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Things to do in Montgomery

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Memorial Site
“On a six acre site atop a rise overlooking the city, this is a sacred space for truth telling and reflection about racial terror in America and its legacy. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Festival
“The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is among the ten largest Shakespeare festivals in the world. ASF puts on 6-9 productions annually, typically including three works of William Shakespeare.”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
“Powerful experience, make sure to experience the “talk to an inmate” piece.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Church
“This is the church where Martin Luther King, Jr. was pastor during the Montgomery Bus Boycott.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Local fine arts museum with beautiful outdoor area for picnics, photos, and relaxing.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great Mexican Food with vegan options. Also they serve Mescal which is rare in Montgomery. Love their burrito bowls. The veggie enchiladas are delicious but a little spicy🌶.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Stadium
“If you are looking for some local, family friendly fun, look no further! Maybe you will get lucky and catch a hot biscuit as it is shot from the cannon! Lots of entertainment, good food, and awesome baseball!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“A tribute to this brave woman and her dignity. Her refusal to give a white man her seat began the bus boycott”
  • 5 locals recommend
Event Space
“Take a walk down the streets of the past in this collection of restored structures from the 19th and 20th centuries! If you are there at the right time, you can even catch them role playing! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Fantastic local coffee shop right next to the recently renovated Kress building in downtown Montgomery. Located on the same street as the state capitol. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Located a few blocks from the Fitzgerald Home. Is the best vegetarian option in the neighborhood.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Walking trail downtown along the river with dinner cruise, nearby bars and restaurants and an amphitheater ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“Enjoy coffee, espressos, cappuccinos, tea, hot chocolate, fresh juices and smoothies as well as healthy alternatives! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“They have valet. Yay! And its definitely a little more upscale. Reservations are helpful.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Another opportunity to learn more about Montgomery and it's role in the Civil Rights movement.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Connected to Tomatino's and open all day. Great place for coffee, sandwiches, bagels, muffins, and desserts. Free wifi, too!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“Great Mexican Food with vegan options. Also they serve Mescal which is rare in Montgomery. Love their burrito bowls. The veggie enchiladas are delicious but a little spicy🌶.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Located a few blocks from the Fitzgerald Home. Is the best vegetarian option in the neighborhood.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Enjoy coffee, espressos, cappuccinos, tea, hot chocolate, fresh juices and smoothies as well as healthy alternatives! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have valet. Yay! And its definitely a little more upscale. Reservations are helpful.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is a 5 star food restaurant established over 30 years ago. Variety of dishes.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Low-key breakfast and lunch venue with sidewalk seating and locally sources, Southern classics.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Thai food in a very cool location: Montgomery's historic Union Station. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Located in a marina that can best be described as "authentically Montgomery", the Capitol Oyster Bar is a go-to spot for locals. If you 're in town on Sunday, don't miss their jazz/blues shows typically starting at 5p. Cajun/southern food, craft beer, wine, and cocktails...what else do you want? :)”
  • 6 locals recommend

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