Industrial. Southern. Surprising.
Birmingham, Alabama is a great place to spend a long weekend or have an evening out in the Deep South. So what should you do if you find yourself with 24 hours or less in Birmingham?
– EAT –
Post Office Pies – Amazing hand tossed brick oven pizzas, good IPA selection, and delicious homemade lemonades. Located in the heart of Avondale community so after you’re done stuffing your face with pizza cruise over to the Avondale Park and take a stroll around the pond. When you’re at Post Office Pies take a look at the billboards they have posted under the daily specials. You’ll find some great local music or arts venues on the posters!
Dreamland BBQ – Locals favorite in South Birmingham! Go for the ribs..but their sauce is out of this world.
– SEE –
The Vulcan – Best views of Birmingham! The 53ft statue of the Roman god of fire is situated on top of Red Mountain. You can either climb up the stairs or use the elevator to the top. It is a great place to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Color Tunnel – A once abandoned overpass was brought back to life with hundreds of rainbow LED lights. The lights can be found in at the 18th Street underpass. It is so magical to walk or drive through at night.
Five Points – Great restaurants and fantastic shopping boutiques are located at Five Points. This place is dear to my heart. It is one of the most romantic places – Chez Fonfon was a fantastic quaint restaurant that my boyfriend and I went to for an anniversary dinner.
Botanical Gardens – Gorgeous gardens with a vast array of flora and fauna. It is always busy with different events so take a look at their website before you visit!
– DO –
Iron City Bham – Music venue located in Birmingham. If you’re looking for an intimate place to listen to some great music. This is your place.
Workplay – Another great option to grab a drink and listen to some live music. (Drinks/Live Music)
Ruffner Mountain Hike – Get outside and see the beautiful hills and greenery around Birmingham with this hike. See this link for the trail map.