Named for the vast quantity of water oaks planted throughout the downtown area, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is a beautiful city with a vibrant culture and deep-rooted history. Tuscaloosa hotels are abundant, and available to suit any budget. In a city with as much going on as Tuscaloosa, though, you'll find it hard to spend much time in your room. From vibrant theater life, to giant sporting events, outdoor parks, and delicious BBQ, you might just consider moving to one of the most livable cities in the U.S.
If you're in Tuscaloosa to tailgate for a Crimson Tide game, then your morning (and afternoon) is spoken for. But if you happen into the city on a non-game day, the university campus is still a great place for a morning walk. Book a Tuscaloosa vacation package and you might just get the chance to see what the stadium looks like without 102,000 people inside. If you're traveling with little ones, then a trip to the Children's Hands-On Museum is a must. And, as the site of a Native American mound city, the Moundville Archaeological Site is well worth the short trip south of town. Just ask at any of the hotels in Tuscaloosa for directions. Then, you can relax on the water with a river boat cruise to finish the day.
You're in the deep South, so it's time to eat like it. If you're fortunate enough to tailgate a college football game, you'll find loads of slathered ribs on the grill while you navigate between shouts of "Roll Tide!" and rounds of cornhole. If not, fear not. The Tuscaloosa River Walk is home to more BBQ joints than you can shake a stick at. Not to mention, it's a beautiful place for a stroll.
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