To appreciate the many textures of Tuscaloosa, step out and explore nearby neighborhoods like Northport, Vance, and Tuscaloosa.
Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a unique vacation destination. Spend part of the day browsing the exhibits at the Alabama Museum of Natural History and the Paul W. Bryant Museum.
Sports fans vacationing in Cottondale should book tickets for Bryant-Denny Stadium to see the Alabama Crimson Tide in action. On match days follow the river of crimson and white, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join local football lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, consider staying close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Make reservations for the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tuscaloosa/Near University, the La Quinta Inn Tuscaloosa, or the Hotel Capstone.