Things To Do in Alabama

10 or 20 Heated Yoga Classes or One Private Thai Wellness Therapy Yoga Session at MJ Yoga (Up to 60% Off)

MJ Yoga

Montogomery

$116 $49

Heated rooms help yogis achieve deeper bends and greater flexibility

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$28 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

India Association of Triad Presents Diwali Festival of Lights at Greensboro Carolina Theatre (Up to 53% Off)

India Association of Triad Presents Diwali - Festival of Lights at Greensboro Carolina Theatre

Greensboro Carolina Theatre

$100 $50

Traditional and Bollywood-style performances, snacks, and a four-course dinner; fireworks and a DJ dance party at the end of the night

$176 for $320 Groupon — Relentless Fitness By Del Green - Hoover

Relentless Fitness By Del Green

Hoover

$320 $176

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Golf Outing for Two of Four at Cedar Ridge Golf Course (50% Off)

Cedar Ridge Golf Course

Cedar Ridge Golf Course

$68 $34

Six water hazards on the Cedar Ridge Golf Course challenge pairs of golfers

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Ike's Personal Training (Up to 54% Off)

Ike's Personal Training

Auburn

$40 $20

Trainer works one-on-one with clients to accomplish fitness goals from losing weight to building strength; non-intimidating atmosphere

5 or 10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Pure Barre (Up to 62% Off). Two Locations Available.

Pure Barre

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

With the help of a ballet barre, isometric movements tone the body, burn fat, and build long, lean muscles in abs, hips, and arms

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Admission and Round of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Eight at Noccalula Falls Park (Up to 56% Off)

Noccalula Falls Park

Gadsden

$22 $11

18-hole mini golf course challenges guests of all ages with natural rock formations, waterfalls, streams, and distinct hole designs

Private and Group Dance Lessons at Planet Ballroom International (Up to 66% Off). Two Options Available.

Planet Ballroom in Vestavia

Planet Ballroom

$379 $129

Instructor teach students to express themselves through fluid movements, with dances ranging from foxtrot to tango

One-Month Gym Membership with Zumba Classes, a Two-Month Membership, or 10 Zumba Classes at Curves (Up to 63% Off)

Curves

Phenix City

$93 $34

Burn calories and build strength at this popular women-only gym

$45 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Sky Soldiers ($125 Value)

Crossfit Sky Soldiers

Alabaster

$125 $45

Students build strength and stamina as they work toward individual fitness goals in scalable CrossFit classes

Paintball Package for Two, Four, Six, or Eight from Paintball Promos (Up to 81% Off)

Paintball Promos

Paintball is Good

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

$24 for a BYOB Glass-Fusing Class at Do-It-Yourself Crafts ($48 Value). 11 Dates Available.

Do-It-Yourself Crafts

Homewood

$48 $24

Pupils learn glass-fusing techniques and use provided supplies to produce two take-home pieces

Two Hours of Pool with Soft Drinks and Appetizers for Two or Four at Lil Dixie's Cue & Grill (Up to 55% Off)

Lil Dixie's Cue & Grill

Anniston

$26 $13

Head to one of 11 professional-grade pool tables, sip on sodas, and enjoy appetizers inside classic billiards hall

Creamery Tour with Goat Cheese for One or Two, or $15 for $18.99 Worth of Cheese at Belle Chevre

Belle Chevre

Elkmont

$18.99 $10

Folks get a behind the scene look at how goat cheese is made at creamery housed in an old town cotton warehouse

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Spanish Fort (70% Off)

Crossfit Spanish Fort

Spanish Fort

$150 $45

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Oak Mountain State Fair at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre on October 1–5 (Up to 50% Off)

Oak Mountain State Fair

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

$10 $6

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Five days of family-friendly fun, including live concerts, petting zoos, all-ages carnival rides, and decadent fair food

Four Group Ballroom Dance Lessons for One or Two at Premiere Ballroom (Up to 51% Off)

Premiere Ballroom

Anniston

$50 $25

Friendly instructors teach groups to step and twirl through classic ballroom dance moves during 30-minute lessons

$20 for $36 Worth of Wine Tasting for Two, with Glasses and Wine Tote — Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Jules J. Berta Vineyards

Albertville

$36 $20

Wine tasting with choice of two designer wine mugs or wine glasses packaged in a dandy wine tote.

