Montgomery Travel Guide & Information

Montgomery, Alabama – the historic capital city nestled by the Alabama River. Its history predates back to the courageous days of Rosa Parks to the revolutionary beginnings of Martin Luther King Jr. This historic city offers a plethora of things to do from the vibrant business district to the historical districts and landmarks such as the Montgomery Zoo to the Civil Rights Memorial or the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

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Things to do in Montgomery

Daytime Attractions:

Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Learning Museum: With over 500 animals worldwide and over 40 acres to roam, the Zoo-Mann Museum is truly the most fascinating journey to embark on; however, that’s not all! Dine in the midst of animals at the Overlook Café! Take a stroll through the aviary houses where the bird’s eclectic blend of colors and exotic behaviors will take you into Pandora, the fictional world of James Cameron’s Avatar. Hop on the train that will take you in a cruise around the zoo offering you views of all the exhibits unseen when on foot.

General Admission: Adults ($14); Senior [65+]($14); Kids [3-12]($10); and Kids [under 3](FREE).

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Address: 2301 Coliseum Parkway.

Contact Information: 1-334-240-4900

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church: This historic church was where Martin Luther King Jr. pastored from 1954 – 1960 and began on his civil rights rhetoric and movement. Pay a visit to this church for it was the origin of one of America’s biggest and most influential movements. In this historical landmark you can still find hours of historical information on the Civil Rights Movement.

Address: 454 Dexter Avenue.

Contact Information: 1-334-263-3970

Restaurants:

Derk’s Filet and Vine: This is not one of your ritzy sit-down and 5-star restaurant type of deals, but a simple deli-café whose fresh produce, gourmet wine selection, desserts and cheeses are locally acclaimed. Wine taste at this quaint and gourmet café while enjoy a slice of exotic cheese!

Address: 431 Cloverdale Road.

Contact Information: 1-334-262-8463

Montgomery Brewing Company and Café: One commonality shared by every city, every state and every country is the fact that each has its locally acclaimed brewpub, and Montgomery is no different. Located in the heart of Montgomery’s business district, Montgomery Brewing Company and Café is perfect atmosphere for casual or business meetings. Start out with an Alligator Tail, then order a juicy Black & Blue Burger and chase it down with an Old Montgomery Blonde Ale.

Address: 12 West Jefferson Street.

Contact Information: 1-334-834-2739

Nighttime Attraction:

Charles Anthony’s the Pub: This restaurant/pub offers a decadent atmosphere with a vibrant crowd and an exceptional staff. This unique restaurant/pub gives you the option of either wine or beer to go with your food. Try one of its acclaimed USDA Prime Steaks while unconventionally chasing it with beer!

Address: 10444 Chantilly Parkway.

Contact Information: 1-334-281-3911

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Where to Stay in Montgomery

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center: Starting at $139 [prices may vary] per night (stay for 2), this downtown Montgomery hotel stands out from rest of the hotels of Montgomery. From the moment your chauffeur pulls up to the roundabout of the hotel’s main entrance, you’ll be greeted by a beautifully lit fountain and seductive lightings throughout the gardens of this hotel. With over 12 floors of vanity, this hotel’s amenities feature a business center, high-speed internet access, a performing arts centre, a rooftop pool and much more!

Address: 201 Tallapoosa Street.

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Contact Information: 1-888-236-2427

Hampton Inn & Suites Montgomery: Starting at $124 [prices may vary] per night (stay for 2), this grandiose Montgomery Hotel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Montgomery! With superb views of the city skyline, this hotel is sure to provide an exotic escape from the historic city of Montgomery! The hotel amenities feature business centers, a fitness center, a swimming pool, complimentary breakfast and much more!

Address: 100 Commerce Street.

Contact Information: 1-334-265-1010

Sleep Inn & Suites: Starting at $69.99 [prices may vary] per night (stay for 2), this hotel is located minutes away from many major attractions such as the Montgomery Zoo, Civil Rights Memorial, Rosa Parks Library and Museum and much more! Its amenities features free hot breakfast, free wireless high-speed internet access, free coffee, an indoor heated pool and hot tub, a business center, an exercise room and much more!

Address: 5005 Carmichael Road.

Contact Information: 1-334-387-1004

SpringHill Suites: Starting at $89 [prices may vary] per night (stay for 2), this hotel is only 10 minutes from downtown Montgomery. Hotel amenities feature an exercise gym, a pool, a wet bar, wireless internet access, a business center and much more!

Address: 5041 Carmichael Road.

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Passport & Visa Requirements

For US Citizens:

Any sort of valid identification (Identification card) in order to board the plane. Note, passport is not needed if you have a identification card to show.

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For Non-US Citizens:

* Passport will be needed

* Non-immigrant visa for temporary stay must be obtained showing your purpose to U.S.

For Canadians: (just one will be needed)

* Passport will be needed

* Nexus Card

We strongly recommend you to check out the latest travel alerts, various airlines baggage policies and travel safety tips.

*Kindly note that we take the utmost care in providing you with correct information at all times. However, the passport and visa regulations are subject to change and we strongly urge you to check the requirements directly with the US passport office and, or the Canadian Passport Office before traveling.

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When to visit Montgomery

The peak season runs almost through the whole year because of the festivities and the like all over Alabama – with the exception of July and August, due to its harsh, humid and hot weather. Therefore, you’ll be able to find cheap flights and reasonably priced hotels during the summer months of Montgomery.

Montgomery Weather

Average Annual Temperature: 64.9 Degrees

Average Max Temperature: 75.8 Degrees

Average Min. Temperature: 53.9 Degrees

December - February: 48.5 Degrees

March - May: 64.6 Degrees

June - August: 80.2 Degrees

September – November: 66.3 Degrees

Average Rainfall (inches/year): 53.4 inches.

Currency and Language:

Language

The main language spoken in Montgomery is English.

Other languages:

* Spanish (2.0%)

* Indo-European Languages (1.2%)

* Asian and Pacific Island Languages (0.8%)