6 unique experiences in Birmingham you can book through Airbnb

Acroyoga, anyone? Photo via Airbnb

Shopping, wrapping, cooking, hosting—ah, the tasks of the season! Take a break from your holiday checklist with one of these unique local experiences you can book right here in Birmingham through Airbnb.

Bracelet Design Party

Handmake the perfect gift. Photo via Airbnb

Design your own bracelet at ExVoto Vintage. Sip champagne, shop and design a custom bracelet from a selection of vintage beads. Your bracelet will be assembled while you shop their one of a kind jewelry, apparel, and shoes.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Price: $49 per person
  • Includes: Drinks, custom bracelet, goody bag
  • Location: Ex Voto Vintage, Mountain Brook
  • Address: 2402 Canterbury Rd, Mountain Brook, AL
  • Group Size: Up to 10 people

Acroyoga in the Park

All ages and skill levels welcome. Photo via Airbnb

Rekindle childlike enjoyment with acroyoga in Railroad Park. This activity will challenge you physically and mentally, while still being tons of fun. The instructor claims that in over five years of teaching, one thing has remained constant—kids and adults both end up laughing and playing the whole way through.

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Price: $20 per person
  • Includes: Instruction, all necessary equipment, one of two professional photos
  • Location: Railroad Park
  • Address: 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL
  • Group Size: Up to 10 people

Luxury Shopping and Sensory Journey

Grab your girls (or guys) and get to shopping. Photo via Airbnb

Sip on bubbly cocktails as you journey through a world of luxury scents in candles, soaps and diffusers designed to evoke emotion and provoke memories. Check out candle lines from all over the world while you have the store to yourself.

Before you leave, you’ll have the opportunity to select a 16oz handmade candle in one of five bespoke fragrances. Additionally, you can enjoy 10% off any additional purchases.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: $50 per person
  • Includes: Drinks, equipment, take-home gift
  • Location: Illuminated: A Candle Bar, Mountain Brook
  • Address: 2415 Montevallo Rd, Mountain Brook, AL
  • Group Size: Up to 10 people

Gadsen Historic Culture Walk

Discover something new. Photo via Downtown Gadsen First Friday on Facebook

Get a guided tour of Gadsen’s downtown festival on the first Friday of each month. Take a look at over 50 antique cars from all over the south, try all kinds of food and drinks from popular Alabama vendors, experience the music of live bands performing a wide variety of Bluegrass, Country and Gospel songs—and more.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: $10 per person
  • Includes: Tour, bottled water, chairs
  • Location: Downtown Gadsen
  • Address: 635 Broad St, Gadsden, AL
  • Group Size: Up to 10 people

Wild Cave Exploration Adventure

Treat friends or family to the adventure of the year. Photo via Airbnb

Calling all adventurers—explore the world below at Sims Cave Park. Climb and crawl your way past many different formations and explore the spring-fed stream passage. Travel at your own pace and challenge yourself as much as you enjoy. If you like adventure, this is the experience for you.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $125 per person
  • Includes: Equipment (headlamps, helmets, kneepads, climbing & safety gear)
  • Location: Sims Cave Park
  • Address: 2374 White Oak Trail, Warrior, AL
  • Group Size: Up to 10 people

Yoga Class

Yoga can help reduce holiday stress. Photo via Airbnb

No yoga experience needed! This 45 minute Vinyassa Yoga Class is catered to beginners but can be adjusted for more advanced skill levels. Learn foundational movements that are common throughout all styles of yoga. You’ll explore the body’s full range of motion with specific postures designed to increase strength and flexibility.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: $35 per person
  • Includes: Equipment (yoga mats, yoga blocks, straps, inversion table, blankets)
  • Location: Magnolia House, Montevallo
  • Address: One block from the University of Montevallo
  • Group Size: Up to 4 people

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  • A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.