes and free Wi-Fi. Electricity, sewer and water are available at each site. With access to all the comforts of home, like your own picnic table and pedestal grill, the conveniently-located campground is the perfect home-base for exploring Alabama’s “wild side” in your rental motorhome.
Grand National Golf Course, Opelika
For golf lovers, Alabama is a paradise. Grand National is one of the state’s most magnificent golf courses. Although the grounds look pristine and well-manicured, don’t let the serenity of the lakeside views fool you. Grand National is a challenge! That just may be because with a backdrop of water, trees and blue skies, it’s hard to focus strictly on the ball.
If you’re looking for a place to park your rental RV for the duration of your stay, there are a lot of good, reputable campgrounds in the area.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham
While you’re so close to it, try not to let the opportunity to visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) slip by. It is almost a feeling of obligation to look into the state’s central role in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The BCRI paints a true picture of the key events that shaped the course of American History and the folks who sacrificed their lives in the name of human equality.
Barber Motorsports Museum & Park, Birmingham
So, we tend to give most of our attention to the Talladega Superspeedway, but the Barber Museum shouldn’t be forgotten or overshadowed, as anyone who loves motorsports will love this place. Besides displaying just automobiles, this museum is also home to the biggest collection of motorcycles in the world, as well as racecars and unique exhibits galore. In addition, they sponsor ongoing live events around the facility’s curvy racetrack. Oh, and there is plenty of places to park your RV rental.
F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery
If you ever wanted to visit the home of literary royalty, the former home of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald is available in Montgomery. It’s the only museum dedicated to this glamourous couple, where you will see rare behind-the-scenes glimpses of how they managed their married life as symbols of the Jazz Age generation. The museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays, but visitors are welcome to contact the curators for an off-hours private tour. Your rental RV from Cruise America will get you there in style, and in time … hopefully!
Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery
From the very first time the words, “Break a leg” were uttered in this small-scale theater project, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) has blossomed into one of the largest in the world! It’s open throughout the entire year, and it focuses on recreating the classics written by world-renowned playwrights. While the majority of the plays are those of Shakespeare, you will find original plays as well as musicals on the ballot, and it’s always worth the price to get in.
Harmony Park Safari, Huntsville
The wilderness of Alabama is teeming with wildlife of all kinds. Armadillos and bats are fun to see, but if you are in the mood for a little more variety of the larger kind, you can drive your rental RV right through the Harmony Park Safari. This Attraction is the real deal, with emus, llamas, zebras and other animals who don’t hesitate to come up to your car hoping for a generous traveler that will give them treats through the windows.
Alabama’s wilderness is teeming with wildlife, but if you’re looking for something a little more exotic than armadillos and bats, take a drive through Huntsville’s Harmony Park Safari in your top-quality class C motorhome. On your way in, you’ll be greeted by zebras, llamas, emus and other animals that saunter right up to rental RV windows in search of treats and attention.
To assure that your food is approved, you can buy buckets of snacks before heading out. When you have finished the whole 2-mile loop, you’ll want to take advantage of the reptile trailer for a close-up encounter with frogs, snakes, lizards and even the farm’s resident alligator. Don’t worry, these creatures won’t crawl into your rental motorhome. Alabama is a state rich with culture, heritage and scenery. There is a myriad of things to see from the comfort of your Cruise America RV rental in Alabama, so let’s get cruisin’ America!