Tuscaloosa Area Guide

Discover the Excitement on Game Day or Any Other Time of Year

Tuscaloosa offers a wide variety of attractions for your family. Take a stroll through the history of Alabama football at the Paul Bear Bryant Museum or tailgate on The Quad during a home football game in the fall. If football is not your thing, be sure to check the Tuscaloosa River Market or the Kentuck Art Center and Museum.

Click Here to visit the City of Tuscalooa's "Things to Do" Website

Arts and History



  • Tuscaloosa River Market: Pick up some fresh produce and see some local craft vendors.
  • University MallShop through a wide variety of retail locations for gifts, fashion, food, and more! 
  • Midtown Village: With over 60 businesses including restaurants, shops, and spas, there is something for everybody at Midtown Village! 


South Tuscaloosa Restaurants (Less Crowded)

  • Japanese Steak & Sushi Restaurant: Our very favorite restaurant in Tuscaloosa is located right down here by us. It is the Japanese Steak & Sushi Restaurant. We have several others in town, and across the country that we have eaten at, but we all agree that the best one is the one closest to us! Be sure to ask for a member of the owner's family and let them know that you are staying at the Bama Retreat. I taught their children!
  • LaGran Fiesta Mexican Restuarant
  • Lee Palace ChineseRight next door to Dickey's Barbeque in the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center.
  • Walton'sFor something fast, try them out. They have the best chicken fingers in town, and everything else on their menu is fabulous too! When they take your order, tell them the owner gives all Bama Retreat guests a 10% discount!


Downtown Tuscaloosa Restaurants

Football and UA


  • Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports CommissionVisit this site to find out more about Tuscaloosa, request a visitor's guide, and learn about upcoming local events!
  • Tuscaloosa EventsDetails on local events in the Tuscaloosa-Northport area. 
  • Joyride - Take a tour or get picked up in a golf cart shuttle to get around Campus and Downtown!