Residents began having a new sense of optimism and burden to invest in the city. [Cheap] My favorites are Seeds Coffee Company, Church Street Coffee and Books, Octane, Urban Standard, The Red Cat, Hart and Soul, and O’Henry’s.
Things began to actually change, and all of a sudden, we had a vibrant, beautiful, exciting city.
Instead of cars, however, he started collecting motorcycles.
And if you’re not in Birmingham, what do I need to come experience in your city?He starts collecting and restoring vintage motorcycles.George Barber won 63 races in the 1960s, and when he retired, he decided to put a bit of his passion into building a museum for other speed enthusiasts. I guarantee it will change your outlook on the city forever. [Free] You knew I was going to suggest this, right? [Moderately Cheap] Experience why this stadium is changing the face of Birmingham. [Free] A largely forgotten jewel of Birmingham, this mountainside is fantastic. Eat lunch at The Irondale Café (of Fried Green Tomatoes fame – the food and the movie), then watch trains go by. [Moderate] It’s fun, sneakily educational, and is a great thing to do when it’s hot to go outside. You will laugh, you will cry, you will learn to appreciate humanity. Tip: If you have a popsicle aversion like I do (even thinking about the feeling of biting into a popsicle makes me cringe,) get a milk-based one. [Cheap, not with kids] This is a unique and fascinating event where several people tell short stories from their lives. [Cheap] If you need lunch to boot, Nabeel’s is around the corner and Little Donkey is next door. Downtown was boarded up, everything happened in the suburbs, and we were all bored. In the past five years, my city has gone through a beautiful metamorphosis. Make sure you stop by the welcome center in the food court and get a coupon book. The longest I’ve ever been away from this city was six weeks at the age of 16 when I went overseas. My parents told stories of what it once was, but it was impossible to imagine. [Free to as much as you want to spend] – They have a great kid’s play area, fantastic shops, and even better deals. [Cheap] Make sure you bring your camera – it’s more beautiful than you might think. [Free] Feel free to pretend that Birmingham’s royalty lives here. [Free] They also have an adjoining playground when it’s time to dry off. Go on a drive through Mountain Brook and see who can spot the biggest house. [Moderate] You’ll immediately feel like you’re stepping back into Birmingham’s past.