Alabama has a lot to offer tourists. In 2022, the Yellowhammer State had a record-breaking surge of visitors. Lee Sentell, the state tourism director said that “more than 28.6 million visitors made Alabama their travel destination in 2022.”

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From the financial perspective, in 2022, it is estimated that travelers contributed $22.4 billion to Alabama's economy, reflecting a notable growth of 13.8 percent compared to the spending recorded in 2021, said the Alabama Tourism Department.

Now, Alabama even reigns supreme in the off-season. According to Love Exploring, an Alabama town joins a list of towns that are perfect in the off-season as well. They selected these destinations because of their busy nature and what the town has to offer tourists like “culture, natural beauty, atmosphere or all three.”

These well-traveled locations do have an off-season and Love Exploring has named several southern locations to have the “best off-season.”

These southern towns made the Love Exploring list of off-season favorites

Jackson, Mississippi

Nashville, Tennessee

New Orleans, Louisiana

Savannah, Georgia

Tybee Island, Georgia

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One of the Top Off-Season Destinations is Gulf Shores, Alabama

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a main attraction for our state. These beaches provide tourists with sandy beaches and sunshine fun for all ages.  The busiest part of the year for Gulf Shores is during the summer and winter seasons. So, opt for a visit during the spring or autumn month said Love Exploring.

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