If someone were to ask me a word to describe Huntsville, Alabama it would be “surprising”. As the most populated city in the state, I imagined it would be crowded, industrial, and not have many notable attractions.

As my time in Huntsville opened up, so did my appreciation of it. It’s a city with a culture rich with arts and tech, possibly the only place in America where those two worlds meet and thrive.

If you’re not sure what to do in Huntsville AL, then keep reading to see the attractions that amazed me the most!

Go Say Hello To David Nuttal (AKA The Maps Guy)

Meeting David Nuttall, the founder of Artimaps, showed me how a different world can be opened up to you just by engaging in curious conversation. It was also a reminder that anyone can create a thriving business around their passion.

Explore The US Space and Rocket Centre (The Largest Space Museum in the World)

A visit here will take you through America’s Space Race, the space shuttle program and give you a glimpse into future space explorations. Hello, Mars!

Party at A.M. Booth’s Lumberyard

A.M Booth’s Lumberyard is an event space that has multiple personalities and it’s easy to find one that suits you no matter the time of day.

Enjoy Craft Beers at Campus 805

Take your pick from the East or West Wing or just roam from bar to bar. Make sure you find the Speakeasy – hint, it’s located somewhere near the lockers.

Have An Amazing Acai Bowl At Honest Coffee

The café has a roaring trade and their Cuban coffees seem to be flying off the machine. Every second person seemed to be ordering one.

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