The World Games is an athletic event of global proportions. For the most recent chapter in their 35-year history, nearly 3000 athletes from more than 100 countries gathered in Cali, Colombia to compete in 26 different sports.
Craft beer has been heralded as one of the main features that’s helped revitalize our little big city. And luckily for us, there’s plenty of it to go around in Birmingham.
Whether it’s a vacation, or you’re just passing through, it’s easy to be leisurely here in Birmingham. No matter what your idea of a good time is, you’ll find plenty of activities to suit your lifestyle—or something new you’ve always wanted to try.
Cycling culture has been on the rise in Birmingham for quite some time now, and with the recent addition of our very own bikeshare program it’s now more popular than ever. Zyp Bikeshare is a citywide collective of bicycles in downtown Birmingham that you can rent, ride, and enjoy whenever you’d like.
If you are a convention planner, chances are you’re looking for a vibrant, affordable, entertaining, and hospitable place to gather your delegates. Well, you’re in luck. Birmingham is often referred to as “the friendliest and most affordable city in the South.” And, while that might not be an official accolade, it’s certainly a believable one.
Following an extensive $20 million renovation, the 120-room Redmont Hotel reopened last month in downtown Birmingham. It’s a gem of a place and is Alabama’s oldest operating hotel.
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.
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.
What Good Sports Do During C-USA Birmingham is preparing for a deluge of sports fans from around the Southeast who are coming for the Conference USA Championships March 8-12. This is a sports-loving town if ever there was one, so C-USA guests will find plenty to do before and after the games.
The city feels a new sense of enthusiasm as the accolades roll in. Who doesn’t love a compliment? Even when you know you’re wonderful, it just feels good to have an impartial party tell you so.