South Huntsville is where the energy of the city, meetings the tranquility of the outdoors. Whether you are here for an extended stay, or just a weekend, there is so much to see and do! We promise you will have a “BLAST” in the Rocket City!
Alabama Goods in Jones Valley
Looking for the perfect gift to remember your trip to Alabama? Look no further than Alabama Goods in Jones Valley! Alabama Goods is locally owned and only sells goods made in Alabama! Whether you are looking for a fun t-shirt, a post card, beautiful piece of art, or “taste” of Southern Hospitality, Alabama Goods has you covered.
Location: 2815 Carl T Jones Dr SE Suite C1, Huntsville, AL 35802
Mint Julep Market in the Rosie’s Plaza
Treat yourself or someone you love to the perfect find at Mint Julep Market! Mint Julep Market is the perfect place to find all your stylish boutique wants and needs, from hand crafted art to stylish jewelry, or the perfect new sweater.
Location: 7540 Memorial Pkwy SW suite b, Huntsville, AL 35802
EATING OUT & COFFEE
Rosie’s Mexican Cantina
Huntsville’s favorite Mexican restaurant is a great place to bring the family! Rosie’s Mexican Cantina serves handmade Tex-Mex favorites and unique house specialties. We promise you will enjoy this fun atmosphere and be treated to excellent service!
Location: 7540-A Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35802
Edith Ann’s Taste of Home Diner
Voted the best breakfast in town, you won’t find a more authentic southern diner than Edith Ann’s! Known for their legendary burgers, famous breakfast, and to die for cinnamon rolls, there’s something for everyone at Edith Ann’s!
Location: 11243 S Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35803
You can’t make a trip to Huntsville without having Southern BBQ. Gibson’s “down home” dining room is known for their BBQ plates and breakfast. You cannot go to Gibson’s without getting a slice of fresh pie!
Location: 3319 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Need a coffee break?
South Huntsville is home to two local coffee shops, Angel’s Island Coffee & Roosters Crow Coffee Roastery. Roasting Coffee is an art form at Rooster Crow Coffee Roastery. If you are a coffee lover, pick up a bag of your favorite beans from Roosters Crow to take back home! In a hurry and need a drive-thru, or looking for a great place to get some work done? Stop by Angel’s Island and enjoy friendly customer service and a Blonde Americano!
Roosters Crow Coffee Roastery – 8402 Whitesburg Dr building h, Huntsville, AL 35802
Angel’s Island Coffee – Address: 7538 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35802
Madison County Nature Preserve
Just 15 minutes away from John Hunt Park, you can enjoy a break from the city on the beautiful Green Mountain. The Madison County Nature Trail is the original home stead of the Green family and is the perfect setting for nature lovers of all ages. Enjoy a one mile walk around Sky Lake and discover the outdoor classroom, chapel, covered bridge, and more!
Location: 5000 Nature Trail Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
Land Trust of North Alabama Green Mountain Nature Preserve – Alum Hallow Trail
If you have an hour or two and want a more challenging hike – check out the Alum Hallow Trail on Green Mountain. Hikers can enjoy the Alum Hallow Cave, Alum Hallow Waterfall, and a gorgeous view of the Tennessee river. This trail is easy to navigate with one steep downclimb towards the end of the trail. This is a great trail for novice hikers, or more experienced hikers wanting a scenic route.
Location: 13800 South Shawdee Road, Huntsville, AL 35803
Twelve minutes away from John Hunt Park lies the mighty Tennessee River and Ditto Landing. On the southern edge of Huntsville, Ditto Landing provides a picturesque setting, with lush green forest, and mountain foothills. Bring your fishing pole, bass, brim and catfish are plentiful in the Tennessee River and along the watershed. Ditto Landing is also home of the Tennessee River Greenway, a one mile trail along the river. Looking for a great place to watch an Alabama sunset? Park at the pavilion and enjoy a gorgeous sunset along the Tennessee River.
Location: 293 Ditto Landing Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 35803
The Graduation Mural
A temporary mural to celebrate the class of 2020 can be found on the Southside of Haysland Square. When COVID delayed Haysland Square’s demolition, the owners decided to commission an artist to create a masterpiece to celebrate 2020 graduates. Whether you are a kindergarten graduate, high school senior, or just want to celebrate the year, this mural is sure to bring a smile to your face! #sohsv
Location: 9032 S Memorial Parkway Huntsville, AL 35802. Located on Haysland Road, on the Southside of the shopping center
Love You to the Moon and Back
Snap a picture and send it to someone you love at the “Love you to the Moon and Back Mural” on Whitesburg Drive. A great way to remember your trip to Huntsville, the mural has been home to proposals, baby announcements, and people saying “I love you” just because. #sohsv
Location: 8506 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, AL 35802
Written by Bekah Schmidt, with the
South Huntsville Main Business Association