Ready for a day trip? 3 reasons to visit stunning Little River Canyon and the JSU Canyon Center

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Little River Canyon. Photo via Taylor Babington for Bham Now

Waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, a beautiful river and amazing views—Little River Canyon has it all. And it’s less than two hours from Birmingham, y’all. I am thrilled to share more about one of my favorite places in Alabama. Here are just a few reasons why you should check out Little River Canyon ASAP.

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Prepare for holiday travel with #protips for avoiding traffic and construction in Birmingham.

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Holiday travel in Birmingham means Thanksgiving meals with loved ones
Who wants to be stuck in traffic when you could be enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner like this? Photo via The Moellinger Family of Roebuck Springs

Maybe your 2019 holiday travel has you dashing to the airport, or maybe you’re road tripping to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving. Either way, unexpected construction-related detours and traffic in Birmingham probably aren’t top of mind when you’re dreaming of turkey and dressing, pumpkin pie and football on the TV, right?

Thankfully, we’ve put together our best holiday travel #protips to help you get where you’re going with the least amount of hassle possible.

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34 pet-friendly hotels in Birmingham, PLUS meet the Bham Now mascots!

Meet Ginny! She’s the very best chocolate lab you will ever meet and yes, I will argue with you about that. Photo via Beth Cunningham

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and everyone knows that means prime travel time. Whoever you have coming to visit you in Birmingham, tell them to bring their fur babies along! The Magic City is fun for all—even Fido. Check out 34 hotels all over Birmingham that will welcome your pets with open paws.

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4 fall drives bursting with color near Birmingham, including a “secret tunnel” in Trussville

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Fall in Birmingham, AL. Photo via @objectivityrach

Fall is in the air, which means crisp colorful leaves will be popping up all over Birmingham. If you’re wondering where to find the best fall colors, here are four drives around Birmingham that will make you swoon. 

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5 mountaintop drives around Birmingham that will make you say WOW

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The view from Tip Top Grill in Hoover, AL. Perfection in Bluff Park. Photo via @tiptopgrill

It is a surprise to many visitors, but locals know that Birmingham is chock full of gorgeous mountaintop vistas and curving, winding roads. The best way to enjoy them? From behind the wheel of your car. Here are five mountain drives around Birmingham that will add some adventure to your daily commute or lazy Sunday afternoon. Keep reading for the best drives around.

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5 reasons to attend Tomb of the Risen Dead, a FAMILY-FRIENDLY event, at DeSoto Caverns this October

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Kids under 12 can dress up, so be sure to wear your costume! Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Magic. Wonder. Adventure. Experience it all every Friday and Saturday from 6:30-10:30PM in October at DeSoto Caverns’ annual Fall event—Tomb of the Risen Dead. Only 45 minutes from Birmingham. Here are 5 reasons this family-friendly event is sure to knock your socks off. Get tickets now!

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Your guide to the ultimate girls’ weekend in Birmingham, AL

My very first Birmingham friends—we’re always all smiles for a girls’ weekend.

Calling all bachelorette parties, sorority reunions, or just good old fashioned girls’ weekends: Birmingham, AL is the perfect destination for your #GirlSquad. Grab your calendar, pull up the group chat, and check out the ultimate guide to your next girls’ getaway!

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Road trip alert! The Natural Bridge of Alabama in Winston County – just 75 minutes from Birmingham

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The Natural Bridge of Alabama. Photo via NorthAlabama.Org

Alabama is home to some amazing natural wonders and scenic viewpoints, just a short distance away from Birmingham. Whether you’ve lived here your entire life or you’ve just moved to the area; we love sharing fun short road trip ideas that inspire y’all to explore. Find out more about visiting the Natural Bridge of Alabama in Winston County – the longest natural bridge in the USA east of the Rockies.

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4 things you must do before Labor Day. PLUS a special Birmingham deal to get you there.

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BBVA Field sunsets are unmatched! Photo via Birmingham Legion FC on Facebook.

As the sun sets on another Birmingham, AL summer, there’s still time for one last hoorah. You know Bham Now is here to make this easy. We’ve pulled together the 4 ‘must-do’ places to check out before Labor Day weekend. Birmingham City School employees, be sure to read till the end for a special deal just for you compliments of Adamson Ford.

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Not your average B&B. Beaches, bonfires, bikes and more with ResortQuest. Don’t miss your chance to save 25%!

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Fun amenities and activities for all the family. Photo via ResortQuest

Now that summer is coming to a close in Birmingham and school is starting back, we’re already thinking about our next vacation. What’s better than a fall trip to the beach? Nothing. ResortQuest offers the best locations with tons of fun amenities and activities for you and your family. Book your fall vacation now for a chance to save 25% on your stay of three or more nights!

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Who needs a quick getaway? Here are six of our favorite cities with direct flights from BHM

Red Rocks Amphitheatre right outside Denver. Photo by Taylor Babington

Did you know that Birmingham has nonstop flights to a bunch of great cities across the U.S.? Get ready to pack your bags. We’ve chosen our top six destinations with no connection required!

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13 Air Bnbs in Birmingham, AL perfect for your next weekend getaway

Scroll down to number 11 for more details on this beauty! All photos via Air Bnb website.

Birmingham, AL has become quite the destination for food and drink, live music, sports, and much more. This is no secret to locals—but as it brings more and more people to the city, accommodations are growing. We’ve got 13 Air Bnb listings all over the city with a 4-star rating or higher!

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We’re giving away a BEACH TRIP to celebrate Bham Now’s 3rd birthday! 🥳

Bham Now is officially three years old! And if you can’t tell by the gif, we are VERY excited. As a thank you to YOU, our audience, we’re giving away a 4 day vacay—compliments of ResortQuest. Yes, you read that right. We’re celebrating by sending you to the beach.

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Floating the Cahaba, road tripping and more. Your definitive guide to staying cool this summer in Birmingham

These building’s definitely look cool, but that’s not the cool we’re talking about. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s hot, Birmingham. We know. To help y’all beat the heat and still participate in all the fun, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to staying cool this summer in Birmingham—including happy hours, road trips and floating local rivers!

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