Ala. Tourism recommends 100 road tripscomment (0)
March 8, 2012
Alabama Tourism recently launched a three-year campaign, 100 Alabama Road Trips, with the release of the first 10 trips. The campaign focuses on driving itineraries that travelers can experience over two or three days. The initial itineraries are now live on the tourism website, www.Alabama.travel, and each is numbered. Other trips will continue to be added.
The first 10 trips are the BCS Championship tour, eagle watching on Lake Guntersville, a romantic getaway to Mobile, Selma to Montgomery civil rights history, spring break at the beach, a walking tour of downtown Birmingham, Huntsville’s Space & Rocket Center, Montgomery’s history tour, bird watching on the coast and the “To Kill a Mockingbird” tour in Monroeville. A few upcoming trips will include a girlfriends getaway on the Eastern Shore, family fun in Sylacauga, golfing in Alabama, music in the Shoals and Gulf Coast adventures.
“We wanted to make it easier for travelers to plan their trip, so we came up with 100 itineraries,” tourism director Lee Sentell said. “If you’re planning a trip to the beach, we have an itinerary for that or a trip to experience the small towns of Alabama, we’ve got that, too.”
“Road Trips” is also the theme for the 2012 vacation guide. The 164-page vacation guide provides travelers with information on hotels, restaurants, campgrounds, tourism associations, state parks, golf courses, attractions, trails and museums. Each region of the state is highlighted with articles on the attractions, places to stay and events.
Travelers can pick up copies of the vacation guide at each of the eight Alabama Welcome Centers, by calling 1-800-ALABAMA or by requesting online at www.
alabama.travel. Compass Marketing of Gulf Shores publishes the vacation guide.