Discover the true meaning of Southern hospitality with a Gardendale RV rental from Cruise America. Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Gardendale, along with its neighboring city, Birmingham, offers visitors an eclectic mix of world-class attractions and Southern charm. Satisfy your need for speed at Talladega Superspeedway, the largest, most competitive motorsport facility in the world, or visit Rickwood Field, the world’s oldest ballpark.
If you should decide to venture out a bit from the Birmingham area, there are a host of things to see and do in the neighboring areas that make for great day trips. Here are just a few for your consideration:
Bankhead Forest and Sipsey Wilderness: Located 45 miles north of Birmingham, this region affords travelers an atmosphere with a small-town feel. There are several attractions to see while there, including the Crooked Creek Civil War Museum, the Clarkson Covered Bridge, the Lady of the Angels Monastery as well as the Ave Maria Grotto. You can also view the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies and participate in a host of recreational activities. There is access to Smith Lake from the area. Smith Lake Park has numerous full service sites for recreational vehicles.
The Cahaba and Oakmulgee – The town of Cahaba was once the capital of Alabama, but is now a ghost town and a state historical site. This area is one of the nation's most biologically diverse landscapes. Just a 45-minute jaunt in your Cruise America rental RV from Birmingham, it is located alongside the longest free-flowing river in Alabama. The Cahaba River is a Mecca of gorgeous scenery and historic locations. The towns along the river are what many would call the perfect places to live. Not only is there endless outdoor recreation, but also you will sample the most delicious peaches in the world. While there, be sure to visit the Perry Lakes Park and Barton's Beach Cahaba River Preserve. Also, don't miss Peach Park, where you will savor their homemade ice cream, fried peach pies and delicious barbeque. You can also visit the Confederate Memorial Park, where you will find two cemeteries, war relics along the nature trail, and Alabama's only Confederate veterans home. There is plenty of room for your motorhome at the Rolling Hills RV Park in Calera. To arrive, take Highway 31 from Interstate 65.
Huntsville: This town is a 90-minute drive from Birmingham, but well worth the trip. It is the fourth largest city in Alabama, and is steeped in history as well as technology. This is the birthplace of America's space program, and is home to museums and cultural opportunities. Don't miss the North American Railroad Museum, the Twickenham Historic district, Monte Sano State Park and Bridge street Town Center. To arrive from Birmingham, take Interstate 65 N via Exit 124B towards Huntsville, merge onto Interstate 565 E via Exit 340 towards Huntsville and you and your Cruise America rental motorhome will have arrived.
Gardendale RV rentals are the best way to get on the road to excitement in the great state of Alabama. From mountains to coasts to a metropolitan nightlife, Alabama has it all – and your Gardendale motorhome rental from Cruise America can get you there!