Spring is here for Alabama! Warmer temperatures, birds chirping, and Steel City Pops is open and ready! Are you visiting Alabama or live here and unsure of what activities there are to do? We’ve rounded up a few of the most loved Spring activities in Sweet Home Alabama:
Botanical Gardens/ Zoo
The Birmingham Zoo has been home to over 500 animals for more than 20 years. Come visit elephants, red pandas, sea lions, giraffes, rhinos, bears, jaguars, zebras, and much more! They change their exhibits with the season and have activities for all ages! Plan to walk around the grounds and enjoy lunch at one of their restaurants! Once you’ve seen all the amazing animals, hop on over to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens!
Daffodils, Wildflowers, Pansies, Redbuds, and so many flowers are in bloom this month at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens! Botanical Gardens is perfect if you are looking for a place in nature to take a stroll. The Gardens encourages photography so feel free to take as many photos as possible to remember your visit. Botanical Gardens also features different artists outside the library. A glimpse at the Garden’s March artist of the month is shown below:
Gulf Shores/ Dauphin Island
Yes, Alabama has beaches! If you live in Alabama, you’ve probably been to Dauphin Island for field trips. But, you probably don’t know much about the island! Dauphin Island is about 30 miles from Gulf Shores. It is known as the sunset capital of Alabama. There is SO much to do in Dauphin Island, click here to learn about all the activities offered: http://townofdauphinisland.org/visitors/things-to-
Gulf Shores is home to beautiful sandy beaches and a popular beach vacation destination. There are activities for the whole family including: amusement/water parks, shopping, wildlife habitats, state parks, entertainment centers, and much more!
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Name something cooler than outer space… exactly. In the heart of Huntsville, you can become a family of astronauts with their family training program! Learn to fly a F-18 Hornet with their flight simulator experience, explore more about Apollo 11 through virtual reality, experience what it feels like to take off and land a shuttle with the shuttle stimulator, and much more!
Southeastern Raptor Center
The Southeastern Raptor Center is a regional rehabilitation and education facility that provides educational programs for those interested in learning more about raptors and birds of prey in need. Explore the beautiful campus of Auburn and stop into the center to learn about these beautiful birds!
Located in Gadsden, Noccalula Falls is a must-see when in Alabama. Hop on the trails, visit the petting zoo, enjoy a game of mini golf, or even get MARRIED while visiting the falls! Yep, there is a wedding chapel that can accommodate over 50 guests! While visiting, learn more about Princess Noccalula and how the falls got it’s name!
There is SO much to do in Sweet home Alabama! Make sure whenever you visit, stop by Steel City Pops and take your pops to one of these amazing adventures!