About Birmingham

Welcome to Birmingham, Alabama, home of coal mining, the Appalachian foothills, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Visitors to the city will find that they have a full itinerary of activities to see and do, so let’s get started on a tour of the city.

First stop, the business district, where we can find the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), one of the foremost trauma care and medical research centers in the United States. AT&T City Center Building towers above the rest of the city, while the Buffalo Rock Bottling Company services both Pepsi-Co and Coca-Cola Co. from their headquarters in the city. The metro area is rated as “one of the best places to work” in the country.

Those visiting Birmingham for tourism will find that the weather is fairly hot and humid in the summer. Winters here are normally pleasant but it can get very cold. Spring and Fall are normally very pleasant. Located near the Appalachian foothills, the city is surrounded by verdant beauty that will provide you with an opportunity to enjoy some of America’s most beautiful nature scenes. Red Mountain, Ruffner Mountain, and the Shades Valley are all pleasant tourist spots, and you will find that visiting these beautiful natural sites will be the perfect way to relax on your vacation.

Birmingham is also home to the #1 high school in the U.S., the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School located in Irondale. The UAB is one of the top colleges in the region, along with the Virginia College in Birmingham, considered one of Birmingham’s largest career colleges.

Enjoying the cultural experiences of the city will be a great way to spend your time in the beautiful city, and you will find that the Alabama Theater is a historic site that cannot be missed. The BJCC is home to a sports arena, theater, exhibition halls, concert halls, and more, and the Carver Theater is home to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. The Verizon Wireless Music Center presents visitors with two stages for their outdoor musical enjoyment, and the Fair Park Arena is known for its amazing sports events, concerts, and programs within the community.

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