Antiques at The Gardens for Two or Four at Birmingham Botanical Gardens (Up to 53% Off)

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham

$20 $10

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Designers, architects, and antiques dealers gather in vibrant gardens to display items for sale

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

Pioneer Museum of Alabama for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off)

Pioneer Museum of Alabama

Troy

$12 $6

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22 historic structures stand on more than 40 acres of landscape and wetlands, and costumed pioneers lead demonstrations of frying cornbread

Bellingrath Gardens and Home Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 51% Off)

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Theodore

$41 $21

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Explore 65 acres of blooming flowers, a bayou boardwalk, and a riverfront grotto, plus a historic 1930s home

$29 for Month of Unlimited Classes and Gym Access Plus Personal Training at Helena Health Club ($99.95 Value)

Helena Health Club

Helena

$99.95 $29

Blast calories in cardio kickboxing or spin classes or work out on your own in the brand-new fitness facility; exercise with a trainer, too

3-, 6-, or 9-Lap Stock-Car Race Experience from Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure (Up to 50% Off)

Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure

Talladega Superspeedway

$195 $99

Passengers ride in Sprint Cup stock cars for three laps, take the wheel for six laps, or bang out both at the Talladega Superspeedway

$259 for a Four-Hour Fishing Charter Trip for Up to Four People from Flip Flop Outdoors ($600 Value)

Flip Flop Outdoors

Gulf Shores

$600 $259

Four-hour tour may feature fish such as speckled trout, redfish, and flounder; guests are invited to bring drinks, snacks, and cameras

Skydiving Tandem Jump and AFF Ground School for One, Two, or Three at Skydive Alabama (Up to 58% Off)

Skydive Alabama

Vinemont

$348 $169

Customers leap from 14,000 feet in tandem free fall and attends subsequent AFF ground school

Full-Day Bike Rental for One or Two from Island Life beach rentals and Fishing Charters (Up to 55% Off)

Island Life Beach Rentals and Fishing Charters

Gulf Shores

$20 $9

Hybrid and mountain bikes allow customers to roll down nearby streets or along trails in the Gulf State Park

Two-Week Boot Camp with an Optional Nutrition Seminar and Meal Plan from Firm Body Boot Camps (Up to 96% Off)

Firm Body Bootcamp

Gardendale

$247 $10

Boot camps get patrons fit with medicine balls, battling ropes, and weights; dietary education and meal plans cement healthy lifestyles

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two at Meadow Links Golf Club at George T. Bagby (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Meadow Links Golf Club at George T. Bagby

Fort Gaines

$90 $45

Round for two unfolds across Scottish links-style course in George T. Bagby State Park and includes lunch

$25 for $50 Worth of Services at Vintage Creek Farm

Vintage Creek Farm

Sterrett

$50 $25

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Wine Tasting for Two with Glasses and Option for Tour and Cheese Plate at Ozan Vineyard & Cellars (Up to 48% Off)

Ozan Vineyard & Cellars

Calera

$20 $11

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While sipping wine, couples can chat with staff on an outdoor patio; options include tour and cheese plate

Admission for Two or Four to Hellbilly Hollow (Up to 52% Off). Multiple Dates Available.

Hellbilly Hollow

Vincent

$30 $15

Hellbent on scaring those brave enough to enter, masked monsters, villains, and creepy characters make for an eventful jaunt through maze

Adventure Hall Visit for Two or Four at McWane Science Center (Up to 50% Off)

McWane Science Center

Fountain Heights

$26 $13

Explore the world of scientific discovery with four floors of hands-on exhibits, including a dig pit, an aquarium, and a laser-stringed harp

One-, Two-, or Three-Month CrossFit Membership at Warehouse Performance (Up to 55% Off)

Warehouse Performance

Montgomery

$125 $62

Complete a CrossFit OnRamp program to learn the functional-fitness movements and proceed to participating in the workout of the day

Admission for Two or Four to The Oakleigh Historic Complex (Up to 45% Off)

The Oakleigh Historic Complex

Oakleigh Garden District

$20 $12

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Go back in time to 1850s Mobile and learn about the lives of those who influenced Mobile

Mini Golf for Two or Four at Lunar Mini Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Lunar Mini Golf at Madison Square

Huntsville

$40 $20

Black-lit mini golf course decorated with luminous animals and aliens

Arcade Play or Indoor-Gaming Retail Purchases at Bumper Nets (50% Off)

Bumper Nets

Hoover

$30 $15

Visitors can explore an arcade featuring the country's 3rd largest pinball collection, or stock up on table tennis, pool, or dart wares

$10 for $20 Worth of Mini Golf at Rainforest Black Light Mini Golf

Rainforest Glow In Dark Mini Golf

Decatur

$20 $10

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Three Play Passes, One Month Membership, or Three Month Membership Plus $25 Credit at KidVenture (Up to 54% Off)

