Birmingham was born out of the iron and steel industry, but today, wears a much different face. It’s a
place that’s brimming with entertainment, the arts, nightlife, outdoor recreation and world-class
Dining: When you come to Birmingham, you’re coming to the “Dinner Table of the South.”
From hip bistros and chic cafes to the world’s best BBQ, dining in Birmingham is something to
relish. And should you have Birmingham pigeonholed as serving only barbecue and fried pies,
remember that the city is home to “the Oscars of dining,” with James Beard Foundation Award
winners and nominees.
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Breweries: With more than a dozen local breweries, Birmingham is a hot spot for craft beers.
When the race is run, kick back and enjoy inviting taprooms and memorable brews.
Click here to check out the Birmingham beer trail.
Nightlife: Whether you’re looking for some live tunes or maybe even a livelier bar scene, you’ll
find a fun and entertaining blend of nightlife and music options in Birmingham. Whether it’s
grabbing a cocktail at one of the city’s specialty bars, enjoying live music at a variety of venues,
or even taking some swings at TopGolf, Birmingham has something for everyone.
Click here to check all of the options for after-hours entertainment.
Shopping: Squeeze in a shopping spree while you’re visiting. Birmingham is the retail giant of
Alabama, with dozens of shopping malls, boutiques and outlet stores. Visit The Summit, where
the shopping is jaw-dropping. Or find great bargains at The Outlet Shops of Grand River.
Unique boutiques and specialty shops fill the Birmingham suburb of Homewood.
Click here to plan your shopping adventure.
Attractions: While you’re here, be sure to visit one of the city’s world-class attractions. From the
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum (featuring the world’s largest collection of vintage
motorcycles, racecars and Lotus cars), Vulcan Park (featuring stunning panoramic views of the
city and Vulcan, the world’s largest cast iron statue), the Birmingham Zoo (featuring more than
900 animals from six continents), and so much more, there are options for the whole family.
Itineraries: Specifically curated to cater to your interests, the Greater Birmingham Convention &
Visitors Bureau has done the legwork in creating experiences that showcase the very best
Birmingham has to offer. Check out a lineup of sample itineraries to help you make the most of
the city that offers everything you’re looking for, and more!
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