People who visit Birmingham say they sense a vibe to this city that they don’t find elsewhere in their travels. Could be the famous Southern hospitality. Could be the setting in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Or it could be our world- class public golf.
An inventory of top-notch attractions entertains, educates and inspires people who visit this Southern city. Trace the movement that changed the world in the Birmingham Civil Rights District. Spend an afternoon at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Get a panoramic view of the city from Vulcan. See the world’s largest collection of antique and contemporary motorcycles at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Learn about Birmingham’s industrial heritage at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark.
Birmingham regularly attracts national attention for its dining vibe. James Beard award winners create some of the finest cuisine in the country. Chef-owned restaurants throughout the area attract visitors to spend a weekend simply dining at the dinner table of the South. Anyone visiting the city should take in the beauty of down-home cooking and some of the world’s best barbecue is served at dozens of open pit restaurants and BBQ joints. Those with an appetite for live music will find clubs around the city showcasing national performers as well as talented local musicians. Visitors discover new and interesting craft beers at local breweries with welcoming tap rooms.
The area’s antique shops are becoming places of legend in upscale lifestyle magazines around the country. Trendy malls have taken root all over the area, bringing tony, high-end shops to the state’s retail giant. Dozens of new art galleries surprise enthusiasts and collectors with a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, fine and funk art—adding to the city’s vibe.
Birmingham is a sophisticated, well-heeled international community. We are a spectrum of attitudes and cultures that are part of the charm and intrigue beautifully melded into this must-see city. We look forward to having you in Birmingham, Alabama. Enjoy the vibe!