8 outdoor date experiences to enjoy in Birmingham this summer

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Haley and Antonio Minifield sharing a scoop at Big Spoon Creamery in Avondale. Photo via Antonio and Haley Minifield of YNOT Images

With the weather in Birmingham getting hotter, it’s only natural that we’re wanting to be outside to enjoy it. It’s also the perfect time to explore the city with your significant other. So if you’re wanting to impress your new boo with views of the Birmingham skyline or go on a daytime adventure in the city with bae, keep scrolling down below.


The weather has been perfect lately, which means it’s time to get out of the house and make new memories. Check out some of the best spots in Birmingham for a sunshine-filled outdoor date.

1. The Market at Pepper Place

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Get an early morning start with your date at Pepper Place Market. Photo via Carmen Waldrop for Bham Now

The Market at Pepper Place is the perfect place for a foodie couple. There is fresh meat and produce, live music and an abundance of vendors with samples and treats to try right there on the spot. A fun idea would be to purchase some ingredients to cook a cute meal with your boo when you get home.

  • Address: 2829 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233
  • Hours: Every Saturday 7AM-12PM (Rain or Shine)
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Ziplining with Red Mountain Adventures

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Surprise your date with an afternoon adrenaline rush at Red Mountain Park. Photo via Red Mountain Park’s Instagram

According to their website, Red Mountain Adventures is closed due to COVID guidelines. However, we couldn’t help but put it on this list. If you and your date are the adventurous types, this would get the blood pumping and give you memories to last a lifetime.

Is it your first time? Don’t worry, Red Mountain Adventures has a zip line option for all skill levels. Keep up with their social media to see when the adventures will open back up!

3. Back Forty Beer Company

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Keep it casual and grab a drink with bae in Back Forty’s beer garden. Photo via Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham’s on Instagram

Looking to just get out of the house for a chill afternoon date? Back Forty Beer Company is a solid option. Not only do they have one of the best burgers in Birmingham, but they also have a spacious beer garden for you and your date to relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather.

An added bonus is that you can bring your furry friends. Just make sure they don’t feel like the third wheel.

  • Address: 3201 1st Ave. North Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Sunday 11AM-8PM | Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday – Saturday 11AM-10PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Railroad Park

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Imagine having a romantic picnic in the beautiful Railroad Park. Photo via Gregory J. Harber for Bham Now

Picnics are one of the sweetest gestures to show how much a person means to you. Pack up your picnic basket with your person’s favorite snacks and a few games to get in some much-needed quality time. We suggest Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham because those views are top-notch.

If it’s the first date and you have no clue what to pack in your picnic basket, we have a few suggestions for you that won’t disappoint.


Everyone loves a good dinner date, but sometimes you have to switch things up and be spontaneous. Give your date nights a little more personality with these suggestions below.

5. Grand River Drive-In + Backyard

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Grand River Drive-In + Backyard is the perfect date spot to show off your competitive side. Photo via Bham Now

Grand River Drive-In + Backyard is literally a date night starter kit. There are a variety of activities to fit all personality types. You want games? They have you covered. Looking for some good eats? Look no further. Trying to plan a movie night? This is the place for you.

  • Address: 1451 Grand River Pkway, Leeds, AL 35094
  • Hours: Sunday-Monday 10AM-10PM

6. Moonshine at the Elyton Hotel

This view at night is unmatched. Photo via Moon Shine Birmingham at Elyton Hotel’s Facebook

Who doesn’t love a good rooftop bar situation to get that signature view of the Birmingham skyline? Taking your date to the Moon Shine Birmingham at Elyton Hotel will give you a reason to dress up and spend the night sipping cocktails while enjoying the starry skies. If you get hungry, they also have some yummy menu options.

  • Address: 1928 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Monday – Wednesday CLOSED | Thursday 4-9:30PM | Friday-Saturday 4-11:30PM | Sunday 4-8:30PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Birmingham Barons Game at Region Field

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You can never go wrong taking a date to see the Birmingham Barons play at Regions Field. Photo via Birmingham Barons Facebook

You are guaranteed to have a great time at a Birmingham Barons baseball game at Regions Field. I like to think of it as half baseball game and half social event. Their game schedule is already out, so go ahead and start planning now.

If you and bae are just wanting to get out of the house for a fun night in the city, you definitely have to venture out to a game on a thirsty Thursday for the drink specials.

8. Cahaba River Full Moon Paddle

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Imagine you and your date on the river admiring this beautiful view. Photo via Treeline Expeditions’ Facebook

 Wanting to show off your romantic side? Treeline Expeditions has a scenic night cruise that will take your date’s breath away as you both kayak down the Cahaba River under the moonlight. Now if you’re looking for more daytime kayaking options, we have a few recommendations for all skill levels around the city.

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Carmen Waldrop
Carmen Waldrop
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