Montgomery, Alabama’s capital city, is steeped in American history. Known as the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, this destination attracts history and political buffs, and for good reason. With an abundance of museums and memorials celebrating the significant events this city has seen, along with a thriving theater, fine arts, and riverfront scene, the city makes for an educational and cultural destination.
Just north of Interstate 85, which runs east to west dividing the city in half, is Riverfront Park. Not only is this location desirable for low key boating excursions, waterside picnics, outdoor concerts, and music at jazz club Sous La Terre, it is also in close proximity to major Civil Rights attractions.The Rosa Parks Museum with its Montgomery Bus Boycott history, the Dexter Avenue Memorial Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King used to be pastor, the Civil Rights Memorial, and the Freedom Rides Museum are all within walking distance. History buffs will further appreciate staying in this vicinity, as the Alabama State Archives and History Museum is just around the corner as well as the Montgomery MOOseum, a family-friendly showcasing of the area’s cattle industry history.
Whether it is literature, theater, or fine art that you love, south of Interstate 85 is the place to stay. Step back in time at the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, conveniently close to the Alabama State University and some of the best dining in the city. Further east, find an impressive collection of fine art and sculpture at Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, along with the Carolyn Blount Theatre, which is home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. The area is also home to the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, where a sunny day might inspire you to paint, read, or search for the natural amphitheatre along its trails and ponds.
Montgomery is home to 16 3 star hotels, along with diverse options for business hotels and pet-friendly accommodation options. These 3 star hotels cost from
The Montgomery Regional Airport is located just seven miles southwest of the city of Montgomery, welcoming non-stop flights from other regional hubs like Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte, and Atlanta. Many hotels near Montgomery Regional Airport are conveniently located along Interstate 65, heading north into the city and offer free shuttle options for those looking to save a few bucks. Even if you opt to stay further away from the airport, the close proximity of Interstate 65 and Interstate 85 to the airport should make travel to and from your final destination smooth.