According to Forbes, the century old national business magazine, Birmingham is one of the best places to visit for people seeking an affordable winter 2020 destination.
Joining the Magic City on the list? Chicago, Rome, Mexico City, San Diego, Guadalajara, San Antonio, Toronto and Cartagena.
That’s heady company.
The author of the Forbes story, travel writer Geoff Whitmore, recognizes Birmingham’s James Beard award winning chefs (Thank you Frank Stitt and Dolester Miles!!) and a growing food scene as the primary draw to the Magic City.
Here is an excerpt from the story – 9 Affordable Winter 2020 Destinations :
“This Alabama destination is growing in popularity and for good reason. Its cultural roots combine effortlessly to produce an amazing food scene, where high-end culinary chops meet down-home flavors. In addition to the restaurants helmed by James Beard Award-winning chefs, you’ll also enjoy a delightful art scene.”
Birmingham’s mild winters were also pointed out as a plus. The writer did recommended March as a prime time to visit. We can’t disagreed with that, but we do always seem to get ice/snow storms in late February and early March.
Birmingham is on a roll when it comes to being recognized by major national publications.
Over the past 3 years Bham Now has compiled a pretty extensive list of articles featuring the Magic City.
Check it out – it is getting pretty darn impressive.
Conde Nast – Conde Nast declares Birmingham has arrived
Trip Advisor – Birmingham named ‘up and coming foodie city’
Dallas Morning News – The “good buzz” continues…Birmingham featured in the Dallas Morning News
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.