Huntsville, Alabama has so much to offer! Here is a guide to EAT, PLAY, EXPLORE like a local in 2024 through all the seasons.


Visiting Huntsville in the WINTER? Here are some local places to explore indoors.

Lowe Mill Arts

January is the perfect time to explore this indoor located near downtown Huntsville. You'll find three floors of countless experiences. Take your pick of experiences like a Cat Café, a vintage photo booth, indoor swings, artisan chocolates, a tea shop, local artists shops, art classes, cooking classes, a dragon-themed coffee shop and café, a pinball arcade, and so much more!

Huntsville Museum of Art 

The Huntsville Museum of Art features rotating art exhibits, kids' art exhibitions, and after-hours events and classes.

Broadway Theatre League

Enjoy exciting traveling productions, plays, and musicals in downtown Huntsville.

Catacomb 435 Speakeasy

Explore a hidden speakeasy underground in downtown Huntsville. Award-winning bartenders will create unique drinks in a 1920s-inspired bar.  

WINTER Bucket List


Visiting Huntsville in the SPRING? Here are some ideas to spring into great weather and beautiful blooms.

Dine & Dash Food Tours

Dine and Dash are monthly food tours from April to September around town that help you explore and experience Huntsville’s culinary scene. You'll hit three restaurants in a two-hour timeframe with a guided host (all local food bloggers and content creators). Restaurants will change each month. Get tickets here. 

Hiking Monte Sano 

This State park is just minutes outside of Huntsville. It offers some great views of the surrounding hills and some great trails. 

Huntsville Botanical Gardens

Open year-round, the Huntsville Botanical Garden contains diverse ecosystems to explore within its 118 acres.

Rocket City e-bike tours

From bike rentals to city tours, experience the Rocket City on two wheels! 

Hubert U-Pick Tulip Farm

You guessed it from the name, pick your own tulips! It's the perfect spring activity. 

SPRING Bucket List


Looking for some fun in the sun? Look no further! 

Rocket City Trash Pandas Baseball

Get out to the ball field with Huntsville's own Minor League Baseball team. 

Huntsville City Football Club

GOOAALLL! Say hello to the newest addition to the Huntsville sports community, the Huntsville City Football Club. HCFC is an MLS Next Pro soccer team. 

Greene Street Market

Open every Thursday afternoon from the first Thursday in May to the last Thursday in October, this market features goods from local vendors. 

Cocktails and Cosmos: U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Sip on a cosmically crafted cocktail while you enjoy a show at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's INTUITIVE® Planetarium, an 8k digital dome and the only planetarium of its kind in the Southeast. 

Concert at the Orion Amphitheater

Rock out at the award-winning Orion Amphitheater, an 8,000-capacity destination venue. 

Summer Bucket List


Fall in love with the Rocket City with some cool ideas of things to do in town.

Crush Food and Wine Festival

Experience sipping wine from all over the world, delicious food trucks and celebrity chef demos, the popular whiskey and wild game area, pop-up markets, and music. 

Scotts Orchard Apple Picking

Enjoy a fall day apple picking at the family-owned and operated farm established in 1901.

The Vessel Pottery Wheel Classes

The Vessel is a community ceramic studio on Gas Light Alley at Stovehouse! It features workshops and classes, as well as pottery from local artists.

Hiking Green Mountain

Enjoy a hike away from the hustle and bustle of the city on the trails of Green Mountain. The fall leaves are a must-see at Green Mountain. 

Fall Bucket List