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Posted: 12/15/2016 8:33:47 PM EST
Daughter is driving from Baton Rouge to Gatlinburg this weekend. Wants to stop for the night about halfway. I have worked in Birmingham, and the guys I worked with said "Never get out of the car". Should they stop there and just stay in the hotel, or should they stop somewhere else (Montgomery, etc.)?

Link Posted: 12/15/2016 8:43:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By Corvette-Racer:
Daughter is driving from Baton Rouge to Gatlinburg this weekend. Wants to stop for the night about halfway. I have worked in Birmingham, and the guys I worked with said "Never get out of the car". Should they stop there and just stay in the hotel, or should they stop somewhere else (Montgomery, etc.)?
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Hoover is fine in Birmingham. Prattville is fine in Montgomery. Stay out of downtown in both places.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 8:45:32 PM EST
North Alabama is the Huntsville metro area depending on which roads she'll be on and whether or not you know how to read a map.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 8:48:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/15/2016 8:51:59 PM EST by bassackwards]
Anywhere an hr out of Birmingham is fine.  I'm assuming she is going up i-59? Gadsden is fine but it is only 11 hrs.  Why stop for the night?
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 8:50:32 PM EST
Jasper!!

Only place I've been north of B'ham. Decent hotel, Hampton Inn I think.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 8:50:52 PM EST
Yes, I -59.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 8:51:08 PM EST
If she is coming down I65 in north Alabama , Cullman is a nice safe city, and right on the interstate, about 1/2 way between Huntsville and Birmingham.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 8:51:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cavgunner:
Jasper!!

Only place I've been north of B'ham. Decent hotel, Hampton Inn I think.
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Yep good hotels there
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 8:55:57 PM EST
I'd go I-59 and stay in Gadsden or Ft Payne, AL.

FYI
Walmart in Ft Payne, AL has reloading supplies.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 8:57:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

Yep good hotels there
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Worked in Jasper for 4 months last year. Sleep Inn near I-22 is a nice hotel, but no where near where she should be driving from Baton Rouge to Gatlinburg, TN.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 10:30:35 PM EST
Hoover
Bessemer
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 10:32:22 PM EST
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Florence is nice. There are some good resturants and such there. My wife grew up un Russellville so Huntsville, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Cullman are all nearby. Good BBQ in those parts!

If you had the time, I'd suggest that you head south to Barber and stop at the museum and track. That's going a bit out of your way though...

Vestavia Hills is nice, right around Hoover. Hell, I'd probably just try to run all the way to Tuscaloosa to split the trip fairly evenly.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 12:11:01 AM EST
I work with friends whose parents live in Jasper

I recommend Jasper
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 12:12:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By cavgunner:
Jasper!!

Only place I've been north of B'ham. Decent hotel, Hampton Inn I think.
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I like about 3 minutes from that hotel
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 12:15:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By cavgunner:
Jasper!!

Only place I've been north of B'ham. Decent hotel, Hampton Inn I think.
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I actually stayed in that exact hotel...

On my way to Gaitlinburg none the less.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 12:18:19 AM EST
any of the name brand motels from Trussville to Gadsden are fine.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 12:21:34 AM EST
Hoover, a suburb of Birmingham. Shopping and restaurants where I=459 crosses both Highway 31 and Highway 280

Take a look at the Hampton Inn Birmingham Colonnade. There are several decent restaurants, a bakery, and bar just right across the street.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 2:15:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Hoover
Bessemer
keep driving for another 10 minutes
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Link Posted: 12/16/2016 12:13:20 PM EST
Thanks guys. They are not looking to do anything other than grab a bite to eat. i did some work at CMC in Birmingham, and the guys told me not to stop for anything until I reached my hotel. Flat tire, keep driving. Roadblock, keep driving. I have only ever stayed near the airport. I think I will recommend Hoover. They can take 459 to Hoover, then get back on 59 north of birmingham.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 12:15:43 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/16/2016 12:24:18 PM EST
My office is at the Trussville exit on I59. Couple of nice hotels and several places to eat at this exit.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 2:12:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sculbert1:
My office is at the Trussville exit on I59. Couple of nice hotels and several places to eat at this exit.
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Trussville would probably be best if they want to get all the way through Bham before stopping to avoid traffic the next day. Like someone said above, any big name hotel from Trussville to Gadsden is fine.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:36:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bamaflinger:


Trussville would probably be best if they want to get all the way through Bham before stopping to avoid traffic the next day. Like someone said above, any big name hotel from Trussville to Gadsden is fine.
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yep. that way you wont have to get off 59 just to get back on it.
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