Need a little break from the everyday? Why not play Tourist in our own state and take a day trip up to Montgomery? It’s a quick drive at a little under an hour and a half, and there’s so much to see, eat, and explore!
Visit F. Scott And Zelda Fitzgerald’s Home
The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the life and legacy of the couple. The Fitzgeralds lived in the beautiful home from 1931 to 1932, where they each wrote portions of their novels – Save Me The Waltz for Zelda and Tender Is The Night for Scott. You can read correspondence sent between the couple, view artifacts and possessions from their lives and travel, and see some of Zelda’s original artwork. If you’re a big fan of the Fitzgeralds, you can even stay in the house overnight in one of the two Airbnb suites upstairs – the Scott Suite and the Zelda Suite.
Civil Rights History
So much of Alabama’s history is shaped by the Civil Rights era, and Montgomery was majorly involved. You can visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Rosa Parks Museum and Library, and the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott. At the Rosa Parks Museum, you’ll be able to see many artifacts related to the Boycott, and the museum’s guides are extremely knowledgable and helpful. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is one of the newest additions to Montgomery’s Civil Rights museums and memorials; it was built by the Equal Justice Initiative, which strives to provide legal help to the poor, incarcerated, and condemned.
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Grab A Bite To Eat
One of the best parts of a day trip is the food, and Montgomery has no shortage of tasty eateries for you to enjoy. Grab your morning or midday coffee from Prevail Union Montgomery — they were recently rated the Best Coffee in Alabama by Food and Wine magazine. In the mood for a tasty slice of pizza? Stop by the Tomatinos in the Old Cloverdale neighborhood. It’s just a few minutes away from the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum and has some of the tastiest slices in the city. Or, if you’re up for some good ‘ole barbeque, try an old Alabama classic: Dreamland BBQ — everything they serve is delicious and sure to satisfy.
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