Family Friendly Getaways in Alabama for Your Summer

It’s summertime in Alabama, so why not make the most of it? From day trips to full-blown vacations, here is a list of fun getaways for you and your family!

Floating Fun – Oxford 

If you’re looking for a cool, relaxing trip outdoors, check out Floating Fun in Oxford! This natural “lazy river” float lets you cruise along the unspoiled, scenic banks of the Choccolocco Creek and Tallapoosa River. Trips range from 1.32 to 3.46 miles and feature gentle currents, making it perfect for kids and adults alike.

Cahaba River – Birmingham 

The Cahaba River offers tons of outdoor recreational activities, such as kayaking & canoeing, swimming, camping, and fishing. You can take a guided tours or float yourself, and even see the beautiful Cahaba Lily in bloom!

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach – Gulf Shores 

What’s a summer without a beach vacation? Take some time and visit the famous, sugar sand beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast. There are tons of great places for the family to stay, eat, and play.


Mobile, Alabama is full of charm, culture, and fun for the whole family. Relax on the beach, enjoy French inspired cuisine, visit the famous USS Alabama, and much, much more. Check out the Visit Mobile website for more information.

Lake Guntersville – Guntersville 

Resorts, camping, hiking trails, fishing, zip lines, and everything in between. Lake Guntersville offers loads of outdoor activities for the whole family. If the beach isn’t your scene, then Lake Guntersville is perfect for a summer vacation in the mountains.

Cheaha State Park – Delta 

Cheaha State Park offers plenty of family friendly fun, like swimming, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and more.  Take a day hike up to Devil’s Den, camp out overnight, or rent one of the gorgeous chalets.

Alabama Splash Adventures – Bessemer 

Cool off at Alabama’s premier waterpark! Alabama Splash Adventures features everything from relaxing Warrior River float to the exhilarating Upsurge. Great for a day of fun with the family.