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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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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