Birmingham, AL, USA

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Birmingham, AL, USA

Birmingham vacation rentals

Learn and play in Birmingham

If you climb the stairs to the observation deck of the famous Vulcan statue, you will see the historically significant and culturally thriving city of Birmingham, an easy choice for your next family holiday. Whether by foot or zipline, visitors can explore the area’s protected landscapes and wildlife. More natural wonders await at the Birmingham zoo. Historic walking tours and the Civil Rights Institute provide educational opportunities for everyone in your group. Golfers and art connoisseurs will also be pleased by the city’s diverse offerings. Take advantage of everything from the science center to the nightlife with a stay at the Birmingham vacation rentals.

Outdoor fun for the whole family in Birmingham

When staying in Birmingham vacation rentals, be prepared get outside. Avid golfers will love hitting the area’s pristine greens. Your family could spend an entire day—or more—in Red Mountain Park, an ideal spot for Birmingham outdoor activities. The park has 15 miles of lush hiking trails, with treehouses, scenic overlooks, and even historic ore mines throughout. The more adventurous can travel to new heights as they zipline over the area’s exquisite forests and valleys or climb the Kaul Adventure Tower. Head back into town for an informative historic walking tour.

Birmingham’s day and night attractions

Take a trip to Birmingham’s impressive 122-acre zoo, which plays host to otters, giraffes, lions, zebras, and more. If you are looking for Birmingham attractions at night, the zoo has an annual Zoos, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que event. As Alabama’s largest city, Birmingham has a vibrant nightlife, and those looking to hear some live music won’t be disappointed. Visitors also flock to the finely curated Birmingham Museum of Art and the enlightening Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Families with curious minds can explore the kid-friendly McWane Science Center as well as the Southern Museum of Flight.

Birmingham’s pleasant southern climate

The weather in Birmingham is relatively mild for the southern region of the United States, and lends itself to comfortable outdoor holidays. Summer highs are typically in the low 90s, and winter lows are generally somewhere in the 30s. With temperatures that are warm but certainly not hot, fall and spring are good times to book Birmingham vacation rentals for families planning to take advantage of the area’s rich natural environment. If your group plans to spend most of the vacation exploring the city’s museums and history, winter and summer are also perfectly acceptable times to visit.

Outdoor adventures in Birmingham

With protected parks and preserves, there is no shortage of beautiful nature near Birmingham. Birdwatchers can observe an array of species at the Birmingham Audubon Society’s favorite regional birding sites. Right outside of the city, travelers can visit Oak Mountain State Park, the largest state park in Alabama. Oak Mountain includes the Tree Top Nature Trail, where you can view injured native birds being rehabilitated at the Alabama Wildlife Center. The Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve is an excellent spot to see local flora and fauna and catch a great view of the city.