Demopolis voted in 150 Top Underrated Winter Destinations

Published 8:34 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Demopolis gets a fair bit of attention for being a place that people like to visit. The news is not surprising given that Demopolis has a lot to offer such as Gaineswood, The Canebrake Theater, Christmas on the River and many other historical sites and fun activities.

 Recently, Demopolis was voted among America’s Top 150 underrated winter vacation destinations by FamilyDestinationsGuide.com. The website features reviews of hotels, resorts, destinations and attractions that the whole family will love. In addition, the site is filled with ideas that will help families plan their next trip. The site was founded by Lisa Johansen who loves to travel.

Demopolis was ranked 98 on the list and was described as a “charming town along the Tombigbee River.”

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“Demopolis offers a unique and authentic winter experience,” the website described “Families can explore its historic downtown, visit antebellum homes like Gaineswood and enjoy leisurely walks along the picturesque riverfront. Demopolis’s mild winter climate allows for outdoor activities such as fishing and birdwatching in the nearby swamps and wetlands.”

To determine this list of locations, FamilyDestinationsGuide.com surveyed 3,000 experienced travelers, and they hope to encourage others to explore beyond the usual destination locations.

Two other Alabama locations were listed alongside Demopolis including Mentone ranked at 122 and Wetumpka ranked at 134. Mentone is located in DeKalb County on top of Lookout Mountain. Mentone was described as “a quaint town that transforms into a winter wonderland, providing a unique Southern perspective on the snowy season.”

Wetumpka was described as a “historic town that takes on a cozy and inviting atmosphere during the winter months. Families can explore the town’s charming downtown, visit local parks, and enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and birdwatching in the nearby Wetumpka Impact Crater.”