24 Hours in Chelsea, AL

Published: February 1, 2024

Shelby County is home to some of Alabama’s most charming southern towns. These are places with rich history, a warm, inviting atmosphere, and plenty of things to do and sights to see. The perfect example of the quintessential Shelby County town is Chelsea. 

24 Hours in Chelsea, AL

Whether you’re just passing through, visiting family or friends, or trying to get out and experience the unique beauty and towns that Shelby County has to offer, we have put together a list of things you have to try to make your experience in Chelsea the best it can be! Keep reading and pull out your calendar to make sure you’ve marked down a time to head over to Chelsea and Discover Shelby!

Get Caffeinated!

Before you start on your journey through Chelsea, be sure to stop by Chelsea’s newest coffee shop, Scooters! Scooters has been open for over 20 years and its newest location in Chelsea is bringing the taste and quality folks across the southeast have loved for decades. 

Scooters brings the best of corporate coffee like mugs, tumblers, and even house-ground coffee, and combines it with the intimate coffee shop feel. Stop in for a delicious home-brewed coffee and a delectable treat before you head on your way to explore the awesome town of Chelsea 

A Beautiful Nature Walk 

After you’ve gotten your morning coffee down, the best thing to do with all the extra energy is to take in some of the natural beauty that Shelby County has to offer mere minutes from the town of Chelsea. The Chelsea Recreational Park offers walking trails beside a beautiful meandering creek and vast greenspaces so that you, your loved ones, and even your four-legged friends can get out and enjoy the outdoors in a safe, relaxing environment. 

The park features trails, sports fields, jungle gyms, and plenty of other amenities to ensure that you and your loved ones will create memories that last a lifetime while experiencing the breathtaking beauty that Shelby County has to offer. The Chelsea Recreational Park is open year-round so no matter the season, get out and discover the beauty of Shelby County!

Grab A Bite To Eat!

If you’re looking for a place to eat where you and your family can enjoy fantastic food, a spacious dining space, and sometimes even live entertainment, look no further than Station 31 Kitchen! This Chesser Drive favorite is one of the hottest places around to get a bite to eat, grab a drink, and spend your time in an amazing atmosphere. When you get there, you’ll see why the locals can’t stay away from Station 31 Kitchen. 

The menu at Station 31 features all of the classics you love like burgers, wings, tacos, and more! Plus, each week there are specials that you definitely do not want to miss out on! Also, don’t forget to ask your waiter what they have on tap. Station 31 has a fantastic beer selection with something for everyone. 

Be sure to check and see if there is live entertainment before you stop by. Local musicians and performers entertain guests regularly. So come by, have a beer, and make the most of your afternoon in Chelsea!

An Evening Of Wine Tasting 

Now that you’ve had your fill of beautiful Shelby County landscapes and decadent Alabama cuisine, it’s time to take a load off at the Cat-n-Bird Winery. Located right outside Chelsea, the Cat-n-Bird winery is one of Alabama’s finest wineries. The winery imports grapes from around the region and the world which means they have wines that cater to almost everyone’s tastes! 

Tour the sprawling property, often used for weddings and corporate get-togethers, and enjoy the natural beauty of the Shelby County outdoors. On Saturdays, there is live music, food and drink vendors, and an open invitation to come out and experience one of Shelby County’s best-kept secrets when it comes to having a relaxing and memorable time. 

Visit for a tasting, where the wines of your choice are paired with cheeses that complement them. This is a great way to spend an afternoon and figure out your preferences for wines from around the world. The experience offered at the Cat-n-Bird Winery truly is unique. Get out to the winery today and see what you’ve been missing!

A Day Well Spent 

After experiencing the natural beauty of Shelby County, taking in some fine southern cuisine, and making memories in an unexpected top-notch winery, you will surely be able to look back and say, “time well spent.” Chelsea prides itself on being a town where family comes first. Head to Chelsea today to experience this firsthand, because you’re treated like family and always welcome back. Discover more great places to visit in Shelby County!

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