Have you ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Tread the streets of Birmingham, which was a central location in the civil rights movement in the ’50s and ’60s. While it knew turmoil, today the city has changed dramatically. Billed as “The Diverse City,” Birmingham welcomes visitors from all walks of life.
After you arrive for your Southern holiday, start your Birmingham vacation by experiencing all the sights and sounds the historic city has to offer. Take a walk through the Civil Rights District, which includes the famous 16th Street Baptist Church. When you’re ready for some tunes, continue on to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Learn about the state’s history of jazz music and stay for a performance by the house band. End your day with a relaxing evening of baseball at Regions Field.
Feel like going to a film festival in the Deep South? The Sidewalk Film Festival is held every year at the end of August in downtown Birmingham’s Theatre District. It attracts independent filmmakers from across the country and around the world looking to showcase their work. If you’re more of a music-lover, then Sloss Festival is where you want to be. The event takes place during two days in mid-July at the historic Sloss Furnaces complex on the outskirts of town. See musical acts from the nationally known to the local underground. Not sure how you’re going to get from Point A to Point B? When you book your Birmingham hotel package, ask about transportation service to the various events around town for easy access. Cheap rental cars are available in case you’d like to drive yourself.
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