Alabama, the Yellowhammer State, is an ideal family friendly holiday destination, a diverse region of America with all the attractions of the Great Outdoors from mountains, lakes and waterfalls in the north to spectacular sandy beaches, holiday resorts and golf courses along the Gulf Coast. In order to get the most out of Alabama, there are a wide range of beach rentals and condos available which can provide perfect self-catering accommodation for a money saving family holiday. Alternatively you could opt for a cabin up in the mountains in the north of the state, but for an action-packed family holiday, the kids will probably prefer the
The Heart of Dixie is packed with enough activities for several family holidays, from the bright lights, shopping, nightlife and theatres of Birmingham, to attractions such as the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville. There's a Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery if you're after a bit of culture, and for all-out entertainment you can head to the Gulf Coast, and areas like Orange Beach. Quite apart from the beaches themselves, you'll find attractions such as Adventure Island, with its two golf courses, go-kart track, children's rides, arcades and water sports. At the other side of the state there are North Alabama's mountains, full of opportunities for walking, rock climbing, wildlife watching and also angling. Alabama's rivers also provide opportunities to take out a kayak and canoe, if your family are all strong swimmers this can be tremendous fun for a day trip, and you can guarantee that the kids will sleep well at the end of it!
Holiday rental properties along Alabama's Gulf Coast, such as the Orange Beach area, start at just £400 a week or so for a condo that will sleep a family of four or more. It is of course possible to spend a lot more, but if you're charged more than £1,000 a week then you should be expecting some extremely luxurious accommodation! By renting a condominium, you can move into a space which feels just like home throughout your stay, save some money on hotel bills and have a lot more space for the kids to explore and run around without disturbing the people in the next room. Condos and rental apartments are always just a lot more relaxing and fun than a cramped and sterile hotel room.