Make Your Break to Birmingham

Not everybody wants to go to the beach for Spring Break. Some people want to stay home, and some people like the bright lights of a big city away from home. Birmingham can be just the ticket for all of the above. Take the break in your hometown, if that’s Birmingham, or come see what’s shakin’ in Alabama’s largest city.

Break Up Your Beach Trip with Good Times In Birmingham

With gorgeous beaches and beautiful weather most all year round, the Gulf Coast is a vacationer’s paradise. But if you’re coming from the Midwest, the Northeast, or even further out, it’s tough to fit an entire road trip into one day—especially if you’ll be bringing a couple kids with you.

An Interesting Assortment of Personalities Represented in Birmingham Statuary

Everybody knows Vulcan. He’s modeled after the mythical god of the forge.

Holiday Spirits How-To (featuring The Collins Bar)

Some prefer to spend the holiday season roasting chestnuts on an open fire, but here in Birmingham we prefer to spend it with a cocktail in hand. Whether you like it shaken or stirred, on the rocks or dry, we can all agree the key to an excellent night out begins with a trip to one of Birmingham’s craft cocktail institutions.

A Dozen Reasons Millennials Love the ‘Ham

People like being in Birmingham. It’s hip without the pretense—cool without the exertion. It’s just one of the best places in the South to be these days. Of course, people of all ages like being in Birmingham, but there’s a millennial vibe here that’s so loud you can almost hear it. Millennials we know say they love the ‘Ham for hundreds of reasons. Here are a dozen we noted:

TOURISTS DIG BIRMINGHAM CEMETERIES

With pumpkins carved and spider webs strung, ‘tis the season to dig up some dirt on local cemeteries. New Orleans is not the only city noted for its interesting cemeteries.

FREE STUFF TO DO IN BIRMINGHAM. Enjoy a getaway that doesn’t cost a fortune.

Go ahead and pay a bundle for a couple of days in NYC. Or dine just as elegantly in what money-watcher Forbes calls “the most affordable city in the U.S. in 2015.” Birmingham. Yep. Start packing for a getaway that won’t break the bank. Plenty of entertaining hours are spent exploring free or really cheap adventures around the city. Here are just a few:

A New Baton at the Alabama Symphony

Internationally-acclaimed for his passion, energy and talent, Director Carlos Izcaray opens his premier season with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra this year. Season tickets are on sale now for a series of upcoming performances including “Carlos Izcaray Conducts Strauss,” “Psycho Live with the ASO at the Alabama Theatre,” “Christmas with Amy Grant,” and “The Who’s Tommy.

Finding Aunt Pauline McGruder

As it turns out, studying genealogy wasn’t just a passing fad after all. The fascination with family has grown stronger with each generation.

Hedwig Rocks the Inch

Now through June 13, fans of edgy theater can edge a little closer with “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” at Virginia Samford Theatre. For the uninitiated, the play revolves around a fictional rock band called The Angry Inch.