"Sweet Home Alabama, where the skies are so blue...", everybody knows Lynyrd Skynyrd’s famous hit. In addition to the blue skies we know from this song, there are wide cotton fields, quiet fishing waters directly next to world-class golf courses and bounty beaches all to be discovered with car hire in Alabama….. Want to hear more? The extraordinary beaches you will find in the South, near the city of Mobile. This is the southernmost boundary at the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, so pack up the hire car and let's hit the road!
The turquoise waters, the fine-grained beaches, the salty taste in the air: all this attracts guests as well as locals to the fabulous coast. However, the far South has much more to offer. The year-round Mardi-Grass Festival in Mobile, for example. The parade originates in the 18th century and the French settlers, who brought this tradition from home. Although the Mardi-Gras is now also celebrated in other cities in the USA, the original takes place in Mobile. Every year between February and March nicely dressed-up people and musicians make a colourful parade through the streets, celebrating a peaceful yet cheerful festival. How to get there? This is were cheap car hire comes in handy, just follow the Interstate 65 from the capital Montgomery heading South.
Once in Mobile, you should take some time to visit the Bellingraths heritage. These enormous gardens hosts a multitude of colourful flowers and various plants. In addition, there is a rich variety in historic buildings one could visit. The gardens breath the atmosphere of historic times. Especially in the month of May, the gardens offer a spectacular view when the Azaleas start flowering. These plants flower in all possible colours and offer a refreshing experience, in combination with the manifold paths through the gardens. From near and far every year thousands of people come to this place to enjoy this special treat of nature, a unique experience! ”Bellingrath Gardens and Homes“ is situated just South of Mobile and can be reached taking State Road 59. The park is open all year.
A drive through the North with your car rental will take you through Huntsville with its US Space and Rocket Center, which is certainly worth a visit. This adventure park offers an insight into the world of the galaxy. Here you can feel everything that astronauts experience in space. For example, take a ride in the giant centrifuge and feel what three times gravity is like. Or let yourself be launched to 42 meter high in 2.5 seconds. In short, anyone interested in space adventure shouldn’t miss this opportunity!
Follow the Interstate 65 from the capital to Decatur, and next the Interstate 565 until Huntsville. An additional tip for all golf fans: driving up to Huntsville one passes two golf courses designed by the international player Robert Trent Jones Trail. The Robert Trent Jones Trail is an Alabama State golf project, encompassing a total of 10 golf courses, spread throughout the state. The project was highlighted by various renowned newspapers and magazines and draws many players from all over the world. So, be a professional and use this opportunity to play on the best courses in the world! All destinations are easily and comfortably reached with car hire.
CarDelMar wishes you a pleasant journey with car hire in Alabama.