Birmingham is still located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and watched over by the half-naked Roman god Vulcan (you know you've missed him!). But did you know that the Magic City is in the midst of a renaissance that has been recognized by major national media outlets?

Scroll down to see some great articles about the new Birmingham and then keep scrolling for links to the best of the best that the Magic City has to offer you and your family.

Birmingham Making News


NiceIt's Nice to Have You in Birmingham

Eating? Shopping? Exploring?

See below, Birmingham has something to offer for everyone!


Need a place to stay? Click here for a list of hotels in the area.

Arts & Entertainment

Alabama Sports Hall of FameAlabama Sports Hall of Fame

Phone: (205) 323-6665


Birmingham Civil Rights InstituteBirmingham Civil Rights Institute

Phone: (205) 328-9696, ext. 203


BhamMuseumArtBirmingham Museum of Art

Phone: (205) 254-2565

BirminghamZooBirmingham Zoo

Phone: (205) 879-0409


BotanicalGardensBotanical Gardens

Phone: (205) 414-3950

McWaneMcWane Science Center

Phone: (205) 714-8300

Sloss FurnaceSloss Furnace

Phone: (205) 254-2025


VulcanVulcan Park & Museum

Phone: (205) 933-1409


UAB Events

UAB is a hotbed for sports, arts, and other special events. We’ll post UAB events here as they are announced—believe us, you won’t want to miss them.

UAB Athletics

UAB Department of Music


Birmingham Favorites

Need some tips for dinner? Birmingham’s locals weigh in on their favorite places to eat in this article:


Outdoor Activities

MossRockMoss Rock Preserve

Phone: (205) 823-1641


Oak Mountain State ParkOak Mountain State Park

Phone: (205) 620-2520

RailroadParkRailroad Park

Phone: (205) 521-9933


Red Mountain ParkRed Mountain Park

Phone: (205) 202-6043


Robert Trent Jones Ross BridgeRobert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Oxmoor Valley:

Phone: (205) 942-1177

Ross Bridge:

Phone: (205) 949-3085

RuffnerMountainRuffner Mountain

Phone: (205) 833-8264




SummitThe Summit


Riverchase Galleria

BrookwoodBrookwood Village


Special Events

Alabama Symphony OrchestraASO

Phone: (205) 975-2787

BhamChildrensTheatreBirmingham Children’s Theatre

Phone: (205) 458-8181