8 thrilling driveable locations you might want to add to your spring journey bucket checklist [GIVEAWAY]

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8 thrilling driveable locations you might want to add to your spring journey bucket checklist [GIVEAWAY]
Time to plan our dream spring holidays. (The Island Resort)

Spring is the most effective time to plan holidays. The climate is ideal, flowers are in bloom and there are dozens of unimaginable offers and particular occasions, particularly round Alabama. We saved you the additional analysis and put collectively eight of the most effective locations it’s important to try to this spring and, even higher, they’re all in affordable driving distance from Birmingham. Psst! Learn to the tip to search out out how one can win $791 in our journey giveaway!

1. A seaside journey to The Island Resort at Fort Walton

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Take pleasure in spring break at this stunning Florida resort. (The Island Resort)

Lacking the seaside? I do know I’m. There’s no higher place to e book a gulfside getaway than at The Island Resort at Fort Walton. Full with on-site eating places, nightly leisure, a beachside bar and a full calendar of occasions for the entire household—this can be a lot greater than your common seaside trip.

Now’s the time to e book early and save large with their Spring Particular!

2. Head to Lookout Mountain for swimming, mountain climbing + extra

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Swimming below a waterfall on anybody’s bucket checklist? (DeKalb County Tourism)

Whether or not you’re swimming below Desoto Falls, mountain climbing by the state park, exploring caves or consuming a scrumptious dinner at Wildflower Cafe, Lookout Mountain is the most effective spot for an outdoorsy spring trip. Past all of the enjoyable you’ll have floating down the river, mountain climbing ziplining and extra, the world additionally has some distinctive occasions you gained’t need to miss out on. Right here’s a number of:

  • Distance from Birmingham: 1 1/2 hrs

3. Go to Dauphin Island Sea Lab

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Go on an below the ocean journey on your spring trip. (Dauphin Island Sea Lab)

Embrace your inside marine biologist at Dauphin Sea Lab once you journey to Dauphin Island this spring. On the Sea Lab, you’ll expertise a hands-on, interactive studying setting the place you look by microscopes, take snorkel adventures and see dwell sea life up shut and private. Plan your weekend round one in all these thrilling upcoming occasions to be taught extra in regards to the sea and the cool animals dwelling in it.

4. Uncover all of the enjoyable issues occurring in Tupelo, MS

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A classic automobile present is likely one of the many cool issues occurring this spring in Tupelo. (Go to Tupelo)

In the event you’ve by no means been to Tupelo, Mississippi, now’s the time to plan a go to. Solely a two-hour drive from Birmingham, they’ve a killer lineup of spring occasions you’ll need to try. Right here’s a sneak peek:

  • North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra I March 26—Calling all music lovers! Pianist Miki Sawada makes her Tupelo debut as a part of a collaboration with the Japan-America Society of Mississippi and the North Mississippi Cherry Blossom Competition
  • Blue Suede Cruise I April 29-Could 1—900 traditional vehicles will roar into city throughout this weekend filled with cars, dwell music and extra.
  • Gumtree Artwork & Wine Competition I Could 6-8—Get artsy at this annual competition showcasing native artist’s works across the courthouse sq.. There may also be dwell music, wine tastings with meals pairings, a group mural undertaking, a Mom’s Day Jazz Brunch + extra. The weekend additionally consists of the annual Gumtree Run, one in all Mississippi’s largest 10K.

To search out out extra about these occasions and all of the enjoyable issues to do in Tupelo throughout your journey, try their web site.

  • Distance from Birmingham: 2 hrs

5. Spend a weekend within the cozy city of Fairhope

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Discover the attractive streets and outlets of Fairhope. (Liv George / Bham Now)

Spend a weekend getaway within the cozy city of Fairhope and you may expertise spa days, boutique procuring, unimaginable eats, {golfing} and lovely boardwalk sunsets. This city is nestled towards Cellular Bay with stunning views and is simply a four-hour drive from Birmingham.

Take a look at our piece on tips on how to have a romantic getaway in Fairhope for a full itinerary and extra enjoyable issues to do.

  • Distance from Birmingham: 4 hrs

6. Head to Gulf Shores for the annual Ballyhoo Competition

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It’s time for Ballyhoo on the seaside. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

In the event you love artwork, you’ll be able to’t miss the annual Ballyhoo Competition in Gulf Shores. This weekend occasion will function over 80 artists in addition to cultural change. There can be dwell leisure by native performers, onsite artwork demonstrations, unique animals (courtesy of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo), kids’s hands-on artwork actions, native seafood and extra!

7. Don’t miss out on the Panoply Arts Competition in Huntsville

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Huntsville is stuffed with unimaginable artwork, and it is a celebration of all of it! (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Are you prepared for the Southeast‘s premiere arts weekend? Panoply is occurring in Huntsville this spring and their fortieth celebration is about to be greater than ever earlier than. See the work of over 100 visible artists from varied mediums and browse the fan-favorite Artwork Market.

Together with the entire wonderful artwork, the weekend can be filled with music by native and regional bands, a wide range of culinary creations through meals vehicles, kid-friendly interactive actions and group artwork initiatives.

8. GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Sequence—Talladega Superspeedway

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Racing followers, that is for you. (Talladega Superspeedway / Fb)

It’s time to begin your engines as racing followers from throughout head to the Talladega Superspeedway to witness the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Sequence. Main as much as the massive race, followers could have the prospect to see pre-race ceremonies, dwell music, play on the sport zone and dozens of different enjoyable actions.

Begin planning your journey to the speedway and catch all of the motion in Talladega this spring.

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