Heading to Madison, Alabama soon and looking for some things to do around town? Though nearby Huntsville is typically the attention-grabber for all things entertainment-related, Madison actually boasts a lengthy list of enjoyable things to get out and do around town.
From date night to family outings to staycations and more, Madison is worthy of being a destination spot for those looking to get into simple but absolutely enjoyable fun.
Things to do in Madison, Alabama
Want to go for a hike and see some beautiful views while doing so? Head to Rainbow Mountain.
Have a few minutes to swing by Dublin Park? Check out the River of Hope on your right after you pull in through the main entrance. It was created several months into the pandemic as a symbol of hope for our community through a difficult time. You can read more about it here.
If it’s baseball season, head to Toyota Field and watch our local minor league team – the Trash Pandas – go for a win! If it’s the off-season, check out the line-up of other activities constantly happening in and around the stadium year-round.
Looking for the best dessert spots? I’d highly recommend The Dessert Fork (your classic local bakery with options galore!), Crumbl Cookie (the explosive franchise with new cookie flavors each week), or The Yard Milkshake Bar over in Town Madison. You’ve never seen a big, more Instagrammable milkshake! Yum!
Have some kids that need to burn off some energy? Head to Kings Kingdom for an hour of fun, and maybe pack a picnic lunch too to enjoy on the many nearby picnic tables.
Did you know that Madison has over a dozen restaurants with comfortable outdoor seating? Grab a bite to eat outdoors at one of these local hotspots with patios.
Need a new outfit for your weekend event? Pop into one of Madison’s women’s boutiques and grab something that makes you look and feel your best!
If it’s a beautiful day and you’re looking for a great place to take a short walk, head to quaint downtown Madison! Listen to the church bells on the hour at nearby Madison United Methodist Church, and you may even see a train whip by as well! There’s so much history in this part of the city; Don’t miss reading the posted signs or even downloading the new historic walking trail app, coming November 2021!
Don’t skip out on Insanity Complex if some good, old fashion family fun is what you’re in the mood for. Go mini-golfing, play arcade games, throw on some roller skates, or head for the batting cages. There’s so much to do!
If a spa day (or half-day) is what the doctor ordered, look no further than Terrame Salon & Spa. Choose from a list of signature massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, get your makeup applied, and even get your hair washed and styled. Lunch and mimosas are often served too! Take my word for it; This is time well spent.
Head to one of North Alabama’s best antique shops in downtown Madison called Madison Station Antiques. There have two separate buildings, and both have two stories. You’ll discover endless treasures in this classic downtown store.
It’s time to sip wine and paint! Find a list of classes going on at Wine and Design and break out your creative side.
Want to grab a treat for yourself or a gift to bring back to a loved one? Consider a bag of gourmet popcorn from Zion Popcorn. You won’t be sorry you popped into this beloved downtown Madison staple.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! If an adult beverage is what you’re seeking, you’ve come to the right city! Rocket City Craft Beer and Rocket Republic Brewing Company are both fantastic beer options (they have wine too!) The Stem and Stein is a local favorite for hundreds of wine choices. Black Patch Distillery is one of the most underrated businesses in town and shouldn’t be missed! Meet the owner, sip a flight of house-distilled liquors, and grab a mixed drink to enjoy.
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