We all need a break every now and then, and there’s no better way to escape the busyness of everyday life than to take a weekend getaway. One of the best cities in Alabama to spend a weekend is Birmingham. Not only does “The Magic City” offer many great things to see and do, it also accommodates all ages.
Listed below are some of the best restaurants and attractions Birmingham has to offer. Also listed below is one of the city’s trendiest hotels. A stay at this hotel and a visit to these restaurants and attractions is guaranteed to make any weekend stay in Birmingham perfect.
Aloft Birmingham Soho Square is the perfect place to stay if you plan to take a weekend getaway to Birmingham.
This trendy hotel offers some of the finest features, including a 24-hour fitness gym, a splash pool and a state-of-the-art lounge. (1903 29th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209)
For a fine dining experience, you'll want to make a reservation at Highlands Bar & Grill.
This upscale restaurant, which features a seasonal menu, serves delicious French-inspired cuisine that'll have you coming back for more. (2011 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205)
For a more casual dining experience, Saw's Soul Kitchen can't be beat!
If what you're craving is something as simple as BBQ or soul food, look no further than Saw's Soul Kitchen. This restaurant might be small, but the food leaves a big impression. (215 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222)
Take some time to view one of the newest exhibits at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Founded in 1951, the Birmingham Museum of Art features more than 26,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings and decorative arts that date all the way back to ancient times. This museum is one of the finest in the U.S. and there's no charge to view the exhibits. (2000 Rev Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203)
There's no better way to spend a summer day in Birmingham than by strolling through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens...
Not only is the Birmingham Botanical Gardens open to the public every day, but like the Birmingham Museum of Art, it also has free admission. At 67.5 acres, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum. (2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223)
...or hanging out at Railroad Park.
This 19-acre park is located in downtown Birmingham and is the perfect place to have a picnic, go jogging or toss around a Frisbee or football. It also offers great views of the Birmingham skyline. (1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233)
You can't leave Birmingham without first visiting The Market at Pepper Place.
There are many incredible farmers markets located throughout Birmingham, including The Market at Pepper Place. This farmers market offers fresh produce, honey, cheeses, homemade breads, pastries, artisan-made items and so much more. The Market at Pepper Place is open every Saturday through December 10th. (2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233)
There's no better way to end a perfect weekend getaway than by visiting Alabama Splash Adventure.
Alabama Splash Adventure is a combination water park and theme park. If you brought kids along for the weekend getaway, they'll love this water park. If you didn't, no worries. Alabama Splash Adventure is a great attraction for all ages. You'll feel like a kid at heart as you take a ride down Neptune's Plunge, or make your way through the Mist-ical Maze. (4599 Splash Adventure Pkwy, Bessemer, AL 35022)