Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Another birthplace of great, great music. Since the 1960's the city has been known for the "Muscle Shoals Sound" as local recording studios produced hit records that shaped the history of popular music.
The Locals Guide to Florence, Alabama - I grew up in Florence/ Muscle Shoals area so I don't think this counts but I do if you're looking for a true slow paced getaway you should travel to Florence (take it from SL!)
Rattlesnake Saloon- sporting a distinct setting under an ancient rock bluff, this saloon serves up delish Rustler Burgers, sided by Skunk Rings, Snake Eyes & Tails and Bronco Bits- which translates to fried onions, jalapenos, green beans and dill pickles with dipping sauce. The huge outdoor stage offers the perfect spot to hear some live Muscle Shoals music. (If you’re too tired to drive home, owner William Foster provides unique sleeping options in a couple of repurposed grain bins.)
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Florence, Alabama This great old college town on the edge of the Tennessee River oozes creativity, from hometown heroes W.C. Handy (the father of blues) and legendary record producer Sam Phillips to contemporary designers Billy Reid and Natalie Chanin. Experience the town’s creative vibe during First Friday sidewalk art shows or by perusing renowned galleries such as ARTifacts. Wander through one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most iconic designs at the Rosenbaum House. Just down the road (read…