Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Birmingham is known as “the dinner table of the south.” The city’s roots in the steel industry still run deep, though the financial and medical sectors have eclipsed that industrial landscape. The added bonus of a world-class culinary scene and large green spaces help make Birmingham one of the nation’s most livable cities.
Whether retracing history in the Civil Rights District, taking in a live performance at the showplace of the south, or viewing the city from the base of the world’s largest cast iron statue, Birmingham has something to offer everyone.
Where else can you start the day with a championship round of golf, visit the Guinness Book of World Records’ largest motorcycle museum, and end the day traveling over Red Mountain from one tree house to the next on a zip line canopy tour?
Care to… enjoy a coffee creation on an expansive urban greenscape with a city skyline backdrop? Check. Spend an afternoon sampling craft libations and nibbles of 10+ local breweries? Check. Enjoy any one of a number of James Beard Award-winning local establishments, including one named Most Outstanding Restaurant in the Country? Check. Enjoy an after-dinner drink created entirely for you involving multiple fresh ingredients while viewing a periodic table of Birmingham characters? Check. Birmingham is a foodie’s paradise!