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.

Explore Birmingham

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Explore Alabama’s Mural Trail: A Journey...

Alabama’s Mural Trail has become a significant attraction, drawing tourists who embark on road trips across the state to discover these artistic gems.

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Glamping Under the Stars

With 48,000 acres available and new funding to improve the experience, camping in Alabama’s state parks comes with all kinds of options, including luxury.

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Darley Newman and a man in a suit stand behind a table filled with a variety of appetizers.

Travels With Darley: The Alabama for Foo...

It’s the Year of Alabama Food, and Darley Newman of Travels With Darley has embarked on a two-part series exploring the great eats in Central and South Alabama.

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A group of four people dine at a set restaurant table. A server is placing a dish in front of a woman. Other diners are conversing and smiling, surrounded by plates of food.

Fine Dining Part 1: Alabama’s Culinary O...

Alabama’s emergence as a culinary destination has been on an upward trajectory for decades. Several factors have contributed to the state’s rise in culinary fame including a culinary heritage deeply rooted in Southern cuisines influenced by African, Native American and European flavors as well as a trend towards farm-to-table offerings.

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A statue in Birmingham, Alabama, depicts four girls in a circular formation, commemorating the victims of a church bombing.

Struggles and Triumphs: Alabama’s Role i...

Alabama has a rich and complex history within the Civil Rights Movement and has served as the focal point for pivotal events that shaped the fight for equal rights that shaped our nation.

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Southern Comfort

Having a great vacation has a lot to do with where you stay. Check out (and check into) some of the best accommodations in 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?