The new year is here, so why not add a new destination to your list of places to go? Foley, Alabama is filled with exciting adventures, interesting people, and rich history at every turn! This town is your one-stop shop for fun and relaxation, offering that good ol’ hometown feeling but with new and upgraded amenities. Below, you’ll find a must-do list for a day in Foley.

Morning. Wake up well rested after staying the night in The Hotel Magnolia, a historical hotel built in 1908 that has made itself a staple architectural piece in the heart of downtown Foley. Offering a European continental breakfast and a courtyard draped with hydrangeas and crepe myrtles, this is the perfect start to your day. For an extra caffeine boost before starting your day of exploration, take a quick walk south to the locally owned The Drowsy Poet. Cleverly located in a refurbished gas station, their specialty coffee drinks and free wi-fi connection will convince you to stop back often.

Afternoon. Once fueled and ready to discover Foley, head north for just a couple blocks to enjoy a bird’s-eye view from the recently built pedestrian bridge. When you arrive on the other side of the highway, you’ll find yourself at Heritage Park,  the centerpiece of downtown Foley and host to a number of outdoor events. This park offers a pleasant walking path that includes a rose trail, bell tower and gazebo. Surrounding the park you will find the Foley Railroad Museum, the Foley Model Train Exhibit  and the Foley Art Center. Be sure to visit each of these unique locales for a glimpse into the town’s history and its people.

By now you’ve likely worked up an appetite, so it’s time to stop for lunch. Consider Portabella’s Restaurant, for their famous pasta lunches and Italian specialties. This locally owned restaurant is a favorite among residents and visitors, and is sure to leave you full and smiling. After lunch, enjoy shopping in the many unique boutiques sprinkled around the historic downtown area.

Evening. Jump in the car and take a short ride to The Park at OWA and Downtown OWA.  This newly built 21-ride theme park offers a separate downtown area filled with restaurants, shops and nightly events. Grab a bite to eat and then catch a live show to complete a fun-filled day in Foley.