Birmingham: A Heritage City with Cosmopolitan Charm
A bustling hub of culture and heritage and a thriving food and entertainment center, Birmingham, Alabama is more than a just a stop on the Civil Rights Trail. The city is historically significant as it was the primary industrial center of the South and have grown as Alabama’s largest city earning the nickname “The Magic City”. The city now attracts tourist with its cosmopolitan charm, beautiful golf courses, year-round calendar of entertainment and luxurious hotels that are not just simply a place to lay your head overnight but an experience of Southern hospitality. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport which is just within the city center area is the gateway to visit this quaint city.
Best Time to Visit
Birmingham is a destination for hiking and golfing so you might prefer booking Birmingham, AL hotels on September through November during spring and fall when the weather is not so hot and great for outdoor activities. Birmingham is sunny most time of the year, summer is hot and extremely humid while winters are very mild but during these seasons accommodations are easy on the wallet.
What to Do & Area Attractions
Birmingham is a historical city so to better connect with the city during your visit check out Birmingham Civil Rights Institute which showcases events from post-World War I. Enjoy nature in Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Indulge in a pampering stay in the city’s 5- star hotels like The Oriel Suites Birmingham or in the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. Explore the Oak Mountain State Park which features more than 50 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. If you’re still looking for an adrenaline rush witness heart-stopping race at Barber Motorsports Park where you can also see the country’s largest collection of vintage and modern motorcycle.
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- Alexander City, AL, United States (ALX-Thomas C. Russell Field)
- Anniston, AL, United States (ANB-Anniston Municipal)
- Birmingham, AL, United States (BHM-Birmingham Intl.)
- Gadsden, AL, United States (GAD-Northeast Alabama Regional)
- Tuscaloosa, AL, United States (TCL-Tuscaloosa Regional)
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