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281 Lyon Ln, Birmingham, AL 35211, USA
A newer attraction in Birmingham, Red Mountain Park sits on and around the city’s most famous mountain and honors the coal and limestone fields that comprised iron-making and put the “Magic City” on the map. There are plenty of activities for...
Ave U & 7th St, Birmingham, AL 35214, USA
One of Birmingham’s first food trucks, Mac and Chad of Shindigs will do lunch right for you. Track them down via Twitter, Facebook, or their website and then take your time deciding which of their “vittles” to chow down on. All of their...
960 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209, USA
If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further than Dreamcakes bakery. A broad and ever-changed cupcake menu has been keeping the city on a sugar high since owner Jan Moon opened her storefront in 2009. They also have French...
2821 Central Ave #101, Homewood, AL 35209, USA
I love this place. It meshes authentic Mexican food (NOT Tex-Mex) with just enough New South to keep it bright, beautiful, and original. Every time we go, despite our best efforts to try something new, we order the same thing: a couple of tacos...
6009 Tattersall Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242, USA
This facility has more than 7,000 feet of connected trampolines, making it the ultimate energy-burner for kids who have been cooped up all week. They also have other high-octane activities like trampoline dodgeball and aerobics.
1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA
The NC Music Factory is the place for music, comedy, drinks, and dining. The Comedy Zone and The Fillmore showcase some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. When catching a show, save some time for a drink and dinner. Beverages are...
500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
While most of my favorite meals are usually cheap and humble, I enjoy splurging on a truly memorable meal. My visit to Halcyon Flavors From the Earth in Charlotte was just that. After wandering around the Mint Uptown art museum for a few hours, I...
Dilworth Artisan Station, 118 E Worthington Ave #37B, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
A century-old building is the home of Dilworth Artisan Station, a one-stop shop for artists' studios and art galleries. Many different artistic genres and traditions are represented, and visitors can shop for one-of-a-kind paintings, sculptures,...
416 Broadway B, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Storied honky-tonk joints—and tourists—crowd lower Broadway. But the classic country feel of Robert’s Western World attracts locals, too. Two-step around the tiny dance floor to covers of songs by such favorites as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and...
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