250-acre nature preserve, abundant with trees, rock out- croppings, streams, waterfalls and wildlife. The Boulder Field is a favorite among rock climb- ers of all skill levels. Nearly 10 miles of hiking footpaths wind through the preserve, putting hikers up close to the beauty of the natural setting.

Great people, beautiful surround- ings, good trails to hike and rocks to climb. Jamie S.

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 1000 Amphitheatre Road 205-620-2520 alapark.com PELHAM

Year after year, the Oak Moun- tain Amphitheatre continues to

host some of the nation s biggest touring acts. This outdoor am- phitheater is simply an awesome place to take in a concert. I ve seen two of my all-time favor- ite concerts here. Not a bad seat in the house! Ryan B.

Oak Mountain State Park 200 Terrace Dr 205-620-2520 alapark.com PELHAM

Oak Mountain, Alabama s largest park, is home to nearly 10,000 acres of pine-studded ridges and lush green hardwood bottoms. Visitors enjoy vacation cottages, golfing, camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, horseback riding and even a demonstration farm complete with animals! I love Oak Mountain! I ve biked a lot of different places, and mile for mile, I put Oak Mountain on my list of top 10 trails. If you are ever in Birmingham you have to check it out. Brendan K.

Peanut Depot 2016 Morris Ave 205-251-3314 BIRMINGHAM

Sometimes you feel like a nut. And when you do, the Peanut Depot is the place to be. Just follow your nose down historic cobblestoned Morris Ave., and the amazing aroma of fresh roasted peanuts will lead you

Not a bad seat in the house!

RYAN B. on Oak Mountain Amphitheatre