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A city synonymous with the Civil Rights struggle in America, Birmingham, Alabama is a modern exemplar of the New South. A major hub of business and finance, the city was built in the image of Birmingham, England after the U.S. Civil War. Known for decades as "The Pittsburgh of the South", Birmingham became the focal point of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 when Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a non-violent protest to end segregation in the city. Protestors were met with police brutality, tear gas, dogs and fire hoses, now indelible images which were then broadcast around the world to a shaken international community. Foreign pressure, King's arrest and dramatic "Letter from Birmingham Jail" were subsequently instrumental in the watershed Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Today, Birmingham has overcome the shameful bane of racism and the landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement, from the 16th Street Baptist Church to Kelly Ingram Park, have become vital tourist attractions. The city offers much more than Civil Rights history lessons of course, but no visit to Birmingham is complete without them.

  • Civil Rights District
  • Vulcan Park
  • Alabama Theatre
  • Carver Performing Arts Theatre
  • Talladega Superspeedway
  • NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway
  • City Stages
  • Southern Heritage Festival
  • Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival
  • Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
  • John's City Diner
  • Highlands Bar & Grill
  • 26
  • Chez Fonfon
  • Ocean
  • Basecamp
  • Dave's Pub
  • Nana Funks
  • The Juniper
  • Bell Bottoms

Birmingham has a typical humid subtropical climate with four seasons. Late summer can get quite hot, with occasional tropical storms and hurricanes courtesy of the Central Gulf Coast.

  • Winter (December to February) 0-15°C
  • Spring (March to May) 6-31°C
  • Summer (June to September) 18-33°C
  • Fall (October to November) 6-24°C

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1 Hyatt Place Birmingham Inverness

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

4686 Hwy 280 East Map

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2 Comfort Inn Birmingham

2 stars
3.0 / 5

226 Summit Parkway Map

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3 Residence Inn by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB

3 stars
4.5 / 5

821 20th Street South Map

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4 Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB

3 stars
4.2 / 5

1820 5th Avenue South Map

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The Hotel Highlands At Five Points South, An Ascend Collection Hotel Birmingham offers comfort and luxury to make every guest feel at home. Guests can visit places of interests such as Birmingham... More

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6 SpringHill Suites Birmingham Downtown at UAB

3 stars
4.0 / 5

2024 4th Avenue South Map

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7 Aloft Birmingham Soho Square

3 stars
3.9 / 5

1903 29th Avenue South Map

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8 Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5

2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North Map

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9 The Westin Birmingham

4 stars
4.2 / 5

2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North Map

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10 Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection

4 stars
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2655 Lane Park Road Map

Set to debut in mid-2015, Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook will mark The Kessler Collections first property in Alabama. Designed to celebrate creativity and inspire the soul, the 100-room luxury... More

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