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Birmingham, Alabama Hotels and Tourist Sights

Updated on October 15, 2017

Birmingham's Arthur Harold Parker

Birmingham, Ala. has much to be proud of. This city has a rich history and well worth a visit. The 2014 magic city Classic was an undeniable success, but there are other things the MagicCity has to be proud of, one is an educational warrior, Dr. Arthur Harold Parker (1870-1939). His name resounds throughout the Birmingham area as A.H.ParkerHigh School.

This educator was presented with the opportunity to work at world-renowned Tuskegee Institute but refused it to see the dream of ParkerHigh School being built for young Black Americans, then given the name of Negros. A.H. Parker High has graduated thousands of young people and stands as a reminder in the hearts of thousands of people around the globe. “What man can conceive he will achieve.” The City of Birmingham has always had crusaders, in the words of Arthur Harold Parker, quoted from his autobiography.

“Tonight as I write this last paragraph, I wonder if anyone is as happy as I am. I wonder how many people after 45 years of service at one job, find themselves many times happier than when they began. I wonder if this is any sign that I have been successful. I wondered when I started and, tonight I am wondering just as much.”

The Magic City Classic has succeeded for 73 years among many other Birmingham achievements. The base of its success has been educators and hard working families with a belief in the education of Birmingham’s citizens. As the “Old Gray Lady” filled with students and alumni, Dr. Arthur Harold, no doubt, would have been proud. Watching the thousands fill the stadium while tailgate cooks flipped burgers in excitement.

Arthur Harold Parker and other pioneers of education can consider themselves successful. Birmingham, like most cities will reach levels of change, falter, and regenerate, and go on. Keeping the determined belief of Arthur Harold Parker and his “Patron Saint” Booker T. Washington and many other educational pioneers, Birmingham will go on, “To greater success.”

Visit the Birmingham, Alabama Zoo

Fall Events in Birmingham, Ala

Visit Birmingham, Alabama in the fall and attend the Hot Springs Blazin Blue Grass festival. You will love the music. For the $20-$25 bring the whole family and have a great time. Bring the lawn chairs and a few snacks and have a great day out.

The city of Birmingham has a list of things on tap for the fall, The Annual Whistle Stop Festival with great food prepared by some of the best Barbecue cooks on the planet. A great outing for music, food and unique crafts, this festival has operated for over 20 years and is still going strong. Rent booths or come and eat at the Irondale Whistle Stop Festival in Birmingham, AL.

Stop in at the Taste of Fourth Avenue Jazz Festival. This district is the heart of the Birmingham, Alabama historical district. Dating back to Birmingham, Alabama's very beginning. While you are there sense the history that surrounds you. This was once the main shopping area of this bustling city.

With the Red Mountain Theater Company you are that much closer to Broadway.

Magic City Classic, one of the largest rivalries in the Southeast, played at Legion Field.

Boo at the Zoo a great family event with candy and activities for kids with the joy of laughter for the whole family. This event has burst into a giant of activity over the years. It draws thousands each year from areas way beyond Birmingham.

Tailgate, with Birmingham's many college football teams while visiting the city or catch great sales at the Riverchase Galleria. Visit this city so conveniently close to so much activity in the fall. Atlanta, Huntsville, The Gulf Coast, Chattanooga and Nashville. A beautiful drive in every direction.

Golf in Birmingham

Boo at the Zoo/ Alabama A & M vs Alabama State

Time to prepare for Boo at the Zoo in Birmingham Alabama, this Halloween Festival has grown from a medium gathering to bursting at the seams held 3 weekends near the end of October Boo at the Zoo is a busy affair.

Merchants supply candy for costumed Trick or Treaters as they roam around the Birmingham Zoo and ride the famous Zoo Train in past years food and Carousel rides were available. The little ones have a wonderful time and the Adults occasionally get in on the act.

The city of Birmingham is busy as always but Southern Hospitality never forgets to welcome visitors. If you are from out of town make your reservations early for any event going on in the city. Events go on in the city and near it and Birmingham is filled with hotels and bed and breakfast to accommodate visitors.

