A region rich in history, natural beauty and friendly communities, holidays to Alabama take you off the beaten track to deliver a slice of modern Americana. Discover Alabama’s natural beauty, starting at the award winning white sand beaches that line the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Laze in the sunshine with a cocktail in hand or discover the bountiful wildlife in the marshes, beaches, swamps and dunes of Dauphin Island. Follow the rivers inland and you will discover mountains, caves and adventure aplenty in the foothills of the Appalachians where kayaking, hiking, fishing and camping are all popular pastimes.

The Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are the ultimate beach lover’s destinations. The Gulf of Mexico’s warm turquoise waters offer a host of activities including dolphins cruises, deep sea or pier fishing and parasailing, whilst those wishing to take a break from the beach can hike and bike the backcountry trail, kayak the back bays or have a round of golf. The dining options are endless here, including the freshest Gulf seafood possible. In fact, many of the restaurants will cook what you catch on your fishing excursion.

For those looking for culture, tradition, great food and festival vibes head to Mobile. Don’t be fooled by the beautiful skyline reflecting off the bay; Mobile is more than just incredibly good-looking. Mobile has one-of-a-kind museums, stunning French architecture, fresh seafood, and it knows how to throw a party. The country’s first Mardi Gras was celebrated here, and the festivities continue each year with parades all month long.

No visit to Alabama is complete without learning about the state’s dark legacy of segregation, and the important role its people and cities have played in bringing about change in the United States with the Civil Rights Movement. In Alabama you can visit the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma and take the Civil Rights Trail in Montgomery. Literature lovers can also time their visit to coincide with a performance of Harper Lee’s poignant novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, which is set in Alabama.

For those in search of the perfect hub to visit Alabama’s great spots, look no further than Birmingham but don’t be fooled, the state’s largest city packs a punch too. The incredible dining scene has seen Birmingham’s very own Highlands Bar & Grill restaurant voted the most outstanding restaurant in the whole of America by the James Beard foundation. Alternatively you can catch your favourite artist at the world-famous Alabama Theater or explore the world of science and discovery at the McWane Science Center.

Huntsville is where they invented the rocket that sent us “To the Moon!”. The Rocket City, famous for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which continues to be the state’s most visited attraction, is enjoying a renaissance with restaurants, shops, craft breweries and other social hotspots popping up everywhere and thriving.

Music fans will adore Alabama, where live music has been part of the heart and soul of communities for generations. Visit the seminal music studios in Muscle Shoals, enjoy one of the many music festivals that take place through the year and catch live jazz, blues, rock and country at almost every bar and bandstand you pass. With an ever-growing farm-to-table food scene taking advantage of Alabama’s coast and farmlands, it’s no wonder that holidays to Alabama are becoming so popular with return visitors to the beautiful and diverse USA.

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  • Fall foliage in Cheaha State Park, Alabama

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.


Although not quite beach weather, Alabama offers mild winters which can be the perfect time for those wanting to avoid the busier peak travel months.


The annual Mardi Gras starts this month in Mobile and is a 3 week festival that comes complete with parades, marching bands, and festivities. This was first held in 1703 making it the oldest Carnival celebration in the United States!


As the month goes on, temperatures will begin to rise as we approach the very pleasant months ahead for visitors.


The weather will increase as the month goes on again but overall, this is a great time to visit to avoid the hot weather that’s to come in a few months’ time. Tourist numbers won’t be at its highest either so it’s likely you’ll be able to take advantage of some attractive prices.


Tourist numbers jump in May but it’s no surprise as the weather is beautiful this time of year. If you’re lucky, you still may be able to secure a good deal before the peak travel months coming up.


The weather is now very warm yet not uncomfortable if this is a concern. In fact, this is the most popular time for tourists to visit the region. Of course, this means that hotels occupancy will be higher so deals may be harder to come by.

Rock the South is a country music festival held in Cullman that celebrates Southern culture, community, family, and giving back. It started as an event to mark a year-long recovery effort after devastating tornadoes.


The beautiful weather continues though as we move into the period where schools break up, you’ll need to book early to avoid disappointment.


The warmest time of the year though it won’t differ much from what you’ll experience in July & June so certainly not too hot to avoid. Like July, school holidays will ensure that hotels will be busy so book early if you can if you want to visit.


As schools go back, tourist numbers will decline so you will have a better chance of securing the accommodation you want. Don’t think though that this means the weather will be worse as a result as it’s not.

Similar to May, this is a one of the best times to visit the area.


The weather is still beautiful this time of year but the last month of the year we would recommend if warm weather is important to you. Take advantage of the lower prices this month too.


For those not obsessed with the warm weather, this is a great time to visit with minimal rainfall. It will be warmer than the UK and prices will be low in comparison to the summer months.


Although not quite beach weather, Alabama offers mild winters which can be the perfect time for those wanting to avoid the busier peak travel months.

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