Birmingham’s Five Points South: Walk to James Beard-recognized Restaurants
Birmingham is home to great neighborhoods that are filled with a spirit that comes alive when you walk down the streets and step inside the boutiques and quaint restaurants.
Music moves all of us, and the music made here in Alabama supplied the rhythms and melodies that have moved the whole world. See where legends were born, walk through the studios where stars recorded their hits, and listen to classic acts along with the latest artists at historic venues, intimate clubs, and out-of-the-way juke joints.
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To celebrate the rich history of Alabama music – one solidly intertwined with the history of American music as a whole – we created the Alabama Jammer, a one-of-a-kind guitar made by Gibson's Custom Shop. Over the years, we've put the Alabama Jammer into the hands of many great musicians as they’ve performed in venues across the state.
This road trip takes you to Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast region for fishing, parasailing, hot air balloon rides, scuba diving and exciting dolphin cruises. Down along the Alabama coast, where 32 miles of sugar white sand beaches offer fun 365 days of the year, you’ll discover adventure at every turn – on land, by sea and in the air.
Smack in the middle of Alabama’s Black Belt stand multiple buildings, none of which look like they go together. But they do. All part of Auburn University’s Rural Studio, these homes, event centers, play structures and community buildings – some built using tires, wooden pallets or hay bales – comprise a philanthropic and educational effort by the university’s architecture department.
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