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10 Fun (and Free) Things to Do in the Shoals

The Shoals is one of the most affordable cities to visit in Alabama, but for budget conscious travelers the area offers many activities that won’t cost a penny. If you want to see the Shoals and still have some cash in your pockets, here are ten free things that will give you a feel for our beautiful area. Read More »

A Guide to Shoals Real Estate

Located about two hours or less from four major cities—Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, and Huntsville—the Shoals is a unique place to live, and yet the cost of living here is well below the national average. Whether it’s a historic house in one of the downtown areas, a suburban, newly built home, or property on the lake with views of a gorgeous sunset—the Shoals area offers it all. Read More »

An Outsider's Guide to the Quad Cities

Here’s the first thing you should know: shopping the Shoals is unique and fun. You’re going to find some things here you won’t find anywhere else. The second thing you should know: The Shoals is made up of four different cities that have grown together. Each is different; each is unique. Read More »

Celebrate. All Year Long!

There is always something fun going on in the Shoals. Whether you are interested in history, music, film, or art, the Shoals has a festival or celebration for every interest and every season. Read More »

Cultural Arts

The Shoals area has four amazing theatres and two unique art museums, and a variety of arts organizations. Whether you’re interested in seeing a play, listening to music, or strolling through an art exhibit at one of the area's museums—you will have plenty of options in the Shoals. Read More »

Discover Downtown Tuscumbia

Of the four cities that make up the Shoals—Tuscumbia, Sheffield, Florence and Muscle Shoals—Tuscumbia is the oldest. The city, which is the county seat for Colbert County, was organized in the 1820s, and some of the beautiful historic structures downtown and the beautiful old homes along Sixth Street reflect this history. Read More »

Discover English Village

If you’re looking for an area with an array of unique, locally owned stores and boutiques look no farther than The Shops of English Village, located on Darby Drive off of Florence Boulevard. English Village has merchants who specialize in unique, upscale clothing, jewelry, art, home décor, and gourmet food. It’s a unique gathering of upscale shops, and it’s a place you’ll want to spend a lot of time! Read More »

Discover Seven Points, Florence

Don’t get bogged down in the fact that there are only six roads that meet at the Seven Points intersection. There used to be seven, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that you’re going to want to park the car and stroll a little—especially if you’re shopping for something unique. Read More »

Dishes the Locals Love

Although football may be king in Alabama—getting together for great food is the queen. If there is one thing people in the South do well, it’s enjoy great meals with friends and family. The Shoals area is no different. Read More »

For the Kids (and Adults Too)

There are plenty of things to do as a family in the Shoals. This area prides itself on being one of the best places to bring a family. Not only are there plenty of parks in our area, we also have a wealth of museums that are educational and kid-friendly. Read More »

Hungry?

You’re in the right place. But in order to appreciate the culinary delights that await you in the Shoals, resolve to stop counting calories—at least for a little while. Otherwise, you’ll miss some of our best treats! Read More »

Music

The Shoals area is no stranger to the music scene. From the area’s number one recordings in the 60s to the hits being made now, new artists are emerging from the area and hit music continues to be a huge draw to our area. If you want to really experience the Shoals, you need to experience our music. Read More »

Nightlife

Whether you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful evening dining and having cocktails with friends and family, or are ready to take the party up a notch, The Shoals has a place for everyone. Test your billiard savvy at Smokehouse Billiards in downtown Florence. Read More »

Other Attractions and Activities

From a variety of architectural treasures to historical museums and exhibits—the Shoals has activities and attractions that are as varied as the four cities that make up the area. Read More »

Sports

With plenty of lakes, golf courses, and outdoor areas—the Shoals has plenty of activities to keep sports and outdoors enthusiasts entertained. So enjoy a championship game or take a swing at one of our area’s award-winning golf courses. Read More »

Tours

Whether you’re a foodie, history buff, music lover, or just enjoy sightseeing—the Shoals offers a variety of ways to experience our local culture. Read More »