What to Do around The Westin Birmingham
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Birmingham is experiencing a cultural renaissance that is attracting new visitors and has residents excited about their city. The Magic City offers something for everyone, from down-home cooking to world-class art.
1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
One of the city’s oldest and most thriving landmarks, the Alabama Theatre is a step back in time. It opened in 1927 and the interior is still filled with the Golden Age splendor of nearly 100 years ago. Along the sidewalk leading into the entrance...
1236, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA
The water tower that looms over downtown Birmingham, emblazoned with the word “SLOSS” and visible from all over the city, is synonymous with Birmingham and the rise and fall of the iron industry. During the turn of the 20th century, Birmingham...
1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
One of the cornerstones of Birmingham’s revitalization, Railroad Park used to be two run-down city blocks adjacent to major railroad lines. It is now a gorgeous greenspace that boasts a walking trail, a small lake, a skate park, two playgrounds,...
520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
2013 marked the 50th anniversary of some of Birmingham’s darkest moments: the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church that took the lives of four little girls, fire hoses set loose by its police chief on civil rights activists, and the...
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.
3117, 200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
The McWane Science Center is a non-profit museum that hosts hours of entertainment for kids of all ages. Spread out over 4 floors and located in the heart of Birmingham, there are hands-on exhibits, an aquarium, a domed IMAX theater, and countless...
1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
Built by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti, Vulcan (the Roman god of fire) is the world’s largest cast iron statue. It is made of local iron, which is appropriate since Birmingham got its nickname, the Magic City, from the incredible iron industry...
1401 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
Any local you talk to will tell you that Alabama is a diehard college football state, but with the additon of Regions Park, the brand new home of minor league baseball team the Birmingham Barons, residents are finding a new team to root for...
Peavine Falls, Pelham, AL 35124, USA
One of the most beloved picnic, hiking, and scenic places in Central Alabama, Peavine Falls is located in Oak Mountain State Park. You can hike here, or drive your car up the mountain and work your way down the clearly marked trails. Oak Mountain...
Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
With more than 50 venues participating, and dozens of artists and performers, the Birmingham Art Crawl makes the first Thursday of every month an exciting event. The crawl, which is centered around the historic Morris Avenue neighborhood between...
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...
1000 John Rogers Dr, Birmingham, AL 35235, USA
We adopted two greyhounds. The rescue agency arranged a field trip to the track where one of our greyhounds raced to give us an idea what her life was like while racing. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but when you get to the track and see these...
2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Birmingham has a great art museum that boasts a truly impressive permanent collection, including pieces from the Italian Renaissance, Native American tribes, African art, Asian art, and it also houses the one of the largest and most impressive...
100 Broadway St, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
Escape Day Spa has all the usual treatments (massages, facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures, and hair removal), but they also offer packages for singles, couples, or friends, and they have a treatment made especially for men. The BFF...
2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223, USA
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is, without a doubt, one of the most loved and visited places in the entire city. Most locals consider the Japanese Garden and its bright red bridge spanning the koi-filled pond to be the highlight. In addition the...
1701 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Learn about the jazz greats, including Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington, at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Located in the Civil Rights District, this art-deco museum features exhibits on legendary musicians and sponsors jazz...