“With revitalized neighborhoods and a ramped-up food culture, Alabama’s largest city boldly returns to the stage and sings to a bigger audience.” ~ From the Washington Post article titled – You’re Going Where? Birmingham
Today, one of America’s most prominent national newspapers, the Washington Post, featured the Magic City in its monthly travel series highlighting the “best vacation destinations you’ve probably never considered.”
The comprehensive article was broken into five sections that included places to visit, eat, shop, stay and explore.
Here are the Birmingham treasures the Post recommended to its readers:
Red Mountain Park, Negro Southern League Museum, Vulcan Park and Museum and Sloss Furnaces
Ovenbird, Collins Bar, Pizitz Food Hall, Highlands Bar and Grill, and Hot and Hot Fish Club.
Seasick Records, Club Duquette, Charm and The Market at Pepper Place
Empire Hotel and Redmont Hotel
Avondale (and the restaurants) and the Birmingham Civil Rights District
What makes locals smile is the knowledge that the article just scratched the surface.
Ford Wiles, chief creative officer of Big Communications summed it up best in the Post article – “I have seen more movement and excitement in the last five years than I have in my entire 20 years here.”