Birmingham featured in family getaway story by the popular website Scary Mommy

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Supporting McWane Science Center is a hands-on activity at Beaker Bash. Photo submitted

Just in time for Spring Break, Scary Mommy, a digital publication with over 3.9 million “likes” on Facebook, has published a story featuring Birmingham as an ideal family getaway.

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Boo at the Zoo at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo via Birmingham Zoo

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In this month’s featured story – Why You Should Head To Birmingham For Your Next Family Vacation – Scary Mommy author Lindsey Ferrier fully endorses a trip to the Magic City.

Here is the intro:

Looking for the perfect family weekend getaway? Try Birmingham, Alabama. This multifaceted Southern city has a hip yet family-friendly restaurant scene, a children’s museum and zoo, lush parks and lots of green spaces, and an incredible civil rights museum your kids will never forget.

Ferrier profiled all of our favorite places to take the kids:

Birmingham, Alabama, Vulcan Park and Museum, Vulcan's 114th Birthday Bash, V-Mascot
Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute & 16th Street Baptist Church
McWane Science Center
Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham Museum of Art
Ruffner Mountain
Red Mountain Park

For food, she added SAWS BBQ, Pizzeria GM, Eli Jerusalem, Red Cat and the Pizitz Food Hall.

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Pizitz Food Hall. Photo courtesy of the Wilbert Group

And for hotels to stay at – Homewood Suite by Hilton, the Historic Redmond Hotel and the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook.

The Redmont Hotel. Photo via

Timely Article

For people coming from out of town to local residents seeking a staycation, check out the timely Scary Mommy story about the ultimate family getaway trip to Birmingham.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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