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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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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