KidVenture

Madison

$34.50 $18

Kids romp around 10,000 square feet of play-space that includes ball pits, bouncy houses, and safe padded floors

BYOB Art Class for One, Two, or Four Adults at Masterpiece Education (Up to 50% Off)

Masterpiece Education

Vestavia Hills

$20 $11

Teachers give students step-by-step instructions on how to paint a masterpiece during a social 90-minute class

Rollerskating Package for Two or Four with Pizza and Drinks at Roller Motion Skate Center (Up to 52% Off)

Roller Motion Skate Center

Bessemer

$25 $12

Friends and family come together to show off skating skill on polished wood rink before refueling with pizza and fountain drinks

18 Holes of Golf for One or Two with Cart and Range Balls at Pine Hill Country Club (Up to 53% Off)

Pine Hill Country Club

Choccolocco

$40 $19

Dense forest groves and 10 lakes present the most challenges on 18-hole, 6,191-yard golf course

Festival Entry for One or Two to Pelham Library Guild's Taste of Pelham on Tuesday, October 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Pelham Library Guild

Pelham

$30 $16

Jazz music, lauded authors and celebrities, and food from more than 27 local restaurants; funds go to build a new library for the community

Boot Camp or Personal Training at Balance Personal Training Studio (Up to 67% Off). Five Options Available.

Balance Personal Training Studio

Mountain Brook

$100 $40

60-minute group or individual training sessions aim to target every muscle group with diverse, intense exercises

Four Private Music Lessons from Stan Sheridan & the Genesis School of Music (44% Off)

Genesis School Of Music

Trussville

$100 $56

Four professional music lessons in guitar, keyboard, voice, or drums for students in third grade and up

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes from Basic Fitness (Up to 54% Off)

Basic Fitness

Grand Bay Community Center

$60 $29

Certified trainers lead outdoor boot camps that combine strength and cardio routines

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Xfinity (Up to 70% Off)

Crossfit Xfinity

Helena

$125 $39

Clients sweat through the functional-fitness exercises of CrossFit, led by experienced trainers in a supportive group environment

$1,499 for a Fan Sponsorship Package with All Access for a Sprint Race from RaceDaySponsor.com ($2,000 Value)

RaceDaySponsor.com

Talladega Superspeedway

$2,000 $1,499

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga at Prana Health and Wellness (Up to 54% Off)

Prana Health and Wellness

Fairhope

$75 $39

Instructors lead classes in a wide range of yoga styles that appeal to students of virtually any age, skill, or fitness level

Ave Maria Grotto Visit for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids (Up to 52% Off)

Ave Maria Grotto

Ave Maria Grotto

$14 $7

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Landscaped four-acre park holds 125 miniature replicas of the world's famous churches and shrines

Two- or Four-Night Stay in a Luxury RV Resort at Lake Osprey RV Resort (Up to 56% Off)

Lake Osprey RV Resort

Elberta

$100 $49

Stay for multiple nights in a landscaped RV site in a natural preserve; the resort features a clubhouse, pool, hot tub, 11-acre lake & more

Tour and Wine Tasting with Lunch for Two or Four at Vizzini Farms Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Vizzini Farms Winery

Calera

$32 $16

Tours lead groups through picturesque winery before tasting of wines from West Coast and Alabama grapes and lunch of Italian-style deli food

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Stepping Stone Farm (Up to 54% Off)

Stepping Stone Farm

Alabaster-Helena

$70 $35

Instructors impart traditional saddleseat-riding techniques during private 30-minute lessons on a 130-acre farm

Two or Four Rock-Climbing Visits with Shoe Rental at First Avenue Rocks (Up to 50% Off)

First Avenue Rocks

Central City

$36 $18

4,000 sq. ft. climbing space boasts 100 bouldering routes mimicking local sandstone boulders; young ones enjoy the kid-friendly rope section

Introductory CrossFit Class or One Month Limited or Unlimited Membership at Guns Out Crossfit (Up to 52% Off)

Guns Out Crossfit

Montgomery

$125 $60

Scalable exercises suited to every fitness level help participants improve health through ever-changing workouts of the day

Kickboxing, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu Classes at Shaolin Institute (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Shaolin Institute

Airmont

$129 $50

Skilled instructors guide students of all skill levels through tai chi, kung fu, and kickboxing classes to improve strength and confidence

Suncatcher or Wind-Chime Class at Huntsville Stained Glass Class (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Huntsville Stained Glass Class

Huntsville

$45 $22

Colorful suncatchers may be shaped into playful kite, simple diamond, or quilt pattern; wind chimes use repurposed wine bottles

