Fancy a city trip to Alabama? Forgive the pun, but Huntsville may just be what you're hunting for. Easy to reach from Nashville, Birmingham, and Atlanta, Huntsville offers a weekend trip away from big-city bustle without sacrificing any of the fun stuff. Stroll around Huntsville's historic Twickenham district to get a feel for antebellum architecture, and grab a coffee to fuel up for a trip around the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, showcasing a full-scale model of the Saturn V rocket. Regardless of your age and interests, you'll surely have a blast checking out the interactive games and exhibits. Get some fresh air and panoramic views at Monte Sano State Park, just 20 minutes from the center, before heading back into downtown Huntsville to catch the SPHL's Huntsville Havoc pro hockey team at the Von Braun Center. Finish the evening with a stroll along Clinton Avenue to search for some live music, or along Washington Street to splash out on a juicy steak.