These building’s definitely look cool, but that’s not the cool we’re talking about. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now
It’s hot, Birmingham. We know. To help y’all beat the heat
and still participate in all the fun, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to staying cool this summer in Birmingham—including happy hours, road trips and floating local rivers!
Cool Off With a Cool Drink
This includes iced coffee, frosé, alcohol-free cocktails and of course happy hour specials.
Definitely have to swing by The Roof at The Redmont Hotel for a drink this summer. Photo via @theroofatredmont on Instagram
Moonshine at The Elyton Hotel is a gem. There’s inside and outside seating, plus the views are amazing—especially when the sun goes down. Photo via @hotel_trend on Instagram
Get Away for a Day
Road trip anyone? Get out of the city for a day—or longer. Here are some
Everyone know’s it’s about 10 degrees cooler in the shade, so finding these covered bridges around Birmingham is key to staying cool. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
Or Just Stay Inside
Introduce them to the arts early at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The galleries are air conditioned, and it’s totally free! Photo via @thislifefilledwithlove on Instagram
Find the Water
actually summer if you haven’t floated down a river or visited a splash pad?
Tie yourself to your pal’s tubes, sit back and relax. Floating the Cahaba is the perfect way to stay cool this summer in Birmingham. Photo via @artsenmcraft on Instagram
Have more ideas on ways to keep it cool this summer? Let us know on social @BhamNow, or use #BhamNow!