One Month of Unlimited Yoga or Five Yoga Classes at Yoga Fire (Up to 63% Off)

Yoga Fire

Madison

$120 $45

Yoga flow classes link breath to movement, and include restorative sessions and hot yoga sessions

One Month of Women's BoxFit with Twice-Weekly or Unlimited Classes at Champions Freestyle MMA (Up to 71% Off)

Champions Freestyle MMA

Vestavia Hills

$100 $39

Women of all skill levels burn calories and tone muscle in kickboxing classes that emphasize cardiovascular endurance

$21 for 21 Days of FitRanX Boot-Camp Classes for Kids at Shaping U Personal Fitness ($97 Value)

Shaping U Personal Fitness

Pelham

$97 $21

Boot-camp classes for students aged 7–15, which use international ranking system, incorporate body-weight exercises and machines

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Fit 4 Life (Up to 70% Off)

Fit 4 Life

Cahaba Heights

$75 $25

Boot camps include strength training and cardio drills and are led by a trainer with more than 30 years of fitness experience

Choose an Exotic Supercar to Ride-Along or Drive on a Professional Racetrack (Up to 59% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Talladega Grand Prix Raceway

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

$249 for Four-Hour Fishing Trip Charter for Up to Four People at Another Fish Charters ($500 Value)

Another Fish Charters

Multiple Locations

$500 $249

Private charters explore inshore waterways, which are filled with flounder, red fish, torut, and sheepshead.

Six Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at The Factory Dance Productions (65% Off)

The Factory Dance Productions

Cullman

$120 $42

Cardio groove, ballet, and tap classes for adult students

$45 for $90 Groupon — Panda's Studio of Dance at the Beach

Panda's Studio Of Dance

Gulf Shores

$90 $45

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$14 for $45 Groupon — Calera Dance Academy

Calera Dance Academy

Calera

$45 $14

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Three or Six Jeet Kune Do Lessons at Hardcore Jeet Kune Do (Up to 69% Off)

Hardcore Jeet Kune Do

Chelsea

$105 $39

Certified jeet kune do instructor teaches students the fundamentals of the self-defense form developed by Bruce Lee

$138 for $250 Groupon — Fun Time LLC

Fun Time Llc

Birmingham

$250 $138

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$119 for Introductory Flight Lesson Plus Flight Certificate and Koozie from Box Aviation ($199 Value)

Box Aviation

Montgomery

$199 $119

Introductory flight gives neophyte pilots their first wings as they soar alongside a trained instructor above Alabama's open skies

Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children to USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park (Up to 52% Off)

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Riverfront Industrial Area

$30 $15

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Historic park invites you to explore a WWII battleship and submarine and take in displays of military equipment and aircraft

One or Three Months of MMA Classes at Light's Out Mixed Martial Arts and American Ju-Jitsu, LLC (Up to 61% Off)

Light's Out Mixed Martial Arts and American Ju-Jitsu, LLC

Huntsville

$125 $49

Jujitsu, muay thai, karate, and sparring classes build muscles and teach discipline

$25 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Rocket City Aikido

Rocket City Aikido

Madison

$100 $25

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit for One or Two at CrossFit Over The Mountain (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Over The Mountain

Vestavia Hills

$150 $39

Functional exercises that change daily help participants of all fitness levels gain strength, flexibility, and speed

One, Two, or Three Private Baseball Lessons at The Gonzo Squad Baseball & Agility Training (Up to 60% Off)

The Gonzo Squad Baseball & Agility Training

Pelham

$59 $29

Expert coaches help baseball players of all ages improve essential skills such as hitting, catching, and pitching the ball

Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Talladega Superspeedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

3-, 6-, or 12-Month Membership to The RAC Health Complex (Up to 66% Off)

The RAC Health Complex

Robertsdale

$425 $212

8,000 sq. ft. fitness facility open 24/7 features a wide array of cardio machines, weight equipment, and a tanning salon

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Owner and instructor Rachel Hunt and her team of instructors motivate their participants to think beyond the treadmill. At Extreme Fit Training, instructors guide them toward slimmer waistlines and more sculpted muscles in their lineup of ever-changing, high-intensity boot-camp classes. The coed classes are held indoors and outdoors all over the Birmingham area. To keep participants engaged and inspired to continue on, instructors avoid repeating the same workouts during each four-week boot-camp session. Instead, they rotate through resistance, cardio, and core exercises that work the entire body. In some sessions, patrons might jog up steps at an outdoor stadium, and in others they might toss medicine balls. Before patrons attend their first class, their body-fat percentage is assessed and their measurements are taken. With this analysis, the team designs customized goals for boot campers and pushes them to achieve them in each class. With this analysis, the team designs customized goals for boot campers and pushes them to achieve them in each class.

