DeSoto Caverns reopens with new attractions, special deals and safety precautions

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Experience the astounding beauty and history of the cave at DeSoto Caverns. Photo courtesy of DeSoto Caverns

After closure due to COVID-19, DeSoto Caverns has officially reopened for business and is ready to welcome you back! With updated safety measures in place and new attractions to take in during your next visit, you’re sure to have fun and stay well on your next adventure to DeSoto Caverns. 

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4 nature escapes when you’re ready to return to Alabama’s Gulf Coast

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Enjoy a scenic nature escape at the Alabama Gulf Coast. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

There’s no denying that we’ve all undergone some major life shifts the past few months. And with summer here, we are all in some serious need of a break from the real world. If you’re craving a summer getaway, but are still trying to lay low, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism is ready when you are with these nature escapes that are off the beaten path. Bonus: you’ll still be able to dig your toes in the sand. 

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Journey through black history at these key places in Birmingham

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Be the change. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum’s Instagram page

Now, more than ever, is a time to educate ourselves on the history of black Americans, their achievements, setbacks and impact on the city of Birmingham and the country. Whether you are brushing up on things you’ve already learned, or wanting to educate a new generation, here are some places in Birmingham that will help lead the way.

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Local Birmingham food bank partners with NFL star Marcell Dareus to help local families put food on the table

Helping feed students across Birmingham. Photo via @bhmcityschool’s Instagram page

Kindness matters. To help those who need it most, many Birmingham organizations are giving away free food. If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, continue reading for info on when and where food pickups are in the coming weeks and months.

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