Given its southern location in the United States and the borders with Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama is the perfect base for a great climate and to take advantage of a beautiful range of beaches. Car hire in Alabama allows you to cross the border into Mississippi, or Florida if you base yourself in the south of the state. Mobile is a great location to spend your time in AL as not only can you take advantage of the coastline, but it’s also where the USS Alabama is based, in the Battleship Memorial Park - a great day of activities for anybody with an interest in American history.