Relax and reconnect with your special someone with a weekend trip to Birmingham. Fill your schedule with fun, fill your plate with delicious food, and make memories together that you will never forget!
As locals to the Birmingham area, Table & Thyme has curated a weekend getaway guide with excitement and enjoyment in mind.
We cover everything you need to know about having fun in the Magic City, from things to do, places to eat, and even hidden gems only the locals know about.
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Weekend getaways are all about, well, getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Whether you’re planning a vacation to the Magic City or simply want to experience Birmingham with new eyes, there are many ways to make a weekend stay in the city a magical one!
Stay at the historic Redmont Hotel Birmingham!
Once you know where you will be resting your head and unwinding between your exciting excursions, it’s time to explore all of the incredible things to do in Birmingham, Alabama!
Being such a large city, there is something for everyone to enjoy. You just have to know where to look!
Browse an extensive collection of art and artifacts from cultures across time and space.
Learn the impactful history of the Civil Rights Movement, how it influences the story of Birmingham, and vice versa.
A cultural landmark to the city of Birmingham, and the United States as a whole, Kelly Ingram Park features a walking tour of handcrafted sculptures and glimpse of the city’s deep civil rights history.
Get up close and personal with Vulcan, the massive statue that watches over Birmingham from Red Mountain, and learn about the unique history of the Magic City.
Feeling spooky? Take a guided tour with some of Birmingham’s resident ghosts!
Take a trip to the world’s largest motorcycle museum!
Schedule an all-inclusive tour of some of Birmingham’s most hopping breweries!
Visit one of the city’s national historic landmarks, located near Downtown, to learn how Birmingham came to be.
For couples that enjoy the outdoors and staying active, Birmingham’s beautiful scenery and outdoor attractions are the perfect way to spend your weekend getaway!
Birmingham is the home of one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world due to its unique natural resources. While the mountains filled with iron drew the attention of early settlers in the area, the Cahaba River and picturesque Appalachian landscape continue to captivate visitors and the local community alike.
Take a relaxing stroll through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and pick up a new garden plant at the gift shop!
Or, spend a day with the delightful animals at the Birmingham Zoo, which houses over 500 animals of 180 species!
Speaking of animals, the Alabama Wildlife Center, located in Oak Mountain State Park, offers an exclusive look into the state of Alabama wildlife as the largest rehabilitation center in the state! Learn how injured birds are cared for and hike the dynamic Treetop Nature Trail to the scenic birdwatching deck.
Grab your hiking gear and walk one or more of the numerous trails in and around the city, such as the Vulcan Walking Trails near Red Mountain, the Rotary Trail in Railroad Park, or a stroll through Moss Rock Preserve.
Some of us prefer to take the road less traveled. If that sounds like you and you, you may enjoy the adventure of traversing Birmingham’s untamed terrain.
Depending on when you plan your weekend getaway in Birmingham, you may be able to catch some live entertainment at one of the city’s show venues!
The right food makes the occasion complete. Turn your couple’s weekend getaway in Birmingham into an unmatched dining experience with this list of 11 local restaurants you’ll love!
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Birmingham isn’t nicknamed the ‘Magic City’ for nothing. There is charm to be found all over!
Shake up your weekend getaway trip with these top 14 hidden gems in and around Birmingham that you just can’t miss!
Located in Five Points South
A small metaphysical shop and cafe situated in a beautiful historic home. Stop by for a tasty afternoon latte and a glimpse into one of Birmingham’s beautiful residential districts!
Located in Bluff Park
Witness the charm of Birmingham’s picturesque mountain valley at the top of Shades Mountain. Standing at the historical lookout point, you will see the names of lovers who carved themselves into the limestone, dating back to the early 1800s!
Located in Woodland Park
Visit artist Joe Minter’s “African Village in America” exhibit, filled with intricately decorated sculptures and garden spaces that speak to African heritage and historical legacy in a variety of ways.
Located in Hoover
Schedule some shopping for your weekend getaway at the popular Riverchase Galleria, which features numerous stores, food stalls, and entertainment in an architecturally outstanding mall!
Also located in Birmingham, Table & Thyme is a hidden gem you don’t want to miss!
We bring elegance to every event with chic taste and our gourmet catering menus. Next time you plan an event in the Magic City, or want to elevate your weekend getaway with a stylish and appetizing dinner, book with Table & Thyme!
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