5 8 | T R A V E L P L A N N E R S G U I D E
In Birmingham, we re dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to ensure a safe, smooth trip for every member of your group. Filled with information on transportation, emergencies and the city itself, the following section is a resource designed to help you take care of every last detail.
DOWNTOWN TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER (P) 205.458.8000 2200 9th Avenue N
VULCAN PARK & MUSEUM TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER (P) 205.458.8000 1701 Valley View Dr
AIRPORT TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER BIRMINGHAM-SHUTTLESWORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (P) 205.458.8002 Lower Level
AREA CODE: 205
ALTITUDE: 620 AVERAGE FT Ranging between 538 and 1,200
AREA: 3,358 SQUARE MI Metropolitan Statistical Area, Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties.
POPULATION: Just over 1 million.
CHURCHES: More than 1,300 All major denominations
TELEVISION STATIONS: 7 commercials, 3 independents, 1 public educational and several cable stations.
RADIO STATIONS: 14 AM stations and 18 FM stations. Also, 1 Spanish language station.
NEWSPAPERS: One three days a week (The Birmingham News) plus weeklies and monthlies.
CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU: (P) 205.458.8000 or 1.800.458.8085
LAWS TO KNOW: Use safety belts. Turn on headlights during rain. Drinking age: 21. Sunday liquor sales at package and grocery stores in the afternoon.
CAPS (CITY ACTION PARTNERS): (P) 205.251.0111 Got a flat? Lock your keys in the car? All the CAP services are available to anyone free of charge in the CAP Service Area, which is bounded to the north by 11th Ave N (to include the Civic Center) south to 5th Ave S, east to 22nd St and west to 16th St N & 18th St S, respectively. In addition CAPS also covers the RAILROAD PARK & CHILDREN S OF ALABAMA and the area around REGIONS FIELD during games.
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: (P) 205.558.2222
BIRMINGHAM-SHUTTLESWORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: (P) 205.595.0533
BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS ALLIANCE: (P) 205.324.2100
BIRMINGHAM JEFFERSON COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY: Dart Trolley System Customer Information Center (routes & schedules) (P) 205.521.0101
TRAVELERS AID SOCIETY: (P) 205.322.5426
LIBRARY: (P) 205.226.3600
PARKS: (P) 205.254.2391, city (P) 1.800.252.7275, state
ADVENTURE BUS CHARTER & TOURS INC. (P) 205.648.2732 P.O. Box 1540 Sumiton adventurebuscharter.com
CAMELOT LIMOUSINE BUS CHARTERS & TOURS (P) 205.525.1721 1265 Earlie Oneal Rd Cropwell camelotcharters.com
CLINE TOURS INC. (P) 205.591.7555 3000 7th Ave N Birmingham clinetours.com/locations/ birmingham/
CRAWFORD & SONS LIMOUSINE TRANSPORTATION (P) 205.925.1391 4301 Crawford Ave Birmingham
EXCURSION UNLIMITED INC. (P) 205.324.8639 3500 4th St W Birmingham
NEW DIRECTION CHARTER CORP. (P) 205.668.1655 671 County Rd 724 Calera
NEW GENERATION CHARTER AND TOURS (P) 205.424.6928 1027 18th St N Bessemer
PRIDELINE TRANSPORTATION (P) 205.324.4024 1301 Shuttlesworth Dr Birmingham sts-transportation.com