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Fill your free time with celebrations of literature, appreciating nature, playing at parks, and day trip adventures.

Monroe County has plenty of activities for residents who enjoy all types of active and passive recreation. Our proximity to beaches and metro areas makes it convenient to explore all the greater region has to offer.

Parks, Pools, Golf & Sports

The city is sprinkled with charming parks, soccer fields, playgrounds, two modern public pools, public tennis courts, youth sports, and a state-of-the-art YMCA. Vanity Fair Golf Club features a challenging 18-hole course, which spans over 6,465 yards from the farthest tee for a par 72. The club also includes a lovely clubhouse, a swimming pool, and a 10-tee driving range.

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts will experience some of the best fresh air and outdoor life in the southeastern United States. The Alabama River is popular among sport anglers and boating enthusiasts, while the rural countryside is a hot spot for bird watching, hunting, camping, hiking, and horseback riding.

Must-Dos in Alabama’s Literary Capital

Here in the hometown of Harper Lee and Truman Capote, it’s no surprise that each spring, tickets sell out in hours to see the internationally lauded community theatrical production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” staged in the Old Courthouse Museum and Amphitheatre. If you can’t snag a ticket, there are many other opportunities to see our literary heritage on display, including colorful murals and a sculpture trail honoring the ten writers credited for our being declared the Literary Capital of Alabama.

Day Trips

Within a day’s drive, Monroeville’s residents can reach the sugar-white beaches and deep-sea fishing on the Gulf Coast, the world-class theatre at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the world-renowned public Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the Spa at the Grand Hotel, gourmet cooking lessons at the Wind Creek Resort, and many other festive activities.