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Top recommendations from locals

Scenic Lookout
“Historical Vulcan monument & gift shop surrounded by a nice park with a grand view off the mountain.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“Well-curated art museum, featuring one of the finest and most diverse collections in the Southeastern US. If you go on a Sunday afternoon, they have a fantastic brunch. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Great museum that documents the struggle for Civil Rights. Includes MLK's letter from a Birmingham jail and the original jail cell, as well as many other mementos and exhibits, film.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of my favorite breweries in Birmingham! You must try the Miss Fancys. There is a nice patio and usually,​ some food trucks and a music group playing.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Fun rainy day activity for the whole family: hands-on science museum with Alabama’s largest aquarium and an IMAX theater.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of our top spots. AMAZING food and fun atmosphere. Their grapefruit sangria is killer. They don't take reservations, so we recommend getting there early or hanging out at the bar while you wait for a table. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Theater
“Third Avenue North in general is a great place to see. Take pictures by the iconic Alabama Theater sign, grab some coffee at Revelator, and walk the Rotary Trail.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Zoo
“Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train, hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain forest: all this and more are offered at this educational and entertaining zoo housing 170 animals from around the world, including endangered species.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Paper airplane themed, with craft cocktails that stand up. This place has great booths if you have 4 or 6 people and get there early. A periodic table of birmingham elements is on behind the bar, and the bartenders make custom drinks based on flavors you suggest. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is fun if you like arcade games or have kids that do. Upscale pub food and a fun atmosphere for all ages.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Southern fine dining. Recipients of 2018 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant and Outstanding Pastry Chef. Reservations required, but not at their sister restaurant next door, Chez Fonfon.”
  • 23 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Upscale French restaurant. Wonderful food (try the coconut cake) and wine selection. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Stadium
“Home of the Double "A", Birmingham Barons! The Barons are an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This place is why Birmingham is called Iron (or Magic) City! These photos don't give it justice!!! Check it out and bring your camera! The cooling pond is a nice place for a picnic. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Next door. Great place for a beer and food. Really great place with a roof top deck.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“Local watering hole with good beer and decent food in a casual environment.”
  • 10 locals recommend