140 Village Street
Birmingham,
AL
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Regular customers know not to pull up to Reflections - The Ultimate Car Wash on a rainy day. The car wash is closed when it rains, due to its "common sense" weather policy, and the fact that thunderclaps make most vehicles anxious. The rainy day closures only serve to ensure that customers get the most out of their wash; the automated system returns a showroom-like shine to car exteriors with chemicals that are gentle on painted surfaces. To ensure automotive insides gleam as brightly, all full-service washes also include a thorough wipe-down of the interior, while detailing services return rides to near-factory-issue state. And because Reflections understands that it can be hard to schedule a service during the week, they offer a shuttle service so that customers can make it to work and back after dropping their cars off in the morning.

3621 Malcolm Dr
Montgomery,
AL
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The USS Alabama spent 37 months in active duty during World War II. It earned nine battle stars and never suffered significant damage from enemy fire. Following this illustrious military career, the battleship was set to be scrapped because of the prohibitive cost of maintaining a wartime fleet. However, corporations donated about $1 million, which was used to preserve the battleship as a memorial to the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. And so the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park was born.

Today, the ship rests safe and sound in the harbor?a 680-foot mammoth whose enormous mass displaces more than 44,500 tons of water. More than 13 million visitors have trod its deck, wandered through its passages, and gazed at its 29 16-inch and .38-caliber guns.

Resting alongside the ship, the WWII submarine USS Drum welcomes visitors to explore inside its labyrinthine hull, inviting them to climb through hatches and imagine what life would be like if every doorway were round. The memorial park also houses a cavalcade of military equipment, vehicles, and aircraft on display, including a T-55 Iraqi tank, a Cold War?era Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, and a World War II?era Douglas C-47D Skytrain.

2703 Battleship Pkwy.
Mobile,
AL
US

Richland Golf Center summons clubbers of all stripes with its sprawling, multifaceted swing-honing facility and a staff of ace instructors. Revolving around a central pond, the nine-hole executive course helps players master their approaches with seven par 3s and two par 4s that ensure drivers won't start questioning their self-worth. Clients can groom their game in pressure-free sessions at the 40 all-grass hitting stalls of the driving range, at the 2-acre short-game area, or by enrolling in one many golf lesson options.

The center also encompasses an 18-hole mini-golf course, which eschews gimmicky clowns and windmills in favor of a calming layout with misting fountains and obstacles such as water hazards, bunkers, and out-of-bounds areas. Clients can pair renovated swings with brand-new clubs in the pro shop, which peddles gear from brands such as TaylorMade, Srixon, Cleveland, or enlist the center's experts to regrip their current clubs or replace driver shafts snapped during sand-trap pole-vaulting competitions.

10028 Memorial Pkwy NW
Huntsville,
AL
US

The lore surrounding Archibald & Woodrow's Barbeque is almost as thick and delicious as its eponymous sauce. After opening in 1962, Archibald & Woodrow’s Barbeque was just a mom-and-pop joint run by George and Betty Archibald. Legend even has it that in the early days famed football coach Bear Bryant frequented the eatery, no doubt leaving with the occasional hot wing tucked under his iconic houndstooth hat. Though they started small, half a century and three generations worth of experience have seen the Archibald family spread their recipes far and wide, gaining acclaim from The New York Times, Good Morning America, and Southern Living Magazine.

George's and Betty's successors still use the same hickory wood to add a smoky richness to their meat and sauce. This imparts crispiness to outer layers of rib slabs while leaving pulled pork moist and tender, like a beaux professing his love and shuffling to remain dramatically under the oscillating sprinkler. The staff serves their primary fare with bread and a choice of two sides—fried green tomatoes offer a tangy counterpoint to fried catfish, and slaw adds a creamy balance to the spicy flavors of half-chickens and hot wings.

5600 Mcfarland Blvd
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US

At Bike Link of Hoover, general manager Joe Wenning and his cycling-inclined staff outfit riders with new bicycles and tune up bikes of all brands. Visitors peruse rides from Specialized, Electra, Felt, Raleigh, Cervelo and Redline, all available for onsite test rides and fittings. In the repair shop, technicians optimize bikes with everything from minor break adjustments to complete details and tune-ups, and can even be called upon to clean and wax bikes too shy to bathe outdoors.

2766 John Hawkins Pkwy
Hoover,
AL
US