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Are you ready to get away from it all, travel to a wonderful destination that offers unmatched hospitality, delectable cuisine, first class hotels and resorts, and internationally recognized attractions, festivals and events?! Alabama awaits you!

From the mountains and lakes of North/Central Alabama to the sugar-white beaches lining Alabama's southern Gulf Coast, Alabama offers you an unforgettable dream vacation at an affordable price! Whether you are thinking of a weekend get-away or a two-week excursion, take a few moments and discover why you should treat yourself to an Alabama vacation!


The Alabama Travel Council (ATC) serves as the official private sector representative of Alabama's hospitality and tourism industry. Founded in 1945 as a non-profit trade association, ATC has played, and continues to play, a major role in the growth of the state's number one industry, tourism! Tourism is big business in Alabama. According to the latest Economic Impact Study by the Alabama Tourism Department, more than 22.4 million people visit the state each year, generating over $9.3 billion in expenditures within Alabama and helping to provide more than 169,000 jobs for Alabama families.

Four Days of Shopping, Treasure Hunting and Sightseeing Annual World's Longest Yard Sale is set for August 6-9, 2015


 A once-a-year, 690-mile shopping trip brings thousands of bargain hunters and treasure seekers on a trek through northeastern Alabama for a shop 'til you drop experience. The annual World's Longest Yard Sale is set for August 6-9, 2015, and along with shopping, treasure hunting, and bargaining, there is plenty of sightseeing to do along the 690-mile stretch that begins in Gadsden, Alabama and travels along the Lookout Mountain Parkway through DeKalb County and into Chattanooga, Tenn.
Many begin the 690-mile journey in Gadsden, taking the Lookout Mountain Parkway to Chattanooga and following Highway 127 all the way north to Addison, Mich. Everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture, and dishwares to local fresh produce and homemade jams and jellies along with food vendors and live entertainment can be found. It is estimated to be more than 1000 vendors in Alabama alone. Vendors are typically active by 8 a.m. and operate until late in the evening each day of the event.
Along with four days of shopping, a world of nature and a variety of restaurants and lodging surround visitors offering family-friendly fun that is easy on the wallet. Created to get travelers off of the interstate and into towns and communities located off the beaten path, the World's Longest Yard Sale takes visitors on a shopping excursion through some of the co [Read More]

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