Alabama is warm most of the year and has some great hiking and beaches. The major cities are Mobile (on the Gulf of Mexico), Birmingham (mid-state) and Huntsville (northern). There is good kayaking and paddling in the rivers (Locust Fork, for example), climing and bouldering (Horse Pens 40), backpacking (Sipsey Wilderness), caves, Shopping, beaches, museums and of course, the occasional redneck. Alabama is one of the poorer states but things vary immensely by region. Southern Hospitality is not a myth. Average food prices range from $4-$15 for dinner, depending if you have fast food, a sit down restaraunt, or cook it yourself. It is, of course, easy to find meals for less (or more). The south is noted for its sweet iced tea, and dishes like biscuits and gravy. One thing you should definately be warned about is the humidity, it can get pretty hot in the summer if you are not used to it. However, Alabama is a lovely place to visit and is near Atlanta, New Orleans, Florida, Nashville, Memphis, and the beginning of the Appalachian Trail. come stop by and see us!
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Neighbor regions/States: Alabama is bordered by Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. Highly recommended backpacking in the Savage Gulf of Tennesse, part of the Cumberland Plateau.
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Edited by: maplefanta on 26.05.2006 cuzalabama on 15.02.2005