Alabama is the heart of the Deep South, both physically and figuratively. With its world-renowned southern charm, antebellum architecture, rich heritage and vibrant music and foodie scenes, a visit here is full of passion and soul. Simply contact our team and we'll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Alabama.
From the mountains in the north to the Gulf Coast in the south, the ‘Heart of Dixie', which has been immortalised in song and on film, is a joy to explore. The state’s north-western region is dominated by the very western edge of the Appalachian Mountains that stretch all the way to Newfoundland in Canada. Main city Huntsville is a once-sleepy town surrounded by cotton plantations, which has become a leader in aerospace technology. The downtown Twickenham Historic District is full of pretty antebellum houses, while those with more modern interests should head for the US Space & Rocket Centre’s impressive exhibits on early space missions. Local natural attractions include the Monte Sano and DeSoto State Parks, and the northern Alabama cities of Florence, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals boast rich musical heritage.
Head a little further south and you'll reach Metropolitan Alabama, home to the state's economic centre, Birmingham. This lively city was largely industrial until the Civil Rights Movement of early 1960s, and you can learn more about this dark yet important historic period at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and in the Civil Rights District. Birmingham is also home to the nation's oldest baseball stadium, the popular Barber Vintage Motorcar Museum and Red Mountain Park, one of the country's largest urban parks.
In Alabama's southern River Heritage region, you can delve deeper into the state’s role in the Civil Rights Movement. Home to state capital Montgomery and Selma – a town that will be forever be interlinked with Martin Luther King's Selma to Montgomery March – it’s an area synonymous with icons of one of the country's most troubled eras. For an eye-opening and emotionally-charged experience, follow the Selma to Montgomery National Heritage Trail, visiting Selma’s National Voting Rights Museum before continuing along US Highway 80. Stop along the way at the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge, the Dexter Parsonage where Martin Luther King Jr. lived, the Civil Rights Memorial Centre and Rosa Parks Library and Museum.
It should come as no surprise that Alabama is one of the greatest foodie destinations in the USA. Nobody does barbecue quite like the southern states, so expect to live off slow-cooked dishes that practically melt in your mouth while snacking on the region’s signature fried green tomatoes. If you're down on the coast, feast on seasonal Gulf seafood from high-end restaurants and beachside shacks.
Alabama is bursting with fantastic accommodation. You’ll find luxury city hotels in Birmingham, Huntsville Montgomery and Mobile (home to North America's oldest Mardi Gras), while indulgent golf and spa resorts are scattered along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail – a network of 458 championship holes at 26 golf courses throughout the state. Characterful boutique options include ranches, inns, bed-and-breakfasts, plantation houses and grand mansions.
Airports in Alabama include a selection of international, regional, municipal and county airfields. Speak to a member of our team who will arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Alabama.