Your Birmingham vacation
Birmingham rides the rich wooded foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, a series of ridges running northeast to southwest, giving the area dramatic topography. People like being in Birmingham. This is a generous city, blessed with its geographical good fortune, its stock of year round entertainment, and especially its irresistible Southernness. With a metropolitan population of nearly a million people, this is also a big city. Birmingham, however, embodies that Southern trait of counting family and friends important, not population statistics.
Birmingham Vacation Packages
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Funky downtown hotel offers sophisticated simplicity and modest pricesWith its Deco decor, nicely appointed rooms and pared-down amenities, Hotel Highland at Five Points South is a unique and affordable launch pad for guests visiting the university, and those who want to... More
Americas Best Inn and Suites have become known for comfort, value and the friendly attention of a welcoming staff that cares. At Americas Best Inns and Suites, we keep your comfort in mind and offer what you truly want quality accommodations without useless frills and a... More
Airport hotel with plenty of extrasThe Clarion Hotel at Birmingham International offers guests a comfortable stay and lots of extras, including complimentary parking and airport shuttle. Clarion Hotel guests coming to Birmingham for business or pleasure have a convenient... More
Well-known hotel brand in the heart of downtown BirminghamAdjacent to the University of Alabama Birmingham campus and walking distance to the vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife of South Point, the Doubletree Hotel Birmingham is a convenient downtown perch for enjoying... More
experience luxury in the heart of Dixie...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Downtown/Tutwiler, ALBirmingham has been called "the last major Southern city," and when you stay at our downtown Birmingham hotel, you'll discover why. While it's true that the... More
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Updated convention center hotel is the meeting place in BirminghamLocated in the heart of the central business district of Birmingham, the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel features a fitness center, an indoor pool and easy access to the nearby entertainment district of Five... More
Down-home comforts and conveniences at downtown hotelWelcome to SpringHill Suites Birmingham Downtown by Marriott, a hotel with space and style at an affordable price. Ideal for business and leisure, our guest suites offer a seamless blend of style and function along with... More
Well-known all-suites brand offers convenience and lots of amenitiesWith its contemporary atrium design, spacious two-room suites and many extras, the Embassy Suites Birmingham is an upscale choice without pricey charges. Guests will appreciate the long list of... More
Value lodging near major area businessesFor those visiting some of the big businesses in Birmingham, La Quinta Inn and Suites Cahaba Park South offers guests easy access to BellSouth, HealthSouth and Saks headquarters as well as proximity to area colleges and shopping.... More
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European elegance and Southern hospitality in BirminghamWith Italian marble floors and crystal chandeliers, the Hyatt Regency Birmingham -The Wynfrey Hotel radiates elegance, right next door to the largest mall in Alabama -- the adjacent Riverchase Galleria. A luxury... More
Flights to Birmingham
|New York||Birmingham||Wed, Dec 18 - Wed, Dec 25||$315|
|Los Angeles||Birmingham||Thu, Jan 16 - Thu, Jan 23||$417|
|Chicago||Birmingham||Thu, Jan 16 - Wed, Jan 22||$226|
|Washington DC||Birmingham||Thu, Dec 26 - Thu, Jan 2||$222|
|Portland||Birmingham||Mon, Jan 13 - Wed, Jan 15||$359|
|Denver||Birmingham||Thu, Jan 16 - Tue, Jan 21||$391|
|Seattle||Birmingham||Wed, Jan 15 - Sat, Jan 18||$357|
|Newark||Birmingham||Wed, Dec 18 - Thu, Jan 2||$345|
|Philadelphia||Birmingham||Wed, Dec 11 - Wed, Dec 25||$289|
|Boston||Birmingham||Tue, Jan 28 - Wed, Jan 29||$371|
|San Francisco||Birmingham||Wed, Jan 29 - Sun, Feb 2||$444|
|Sacramento||Birmingham||Thu, Jan 23 - Tue, Jan 28||$417|
Though Birmingham stands in the heart of the Deep South, it is not an Old South city. Founded in 1871 at the crossing of two railroad lines, the city blossomed through the early 1900s as it rapidly became the South's foremost industrial center. By the early 1970s, Birmingham was undergoing a profound movement toward diversification. The huffing and puffing of Birmingham's legendary iron and steel mills gradually was replaced by a work force of medical and engineering professionals. Today, Birmingham enjoys a balance of manufacturing and service-oriented jobs in a thriving work force.
Most visitors' first stop is at Vulcan Park and Museum. The largest cast iron statue in the world has a circular outdoor platform for a panoramic view of the area. Alabama has a long and storied history of automobile racing. In May 2003, a new chapter began with the first public race at Barber Motorsports Park. The racing track has been hailed around the world as one of the best existence. The adjacent Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum houses the country's largest collection of vintage cars and motorcycles.
Roller coaster enthusiasts around the country call Alabama Adventure's "Rampage" one of the top wooden coaster rides to be found anywhere.
At McWane Science Center, the IMAX Dome Theater treats viewers to spectacular, realistic film magic. The adjoining science center is hands-on fun for all ages.
See more than 700 species of animals at the Birmingham Zoo and its new Children's Zoo, just minutes from downtown.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a comprehensive look at the nation's journey toward equal rights for all citizens and includes galleries highlighting Birmingham's momentous role in the movement.
Sports fans enjoy exploring the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum. This home for heroes includes memorabilia from the late University of Alabama Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, a tribute to Olympic great Jesse Owens, and other displays showcasing the careers of Alabama-connected sports figures. The nearby Birmingham Museum of Art is one of the finest museums in the Southeast.
Some of the best golf in the region can be found on public courses in the area, including Birmingham's two challenging courses along the state's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.