How to make the most out of HydroFest at Lake Guntersville, June 26-27

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Catch all the excitement at HydroFest. Photo via Lake Guntersville

Whether you’re a water sports fanatic or just want a weekend by the water, HydroFest is returning to Lake Guntersville and it is the place to be from June 26-27. Keep reading for your guide to making the most of it.

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5 30A businesses with Birmingham ties. Check them out now.

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Dreaming of this picnic on the beach. Photo via Fresco Picnic Co.

If you are headed to the sunny white sands of Santa Rosa, Florida this summer, we have a few 30A businesses that you’ll want to check out. The best part, they have Birmingham roots, so you’ll find a little piece of home on your beach vacay.

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7 tips for safely biking through Birmingham this summer for all skill levels

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Cycling is a fun activity to get the whole family out of the house this summer. Photo via Redemptive Cycles

There is no shortage of fun ways to stay active in Birmingham. One physical activity taking the city by storm is biking. Whether you’re a beginner interested in picking up a new hobby or an experienced rider looking to get back out post-quarantine, we’re giving you some tips on how to safely bike in those Birmingham streets.

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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s new guidelines for increase in summer travels

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Photo by Dustin Massey Studios courtesy of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Are you planning a vacation with friends, family and loved ones? Here are some safe summer travel tips from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM).

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These 6 getaways + 1 giveaway will have you and your PTO ready for summer vacation

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Little River Falls in Dekalb County Alabama. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

I think it’s safe to say we’re all ready for Summer 2021. Bham Now has your summer fun covered with the ultimate summer getaway + giveaway, with five destinations ranging from mountain getaways to bright beaches. Pack your bags and don’t forget the sunscreen!

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Action packed guide to Lake Guntersville State Park for Memorial Day and beyond

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Have an adventure at Lake Guntersville. Photo via Lake Guntersville

Memorial Day Weekend is made for being outdoors and relaxing. But if you’re traveling to a sunny, water-bound destination, it doesn’t always end up very refreshing. Beaches are crowded and you get sand in places you don’t want sand. For the ideal Memorial Day Weekend, we suggest visiting Lake Guntersville in North Alabama. Here are four reasons why.

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5 spring kayaking adventures in and around Birmingham

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Photo by Keith Bozeman, Kayak at sunset at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge near Decatur, Alabama. Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

The weather is heating up, which means it’s time for outdoor adventures. We’ve previously told you why Birmingham is a paddler’s paradise, and now we’re back to let you know how you can get in on it.

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9 reasons to visit Jackson, Mississippi this spring

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Jackson MS, Visit Jackson MS. Photo via Jackson MS, Visit Jackson MS

When the weather turns to sunshine and clear skies, it’s time to pack those bags for a spring vacation. For a quick weekend getaway less than four hours from Birmingham, visit Jackson, Mississippi. From cool historic landmarks to must-visit restaurants and bars, here are some things that await you in the City with Soul.

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10+ car charging stations around the Birmingham metro area

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UAB charging station. Photo via UAB Sustainability

Electric vehicles are on the come up in Alabama. Manufacturing plants dedicated to electric vehicles are coming to the state soon and with this rise, we’re going to need to charge up somewhere. Here’s where to find car charging stations around Birmingham.

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Win the ultimate spring getaway — Prizes over $2000

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What a view. Photo by John Dersham via DeKalb County Tourism

Dreaming of a spring getaway? Well, get to packing. From chasing waterfalls to exploring historic downtown districts, these 7 spots across Alabama, Florida and Mississippi offer everything in between with plenty of Covid-safe ways to enjoy your spring travels. Plus, three winners will be chosen to win the ultimate spring travel pack that totals $2000+ in gift cards, free stays and more. 

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California transplant Tracy Chavis shares her favorite parts of The Magic City

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Tracy Chavis with her gorgeous cat, Grace. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Whether you’ve lived in Birmingham for 10 days or 10 years, The Magic City has a palpable charm that attracts people from all over the world. Just ask Tracy Chavis, a recent Birmingham transplant who landed in the new Cortland Vesta apartment community in Five Points South. We met with her to find out a few of her favorite things in Birmingham so far—here’s what she had to say.

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