Dig out your camera, get into your walking shoes, and enjoy a day in nature at Weeks Bay Reserve, a superb natural attraction to feature on your must-do list.
It's in Mobile. If you're unfamiliar with that name, it is 160 miles (257 kilometers) from the state capital, Montgomery.
Hotel options close by are not easy to find. Why not ask about rooms 40 miles (64 kilometers) away at the Emerald Isle? If that doesn't work out, try the Portofino Island Resort, 45 miles (72 kilometers) away, or the Beach Club Resort Residence and Spa, 40 miles (64 kilometers) away.
The warm and friendly bar staff at WeeksStronghold (11890 U.S. 98, Foley) will be happy to pour you a chilled and crisp glass of beer, wine or spirits. You needn't go far, as it's only 0.6 miles (1.0 kilometer) away.