Spring Break Fun in Tuscaloosa

Spring break is here, and it’s time to make the most of it! Whether you’re visiting from out of town or being a hometown tourist, there are plenty of activities in Tuscaloosa to meet your interests or pique a new one. We’re so much more than a college town — see for yourself!

Saturdays start at the River Market

Local vendors gather for the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning to sell early spring vegetables, eggs, beef, flowers, cakes, soaps, fruits and so much more! Grab a breakfast burrito from a food truck and browse for fresh ingredients to host your own cooking challenge at home or snack on throughout the week. 

Whittle down your TBR

If your idea of an escape is into the pages of a good book, there are some wonderful places to grab the latest release or have fun hunting the stacks for a classic. In addition to Tuscaloosa’s Barnes & Noble storefront, check out the Friends of the Library Bookstore located on the side of the main branch and Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, who frequently host author events.

Camp under the stars

Tuscaloosa has some amazing camping opportunities to get you outside and looking up. National, state and local parks offer low-cost camping along the water with the comfort of being close to town if you forget the marshmallows. Get outside at Deerlick Creek, Van de Graaff Arboretum or Lake Lurleen State Park

Flex your creativity

Get messy making your own masterpiece! Kentuck Art Center offers art workshops year-round for all ages; make some family memories learning How To Draw Caricature. Or head to the Art Garage for open play art sessions or ready-to-go creative boxes to take home. Both have spring break kid camps available. 

Get outside

There are so many great ways to get outside around Tuscaloosa, but it’s hard to beat a few hours slinging plastic on the disc golf course at Bowers Park. Or if a scavenger hunt is more your cup of tea, take a Monster Walk downtown and along the River Walk. There are plenty of spots to stop for a tasty treat or delicious lunch along the way. 

Live it up downtown

Speaking of downtown, Tuscaloosa’s is not to be overlooked. Shops, boutiques, galleries, too many delicious restaurants to name and some of the best craft beverages you’ll find anywhere entice the senses to linger here. 

Gather your tribe 

After you take in one of Tuscaloosa’s spectacular sunsets, get together with friends and family for good times and a little competition at Civil Axe Throwing, Bowlero or Shindig Family Entertainment Center. If you have energy to burn, UpSurge Trampoline Park makes an exciting way to use it up. And if you want to test your mettle as a team, always check out Escape Tuscaloosa for the challenge. 

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