Sunrise over DeSoto Falls.

7 romantic getaways in Alabama

Whatever you enjoy doing as a couple, you will surely find something that tickles your fancy in awesome Alabama. For couples who love to embrace the outdoors, you can hike, bike, walk and drive to caves and stunning state parks. Aqua fanatics can flock to the many beautiful beaches, nature lovers will enjoy the beautiful landscapes, and history aficionados will adore the culture-rich road trips. Ready to get loved up in The Yellowhammer State? Here are some of the romantic getaways in Alabama.

7 romantic getaways in Alabama

1. Gulf Shores

Grab your babe, and hit the beach. Gulf Shores in Alabama is famous for its miles of pristine white quartz sand washed by blue-green Gulf of Mexico waters. With good visibility and great weather, Gulf Shores is perfect for water sports lovers. The beaches along the Gulf Shores rival the Caribbean, and romantic resorts line the bay.

romantic getaways in Alabama

2. Alabamians Hometown Heroes Road Trip

Road trips are incredibly romantic. This famous road trip takes you to towns and museums in South Alabama associated with historical and important figures such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Hank Williams Sr. and George Washington Carver, as well as others who were either born in the state or lived here. This road trip covers more than 200 miles and features stops from Mobile to Tuskegee, making it a great way to see the state. Some of the route highlights include Mobile, Georgiana, the Rosa Parks Museum & Library and Children’s Wing in Montgomery, and the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery.

romantic getaways in Alabama

3. Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a recreational road and scenic drive that takes you through three states: Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. This breathtaking 444-mile road trip roughly follows the “Old Natchez Trace”, a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, “Kaintucks,” European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. You can explore and enjoy the parkway via hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping. The Alabama Section of the Natchez Trace is 33 miles long and crosses the Tennessee River. You can visit many sites, for instance, Colbert Ferry, which is located at milepost 327.3 on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Alabama. The stunning scenery makes for a romantic road trip, especially in autumn.

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4. Pisgah

If you are a couple looking for peace and quiet, get away from the crowds in picturesque Pisgah. Make the most of the beautiful outdoors here by walking to the top of Gorham’s Bluff, which has breathtaking views of the Tennessee River and Alabama’s beautiful landscape. Steal some quiet moments together in the perfect setting of Pisgah Gorge Falls. At night, cosy up in unique boutique accommodations such as a country lodge or quaint cottages.

5. Lookout Mountain

Spend the day enjoying the beauty of nature with the one you love on a trip to Lookout Mountain. Located in DeKalb County, this is the gateway to the Appalachians. It is great to get out into the mountains and enjoy some adrenalin-pimping activities. Up the romance factor by packing a picnic for two and a cosy blanket and heading out on a hike to explore all this beautiful town has to offer.

Sunrise over DeSoto Falls.

6. Russell Cave

Russell Cave is located in northeast Alabama near the town of Bridgeport in Jackson County. It is a significant archaeological site and has one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in Southeast USA. Russell Cave is part of a larger system of interconnected, tubular caves that stretch approximately seven miles. The national monument includes nature paths and a Birds of Prey programme. It is the perfect place for a romantic getaway in Alabama for couples who enjoy adventure activities. You can spend hours out in nature, and underground too.

7. Natchez Trace

The Natchez Trace is a National Scenic Trail with more than 60 miles of tracks that take you through some stunning scenery. The middle part of the original Natchez Trace and the Natchez Trace Parkway travel through northwest Alabama. Pack up your day bag and a romantic picnic for two, and head out to explore the many different landscapes. For instance, you’ll tramp through wetlands, swamps, and hardwood forests on the trail. Along the way, you’ll also learn more about the area’s history.

Melanie May

Melanie is an intrepid solo traveller, endlessly curious about people, places and food. She is a fan of slow travel and loves exploring the world by mouth, discovering a culture through its food. Having backpacked her way around the world she turned her wanderlust into a career and is now a full-time travel writer.

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