With the holiday season approaching, it can be a lot to plan a huge trip. Why not plan a staycation in Birmingham? So you can plan a simple getaway in the Magic City, we gathered the best hotels and Airbnbs for you to put on your staycation to-do list—check it out.
The Sheraton is best known for its casual scene and views of the big city.
What to do: Catch some Instagramable moments in Norwood near the Sheraton. You can also swing by Topgolf—try their queso, it’s divine!
- Rates: $189+/night
- Location: 2101 Richard Arrington Junior Blvd N, Birmingham, AL
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Uptown girls stay thriving at the Westin Uptown. This staycation in Birmingham offers some of the best picturesque views of the city.
What to do: Uptown is booming! With the new Protective Stadium, Topgolf and Texas de Brazil, Uptown is the hub for entertainment in Birmingham. Also, don’t forget to head over to the BJCC for live entertainment. Check out their event calendar to plan your latest night out.
- Rates: 193+/night
- Location: 2221 Richard Arrington Junior Blvd North, Birmingham, AL
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For a modern vintage vibe, plan a staycation at the Tutwiler. It’s every romantics luxurious dream.
What to do: While at the Tutwiler, the Birmingham Museum of Art is just a few blocks away. You won’t want to miss their new Indigenous art collection, like the renowned Jingle Dress exhibit.
4. The Elyton Hotel
What to do: Relax at Elyton’s ✨ exquisite ✨ rooftop bar for stunning views of downtown Birmingham. Don’t miss out on their light snack options while sipping on their handcrafted cocktails.
5. The Grand Bohemian
Live your la vie bohème dream at The Grand Bohemian. With spas, golfing and an art gallery, there is something for the whole family.
What to do: Be sure to reserve a spot in their cooking class so you can master the art of cooking. Also, check out their fountain pool and spa where you can get full-body massages.
- Rates: $999+/night + includes a $100 redeemable food and beverage credit
- Location: 2655 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
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6. Hotel Indigo
Just in time for the roaring 2020s, Hotel Indigo has the perfect staycation in Birmingham for art-deco lovers.
What to do: Take your time and stroll through the Historic Five Points South Entertainment District. Since it’s home iconic restaurants and landmarks, you’re bound to have a lively time. Make sure to add dinner at Highlands Bar & Grill to your to-do list.
7. Avondale Park Retreat
Have a dog you can’t part with? The Avondale Park retreat is a great place to staycation in Birmingham for dog owners. Bring your furry friend to this cozy spot in Avondale.
What to do: While you’re there, get a drink at mom’s basement or try the now open Ferus on 41st. There’s always something fun in Avondale, so try staycationing here!
- Rates: $75/night
- Location: 5th Avenue S, Birmingham, AL
8. Historic Morris Ave- Private Balcony
A five-star staycation in Birmingham’s Mercantile on Morris—say no more! The newest mixed-use development in Birmingham has all the things you want for a staycation. Rent this entire condominium for your staycation in Birmingham.
What to do: Take a walk down the cobblestone roads or grab a quick bite at the award-winning pizza at Pizza Grace. You can also check out the art shows, such as art by Roscoe Hall and Merrick Adams. There’s so much unique entertainment at this staycation. You’ll never get bored!
- Rates: $150/night
- Location: 212 Morris Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203
9. DT Bham Loft
Ever wanted to know what the loft experience in downtown Birmingham was like? Just off 1st Ave N, rent this loft on spacious Airbnb loft for the ultimate downtown experience.
What to do: With the awe-inspiring city views and walking distance to everything downtown has to offer, you’re bound to have an excellent staycation. For eating out, you should try Helen (THE Bham culinary scene). For more places to eat downtown check out this guide.
- Rates: $121/night
- Location: 1st Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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