There’s a reason they call it Sweet Home Alabama, and a stop in the deep south in the area surrounding Sanford lets visitors see why. Exploring the deep historical roots of the area is a starting point to understanding the Alabama of today that includes a variety of historical sites, family-friendly attractions, and a warm coastline.
A jet charter airport in Sanford takes visitors to the southern part of Alabama where sweet tea flows almost as fast as shrimp and grits are served up. Many visitors come to Alabama expecting home cooking, and they won’t leave disappointed…or hungry! Alabama white sauce wings are an Alabama tradition, along with better-known staples like fried okra and green bean casserole. Don’t forget to order a serving of banana pudding for dessert!
“The Heart of Dixie”’s southern border rests along the Gulf of Mexico. A short drive from Sanford lies the coastal city of Mobile. Once visitors have soaked up the sun on the beach they can check out Alabama’s historical sites that house artifacts from colonial conflicts as well as those from the Civil War. Antebellum mansions, the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, and Fort Gaines all offer visitors a chance to step back in time.
A mild climate means that visitors to Sanford can explore the outdoors year-round. Frank Jackson State Park has over 2,000 acres to explore. Visitors can fish, boat, hike, and camp in the park. Lake Frank Jackson is well stocked with fish for eager anglers, and grassy beaches for those wanting to cool down with a swim.