Southern charm hearkens back to small towns and friendly people. Montgomery, in the southern center of Alabama, has held onto that charm while moving with the times and becoming a thriving metropolis. Montgomery hotels put you right in the heart of the Bible Belt while immersing you in both historical and contemporary culture.
History buffs will want to start their trip by visiting the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Civil Rights Memorial, and Rosa Parks Museum to learn more about the roles of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks in the Civil Rights Movement. Montgomery is not all about history lessons, though. Hotels in Montgomery also put you close to family fun. Take the little ones to the Montgomery Zoo to see over 500 animal species, then head over to the Hank Williams Museum to learn about the king of "Honky Tonk." Stroll through Riverfront Park to see Union Station – a national landmark – and a working riverboat dock. Just a few blocks away are the state capitol buildings and First White House of the Confederacy - temporary home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. End your day by taking in a baseball game in Riverpark Stadium.
Staying in one of the cheap hotels in Montgomery leaves you plenty to spend on Southern cuisine. Head over to the Alley Entertainment District along the banks of Gun Island Chute for some sweet tea and fried green tomatoes. Want to try some soul food? Indulge in catfish and cornbread around Alabama State University. Fried chicken and collard greens are on the menu at many family friendly spots dotting the city. Fine dining can be had in the modern Dalraida neighborhood on the east side of the city. When you're craving comfort food, cheap flights to Montgomery will have you licking your fingers in no time.
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