Get ready to hit the road. Learn everything you need to know to travel the state like a local and experience all the hidden gems along the way. With endless riverways, 22 million acres of lush forests and diverse vistas that range from Gulf Coast beaches to Appalachian cliffs, Alabama is a paradise for those who love the great outdoors. Recreational opportunities abound, and hunting and fishing enthusiasts will find that the bag limits are generous, the fishing is fine and the scenery can't be beat. From the majestic mountains of North Alabama to the sugar-white sands of the Gulf Coast beaches, outdoor lovers will find Alabama's a great place to visit, again and again. With forests, mountains, meadows, swamps and beaches defining the state's landscape, a plethora of avian habitats awaits birders. From the majestic mountains of North Alabama to the sugar-white sands of the Gulf Coast beaches, outdoor lovers will find Alabama is a great place to visit, again and again. Alabama has dozens of splendid public and private gardens where you can stroll amongst camellias, azaleas, dogwoods, daylilies, hydrangeas, mums and rare native species. Experience all the wonders of Alabama’s mountains, beaches and history during your family, military or class reunion. Come and see important landmarks of the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. Step aboard the USS Alabama battleship or walk alongside rockets that took us to the moon.