• Start: Birmingham, AL
  • End: Bessemer, AL
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:30
  • Total Mileage: 56 Miles
  • Number of stops: 25


Steeped in the history of the 1960s, Birmingham, Alabama, is home to elegant hotels, top-flight golf courses, museums, and landmarks that appeal to the entire family. This Birmingham vacation starts east of the city Irondale, Alabama, home to the Irondale Cafe, famous for its fried green tomatoes and inspiration for the movie. After breakfast, go just north of Birmingham's Civil Rights District to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and the Birmingham Museum of Art. Then check out the charming Crowne Plaza---The Redmont, Birmingham's oldest operating hotel. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church document the explosive events of the 1960s that helped launch the civil rights movement in America, while south of the district, fantastic views can be had up Red Mountain, where the statue of Vulcan keeps a close watch on all. Travel farther south to the city of Hoover, Alabama, and enjoy a round of golf on a Robert Trent Jones course at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, or finish your Birmingham, Alabama, vacation with a visit to the state's largest park, Oak Mountain, in the city of Pelham, for fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, or relaxing on the lakeside beach.

Stop #1:

Southern Museum of Flight
Birmingham, AL

Stop #2:

Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Birmingham, AL

Stop #3:

Irondale Cafe
Irondale, AL

Stop #4:

The Tutwiler Hotel
Birmingham, AL

Stop #6:

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum
Birmingham, AL

Stop #7:

The Birmingham Shop
Birmingham, AL

Stop #8:

Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham, AL

Stop #9:

The Historic Redmont Hotel
Birmingham, AL

Stop #10:

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham, AL

Stop #11:

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
Birmingham, AL

Stop #12:

McWane Science Center
Birmingham, AL

Stop #13:

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Birmingham, AL

Stop #14:

Highlands Bar and Grill
Birmingham, AL

Stop #15:

Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast
Birmingham, AL

Stop #16:

Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens
Birmingham, AL

Stop #17:

Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham, AL

Stop #18:

Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham, AL

Stop #19:

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham, AL

Stop #20:

The Summit
Birmingham, AL

Stop #22:

Riverchase Galleria
Hoover, AL

Stop #23:

Oak Mountain State Park
Pelham, AL

Stop #24:

WaterMark Place
Bessemer, AL

Stop #25:

Alabama Adventure
Bessemer, AL

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