Find great weekend getaways that are an easy drive from Huntsville, AL.

Have a free weekend and looking for a getaway that’s far enough to be “going somewhere” without spending half a day driving? We have some great ideas for you!  

3 Fun Weekend Trips From Huntsville

May 22, 2017

Have a free weekend and looking for a getaway that’s far enough to be “going somewhere” without spending half a day driving? We have some great ideas for you! All of these weekend trips are within a two hours drive of Huntsville and provide lots of activities, adventures, and fun.

Fayetteville, TN


Only 45 minutes from Huntsville, Fayetteville is the perfect destination for those who love history, antiquing, and the charm of a small town with a historic background.

Beautiful brick home built between 1850 and 1858, located at 408 Washington Street, Fayetteville, AL.

Photo credit: City of Fayetteville, TN

-Take a self-guided tour of one of their historic streets that are chock-full of beautiful, antique homes from the 1800’s and early 1900’s.

-Make sure to take a tour of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum, located in the old Borden Milk Plant that was built in 1927.

-Like trying new and delicious food? Grab a Slawburger at the Slawburger Festival!

-Those who love outdoor adventures can canoe or kayak down the Elk River and set up camp for the weekend. 

Guntersville, AL


With six miles of shoreline and 175 acres of park land, Guntersville is a paradise for those who love the outdoors. Enjoy the beauty of nature and lake life here.

The colors of the sunset cascade over Guntersville State Park.

Photo credit: Alabama State Parks 

-Nature lovers will be wowed at the Lake Guntersville State Park, which includes 6,000 acres of natural woodland and overlooks the 69,000-acre Guntersville Reservoir.

-Grab a show at The Whole Backstage Theatre, which has provided the area with quality shows and entertainment for 30 years!

-Stop by The Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center, located in the historic rock Armory built in 1936.

-Enjoy the view of Lake Guntersville while you admire the work of over 130 artists at Art on the Lake.

Muscle Shoals, AL


A great destination for music and festivals, Muscle Shoals has been gaining national attention for its rich musical history and influence on modern music.

Actors stroll through the Alabama Renaissance Faire grounds in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Photo credit: Times Daily

-Golfers will love The RTJ Golf Trail, which includes two 18-hole championship courses nestled between the Wheeler and Wilson dams.

-Enjoy great music from throughout Alabama and the world at the W.C. Handy Music Festival.

-Step back in time and enjoy a great feast at the Alabama Renaissance Faire, a free event held every October.

-Take a tour of the world-famous FAME studio, where legends like Aretha Franklin, The Osmonds, Duane Allman, and Otis Redding recorded music.

With so many options within a short distance, you’re bound to find a great weekend getaway from the list above.

Have a favorite weekend getaway spot or activity? Let us know below!

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