Think outside the gift box this holiday season. From adrenaline-pumping adventures to high-end entertainment, the ways to experience Alabama are vast and varied, and they also make a perfect Christmas present.
Here’s a twist on our annual “Made in Alabama” holiday gift guide, because there’s nothing you can put under the tree. But these Alabama experiences are sure to create memories that last long after the season has faded.
—Add a little excitement to your shopping list with an adventure in Alabama’s Black Belt, the southern region of the state named for its dark, fertile soil.
There are zip line tours that send riders soaring high above the Chattahoochee River from Georgia to Alabama near Phenix City, starting at about $45 per person. Elsewhere, there are all-inclusive deer and hog hunting packages at Hawkins Ridge Lodge in Eufaula, priced from about $2,000.