Birmingham, Alabama Travel Guide

Birmingham, Alabama is the most populated city in Alabama and is home to some of the best places you can go to enjoy the outdoors. The population is around 200,000, which means it is the perfect place to visit if you want to escape lines and crowds like there are in large vacation-oriented destinations like Las Vegas, California, or even Florida. 

There are many parks, landmarks, and museums in Birmingham. The city is known for having a great presence in the civil rights movement. There are various landmarks, historical sites, and tours where you and your family can learn about how the city was impacted by the movement. Pack a bag and come on down to Birmingham to enjoy a city rich in history and nature.


Parks are great places to bring your whole family. In Birmingham, there’s a park for everyone to play, explore and learn. If you’re looking to spend your whole day in a park, visit the Kelly Ingram Park. The park is home to detailed sculptures of the children’s crusade. 

If you’re looking for beautiful walking trails, look no further than Birmingham Railroad park. Here, you can find beautiful trails where you can view native plants and flowers. You can find blissful hiking trails at Red Mountain Park. Planning a picnic with your family? Feed ducks with your family by the pond at Avondale Park.

Have your phone ready for those moments that take your breath away. If your iPhone happens to fall and break there are places where you can find affordable iPhone repairs in Birmingham. Just call (205) 408-1333 or visit the uBreakiFix at 5492 US-280 Birmingham, AL 35242.


Birmingham is famous for its civil rights landmarks. Across the street from Kelly Ingrim Park, you’ll find the 16th Street Baptist Church. In 1963, four girls died when the Ku Klux Klan bombed this church. In the building, there is a stained glass window donated in sympathy by the people of whales. The girls are also remembered with a shrine in the crypt. If you’re into old manufacturing equipment and facilities, you should take a trip down to the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, where they used to manufacture iron.


Museums are great places for the whole family to see cool gadgets and learn about how things came to be. Come visit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum to view over 750 modern and vintage motorcycles! If the civil rights movement is more your forte, take a trip over to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Art buffs in your family should journey out to the Birmingham Museum of Art where the whole family can enjoy art exhibits. Visit the Negro Southern League Museum to see autographed baseballs of famous Black American baseball players.

If you have roots in Birmingham, Alabama you should try GoLookUp to see if you can find the contact information for any known relatives. Even if your family members are deceased the search can render possible relatives and even old phone numbers you can try. You never know what you can learn about your family history and there’s no better way to find out than from living relatives.

There is so much to see and do in Birmingham for the whole family to enjoy no matter what your interests are. Even if you’re there just to visit long lost relatives that you have recently looked up you can take the whole family to the parks to enjoy the beautiful warm weather. Take a trip to Birmingham, Alabama to get your family away and enjoy the fresh air in the parks, the rich history in museums and the beauty of the landmarks.

Olivia Watson

Olivia is a world traveler who has been to 27 countries in just over 15 years. She loves to share her knowledge of traveling to help others travel safer, cheaper and have more fun.
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