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Alabama Travel Guide

When to visit Alabama

Alabama has moderate weather year-round, so anytime can be a good time to visit. However, the most popular tourism season is during the summer due to the state's Gulf Coast beaches. Winter is typically the least popular time. Although less busy than summer, spring brings students to the beaches on school break, and fall attracts visitors with its foliage, particularly in northern Alabama. read more

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  • Having a Safe Vacation Despite the Oil Spill If you've planned a Gulf Coast trip, you can still visit without letting anyone's hopes down. Preparation is key, so read on for tips on how to keep your summer vacation on track.
  • The Oil Spill and Tourism: What You Need to Know The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has affected the region's local economies, particularly tourism. SmarterTravel's one-stop resource provides local updates, volunteer opportunities, and more.
  • Save Money With Repositioning Cruises Spring and fall mean transitioning wardrobes—and repositioning ships. See several world regions on one of these sailings, at cheaper per-diem rates than "regular" cruises.
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