One of the many things that make Birmingham the next awesome travel destination in this part of the country is the number and variety of festivals that spring up once summer gets underway. Not that we don’t have great winter events, but, let’s face it, everything down south blooms in the summer, and festivals are […]
Birmingham is honored this year to host the 31st Annual Senior Games, June 2-15, 2017. Pretty much what they sound like, the Senior Games are the equivalent of “Senior Olympics,” (in fact, they were once called the “National Senior Olympic Games” before the United States Olympic Committee weighed in). That’s right, this is where the […]
Ah, brunch! Who doesn’t love that cheerful blend of breakfast and lunch that gives us a chance to sleep in, and then socialize with friends and family over decadent spreads of comfort food paired with signature morning cocktails? Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day or just out-and-about enjoying that perfect Spring air with your significant other, […]
Every year in the Spring several things happen in Linn Park in the center of downtown Birmingham: the trees put out new growth, the squirrels begin once again to frolic about the place, and more than 200 of the best artists around descend on the park to share their work. If you’ve never attended Magic […]
Satisfy your greed for speed this April 21st through 23rd with a trip to Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. This is the race where some of the best indy drivers in the world gather t test their skills against each other, and against the technically challenging, 17-turn, 2.3 mile Barber […]
Birmingham’s sports legacy is an interesting mix of things a lot of people know about and things that are familiar to very few. For instance, everyone knows about the intense rivalry between the University of Alabama and Auburn University. But, not everybody knows that the very first “Iron Bowl,” (though it wasn’t known as such […]
The city gets a National Monument, a new food hall, a luxury hotel and Topgolf. The opening of the new downtown Publix last week caused quite a sensation. If you were impressed by an urban grocery store, check out these goings-on: In one of his final presidential acts, Barack Obama signed a proclamation naming Birmingham’s […]
Maybe it’s a generalization that men are notoriously slow about making dinner reservations. Maybe it’s not. Either way, you might want to start now prompting your honey to call that special place you love to have dinner…especially the evening of Valentine’s Day. Not a clue about what to do? Here are some places to ponder: […]
Birmingham’s moments in the national spotlight were more than just 15 minutes of fame this past year. They felt more like a full feature movie with the city taking top billing. Media giants from Frommer’s to Zagat took notice of the area’s renaissance. Food and dining enjoyed a good portion of the accolades, but attractions, […]
Birmingham will be teaming with visitors from the University of South Florida and the University of South Carolina when the schools meet to face off December 29 at the Birmingham Bowl. Students, family and friends from the visiting schools will find a wealth of entertainment in the Birmingham area. Here are just a dozen things […]
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