Destination guide

College and cultural history abound in Tuscaloosa

Named the most livable town in America in 2011, the city of Tuscaloosa is a great place to make your second home. Whether you’re going to see a Crimson game, learning about the cultural history of the city, or merely enjoying the subtropical climate, your Tuscaloosa vacation rentals will be nearby, allowing you to soak in the city by day and spend exciting nights on the town or comfortable evenings back at home. After your make a trip to Tuscaloosa, you’ll know exactly why everyone in the South flocks to the City of Champions.

Things to do

History, culture, and celebration in Tuscaloosa

The Tuscaloosa vacation rentals are in a town with rich Native American history, and many of the Tuscaloosa attractions celebrate the city’s cultural past. Several of the area’s museums focus on the history of the town, and there’s also a children’s museum for your little ones. The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art is also a fascinating stop for a hot day, but if you’re up for sightseeing, make sure you do it from the famous riverboat tour, which offers live music on the weekend. The city also has Native American and arts festivals that people come from all over the state to see.


Tuscaloosa’s famous college football

Sometimes called Title Town, Tuscaloosa is largely known as the home of the University of Alabama and the Crimson Tide football team. While you’re in the city, it’s a privilege to get to see a game, as well as to tailgate outside the Bryant-Denny Stadium. There are plenty of Tuscaloosa bars and clubs where you can hang with friends, as well as spas, shopping plazas, and a farmer’s market. And if you’re bringing the kids, make sure to check out the ghost tour or the bowling alleys for a day of family fun.


Tuscaloosa provides seasonal weather in a tropical climate

Tuscaloosa has a humid, subtropical climate, which is heavily influenced by the warm, wet air coming from the Gulf of Mexico. During the spring, summer, and fall, you are likely to experience the sultry Tuscaloosa weather you can expect from a southern town, but in the wintertime, the city’s temperature often hangs around 40 degrees, allowing for flurries and even snow. As such, you can engage in new outdoor activities and see a different side of the climate every time you return to T-Town.

Natural features

Tuscaloosan rivers and lakes shape the city

There’s no shortage of water around your Tuscaloosa vacation rentals. Lake Tuscaloosa fishing is one of the most popular sports in the state, and you shouldn’t be surprised to see an Alabama spotted bass or 2. The Black Warrior River is also a notable part of the town’s geography and allows for canoeing, waterskiing, swimming, or a pretty place to watch the sunset. Though Tuscaloosa is very urban, it’s still easy to find natural slices of the state in Druid City, so named for the water oaks lining the streets.

How to get there

How to get to and around Tuscaloosa

The nearest airport is in Birmingham, AL (BHM-Birmingham Intl.), located 53 mi (85.2 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Tuscaloosa Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Tuscaloosa?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 115 vacation rentals near Tuscaloosa. From 88 Houses to 19 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tuscaloosa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tuscaloosa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tuscaloosa. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Alabama: 111 vacation rentals
  • Bryant-Denny Stadium: 109 vacation rentals
  • Alabama Museum of Natural History: 111 vacation rentals
  • Coleman Coliseum: 111 vacation rentals
  • Tuscaloosa Station: 108 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tuscaloosa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tuscaloosa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 88 Houses in Tuscaloosa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tuscaloosa include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 19 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tuscaloosa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in Tuscaloosa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.