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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Lookout
“Historical Vulcan monument & gift shop surrounded by a nice park with a grand view off the mountain.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This facility is right down the street from the zoo, so don't forget to pair the two during growing season!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Zoo
“Our city's zoo has gone through some dark periods but is now one of its crowning jewels. My last visit was great and the animals appeared well cared for. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“a franchise of the original restaurant (located in Tuscaloosa), Dreamland BBQ has amazing ribs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of our favorite places less than 1 mile away- check out the wine bar in the back for a fun, eclectic experience! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a local favorite with delicious pops made from local, fresh ingredients. There's something for everyone, even if you're on a diet! Elizabeth's favorite is the avocado pop, while Jared's is the plain chocolate.”
  • 7 locals recommend
College Theater
“It is less than five min walk from the Apt. Great place to see performances and concerts”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great place to read while enjoying their great coffee. In the heart of a street full of boutiques and other shopping. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Quaint French cafe in nearby English Village, open Sundays. Good food, European cafe feel. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you enjoy Chinese Food, this is the place. Cheap alcohol and delicious food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our mexican spot. Try their fresh, yummy tacos with the corn on the cob as a side. I love the Tequila Mockingbird drink- nice bit of heat!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Shopping (Macy's, Belk, bookstore and sporting goods, specialty stores, etc...) Restaurants and food court attached. Lovely view of Shades Creek and very convenient to ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Another favorite spot. Classic southern food in a "loosely upscale" setting (is that a thing?). They don't take reservations. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“a franchise of the original restaurant (located in Tuscaloosa), Dreamland BBQ has amazing ribs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“One of our favorite places less than 1 mile away- check out the wine bar in the back for a fun, eclectic experience! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a local favorite with delicious pops made from local, fresh ingredients. There's something for everyone, even if you're on a diet! Elizabeth's favorite is the avocado pop, while Jared's is the plain chocolate.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Quaint French cafe in nearby English Village, open Sundays. Good food, European cafe feel. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you enjoy Chinese Food, this is the place. Cheap alcohol and delicious food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our mexican spot. Try their fresh, yummy tacos with the corn on the cob as a side. I love the Tequila Mockingbird drink- nice bit of heat!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends

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