Montgomery, AL
Alabama
By Rose Overbey

Montgomery, Alabama is a city rich in history, culture and charm. As Alabama's capital city, it is full of wonderful things to do and see. Once the capital for the confederacy during the civil war, and later the heart of the civil rights movement -- this city has lived through many changes and yet maintains an unmistakable charm and appeal.

If you're looking for a trip to a city full of southern charm, WhatsCheaper.com recommends you book your next trip to Montgomery, Alabama. the city can be reached by Montgomery Regional Airport. Flights can be booked today with WhatsCheaper.com: Just click on the link to arrange yours flights (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). Make sure to look at the hotel section of our site to find a place to stay while you’re visiting (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

WhatsCheaper.com has found that a good place to begin a tour of the city is at the Civil Rights Memorial and Center. This memorial is minutes from other popular tourist attractions in the heart of downtown. The Center offers educational opportunities to learn more about the Civil Rights movement that found footing in this southern city. Whatscheaper.com highly recommends walking over to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church & Parsonage after visiting the memorial, here you can explore the church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached his messages of racial equality. Then take a tour of the parsonage where him and other ministers lived. These sites tell the story of an important era of our nation's history.

Another must-see is the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. This museum tells the story of a courageous woman and her stand against injustice. Children and adults will find there is much to learn and explore at this museum.

WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends taking an afternoon to explore the Blount Cultural Park. A trip to the park offers outdoor activities and showcases Montgomery's cultural side. Much of the park draws from the works of Shakespeare for inspiration in its landscape. Make a point to visit the Carolyn Blount Theatre and try to catch a performance at the octagon stage, for a true Shakespearean show. Once outside make sure you take time to explore the Shakespeare Garden. If you're a Shakespeare buff you'll appreciate the display of plants and flowers that the playwright mentioned in his works. If you're not a Shakespeare historian, don't worry, you'll be just as impressed by the array of Lavender, Rosemary, and Wormwood that fill the air with a fragrant scent. Lose yourself under the canopy of trees that offer a lush backdrop to this scenic spot.

While in the park, WhatsCheaper.com recommends checking out The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Works by popular American artists are housed here. The collection is extensive and offers viewers an extensive view of the development of American art over the years. There is also an impressive collection of porcelain and glass works.

A trip to Montgomery wouldn't be complete with a sampling of the local cuisine. Restaurants abound and you're certain to not go hungry while visiting! The Alley, near the Riverfront offers a wide variety of shopping, restaurants and bars, so be sure you visit that part of town! Montgomery's important past combined with its breadth of culture makes it a wonderful city to explore today. WhatsCheaper.com recommends visiting this wonderful capital city on your next vacation.
   

MUST SEE IN Montgomery, AL LIST:

  • 1. State Capitol Building
  • 2. Montgomery Zoo
  • 3. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
  • 4. White House of the Confederacy
  • 5. Civil Rights Memorial
  • 6. Hank Williams Museum
  • 7. Governor's Mansion
  • 8. Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park
  • 9. Montgomery City Planetarium
  • 10. Confederate Monument

Montgomery, AL EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Alabama Shakspeare Festival - February
  • 2. Southeastern Livestock Exposition Rodeo - March
  • 3. Zoo Weekend - April
  • 4. Hank Williams Festival - May
  • 5. Jubilee CityFest - May
  • 6. World of Montgomery Festival - October
  • 7. Alabama National Fair - October
  • 8. Blue Gray All Star Football Classic - December

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Montgomery
1800 Interstate Park Drive, Montgomery, AL
By Molly M. Watson

Whether staying in Montgomery for business or pleasure, Homewood Suites by Hilton will make you feel like you’re at a home away from home.  Its close proximity to both the Montgomery Regional Airport as well as Montgomery’s historic downtown makes it the ideal location as well.  The airport is located only six miles from Homewood Suites and downtown is a mere four miles away.  Should you need transportation, the staff at Homewood Suites is more than happy to arrange a rental car or taxi.

The rooms at Homewood Suites offer all the comforts of home whether you prefer a studio layout or separate bedrooms.  One bedroom suites are available with either a king bed or two queens, or if you’re traveling with a larger group, 2 bedroom suites with both a king bed and two queens are available as well.  Should you prefer a more open layout, studio suites with one king bed are also an option.  All suites include a work/dining area and sleeper sofa. Also, the suites come with a full size refrigerator, two burner stove, microwave and dishwasher, giving guests the option to stay in and prepare their own meals.  Additionally, each room includes flatscreen TVs, DVD players, cable service including premium channels, and an MP3 capable alarm clock.

Not only is a complimentary breakfast of eggs, sausage biscuits and waffles, in addition to cold cereals and fruit available seven mornings a week, but Homewood Suites also offers complimentary dinner and drinks Monday through Thursday evenings.

It’s always a struggle to stay fit on vacation, but Homewood Suites makes it easy by offering their guests a fitness room with weight lifting and cardio equipment, a basketball court, and outdoor pool.  

With all the amenities available here, Homewood Suites is the perfect place for your stay in Montgomery, Alabama. Even checkout time is a leisurely 12 p.m. so guests won’t have to rush on their last morning there. WhatsCheaper.com invites you to click on the link here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) and book your stay at this charming hotel with all the comfort of home but the excitement and ease of vacation.

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Hilton Garden Inn Montgomery East
1600 Interstate Park Drive, Montgomery, AL
By Chrystyne Jackson

Make the most of your visit to Montgomery by staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Montgomery East. This hotel is conveniently located just 12 miles from Montgomery Regional Airport. Check in is at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 p.m.

The Hilton Garden Inn features bright and comfortable guestrooms and suites. Guestrooms come with your choice of one king size bed or two queen size beds. Suites come with a king size bed and a sofa bed. All units have microwave ovens and refrigerators. Complimentary high speed Internet access is available.

The hotel has many fine amenities. The Pavilion Pantry is a 24-hour convenience market where guests can find sundry items. Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool. Maintain your fitness regimen in the 24-hour fitness center, which is fully equipped with state of the art equipment. Socialize over cocktails in the evening at the Pavilion Lounge. Dine at the Great American Grill, which features an impressive breakfast buffet and a delicious dinner menu. For a unique experience, take a cruise on the Harriot II, an elegant 19th century riverboat. When exploring Montgomery be sure to visit the Montgomery Zoo, Fort Toulouse, an historic fort founded by the French in 1717, the Hank Williams Museum, located in the boyhood home of country legend Hank Williams, the Montgomery Motorsports Park, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Rosa Parks Museum, dedicated to the nationally recognized “mother of the civil rights movement, and Old Alabama Town, a collection of 19th and 20th century structures reflecting life in central Alabama at that time.

Create lasting memories of your visit to Montgomery by staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Montgomery East. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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