Three Ways to Enjoy the Weekend in Cullman, Alabama

Three Ways to Enjoy the Weekend in Cullman, Alabama

Words by Paige Townley

Nestled in the heart of North Alabama, Cullman offers so much more than a day on the sparkling waters of Smith Lake. The city is a treasure trove of vibrant streets and historic districts full of attractions. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, spending a weekend in Cullman promises a delightful mix of shopping, dining, and unique community events. Here are three of our favorite ways to make the most of your weekend in this charming city.

Shopping the Boutiques

Cullman is home to an array of charming boutiques that offer everything from trendy fashion to unique home decor. Three Pears Boutique is a local favorite, known for its curated selection of stylish women's clothing and accessories. This boutique offers a variety of contemporary pieces that are perfect for updating your wardrobe with the latest trends. Tre Bellezze Boutique is a local favorite for all of the latest fashion finds right in the heart of downtown. Step into J.K. Taylor for a mix of modern and classic styles, where the collection ranges from chic dresses to cozy sweaters. A haven for shoe lovers, If the Shoe Fits carries a wide range of footwear from casual to formal for the whole family. Wren + Revel is a go-to destination for all things clothing, specifically for kids aged six to 14. Known for their vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, Lavish Boutique is where you’ll find an eclectic mix of fashionable clothing, unique accessories, and gifts.  Platform is a boutique that combines style with comfort, and it offers a variety of clothing and accessories that are perfect for both casual and dressed-up occasions. For those who love unique fashion finds, Taylor + Co. Clothing offers a curated selection of clothing and accessories. At Monograms Plus, shoppers can fine everything from personalized gifts, home goods, and children’s toys to jewelry and apparel.

Dining Downtown

After a day of shopping, treat yourself to a culinary adventure in downtown Cullman. The city's dining scene is rich with diverse options, from classic southern comfort food to contemporary cuisine. The city’s newest eatery, Wissota Chophouse, offerings a wide ranging menu, from steaks and seafood to salads and soups, along with an extensive wine menu. Since 1938, All Steak Restaurant has been a cornerstone of Cullman’s dining scene. Famous for their mouthwatering steaks and orange rolls, this historic restaurant is a must-visit. Southern comfort mixes with high-quality ingredients at 412 Public House. From burgers to seafood, this gastropub offers a welcoming atmosphere and a menu full of delicious options. If you’re in the mood for Italian, Carlton’s Italian is the place to go. This long-standing eatery serves up delicious pizzas, sandwiches, and classic Italian mains in a rustic-chic setting. For a more contemporary dining experience, The National offers innovative dishes crafted by Chef Michael Locascio. The menu is a testament to the essence of American cuisine, featuring fresh, local ingredients. Johnny’s Bar-B-Q has been dishing out everyone’s favorite barbecue since it originally opened in 1963, and is known by all for their incredible pulled pork and delicious pies. A Cullman staple is Busy Bee Café, a diner that can easily be a favorite for the whole family. And no visit to Cullman is complete without a stop by Hank’s Sports Bar & Rumors Deli, a family-owned business that serves up some of the best sandwiches, soups and salads around. 

Attending 2nd Fridays

Cullman’s 2nd Fridays are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the local culture. Held on June 14, July 12, and August 9, these events transform downtown Cullman into a lively festival scene. Visitors can enjoy live music from local bands and artists as they stroll through the streets, which is always a festive atmosphere perfect for a night out with family and friends. While taking in the live music, stroll through the local vendors and artisans showcasing their unique goods, which include everything from handmade crafts to delicious treats.

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