Time for a ride down Birmingham Lane to take the edge off

Birmingham roads are perfect for wandering especially 20th Street North in downtown. Photo by Holly Moore

We all have our go-to stress-relievers and for those of us who love to drive, we have the perfect list. If you prefer the city or the woods, we can hook you up with that afternoon drive that is sure to help calm your nerves. Known for its idyllic landscape and quaint downtown, Birmingham has so many drives to offer those who need to get away.

Birmingham City Drivers

20th Street North

On 20th Avenue North, Birmingham almost feels like a different city with large trees reaching over the road. Photo by Holly Moore

Do you want to feel like you are in a big city with beautiful arbors and people buzzing about? Take a quick jaunt down 20th Street North and it will give you all the metropolitan feels.

2nd & 3rd Street North

2nd and 3rd Street North provide a unique perspective of the city. Photo by Holly Moore

Sure to peak your interest, these two streets are sure to delight with restaurants and coffee shops that will fuel your trip.

Highland Avenue

Highland Avenue will you get you every single time. Photo by Holly Moore

Do you want quaint restaurants all lined up in walkable distance from apartments? This part of the city thrives with those who want the ability to walk to their destinations. It is the perfect balance of buildings and old trees.

Morris Avenue

Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham might just take you back in time with its bumpy cobblestone streets. Photo by Holly Moore

With cobblestone streets and quaint local shops, this city street begs for you to get out and take a stroll, but if that’s not your cup of tea then you might still want to see the street, if for nothing else than its feeling of antiquety.

Birmingham Back Road Drivers

Mountain Brook Parkway

Mountain Brook welcomes so many variations of routes for someone trying to take the scenic route. Photo by Holly Moore

Honestly, the whole neighborhood is beautiful. The houses in Mountain Brook are the ones you want to create a book out of and set on your coffee table, just so you can sift through them from time to time. If you find yourself intrigued by this area, drive over to English Village and you won’t regret it.

Shades Crest Road

Follow this road for miles and you can see so many sides of the city. Photo by Holly Moore

Shades Creek Parkway has windy roads and snippets of scenic views overlooking Birmingham. Follow the road and don’t look back because the journey is better than the destination.

In downtown Birmingham, 3rd Avenue North is a beautiful street that invites you to slow down and enjoy the views. Photo by Holly Moore

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, the way that it takes its toll. Sometimes you need to take a break and explore. We invite you to take a step into a side of Birmingham that you may be unfamiliar with, one that peaks your interest. Check out these beautiful roads, and don’t forget to find your own.

There are so many lovely places in this city to see. I know I missed a few.

Please let me know your favorites: holly@bhamnow.com