Ever wondered what it is like to live in Tuscaloosa, AL? While you may spend most of your time in class or studying, there is tons around to explore in this area we call home!

Whether you’re from the area or a Tuscaloosa newcomer, you’ll find something to love within steps of Riverfront Village. Explore our town’s best and brightest local attractions, starting with these six things to do, see, and eat.

Sweet Home Food Bar

Sweet Home Food Bar

Imagine New York meets Southern Charm - with an atmosphere like none other, Sweet Home Food Bar is a unique dining experience in the heart of downtown. Their ever developing menu and vibe keeps each visit tailored to you. With fresh produce, locally grown in Alabama, you are guaranteed a hearty, healthy meal.

Tuscaloosa River Market

Tuscaloosa River Market

Right on the banks of the beautiful Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa River Market is your one stop shop for everything local. Featuring fresh, locally grown produce; grass-fed meats; unique artisan crafts; and an Alabama authenticity that cannot be replicated, the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market has something for everyone!

The Riverwalk

The Riverwalk

Imagine the perfect paved running trail: mottles of sunlight breaking through the canopy and falling onto a two-lane, well-maintained paved path along the southern banks of a river. In the distance, a wooden trestle railroad bridge towers over the lazy current of the Black Warrior River. Located very near downtown Tuscaloosa with accessible parking and amazing scenery, this paved trail regularly draws visitors, tourists, and locals alike.

Druid City Music Hall

Druid City Music Hall

The venue at 1307 University Blvd originally opened in 1940 as a Bowling Alley. As the University continued to grow, The Strip became the heart of Tuscaloosa nightlight life with the alley as its anchor. After almost 30 years of operation, the alley eventually pivoted to movie theater. Eventually the theater began hosting live music.  The venue has undergone several names since converting to a music hall – The Bama Beach Club, The Varisty, The Jupiter, and now Druid City Music Hall.  

Tuscaloosa Ampitheater

Tuscaloosa Ampitheater

The Mercedes-Benz Amphitheater sits beautifully on 15 acres amidst the banks of the Black Warrior River. Located only minutes away from The University of Alabama campus and blocks from the lively downtown district, the Amphitheater is the largest outdoor theater in West Alabama and a premier location for arts and entertainment. In addition to its many great concerts, the amphitheater also hosts the annual Celebration on the River, a free July 4th celebration featuring the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. 

Midtown Village

Midtown Village

Quench your thirst for the newest fashion trends while satisfying your appetite at one of many delightfully delicious restaurants at Midtown Village. This vibrant, mixed-use community sits in the heart of Tuscaloosa and offers a combination of over 45 national and specialty retailers, outdoor cafés and well-known restaurants. Come enjoy this modern retail environment. Daytime, nighttime...all of the time. Midtown Village is where Tuscaloosa comes together.

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