Let’s face it last summer was a bust due to a national pandemic. However, THIS SUMMER is going to be so much fun, I can feel it.

I was out over the weekend, and the bartender said, “Summer in Tuscaloosa is when you experience the true Tuscaloosa and locals.” I’m here for it because, as the Tik Tok videos go, “the streets are calling are calling my name.”

If you have been following me, you already know I am always down for a new adventure. Last-minute road trips are my thing. I always keep two pop chairs, a beach umbrella, sunscreen, a change of clothes, and water in my Prius because you never know when an adventure will strike.

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Here are some most-loved places in Tuscaloosa that you should revisit or, for some, try for the very first time.

Let’s talk food and drinks

A must is grabbing a coffee and a sweet treat at Babe’s Doughnuts.

Breakfast at the Historic Waysider Café is a mandatory Tuscaloosa rite of passage.

Looking for a great spot for lunch, be sure to check out Central Mesa. The brisket quesadilla is the go-to for me.

Dinner at Dreamland BBQ is enjoying a part of Tuscaloosa history.

Grab a craft beer from Black Warrior Brewing Company. Sit outside and check out the locals.

Hop over to R&R Cigars and take in some Tuscaloosa vibes.

An evening cocktail at Session Cocktails is a great way to end the day.

Exploring the Tuscaloosa Outdoors

Enjoy the views while taking a stroll at the Riverwalk

The Farmer’s Market at Tuscaloosa River Market is great for picking up fresh fruits, vegetables, and people watching.

Look ahead at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater concert schedule. I believe it’s one of the best outdoor venues in the state.

Grab lunch and head to Capitol Park for a relaxing afternoon.

Paddleboard at Lake Nicol Park with Tuscaloosa Paddleboards

Explore the campus of the University of Alabama. Be sure to take a picture by Tuska.

Golfing at Ol’ Colony Golf Complex is always a fun outing.

Enjoy time spent at Tuscaloosa Attractions

Football fan or not, the Paul W. Bryant Museum is a wonderful experience.

Children’s Hands-On Museum has tons to offer all ages.

Alabama Museum of Natural History is filled with amazement.

The Old Tavern Museum is packed with history.

Gain some knowledge from Murphy-Collins House and African-American Museum.

Check out the beauty of the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion.

I hope you enjoy experiencing Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with these most loved places.

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