Lonely Planet thinks so.  When the travel media company and respected travel information source released its “Best in the U.S.” list for 2016, Birmingham was among their top five picks.  Lonely Planet noted the surge in the city’s pubs, breweries and great restaurants.  They also mentioned the Civil Rights Institute and surrounding district as a good destination for history buffs.  And perhaps their coolest discovery was Birmingham Mountain Radio.  Their eclectic playlist makes them “perhaps the best radio station you’ve never heard of.”  Stream them from wherever you are.