Birmingham is the center for entertainment and events in Alabama. There are many hotels in Birmingham, from budget rates to luxury accommodations. Some Birmingham hotels offer discounted rates if vacations are booked early. Be sure to book early to attend any of the major festivals throughout the year, including the Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival and the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil. These events attract several thousand visitors to the city each year.
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The Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center is home to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and hosts several arts events throughout the year. The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex hosts an arena, a concert hall, and an exhibition hall for various conventions and meetings that can accommodate several thousand attendees.
For a unique, bistro dining experience, visit the Cafe Dupont, housed in an historic building on Birmingham's North End, or try the Purple Onion Deli on the Southside for a quick bite at this small local favorite.
Points of Interest
Visit the Vulcan statue atop the Red Mountain Tower, and get a top view of the expansive city of Birmingham. The Botanical Garden on Red Mountain is a must for naturalists.
There are many shopping options for Birmingham visitors including the Lagrange Mall, 5th Avenue Antiques, Alabama Farmer's Market and the Architectural Heritage.
Birmingham citizens love sports. They are into basketball, football, baseball, soccer, motorsports, ice hockey. The official Southern Baseball League plays and holds practice at the Regions Park. Golfers should try the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.