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Sunday, May 30, 2010

All flight and lodging information valid as of press time Thursday.

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Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Monroeville, Ala.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of June 4-6:

GETTING THERE

Monroeville is about 106 miles southwest of Montgomery. US Airways and Delta offer one-stop flights from BWI for about $320.

WHERE TO STAY

Best Western Inn

4419 S. Alabama Ave.

251-575-9999

http://www.bestwesternalabama.com

A few miles from the town square. Rooms from about $77 a night, including breakfast.

Days Inn

4389 S. Alabama Ave.

251-743-3297

http://www.daysinn.com

Rooms from about $66 a night, including continental breakfast.

WHERE TO EAT

Court House Cafe Catering and Confections

27 W. Claiborne St.

251-743-3663

Simple but hearty fare, including soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers. The most expensive item on the lunch menu is $8.

David's Catfish House

145 Hwy. 84 East

251-575-3460

http://www.davidscatfishhouse.com

Try the all-you-can-eat catfish filet plate ($9.95) with the restaurant's signature cheese grits.

WHAT TO DO

Old Monroe County Courthouse Museum

31 N. Alabama Ave.

251-575-7433

http://www.tokillamockingbird.com

Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

Hours will be extended and reservations are required for some events during July's 50th anniversary celebration of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Beehive Coffee and Books

11 W. Claiborne St.

251-575-4193

"First Friday" events showcase local authors, artists and musicians.

INFORMATION

Monroe County Chamber of Commerce http://www.monroecountyal.com

-- L.S.J.


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