Guide to the best views of Birmingham

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See an awesome sunset at Tip Top Grill (Via their Facebook)

Catch a sunset or see the lights at one of Birmingham’s top viewing destinations. Our city doesn’t have a bad side, so pick a spot and enjoy!

Vulcan Park & Museum
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Image courtesy of Delta

Birmingham’s most famous landmark couldn’t be left off our list.  This spot not only features the world’s largest cast iron statue of the Roman god of fire and metals, but also an amazing view of the magic city.

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Mr. Vulcan himself (original image)

I recommend going in the evening around 7 for a spectacular view of Birmingham’s lights and to save some dough on tickets ($4 a pop from 6-10 pm!).

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See Birmingham’s lights from a new vantage point this weekend (Original Image)
Vestavia Hills Baptist Church
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The view from Vestavia Hills Baptist Church (Original Image)

This historic church tucked away off of 31 is a popular hangout for college students due to its amazing stone overlook of the city…and because it’s free!

If the stone overlook is already taken, spread a blanket on the hill and have a fun picnic with friends.

The Club
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Image courtesy of the Club

For a swankier view of the city, consider The Club.

This exclusive restaurant has been an establishment in Birmingham since 1951.

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Image courtesy of the Club

A private member club, The Club has three dining experiences for guests ranging from casual to formal and an unbeatable view of the city.  Why not try them all?

Norwood Overlook
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From a point in Norwood (Image by Cary Estes)

From the corner of 23rd Street and 14th Avenue North in Norwood, you can find a nice view of the Birmingham skyline.

This little bluff has an abandoned lot with a panoramic view of downtown buildings and the ridge of Red Mountain.

Tip Top Grill
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Tip Top Grill via their Facebook page

Situated on the highest point in Jefferson County, Tip Top Grill serves Bluff Park with burgers and beautiful views Monday through Saturday.

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Catch an awesome sunset at Tip Top Grill (Via their Facebook)

Stop by for a burger and a breathtaking sunset and then walk across the street Bluff Park ice cream shop for a great evening.

Ruffner Mountain: Hawk’s View Overlook
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View from Hawk’s View Overlook at Ruffner Mountain

This overlook is a little harder to get to, but offers one of the best views of Birmingham and is well worth the extra effort. The short hike to the Hawk’s View Overlook lets you see the whole city and is just a short drive from downtown.

For more information about directions to Hawk’s View Overlook, see here.

And before you go, make sure you check out a Ruffner Mountain trail map.

The Roof at Redmont Hotel

Renovated just last year, the Redmont Hotel’s rooftop bar offers signature cocktails and an amazing view for anywhere between $8 and $15.

Try Rose Monday to enjoy their breathtaking view of the city and save some money on drinks.

If you haven’t already, check out our guide to rooftop bars for more great views of Birmingham!

Did we miss an overlook with a great view of Birmingham? Let us know!