The national publication recently released its list of “The Best 75 Hidden Gem Cities for Snowbirds,” and Birmingham earned the No. 24 spot. AD’s Amanda Lutz used four criteria to rank the cities – housing and lodging availability, Yelp ratings for activities and eateries, home sale prices, and winter weather conditions. Birmingham placed fourth in cost, 17 in activities and dining, 32 in housing and lodging availability, and 56 in weather rank. 

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Head South to Birmingham for the Winter

Offering a comfortable climate year-round and brimming with entertainment, the arts, shopping, nightlife, outdoor recreation and world-class cuisine, Birmingham is the perfect winter destination. 

Head to the Magic City for 140,000 yards of some of the best public golf on earth – including the stunning Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Take in the breathtaking natural beauty of our landscape, nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and offering outdoor activities of all kinds across our trails, waterways and greenspaces. 

Throw back a pint at one of our 15+ craft breweries, but make sure you save room for a meal in the ‘Dinner Table of the South,’ where our award-winning restaurants offer something for every palate. 

There is something for everyone in Birmingham, so escape the winter weather and head south to experience our famous southern hospitality!