Top 7 Spring Break Destinations in Alabama


Spring Break is right around the corner and Alabama has so much to offer when it comes to fun and family-friendly places to visit! Here’s the Top 7 Spring Break Destinations in Alabama…

Spring Break Destinations in Alabama
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Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

Spring Break is usually the first time many of us venture down to the Emerald Coast, and luckily we have 2 beautiful beaches in Alabama… Orange Beach and Gulf Shores! Known for their sugary, white sand and emerald waters, you are sure to love the beaches on the Gulf Coast. Enjoy the best seafood around and the many restaurants and enjoy every minute of that slow, beach life! For a full list of beaches, check out The Ultimate Guide to Drivable Beaches from Birmingham.


Spring Break Destinations in AlabamaAlabama boasts some of the most beautiful lakes in the country! For families, The Preserves Lakes by Alabama Power includes 13 lakes around Birmingham that feature hiking trails, picnic areas, fishing piers, playgrounds, boat launches, and fun spots for everyone to enjoy.A few of our favorites for a day trip at the lake with kids is Flat Rock Park at Lake Harris, Double Cove Park at Logan Martin Lake, and Barrett’s Park at Lake Mitchell. For a full list of lakes and their amenities, check out Ultimate Guide to The Preserves by Alabama Power.

Mobile and Dauphin Island

There are lots of things to do in Mobile, a coastal, historic town. Take a tour of the USS Alabama Battleship, Fort Conde, or the History Museum of Mobile for an interesting and educational outing. To experience the city’s natural beauty, visit the Mobile Botanical Gardens, which boasts over 100 acres of gardens and trails. It’s especially beautiful in the spring when the azaleas are in bloom. Finally, a visit to Mobile would not be complete without experiencing the city’s favorite holiday – Mardi Gras! Check out the Mobile Carnival Museum to learn about this fun celebration and see displays of some amazing Mardi Gras attire and relics from the past. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the causeway for some fresh seafood or check out the iconic Dew Drop Inn. 

Dauphin Island is located three miles south of Mobile Bay and is only a 4 hour drive from Birmingham. This beach is a cozy family friendly spot for beach lovers looking for a more intimate beach getaway. The island stretches 14 miles long and can be accessed by ferry ride. Fun family outings include the Alabama Aquarium, Fort Gaines, and Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries. Check out Island Rainbow for pizza and snow cones!


Situated atop Lookout Mountain, Mentone provides a convenient mountain escape making it an attractive option for Birmingham families to own a second home or get a rental for a weekend. Mentone has Desoto State Park, a beautiful park with many waterfalls and Little River Canyon nearby. Here is a list of local waterfalls, with Desoto Falls being the most well known. Try out True Adventure Sports to take your trip to the next level with a caving adventure.


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One of the big highlights of Huntsville for kids is the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center. With exhibitions and activities such as Saturn V Hall, Mood Crater, Military Park, Rocket Park I, Shuttle Park, and many featured exhibits, activities, and tours… you could easily spend hours at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! You can also check out Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Huntsville Museum of Art, and do some shopping at Bridge Street Town Centre. For more information on Hunstsville, check out Experience Huntsville, Alabama :: Quick Getaways from Birmingham.


The capitol of Alabama is a great place to visit for a lot of history, fun activities, restaurants, and more! Montgomery has the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts with art and art activities, the State Department of Archives houses Grandma’s Attic can learn more about the history of Alabama and famous Alabamians. The Montgomery Riverfront offers several areas to enjoy like riverboat rides, a splashpad, riverwalk, amphitheater, and more. Check out this guide for more information about Montgomery. 

Ultimate Birmingham Summer Giveaway


Call us biased, but we think Birmingham is the best place around for families! Birmingham has iconic places such as Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, McWane Science Center, and the Birmingham Zoo (the only acredited zoo in our state!). It also boasts of beautiful views atop Red Mountain Park, Ruffner Mountain, and of course the beautiful Oak Mountain State Park. Check out our full list of Spring Break ideas in Birmingham

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Julie S
Born at St. Vincents, Julie has lived in Birmingham nearly all her life, and she looks forward to meeting and connecting moms all over our community. Before having kids and co-founding Birmingham Mom Collective, she worked various jobs as a retail manager, merchandise manager, software support associate, and an HR recruiter. When she's not taking care of her two young children, you can find her (sometimes) working out, singing and fellowshipping at her church, playing golf (horribly), drinking sweet tea, and taking trips with her husband, Nathan. She loves all things coffee, Gilmore Girls, Disney World, Dolly Parton, and peanut m&ms!


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