9 Instagram-worthy spots in Birmingham for your next photos

Taking a photo in front of Woodlawn Cyclorama mural
Say cheese on 3! Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for Instagram-worthy spots in Birmingham. Whether you want photos to celebrate a graduation or an engagement or you just want a fun socially-distanced way to spend time, check out these spots you might not have considered.

1. Shoppe

Plants and flowers outside of Shoppe Green House in Birmingham, AL - Instagram-worthy photo spots in Birmingham
Green with envy for these plants. Photo via Shoppe on Facebook

Want to add some greenery to your home and to your profile photos? Head to Shoppe Plant Nursery to buy a fresh plant to brighten up these dreary winter days. While you’re browsing, take a few photos in their colorful greenhouse.

Of course, be sure to respect patrons of the business + everyone at work and only snap a quick photo if you won’t be blocking potential customers.

Plus, explore everything else Forest Park has to offer.

Location: 3815 Clairmont Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35222

2. Cobb Lane

Cobb Lane streets
Explore Birmingham’s picturesque streets and snap a photo or two. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

When you want to visit a gorgeous Birmingham destination that feels like walking in a European town, head to Cobb Lane in Five Points. This picturesque area is also the home to some of Birmingham’s historic closed restaurants, such as Cobb Lane Restaurant and the J. Clyde.

Location: Cobb Lane, Birmingham, AL 35205

3. The Collins Bar is one of our favorite Instagram-worthy spots

We know what you’re thinking: How is The Collins Bar on our list of Instagram-worthy spots in Birmingham? They’re located right next to red and white striped columns, so snap a few photos before you order your drink.

Location: 2125 2nd Avenue North

4. Woodlawn Neighborhood Mural

Woodlawn mural
This mural was designed with and painted by the community in Woodlawn. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

We couldn’t write a list of photo-worthy spots in Birmingham without including a few murals! Our city is full of murals (check out this guide with over 50), but one of our favorites for photos is in Woodlawn. The Cyclorama mural by @roblikespie, @moses.art and @blankspacebham is full of bright colors that will make your Instagram pop.

Location: 6 55th Place South, Birmingham, AL 35212

5. Crest Road S

Sun setting over Crest Road South
Is there anything more beautiful than a Birmingham sunset? Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Want an amazing view of the sunset in Birmingham and a few great photos? Park along Crest Road South and enjoy the gorgeous sunset. You’ll get that awesome golden hour glow plus a new spot to enjoy a coffee or a picnic with a stunning view of Birmingham.

Location: Crest Road South near English Village

6. The Hive

Five Points South - the HIVE
Food, drinks, and a perfect patio for photos. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The HIVE is a new concept in Five Points South that combines everything we love: food, drinks, and a cool rooftop with a beautiful leaf backdrop. Head to Five Points South to discover each business helping the area thrive and share the vibrant photos on Instagram.

Want to support local businesses while taking fun photos? Check out our local business directory with over 650 local restaurants, bars, and businesses.

Location: 1006 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205

7. Farm Bowl and Juice Co.

Colorful pink and orange mural in front of Farm Bowl and Juice Co
For the ultimate Instagram photo, coordinate your outfit to the Farm Bowl wall’s colors. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

Farm Bowl and Juice Co. has Instagram-worthy spots everywhere you turn. Grab photos on the swings on their front porch or walk to the gorgeous colorful mural by @locomotivecreative and @collinvghn and around the building.

Location: 1920 29th Ave S, Homewood, AL 35209

8. East Lake’s Murals

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Watercress darter mural in East Lake – photo by Pat Byington

East Lake’s Art Town features a few colorful murals so you can snap all the photos your heart desires. This Watercress Darter mural by @toosphexy, @merilka, @tynessigns with Magic City Mural Collective is one of our favorites. When you’re done taking your photos, be sure to stop by Ruffner Mountain to enjoy the sunset.

Check out our East Lake community guide to find other spots to explore in the community.

Location: 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

9. Crestwood Tavern Mural is an Instagram-worthy spot in Birmingham

Colorful green and orange mural on the side of Crestwood Tavern
The Crestwood mural is a colorful feature of the neighborhood and is painted on the side of the Crestwood Tavern. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Birmingham is full of so many amazing murals you might not know where to start. When I want to go mural hopping, I love starting for breakfast or lunch in a Birmingham neighborhood like Crestwood and then exploring. You never know what you’ll find—this colorful mural by @pcwilm is on the side of Crestwood Tavern.

Location:  5500 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212

Where’s your favorite place to grab a photo in Birmingham? Let us know by tagging @bhamnow.

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