A picture is worth a thousand words. With that in mind, we want to see your vacation photos! The Alabama Tourism Department's new social media promotional campaign, Post Rewards, invites visitors to share the unique moments from their travels through Sweet Home Alabama. Experience Alabama Your Way Through Sweet Home Alabama’s Post Rewards Campaign.

Through Sept., visitors can post photos of their favorite vacation memories in Alabama and tag them with the hashtag #SweetRewardsAL in the caption for a chance to win Sweet Home Alabama swag. To submit entries on Instagram, post your photo with the hashtag #SweetRewardsAL. For Facebook, Ad to comments section of the post found at

The Alabama Tourism Department’s Agency of Record, Intermark Group, launched the campaign recently to capture the feel and ambiance visitors had about vacationing in

Alabama. The agency’s main goal is to show the emotional connection that visitors have to the state through images that record their favorite destinations and vacation

experiences. Another goal of the campaign is to show the hidden treasures and places of Alabama so viewers will ask the question, “Is that in Alabama?,” striving to further

drive conversations centered around the beauty and wonder of the state.

“We can promote the state through our eyes any day of the week,” said Lee Sentell, Director of the Alabama Tourism Department. “People typically follow the recommendations

of their most trusted sources who have experienced something before. This campaign gives people an opportunity to see Alabama through the eyes of visitors who intentionally

choose to vacation in our state.” The Post Rewards promotion runs through Sept. 30. To learn more on how to participate, click here.

From caves and caverns to towering mountaintops, adventure awaits. Marvel in the beauty of the many trails and waterways that is sure to take you off the beaten path.

The 22 state parks, which encompass 48,000 acres of land and water, provide endless opportunities to fish, camp, canoe, hike, and enjoy the great outdoors. Each season in Alabama brings a beautiful change for adventurers to enjoy all year long.
Escape to a peaceful Oasis on Alabama’s Gulf Coast or schedule a whitewater adventure. If hiking, biking, or camping is on your preferred agenda, there are any of the state parks for starters with no shortage of adventure to choose from. A particular beautiful park is the Rickwood Caverns State Park which offers a miracle mile of underground caverns with age-old limestone formations, cave tours, modern campsites, a swimming pool, picnic area, and playground.

There is an abundant collection of historical sites to explore. Take a step back in time and watch history unfold at the many historical destinations scattered all throughout the state. Alabama is home to one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. It is home to grounds of historical battles like the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In Alabama, you can walk the grounds of places and relive events that forever changed our nation and our world. Go ahead and dive deeper into the past at >Old Alabama Town

Montgomery is a true southern city. It is not only the capital city of Alabama but also a place where the southern flavor runs as deep as the nearby Alabama River. Both Civil War and Civil Rights histories were made here. It was in Montgomery that Martin Luther King came to preach and ended up starting the Civil Rights Movement in America. Tour the Rosa Parks Museum, named after the woman who refused to move to the back of a city bus. With the help of Dr. King Jr. and other civil rights activists, a yearlong boycott started the modern Civil Rights movement in America. Stand in the pulpit of the only church where Dr. King preached as a full-time minister. See more at  >Montgomery

Birmingham, Alabama ’s largest city, has a population of nearly 1 million. In the historic 4th Avenue area of the downtown site is the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the 16th Street Baptist Church, where four children died in a bombing, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Look to the mountain ridge at the edge of downtown and see the world’s largest cast-iron statue, Vulcan. There is plenty of dining and entertainment in  >Downtown Birmingham.

Founded in 1702 as the original capital of the Louisiana Territory and nestled along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, few American cities boast a history as rich as Mobile’s. Most associate New Orleans with Mardis Gras. But did you know Mobile claims to be the birthplace of Mardis Gras?  >Mobile

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