When planning a vacation, we often select familiar places or well-known destinations like coastal towns and theme parks. But for a new experience, try setting off in an unusual direction. Sometimes, beautiful sights, great food, and interesting attractions wait to be discovered in unexpected destinations.
Huntsville, Alabama is a great example. Located on the Northeast border between Georgia and Tennessee, Huntsville is within easy reach of Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, and even Atlanta.
Huntsville, nicknamed “Rocket City,” is home to the Marshall Space Flight Center, where many of NASA’s most important propulsion systems, launch vehicles, and other space technology is created.
Since its beginnings in 1960, Marshall’s contributions to space exploration and related advancements have included the Saturn rockets, the lunar rover, the Hubble space telescope, and the Chandra X-Ray observatory among many other incredible accomplishments.
Huntsville is also is home to the US Space and Rocket Center, which serves as the Official NASA Visitor’s Center for the Marshall Space Flight Center. Featuring dozens of interactive exhibits that encourage visitor participation, The US Space and Rocket Center has also been home to displays featuring rocket engines, shuttle systems, training aircraft, and much more since 1970.
The US Space and Rocket Center is also home to the well-known educational program, Space Camp, where students spend a week immersed in astronaut training and other programs designed to spark interest in future generations of scientists and space travelers.
Although space exploration and technology changed Huntsville’s nickname from the “Watercress Capital of the World” to “Rocket City,” there is much more to see and do in the surrounding area than just rockets and moon landers, including many outdoor activities.
Open your round, the Huntsville Botanical Center provides visitors with 112 acres of paved and unpaved trails, guided garden tours, seasonal exhibits, and nightly events for the whole family. Guests can also stop for a break at the Dogwood Café for lunch or dinner.
For campers and RV’ers, there are plenty of beautiful campgrounds and state parks throughout the Huntsville area. For space enthusiasts, the US Space and Rocket Center provides 27 full hookup sites with water, sewer, and 30 amp power.
On the shores of Wheeler Lake, Jay Landings Marina and RV Park offers full hookup sites, pull-through sites, free wifi, a laundry, and even provides kayaks available so guests can explore Wheeler Lake and the Tennessee River.
A little farther from Huntsville, many other state parks and campgrounds are within easy reach. Whether your interests cover history, technology, nature, or just a quiet place to spend a weekend away, Huntsville, Alabama has got you covered.
Just over the Tennessee border, Rock Island State Park and Fall Creek Falls make great destinations for campers looking to get away from the city lights. Many other camping and RV destinations exist within a short distance from the Huntsville area too.
If you’re planning to visit Huntsville or you are just looking for a new vacation destination, The Camper Connection has got you covered. With a local branch in Huntsville, AL, visitors can rent a camper or motorhome and have it delivered to the campground of their choice.
Or, through The Camper Connection’s rental program, Huntsville camper and RV owners can rent out their rigs and help fund their own vacation adventures. No matter which class you fit, Camper Connection branch operators Dathan and Billy Black can do the heavy lifting so you can enjoy your camper or camping trip.
Both US Military Veterans, Dathan and his wife Billy have lived in the Huntsville, Alabama area long enough to help you find the best campgrounds, attractions, waterfalls, and restaurants. Click Here to check out their available fleet of campers and RVs.
Sometimes the best adventures can be found in unexpected places. For your new camping or RV adventures, reach out to Dathan and Billy Black and see what Huntsville, Alabama has to offer you and your family or friends in the coming year. Contact The Camper Connection today and we’ll help you hit the road in style.