Home to a quarter of Alabama’s population, Birmingham has all the business, tourist and sports attractions most travelers seek. If you are looking for Birmingham hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has several great places to stay, each offering comfortable accommodations and exceptional rates. Click on a local area below for Extended Stay Hotels or view all metropolitan Birmingham hotels.
Tourists to Birmingham have plenty of exciting options. Art lovers should visit the Birmingham Museum of Art, the largest municipal art museum in the Southeast. With permanent collections from around the world and most any artistic style you can imagine, this museum is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing day.
Ancient Rhodes had its Colossus, and modern Birmingham has the statue Vulcan, the ancient Roman God of Fire. Standing 56 feet tall, this is the world’s largest cast iron statue. Overlooking the city, the statue and its museum are well worth seeing first hand to learn more about this industrial city of the South. Vulcan is, of course, a symbol of the region’s steel industry and it is to this economic power that the Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama is also dedicated.
If you are more interested in the sky than the Earth, the Southern Museum of Flight should be on your travel itinerary. With over 75 aircrafts on display, several realistic flight simulators and even a “Little Pilots Room” for children, this museum is sure to pique your imagination.
Once a major agricultural producer, the Birmingham area still grows amazing plants and flowers. Calling itself Alabama’s largest living museum, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is 67 acres of gardens perfect for careful study or a relaxing stroll. To put Alabama flora in context, many people visit the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens to see a magnificent 1840s home and surrounding gardens.
Science enthusiasts will enjoy the McWane Science Center. With four floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits, adults and children are both in for a great time. Be sure you leave time for the IMAX Theater presentation. Birmingham also has a long and vibrant connection to American jazz. In fact, this is the home of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, honoring such greats as Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole and Lionel Hampton.
For a taste of the heart-pounding excitement of NASCAR racing, head for the world-famous Talladega Superspeedway. Telladega offers visitors both an internationally-renowned racing venue as well as year-round driving schools that will have them in a real race car at 170 miles-per-hour. If your interest in speed involves vehicles with just two wheels, you need to visit the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. The Barber collection includes over 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles, about 600 of which are on display at any given time.
What’s more, this museum is accumulating growing number of Lotus and other types of classic race cars.
Birmingham is a superb city for family fun. Alabama Adventure combines heart-pounding roller coasters with a water park featuring a nine-story water slide and all the fun food and games you could want. For an only somewhat more traditional adventure, head to the Birmingham Zoo. With animals from around the world, there is always something interesting to see.
Festivals of all sorts help make Birmingham a fun place to visit. The Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, presented in conjunction with the Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival, attracts filmmakers from all over the world. Whether you attend Do Dah Day, the Crawfish Boil or the Magic City Brewfest Birmingham, you’re in for a unique type of fun.
Birmingham has amazing golf regardless of skill. The Highland Park Golf Course is a great example of fine Birmingham golf right in the heart of downtown. For more golfing options, check out the list provided by GolfLink.com.
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