Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the glittering shore of Orange Beach is an idyllic place in which enjoy a romantic weekend getaway in Alabama. Float about in the bays or take a boat out on the turquoise water surrounding Perdido Pass. Wander along the marina where yachts bob serenely before popping into the Indian and Sea Musem, dedicated to Gulf Coast Native American heritage. Romantic getaways in Alabama are about picnics in Birmingham's lush Botanical Gardens and enlivening hikes in on Ruffner Mountain. Birmingham's Museum is a contemporary palace of art and you can trace the history of the state's greats at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, before making your way to Mentone.