Spend a day in Birmingham

Whether you need a one-day getaway or want to go on a mini-adventure, Birmingham has activities and discoveries that will make the day worthwhile.

Escape from reality for a day and explore Birmingham. From gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and pizza to playing in a scenic park or running through a tunnel full of bright lights, Birmingham is the place to go and soak up adventure and fun.

  1. 1Sites to See

    Step back in time and see how the Civil Rights Movement began and how it progressed when you visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. See a timeline of when and where memorable events took place and see the jail cell that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held in when he was in Birmingham. 

    Address:  R520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

    Home to 600 trees and a serene lake, Railroad Park is the perfect place to have a picnic, play or simply relax. Located in downtown Birmingham, this park has Wi-Fi, playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment. 

    Address:  1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

  2. 2Where to eat

    Known for their creative sandwiches, MELT is sure to satisfy your appetite. Whether you are eating the Mac Melt, house made mac-n-cheese in a grilled cheese on Texas toast or the Flyin’ Hawaiian, smoked ham, habanero jack, Cajun spiced grilled pineapple on a pretzel roll, you are in for a sandwich awakening.

    Address:  

    s 35222, 4105 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222



    If pizza is your food of choice, Post Office Pies will not leave you disappointed. These hand-tossed pizzas are made with locally sourced ingredients and cooked in wood-fired brick ovens. Try a specialty pizza like the Italian Pie or create your own pie. If you are craving more than pizza, try their jalapeño cheese bread, and for extra spice, pair it with their jalapeño lemonade. 

    Address:  

    209 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222



    At Saw’s Soul Kitchen, dig into some mouthwatering barbeque. Pulled pork, stuffed baked potatoes and smoked chicken are just a few of the items that make up the menu. The kitchen also serves southern classics such as fried green tomatoes and a sweet tea fried chicken sandwich. 

    Address:  

    215 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222


  3. 3Before you go

    When the sun goes down, this tunnel lights up the night.

    Located in downtown, The Color Tunnel lights up with colorful, bright lights as you walk through it. Take pictures and enjoy the scenery and atmosphere of this unique tunnel. 

    Address:  

    1-, 99 14th St S, Birmingham, AL 35203


    The Alabama Theatre is a not your average movie theatre. Built in 1927, this theatre hosts live shows and is known to show classic movies such as “Gone with the Wind” and “Jaws.” Full of history and original architecture, The Alabama Theatre offers tours of the facility which allows visitors to discover the uniqueness of this theatre. 

    Address:  1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

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