Looking for a place to celebrate our upcoming Sales Tax Holiday?
(here’s a hint: it’s in Birmingham)

The 2018 Alabama Sales Tax Holiday (a.k.a. Tax-Free Weekend) approaches. Beginning Friday, July 20th at 12:01 A.M, and ending Sunday, July 22nd at 12:00 midnight, Alabama will, for the 13th time, waive the sales tax on specific school-related supplies. These include clothing, computers and certain software, and supplies of the usual school variety (pens, paper, protractors, etc.). You can learn more about what’s exempt and what isn’t here.

As for where to do your tax-exempt shopping, you can learn about that right here. From one end of the Ham to the other, you’ll find lots of options for where to shop for school-related stuff. With that in mind, we thought it might be more interesting to point out what you can do in addition to shopping while you’re here.

 

The Summit

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Up on this hill, you’ll find plenty of clothing options, an Apple Store for all of your computing needs, and a hodgepodge of other school-related offerings scattered throughout. More importantly, you’ll find a movie theatre, and a bunch of great places to eat.

 

Brookwood Village

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Just up the road, Brookwood Village may have what you’re looking for. Here, you’ll find a variety of shops for clothing and a Target located conveniently nearby where you’ll be able to pick up the classroom necessities. And, because we know shopping is hard work and requires that fuel… you may want to check out the dining at Brookwood. Sure, Brookwood, like any indoor mall has the requisite food court, but you’ll also find plenty of other options such as: Brio, Grille 29, Hickory Tavern, Cocina Superior, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and Jason’s Deli.

 

Riverchase Galleria

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With 150+ stores, “The Galleria” probably has just about anything you’re looking for as far as back-to-school clothing and gear, and plenty of eating opportunities as well. And, if you don’t find what you’re looking for there, you’re just a hop, skip, and a jump from plenty of shopping at Patton Creek, where you’ll also find a movie theatre, and a heaping serving of restaurant options.

 

Pinnacle at Tutwiler Farm

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If you find yourself east of town, check out the Pinnacle at Tutwiler Farm. With a Best Buy, JC Penney, and Belk, they’ve got most of the bases covered, and plenty of dining spots as well.

 

Don’t overlook the Villages

The Villages of Mountain Brook offer a number of shopping and eating options. So, if you prefer your walking around to be al fresco, you may want to check them out.

This only hits the high spots when it comes to shopping in Birmingham. And, as most everybody knows, we have more great places to eat than you can shake a fork at. And we’ve not even touched on all the stuff you could be doing when you’re finished with shopping. Suffice to say, if you’re looking for a weekend of wining, dining, playing, and, oh yeah, shopping during the upcoming Alabama Sales Tax Holiday, Birmingham’s your best bet.