Build your own Birmingham weekend trip with our unique suggestions


The owners of the Adios Bar in Birmingham.
Ready, set, Birmingham weekend trip! (Bham Now)

Before calling the Rocket City home, I was a Magic City girl for five years.

Although I have fallen in love with Huntsville, I still enjoy an occasional Birmingham weekend trip. If you’ve been considering visiting our Southern neighbor, read on to build your own unforgettable itinerary.

1. Pick 1 home base

People with drinks at rooftop bar at Redmont Hotel in Birmingham
One of the best parts about staying at the Redmont Hotel is enjoying the views from the rooftop bar. (Bham Now)

The first step to planning any Birmingham weekend trip is knowing where you’re going to lay your head at night. Of course you can book an AirBnb or VRBO, but if you want a real taste of The Magic City, staying in a local boutique hotel is the way to go.

Unique hotels worth the splurge:

If you want to learn about more hotel options, check out all the helpful information on the website for the Greater Birmingham Convention + Visitor’s Bureau (CVB).

2. Select 4 incredible eateries

Interior of Bottega Favorita in Birmingham
Bottega Favorita is undoubtedly one of my favorite Birmingham restaurants. (Bham Now)

The Magic City is known for its top notch food scene, so get ready for some amazing meals. We’re estimating that you’ll eat out at least four times during your Birmingham weekend trip. Check out our recommendations:

Easy on the wallet:


Fine dining galore:

3. Choose 2 nighttime activities

Girl holding a drink at Neon Moon in Birmingham
The colorful dance floor at Neon Moon is iconic—make sure to check it out during your Birmingham weekend trip. (Cliff Martin / Hville Blast)

From concerts to breweries and sports games, Birmingham has more nighttime activities than you could fit in a weekend trip. We recommend picking two options for your first trip and keeping the rest in your back pocket for future trips.

Fall concerts:

Fall sports events:

Top breweries + bars:

If you’re looking for the best one-stop resource for all things Birmingham, check out the Greater Birmingham Convention + Visitor’s Bureau (CVB).

4. Pick 2 afternoon adventures

Alabama Theater in Birmingham—perfect stop for your weekend trip to Birmingham
Make sure to check out the Alabama Theatre, home to the Mighty Wurlitzer during your Birmingham weekend trip. (Bham Now)

Whether you want to learn more about Birmingham’s history or get a bit adventurous, The Magic City offers plenty of enriching afternoon activities.

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5. Learn all you need to know about Bham from the CVB

Sunrise over downtown Birmingham
For all things Bham, the CVB has you covered. (Bham Now)

Now, you have everything you need to build your own Birmingham weekend trip.

But we’re sure this won’t be the only weekend you’ll spend in The Magic City, so visit and follow the Bham CVB @inbirmingham on socials to stay in the loop:

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