The last weekend of Boo at the Zoo is the busiest, the Alabama A& M Bull Dogs and the Alabama State Hornets play a 68 year football rivalry, “The Magic City Classic”. This years Ambassador, The beautiful Wendy Williams, of the Wendy Williams Show, hotels will be booked solid for at least a 50 mile radius around the Magic City.

Talladega is racing the very same weekend, keeping the fall air filled with action. So make your reservations early. Fall activities are starting in the South. Get ready for tailgate parties and fall jamborees galore. Fall activities are cranking up in Birmingham, Alabama.

Boo at the Zoo- Weekends October, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-30 Admission $8

Magic City Classic 10/30/10

Talladega Weekend of the 10/30/10


Birmingham, Alabama Fishing Vacation

Fishing Vacation in Birmingham, Alabama

If, you are looking for a place to do some real sports fishing step into your own backyard and fish in Birmingham, Alabama. This area is linked to some of the best golf trails in the world and now you know it is a fisherman’s paradise.

Voted as the best place in the world to catch bass Birmingham, Alabama is a wonderful place for a fishing vacation. With several lakes being located near the city Birmingham is a splendid place for fishing. Lake Guntersville is very near the city, only a little more than an hours drive and Lake Martin is only 40 min, there are other waterways near the city. Take a fishing vacation in Birmingham, Alabama.

Alabama, Birmingham Hotels and Tourist Places

Hotels in Birmingham have a professional yet very friendly Southern flavor. The city also features lovely Bed & Breakfast hotels on Birmingham’s South side. Find an inexpensive hotel to stay located in the Birmingham, Alabama city center as well as full service hotels.

The Sheraton Civic Center Hotel is located at the mouth of the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center complex on the North side of Birmingham and the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast 1309 19th Street South Birmingham, Alabama (205) 919-9090 is located on the South side.

This lovely Southern Victorian home is decorated in the tradition of the Early South. Enjoy breakfast in this lovely home while enjoying this quaint community located not far from lovely Bistros and the campus of University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) this B&B will be a pleasant change from the bustle of a hotel.

When you stay at hotels located in the Birmingham downtown center local restaurants have a special flavor. While staying in the Birmingham downtown area tour the Birmingham Museum of Art, The McWane Center and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Stay at the Sheraton Civic Center Hotel adjacent to the Birmingham Jefferson CivicCenter, a lovely expansive hotel with great service.

The BJCC has a number of activities throughout the year, conventions, plays and concerts. Visit the cafes on Birmingham on the Green as you walk through the picturesque financial district of the Birmingham area. Make the beautiful jewel of Birmingham, The Tutwiler Hotel, a place to stay or have dinner. Presidents are only a few of the dignitaries to visit this elegant Birmingham establishment listed among the Historic Hotels of America.

The American Interstate Motel at 1st Avenue North, The Anchor Motel located at 3rd Avenue South sit near the business districts in the Birmingham area. These Motels are inexpensive places to stay in the business area. These Motels offer access to the University of Alabama, South side restaurants and easy access to major highways.

Enjoy staying at the Double Tree Hotel on Birmingham’s 20th Street South and you will be in the middle of all of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama Hospital facilities; which cover the majority of the South side area of Birmingham, Alabama. In the city center you will find yourself minutes from Vulcan Park and the downtown financial district of the city. The city branches out with access to many more hotels and eateries.

The Wynfery Hotel located in the River Chase Galleria is a luxury Birmingham hotels favorite, and the Galleria is a shopping watering hole. Near the Birmingham Zoo and Botanical Gardens is Courtyard by Marriott, enjoy Brookwood Village and tour the Samford University Campus. Birmingham Alabama is an historical city with a great deal to offer. A visit to this special city is a treat filled with a wonderful variety of restaurants, lodging and entertainment.

Veteran's Day Parade

The Veterans Day Parade is held in Birmingham, Alabama, the largest in the nation. The city gives a rallying memory to the Veterans. The bands play boldly and the people turn out in force to honor America’s Veterans. The sacrifices they have made and are still making can never be appreciated enough. There are no words to thank them for their unselfish sacrifice.


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