16th Street Baptist Church

Destination

Birmingham Holidays

The heart of Alabama

Alabama's largest city is a vibrant hub of heritage and culture.

From the spectacular live music scene, outdoor entertainment and arts to the fantastic shopping, farmers markets and world-class dining there is so much on offer here.

Take a stroll through the historic downtown area and visit some of the city's important Civil Rights sites along such as Kelly Ingram Park, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church

Other popular city attractions include the Birmingham Museum of Art. Birmingham Zoo and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum where you can find over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and race cars.

Visit Pepper Place on a Saturday for the popular weekly farmers market and stop in at one of Birmingham's chef-owned restaurants for a memorable dining experience.

Pack a picnic and head to Railroad in the heart of downtown and listen to live music as you watch the world go by. Or head up to Vulcan Park and Museum to see the largest cast iron statue in the world. Standing 56 foot high atop Red Mountain, the Vulcan observation balcony also offers one of the best panoramic views of the city, ideal for capturing a few photos of your trip.

If you are looking for a great night out, then Birmingham has plenty of lively entertainment districts to keep you occupied. Head uptown to find a mix of bars, coffee shops, or for something a little different a night out at Gip’s Place in nearby Bessemer is one of the last juke joints in the USA where you can experience live Blues and a friendly welcome.

Birmingham also offers visitors some fantastic shopping opportunities, from the quirky shops along 3rd Avenue North to the Villages of Mountain Brook where you can find boutique stores, artisan bakeries and art galleries.

Why not combine a stay in Birmingham with Montgomery and Mobile to get a real flavour of sweet home Alabama. 

Destination Highlights
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • 16th Street Baptist Church
  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
  • Red Mountain Park
  • Vulcan Park and Museum
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -6 hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information British Passport holders require an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to visit Birmingham. You can obtain an ESTA from www.cbp.gov/esta
  • Language English
  • Health Information No vaccinations are required for travel to Birmingham. All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Types of Birmingham holidays

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Birmingham Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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