Summer Bucketlist: Birmingham, AL

Newsflash:  I just moved to a new town and there are so many things that I want to do and see! Summer is the PERFECT time to explore my new city and see what Bham is talking about. Here are a few places + experiences that I have to cross off my bucketlist before the summer is over.

  • Sloss Furnaces – Originally an iron plant, Sloss Furnace has been turned into the ultimate historical site that hosts  a plethora of activities {including concerts}! It’s also the perfffff instagram spot so expect to see some pics from this landmark. 

  • Birmingham Barons Game – I didn’t start liking baseball until I started working for Ole Miss Athletics like two years ago, but now I LOVE to go to games {still hate watching it on tv though}. That’s why I’ve got to get to a Birmingham Barons game before their season is over. They even have Thirsty Thursdays which means I’m in there like swimwearrrrrr.
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens – another to die for instagrammable spot, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens have more than 12,000 different plants. I can’t wait to check out the flora + fauna ?

  • All of the awesome trails there are to hike + views to check out at the top – there are too many to name at this point, but Birmingham is home to many nature and hiking trails that have beautifulllll views at the top. Maybe it’ll even help me get fit!
  • The Market at Pepper Place – I love fresh fruit + veggies which means I’m a sucker for farmer’s markets. I’ve heard nothing but good things about The Market at Pepper Place and I can’t wait to spend a Saturday morning exploring the finds.

  • The Cahaba River – I’m definitely going to go floating down theCahaba River with a few drinks before the weather gets  cold again.No other words needed.
  • Go to a concert in one of the MANY music venues – Birmingham is known for having small, intimate concerts + some big ones with some of the top artists in the country. I def plan on going to one of the smaller concerts. I’m a sucker for an intimate atmosphere filled with good music.

  • Take pictures in front of all of the awesome murals – I didn’t know this before I moved, but Bham is filled with beautiful street art that is always poised for a flick
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Museum – It’s only right that I learn more about the Civil Rights Movement – especially the headway that was made in Alabama from one of the largest sources in the state.
  • Birmingham Museum of Art – I loveeee looking at art and seeing something new. There are always events going on and the museum houses more than 24,000 works of art – what’s not to love?

Well that ends the list! If you have any more suggestions for me, please leave them below so that I can check them out. In the meantime, I think I’ve got a solid start and I can’t wait for all of these new experiences.

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