This month, Travel + Leisure, one of America’s most popular travel publications, has published a long-form story exploring Alabama and the city of Birmingham.
Titled – “A Road Trip Through Alabama, Where Creatives are Grappling With the Past and Building a Brighter Future,” T+L author Kevin West describes a August 2018 road trip traveling from Muscle Shoals to Orange Beach.
Many of Birmingham’s most famous residents and places are featured in the story, including Mayor Randall Woodfin, Highlands Bar and Grill’s Frank Stitt, his wife Pardis, and Highlands pastry chef and James Beard winner Dolester Miles. The author also visited the Avondale neighborhood and landmarks such as SAWS BBQ and Post Office Pies. He wraps up the Birmingham portion of the story discussing Birmingham Civil Rights history and a visit to the Birmingham Ciivil Rights Institute.
Along with Birmingham, the article describes the Muscle Shoals music and fabric arts scene, Montgomery and the Black Belt’s history and visit to Orange Beach and the state’s beaches.
With an international readership of over 4.8 million, Travel + Leisure’s April 2019 story is a great primer for tourists seeking to take a visit to Birmingham and Alabama. The story is also very timely, as we celebrate Alabama’s bicentennial as a state.
Bham Now continues to catalog stories profiling Birmingham. Checkout our growing list:
Conde Nast – Conde Nast declares Birmingham has arrived
Trip Advisor – Birmingham named ‘up and coming foodie city’
Inc. – Birmingham ranks 37 on Inc. 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business
Wine Enthusiasts – National publication Wine Enthusiast features Birmingham’s “top tier” drinking and dining hot spots
Nylon Magazine – Birmingham sparks attention
Vogue Magazine’s “the South’s Magic City”
Outside Magazine”s 25 Best Towns of 2017 edition.
The New York Times –“Birmingham is ready to surprise you.”
Washington Post – “best vacation destinations you’ve never considered” series.
CNN – “15 charming cities in the American South you may have overlooked.”