Tuscaloosa is a perennial travel destination in the state of Alabama. Attractions include such family favorites as the Tuscaloosa Museum of Art, which features American art, and the Children's Hands On Museum where children can touch, feel and play in the exhibits. Tuscaloosa's famous Capitol Park is a great destination for family picnics. Many visitors also flock to the city to witness the games of the famous University of Alabama football team, the Crimson Tide, at Bryant Denny Stadium.
Tuscaloosa can easily be reached via the local Tuscaloosa Regional Airport (TCL). Visitors can also access the city via Amtrak or through Federal highways US 11, US 43 and US 82. The most popular neighborhood in the city is the historic downtown area, which is home to many antebellum buildings. Many of these, such as the historic Tuscaloosa Federal Building and the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion, are open to the public to tour.
Tuscaloosa has a typical Southeastern climate, and temperatures range from January highs in the 50s to average July highs in the 90s. The nightlife in Tuscaloosa includes opportunities to view great theater and musical concerts at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater as well as strolling downtown to the famous shopping district where such locales as the Makers Market attract thousands of customers.