When you imagine a world with no worries, you’re sitting on wrap-around porch that has a story to tell. You have a glass of sweet tea in your hand and a breeze whispering its way past your ears. The ambiance feels as smooth as honey, and every so often someone walks by and asks, with genuine interest, “How y’all doing today?” This slow, quiet pace of life brings your resting heart rate to a comforting level. The only time you quicken your step is when a fresh peach pie is within eyesight. Fortunately, this soul-soothing oasis you’ve imagined isn’t just the stuff of daydreams.
Venture to Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city and a history-rich destination. The city is ready to steal your heart, but it won’t have to. While other people are leaving their hearts in San Francisco, you will gladly tender yours to this charming city where the hospitality won’t have you singing the blues—even though the genre is a staple of the music scene. Stay in one of our elegant downtown Birmingham hotels or shack up in a cozy Victorian accommodation like the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. No matter where you lay your head at night, by day your eyes will rejoice at the sight of Southern charm and history preserved.
Like a loving grandmother, Birmingham wants nothing more than to see you put a little meat on your bones. As for what to eat, the list is long and tasty. Country-fried steak, fish and grits, and smokehouse barbecue are a good place to begin, but they won’t be the end of your foodie adventure.
Like any good epicurean anthropologist, you’ll set out to investigate authentic Thai cuisine, killer grilled cheese, and more. And you don’t want to miss one of the best plates because it was too far to get on foot, so slide into one of our downtown Birmingham rentals. Having your own set of wheels means you can track down the best meals around. Get a reservation at a landmark restaurant like Highlands, or perfect your chop stick etiquette and eat sushi rolls along 2nd Avenue. When the delectable delicacies begin to lull you to sleep, hospitable accommodations like Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB are waiting with plush pillows.
As a savvy traveler, you like to wander without spending your whisky budget. What good would an empty snifter be? Take advantage of free walks through the Civil Rights District. As you stand before the statues in Kelly Ingram Park, you’ll be blown away by activists’ sacrifices and how meaningful Birmingham is in American history. When you’re ready to feed your artistic spirit, listen to a free concert outside Symphony Hall or examine the thousands of pieces gracing the halls of the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Whether you seek a rich historical journey or a food-filled adventure in a quintessential Southern city, booking Birmingham downtown hotels with Travelocity is a good start. A hospitable city waits to show you its charm. Wander wisely, friend.