Beaches, cities, countryside, history, art and culture. When you rent a car, Alabama reveals all of this and much more...
Alabama is located in the south-eastern region of the United States of America. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Car rental in Alabama is the easiest way to travel and gives you the freedom to enjoy the sights without feeling restricted by time or the relative inconvenience of public transport.
There is never really a bad time of year to visit Alabama, although summers in the state are among the hottest in the United States, with temperatures averaging over 30C. Winters are generally mild with very little snow – safe driving for visitors with rental cars.
The beaches in Alabama offer a real opportunity for relaxation but it's advised to take out car rental to make the more secluded stretches of sand easier to reach. A visit to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offers the perfect balance of non-stop activity and relaxing sunbathing time. In order to reach these two locations it is advisable to arrange for good Alabama car rental before your trip.
The two main international airports in Alabama, in Birmingham and Huntsville, offer car collection offices.
Save money on Alabama car hire by using TravelSupermarket. We’ll find the cheapest deal for you. Booking in advance not only secures you the lowest prices, it also means that you can arrange to pick up and drop off your rental vehicle at a location that suits you – whether that’s at your destination airport or a car-rental office in one of the downtown districts of Alabama’s towns and cities.
It’s a large state but even the coast can be reached in less than four hours from Birmingham. This makes car rental in Alabama a wise move...
There are lots of tourist attractions in and around Alabama so it is wise to plan your routes and book car hire in Alabama before your trip.
At the top of the county – an hour and a half north of the large city of Birmingham – you’ll find Huntsville. Set in Madison County, Huntsville has a wealth of attractions such as the impressive US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville Botanical Gardens and several sports stadiums. You can book car hire in Huntsville if you plan to touch down here.
A trip to watch a game of baseball is essential if you want to really experience Alabama – there are 12 native Alabamians in the Baseball Hall of Fame, the most of any south-eastern US state. If you have a hire car you could visit Rickwood Field in Birmingham, the oldest baseball stadium in America, where everything from baseball's golden era has been preserved – from the stadium right down to the uniforms.
Just an hour’s drive north-east of Birmingham you’ll find the Noccalula Falls. Hiking and picnicking in the park that surrounds the 90ft waterfall makes for a great family day out.
The Cathedral Caverns State Park presents views of Mother Nature’s finest work. This cave system and park is a 30-minute drive south-east of Huntsville and boasts the largest cave entrance in the world. Within, you’ll discover Mystery River, Big Rock Canyon and the world’s biggest stalagmite, affectionately known as “Goliath”.
Heading south, the Gulf Shores feature delightful beaches as well as towns and villages that offer a wealth of seaside recreational activities.