While big trips are always fun, I find that small weekend adventures are just as fun but aren’t nearly as exhausting. Over Memorial Day Weekend we escaped to Florence, AL to stay at the Shoals Marriott. We spent the weekend hanging out by the pool (which is amazing). The weather was somewhat fickle and the pool very cold. This did not stop Baby Bear from having a blast. He has become quite the water lover and we would have to drag him out when his lips got blue.
While we did not venture out Florence has many attractions of its own. Located on the Tennessee River, Florence has a vibrant downtown full of quaint shops and restaurants. Sister city to Muscle Shoals music can be found all over town. All in all Florence makes a great weekend destination.