Several Alabama destinations were among the top ten winners in the annual Southern Living Readers’ Choice Awards for Best in the South.
Featured destinations and their award categories include:
Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham- Splurge Worthy Restaurants; Gulf Shores/Orange Beach- Best Beaches; Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores- Best Festivals; Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore and Birmingham Botanical Gardens- Best Public Gardens; Homewood in Birmingham- Best Neighborhoods for Shopping; Grand Hotel in Point Clear- Best Hotels; Carnival Cruises- Best Cruise Lines; Gulf Shores/Orange Beach- Best Family Destinations; Fairhope- Best Small Towns.
Individual rankings of the destinations and a full list of categories can be found in the January issue of the magazine. http://www.southernliving.com/travel/2009-readers-choice-awards-00400000036477/page17.html
Thanks to Brian Jones at the Alabama Tourism Department for this and many other tourism-oriented news items here on the Your Town Alabama blog!