Plan Your Visit
Whether you’re a Birmingham native or just visiting us for a short time, you’ll soon find out why Birmingham, Alabama is regarded as a place with classic southern charm and hospitality. This vibrant, beautiful city is nestled in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and serves up nationally recognized dining, shopping and entertainment, world-class attractions, events and other things to see and do.
Vulcan, Birmingham’s iconic symbol, is viewed by locals as the place to start your visit to Birmingham. Home to Vulcan Center Museum and a tourism information center operated by our friends at the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, you’ll get a snapshot look at Birmingham’s rich history as well as up-to-date information on transportation services, restaurants, events and other cultural offerings in Birmingham.
Birmingham365.org is a comprehensive calendar that provides details on everything going on in and around the greater Birmingham region. Whether you love arts shows and the local music scene or you're someone looking for sporting events and outdoor adventures, Birmingham365.org will keep you informed. Never miss another performance, exhibit, workshop or community happening. There's always something going on around here!
Vulcan Park and Museum was voted "Best Place to Take an Out-of-Towner" and
"Best View of the City" by Birmingham Magazine readers. Click here to see the rest of the
Best of Birmingham 2012 list, including sports, food, attractions, arts, entertainment
and shopping throughout the city!