Birmingham, Alabama, is known as the “Dinner Table of the South.” From the country’s best barbecue to global dishes with the influence of the American South, Birmingham’s dining scene is one to relish. A talented and energetic music community entertains in clubs and music venues all around the area. Birmingham was Ground Zero for the American Civil Rights Movement, now drawing visitors from around the world to immerse themselves in the historic events. Golfers come to play Birmingham’s courses on the world-class Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
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Historically significant. Eclectically funky. Progressively southern. Get a feel for the individual enclaves that make our city truly special.
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An explosion of retail space, hip new lofts, professional baseball and a slew of breweries, restaurants, coffee shops and bars have made downtown Birmingham a must-experience to everyone who comes here.
Conveniently located between downtown and Southside, Lakeview is one of the most bustling areas for entertainment, retail, design and food. Add to that residential lofts, performance and event space and the hottest nightspots in town, and it’s easy to see why this area is such a draw.
Situated at the base of the forested northern slope of Red Mountain, the historic Southside community is one of the most cosmopolitan neighborhoods in Birmingham, with Five Points South being a central hub for art, nightlife and entertainment.
Originally built to be a company town for Avondale Mills, the neighborhood is now an emerging nightlife and entertainment hotbed. The newest restaurants, breweries and live music venues make Avondale one place not to me missed.
Small town southern life meets vibrant, contemporary retail, dining and entertainment options in this easy-to-find, easier-to-get-around neighborhood.
Located in a quiet, secluded enclave and noted for its boutique shopping, the so-called “tiny kingdom” has upscale shopping, fine dining, spa treatments and greenspaces that all come together to create an experience as luxurious as it is memorable.
Home to some of the oldest neighborhoods in the state, community revitalization has created a resurgence of businesses, churches, community events and neighborhood festivals.
Having sprung up around an industrial post-Civil War coal mining boom, through the years these communities have developed an undeniable southern charm while still maintaining their rich and storied histories.
Best known for its wide variety of retail shopping, including the Riverchase Galleria, the area is also home to quaint subdivisions, nature preserves, sports complexes and more than its fair share of dining options.
One of the most surprising and unexpected areas of Birmingham is steeped in history and home to world renowned retail shopping, a global television network and an international raceway and motorsports museum.
Nestled in Jones Valley in the foothills of the Appalachians, Bessemer is conveniently located to interstates and airports for easy access to shopping, outdoor activities and family adventure.
This celebration of vintage motorcycles at Barber Motorsports Park is one of the largest motorcycle festivals in the world. Over 80,000 spectators flock to enjoy three-days of vintage motorcycle racing, fan zone, stunt shows, swap meet with over 600 vendors and demo rides.
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