New plans are in the works to bring another mixed-use property to Birmingham’s Parkside district. Developers announced this week their plans to build a 140-room boutique hotel, residential units, an entertainment venue as well as retail and studio space. Here’s a sneak peek into the plans for Parkside’s latest swanky development.Continue reading “Boutique hotel, mixed-use development coming to Parkside”
We’ve had some gorgeous weather in Birmingham the last few days. You know what that means–it’s time to get outside before it’s hot and muggy. To make your planning easier, we’ve compiled a list of must-do hikes in and around Birmingham on the Red Rock Trail System, a network of more than 120 miles of trails in Jefferson County. Read on for more info.Continue reading “5 hikes on Birmingham’s Red Rock Trail System: including the new section of the High Ore Line Trail”
The SEC Baseball Tournament will return to Hoover May 21-26 as the top 12 SEC teams play for a chance to continue their journey to the College World Series in June. Here are the details, as well as what fun shenanigans you can expect at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex this year.Continue reading “The SEC Baseball Tournament returns to Hoover May 21-26. Here’s everything you need to know about the action-packed event”
By now, who hasn’t heard about tiny houses? Maybe you’ve seen people talking about them on TV. You may even know someone (or, in my case, three other someones), who either have one or are in the process of building one.
To find out more about what’s behind the hype, we talked to Rebekah Blankenship. She’s the sister of Bham Now social media guy and amazing photographer Jacob Blankenship. He’s also documenting his sister’s process here.
Who needs to camp-out in the Sipsey Wilderness or the Great Smoky Mountains when you can experience urban wildlife and the outdoors on Birmingham’s “front lawn” – Railroad Park.
May 13-19 is National Public Gardens Week! The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is giving away two free young professional memberships to celebrate the occasion. Visit Bham Now’s instagram for a chance to win.Continue reading “May flowers, anyone? 17 reasons to visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens now. Win a YP membership!”
It is on every Birmingham nature lover’s “May bucket list.” The Cahaba lilies.
Have you checked out West Homewood recently? Well, I hadn’t in a long time and was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled into the cute area around Patriot Park. A quick walk around the block of darling little bungalows, businesses and restaurants had me dialin’ up my realtor and planning my next family move. Here are the highlights of my adventure.Continue reading “7 reasons we’re obsessed with the West Homewood area in Birmingham”
It’s no secret Birmingham is home to some beautiful sights—especially when it comes to murals. We compiled all of our past guides and added new murals to make one big list. Here are 50 (and counting) of our favorite murals in the Magic City. We’ll keep adding, so make sure to check back for updates!Continue reading “PHOTOS: A definitive guide to every mural in Birmingham”
Regions Tradition will once again become the football capital of the South Wednesday, May 8. Many of the south’s legendary coaches and players are set take to the Greystone Golf and Country Club course for the Regions Tradition Pro-Am Day. We’ve got all the details on who to expect on the course. Also, where to score autographs around the grounds.Continue reading “23 celebrities you don’t want to miss at the Regions Tradition Pro-Am Day Wednesday, May 8”
Shipt Yoga on the Green is the perfect way to kick off the Regions Tradition at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Hoover. Come for the yoga featuring Birmingham’s top instructors, stay for the wine (and margs!) at the Wine Down Social Hour. Find out more.
Now that spring has sprung in Birmingham, you may be thinking about getting active and enjoying the outdoors–have you considered climbing?Continue reading “Where to climb within two hours of Birmingham”
Sara Bright, Birmingham co-author and photographer of the book Butterflies of Alabama informed Bham Now this week that the Alabama Butterfly Atlas has added a new “search by color” feature on their popular nature website.
This Spring, visit the Vulcan Park and Museum. Purchase a ticket to take the elevator to the top of Vulcan’s pedestal. Look north toward the Birmingham skyline. Below you and to the west is the UAB campus, spread out over 100 blocks on Birmingham’s Southside.
Get your paddles ready. The Great Alabama 650, a 650-mile paddle race down the Alabama Scenic River Trail, will take place this fall. Find out all the details, plus what’s up for grabs for the winners!