Staycation Guide: Boutique hotels in Birmingham + itineraries for each

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A staycation? Yes, please! Photo via The Tutwiler Hotel’s Facebook

From a global pandemic to important social movements, we could all use a break and change of scenery. Odds are most summer vacation plans have been altered. Luckily, Birmingham’s a great place to be for a staycation. Check out these boutique and other local hotels for some inspiration. I’ve even included a little itinerary for each location just for you.

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Turkey Creek Nature Preserve: Adventures with Adamson Episode 3

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Sunshine and cool shoot locations—that’s about all we need. Photo via Bham Now

Your summer playground awaits. The best part? It’s just half an hour from downtown Birmingham. Our friends over at Adamson Ford lent us a sweet ride so we could go see it for ourselves. Find out all you need to know before you go right here!

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RV rentals and sales soar due to wanderlust during a pandemic

I think van life is calling my name. Photo via Gearbox Rental’s Facebook

Remember those RVs your grandparents and their friends had? Well, they’re back but they’re nothing like your grandfather’s. Covid-19 has changed how families vacation and now RVs are the newest trend in travel. We’re talking solar fueled, wifi-enabled, sleek modern designed vehicles. Let’s take a look at where you can rent or buy one in Birmingham as well as some cool features you’d never expect.

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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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Blount County Covered Bridges: Adventures with Adamson Episode 2

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Your favorite road trippers ready to guide you on your next adventure.

A day spent adventuring through some of the most stunning countryside Alabama has to offer. A historic trail that feels like a step back in time. We teamed up with Adamson Ford to bring you the perfect day trip to kick off your summer. Read on for an inside look + your very own road trip map!

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Where to go chasing waterfalls in and around Birmingham

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It’s like a scene straight out of a movie. Photo via @hikealabama on Instagram.

Sorry TLC! We’re about to go chasing waterfalls. We could all use a little adventure to kick start the summer. Whether you’re looking to stay local or go on a mini road trip, here are 18 waterfalls in and around Birmingham to explore.

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Check out these eerie Birmingham sites that’ll give you goosebumps

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I can personally say I’ve had a paranormal experience at Sloss. Photo via Brad Mitchell on Trover.

I’ve always had a fascination with the unknown and unexplainable. What better day than Friday the 13th to explore just that in a city with a rich history and eccentric cultures. Check out these 5 places in Birmingham that’ll give you goosebumps.

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5 best spring break road trips from Birmingham. Win $250 gas card!

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Such a dreamy view from Chattanooga’s Sunset Rock. Photo by Jeremy Rasnic Photo via Chattanooga Fun on Facebook

Spring break is almost here which (hopefully) means relaxation, exploration and FUN are all in your future. No matter where your compass is pointing, we’re sure you’ll have a blast. But just to be safe, we’ve gathered this trusty guide full of places to go, things to see and lots to do.

Want to win a $250 gas card to help get to where you’re going? Sign up for our newsletter to be entered into our Spring Break Giveaway, and keep reading for all the deets. Happy spring breakin’, Birmingham!

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Outside Magazine calls Alabama’s Pinhoti Trail one of the best hikes to take on earth in 2020

Conservation Fund map of the Pinhoti Trail. Graphic from the Pinhoti Trail Alliance

In its latest edition, the nationally acclaimed outdoor adventure publication Outside Magazine recommended the 335 mile Alabama/Georgia Pinhoti Trail as one of the best long-distance hikes to take in the world this year.

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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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