Skyline of downtown Birmingham, Alabama.


Birmingham, a city of boundless delights, offers diverse experiences to captivate every visitor. Whether your passion lies in the wonders of science at the McWane Science Center or savoring culinary artistry at James Beard Award-winning eateries, there's no shortage of exciting attractions. Attend a captivating performance at the historic Alabama Theatre, revel in a day of adventure at Birmingham Zoo, stroll amidst the lush beauty of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, or catch a thrilling game at Protective Stadium or Regions Field. Learn about the city’s rich history at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute or explore Red Mountain Park by bike.

Nearby are the cities of Bessemer, Hoover, Homewood, Irondale, and Mountain Brook.

Skyline of downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

Vulcan Park and Museum

With regal grace, Vulcan, the colossal cast iron sentinel, surveys the world from his lofty perch atop Red Mountain, extending a timeless invitation to all who venture to Birmingham. Originally crafted for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, Vulcan stands tall, offering unparalleled views of the city's sprawling beauty from his 124-foot pedestal.

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Everyone finds something to love in Birmingham.

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A Weekend In Birmingham, Alabama

When you think of top foodie destinations in the Southeast US, many of the popular cities are overcrowded, incredibly expensive, and a bit overhyped.

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48 Hours in Birmingham

This year, in conjunction with other Birmingham civil rights champions, the city will recognize the 60th anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement.

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Show the Love for Alabama’s Restaurants Aug. 18-27

Alabama’s culinary expertise will be on display when Restaurant Week kicks off on Aug. 18. This culinary event showcases an appreciation of Alabama’s diverse cuisine over a two-week period from Aug. 18-27.

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Alabama's Best Hikes

Alabama has some of the best hiking trails in the Southeast. The trails are filled with twists and turns, waterfalls, mountainous terrain and bluffs, creeks, intriguing creatures and exotic plant life.

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Taste the Freshness

Go shrimping, pick peaches and fry up green tomatoes. Tables overflow with what is grown or caught nearby.

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Plan Your Alabama Science and Discovery Vacation

Did you know that you can experience some of the country’s most significant science and discoveries in the state of Alabama?

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How to Get There

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Birmingham stands as a hub of seamless connectivity, easily accessible through a web of major interstates such as I-65, I-20, I-59, and I-459. The city is also well-connected by key arterial routes, including the scenic US 280 and the bustling Highway 31.
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The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport serves as the major hub of travel for the state.
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Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Birmingham.

Find Your Alabama Sweet Spot

Find the sweetest Alabama vacation spot perfectly suited just for you. Customize your next Alabama vacation by the type of experience you are looking for, then filter by the region of Alabama you want to visit. Don't know what your Alabama destination should be? Let our interactive location map be your guide. Now, where is your next Alabama Sweet Spot?