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Sweet home of the Deep South

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The Deep South state of Alabama is a land of lively riverbank cities, sweeping sugar-white beaches and forested mountains under endless blue skies. It's also a place whose history is inextricably linked to that of the American Civil rights movement, which gained momentum under the leadership of the charismatic Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Musical legends

From Lynyrd Skynyrd's famous ode to iconic recordings made at the famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studio by such luminaries as Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, Alabama is a place steeped in the greatest traditions of American music. Take a tour of the studios themselves, then head to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to learn more about Alabama's greatest home-grown talent, including the likes of Nat King Cole and Hank Williams.

Cities & the Civil Rights Movement

While Alabama's cities might not have the headline-grabbing allure of New York, San Francisco or New Orleans, there's still much to be said for their laid-back charms. The largest city, Birmingham, is one of urban innovation and regeneration, and has no shortage of excellent bars and restaurants serving up the best in traditional Southern food. There's a palpable sense of history here, too, best explored at the fascinating, and poignant, Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. Indeed, throughout the state you'll find reminders of those troubled times, not least in the capital Montgomery, where in 1955, Martin Luther King Jr led a boycott of the city's buses after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man. It's an act memorialised today with a plaque at the site of her arrest.

An idyllic coast

Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches are nothing short of idyllic. Stretching out along the coast south of Mobile, white sands and turquoise seas provide days of endless relaxation and a delightful contrast to the farmlands and mountains to the north. Far quieter but just as beautiful as those in neighbouring Florida, this is a region to unwind and have fun, with everything from beach bars and golf courses to hiking and biking trails along peaceful coastal paths.


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Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Alabama Music Self-drive

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,820 pp incl. flights

The Deep South has music running through its veins, and nowhere more so than in the state of Alabama. Explore its rich heritage, both musical and otherwise, on this tailor-made road-trip.

Where to go in Alabama

Mardi Gras, Mobile, Alabama


As Alabama’s urban-coastal gem, Mobile enchants with its unique mix of historic districts, seaport bustle and plenty of Madri Gras fun.

Muscle Shoals Studio, Alabama

Muscle Shoals

This sleepy Alabama town is at the heart and soul of American music. If you want a peek behind the curtain of America's music industry, Muscles Shoals is a good place to start.

Gulf Coast, Alabama

Gulf Shores

Alabama's coastline is somewhat of a hidden gem, unspoilt and stretching for 32 miles along the Gulf. Paired with modern resorts and charming amusement arcades, it's the perfect seaside holiday destination.

Space & Rocket Centre, Hunstville, Alabama


Nicknamed Rocket City, Huntsville is best known for its space centre, but there's much more to this charming city, nestled in the hills of northern Alabama.

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Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama, USA

The heart and history of Alabama

Alabama showcases both sides of its mid-20th-century history in equal measure – discover its musical and civil rights history in some of its major cities.

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