Visit Huntsville for the NEC
Explore What Huntsville Has to Offer
Have some free time during NEC? Want to extend your stay and explore the city? Check out what Huntsville has to offer and learn about additional attractions, restaurants and shopping opportunities.
Getting to Huntsville – Travel Tips for Getting to the Rocket City
Huntsville International Airport is 15 minutes from downtown Huntsville and has nonstop services to 10 U.S. destinations. You also can get to the city with a two-hour drive from Nashville, three-and-a-half-hour drive from Memphis and Atlanta and an hour-and-a-half drive north of Birmingham. Read more about getting to Huntsville from the Huntsville blog!
Huntsville Business Tripper Itinerary
Read the Rocket City blog on “How to Have Fun while Business Trippin’ in Huntsville Alabama” for fun things to do in the city after our workday has ended.
Downtown Huntsville and Points of Interest
Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, sports fan or night owl, Huntsville/Madison County has it all. Explore the area before or after the NEC – Huntsville has numerous parks, greenways, golf courses and more. To see the best view in town, visit the Monte Sano State Park, perfect for hiking, biking, camping and walking.
While in Huntsville, you can take a tour of the Toyota Field and view the clubhouse, field level, press box and more. Take a downtown walking tour with Scenethat Walking Tours during your stay in the city. Check out more Nightlife, Attractions and Outdoor Recreation in Huntsville.
If you’re a history fan, you can participate in the Madison County Marker Challenge. Use the Marker App or download a trail map to explore the area’s local history. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center shows Apollo: When We Went to the Moon, a video that chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the space race with the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Find more information here and reserve a ticket when you get to Rocket City!
Check out the Huntsville Event Calendar for more things to do during your time in Rocket City.
There are tons of restaurants to choose from during your stay in Huntsville. Check out the Historic Downtown Square, where there are more than 20 different spots to choose from. Are you a fan of Poke Bowl and Sushi? There is a place for you! Do you enjoy pizza and house-made gelato? The square has a spot for that. Huntsville also has a Downtown Coffee Trail and a Downtown Craft Beer Trail to enjoy while you’re in town.
View all of the local restaurants here and be sure to check out their COVID-19 protocols on dining.
COVID Information and Resources: COVID-19: Huntsville/Madison County, AL Travel Information
Information found on https://www.huntsville.org/. Photos courtesy of Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau