If you’re planning a getaway with your girlfriends, Tuscaloosa may not be the first place that comes to mind. But don’t let all the football talk fool you – there’s much more to Tuscaloosa than Saturdays in the stadium. The city offers a variety of fun activities for every type of fan, from foodies and craft beer fans to outdoor enthusiasts to those who can really cheer for a vibrant cultural scene. So whether you and your girls are looking to relax and recharge, spend some time in the sun, or dance the night away, here’s how to plan the perfect girls’ getaway to Tuscaloosa.
Pick the Perfect Rental
A great girls trip requires a great place to stay, and we’ve got to vote for WestGate as your happy homebase. Our spacious condos are the height of luxury and every detail is carefully planned for your comfort, from your private balcony and open floorplan to furnishings and appliances of the highest quality. Plus, you won’t have to deal with any of those pesky hotel problems like creaky beds and noisy neighbors.
You’ll also have access to all of our on-site amenities, including our full fitness center and our rooftop SkyGate Club. And when you’re ready to strike out, you’re within walking distance of some of the best restaurants, shops, entertainment, and attractions Tuscaloosa has to offer!
Scope Out Your Schedule
Once you’ve secured your stay, it’s time to start planning some fun. You’ll find plenty of options to fit your ideal vibe – you can plan a relaxing retreat full of spa days and shopping; boost your brains with a trip to our many local museums; dance ‘til you drop at our exciting nightlife scene; get your culture on at one of our unique art attractions; or enjoy our many options for outdoor adventure.
Whatever style guides your trip itinerary, get inspired with a few of our favorite local activities:
- Stroll The Riverwalk to enjoy stunning riverfront views and soak up our local ambiance. If it’s Saturday, be sure to stop by the Farmer’s Market to browse unique artisan crafts and fresh local finds!
- Explore the charming downtown district to browse an eclectic mix of boutique stores, restaurants, bars, and other local favorites.
- Stroll to The Strip – it’s less than two blocks from your condo – to dance, jive, and sip your way through the town’s vibrant nightlife scene. Be sure to stop by Gallette’s for a famous YellowHammer!
- Snag tickets to a concert at The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater to enjoy live music from some of the biggest A-list stars in the business.
- Visit Lake Tuscaloosa to soak up some sun and splash in the waves
Make Time For Meals
Gathering together for cocktails, cuisine, and conversation is one of the best parts of any girls’ getaway. Whether the girls are true foodies or like to keep things low-key, there are a number of great restaurants to add flavor to your trip.
This picturesque restaurant on the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk is the place to go for delicious food, handcrafted cocktails, and waterfront views. Their dishes are sophisticated and flavorful, and they have some of the best happy hour specials in town!
This local favorite boasts a hip, urban vibe and a unique dining concept: they offer five dishes, five wines, and five signature cocktails each day. It may not be a big selection, but there are no bad choices – all of their offerings are scratch-made, locally-sourced, and cooked to perfection.
After a long night on the town, walk from your condo to this upscale pub for a great brunch. They offer an original take on pub classics like chicken biscuits and huevos rancheros, and – of course – a variety of yummy brunch cocktails.
Ready for the greatest girls’ getaway yet? Book your stay at WestGate today!