Visitors to Birmingham, Alabama invariably fall in love with this stylish, historic town. And our elegant resort provides the ideal base camp for your stay. Whether you want to soak in the history at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, wander the stunning 30-acre oasis of Aldridge Gardens, or play a round at the Robert Trent Jones Golf trail, our Navigator Amanda can tell you all you need to know to make your day swing. While back at the resort, the luxurious rooms, including balconies overlooking our palatial grounds and signature waterfall-laden pool, are the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Take a tour to learn the history of Alabama's first African American church, which has been paramount in the American Civil Rights Movement.
Situated along 6th Avenue, the 16th Street Baptist Church is a beautiful church in the heart of the city. Conceptualized as early as 1873, it has had a long history. The initial building was demolished in 1908 and the current structure was built in 1911 by the famous Wallace Rayfield. During the Civil Rights Movement, the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing killed four women. Today, the church continues to function with great vitality, and has also been declared a National Historic Landmark. Call to book individual or group tours.
Address: 1530 6th Avenue North, Birmingham, 35203, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 251 9402
Website: http://www.16thstreetbaptist.orgHotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 11.1 mi
This Southside store features an extensive collection of over 1300 global beers and 1000-plus wines as well as home-brewing supplies.
Beer aficionados should head to this store for one of the city's best beer collections. The shop focuses on offering quality brews from all over the world. From Danish Dansk Mjod Viking Blod and Belgian Fat Tire to American Lagunitas Brewing, some of the best mainstream and craft labels can be found here. Routinely holding wine, beer and sake tastings and brewing classes, this is a great place to mingle with fellow enthusiasts over a pint. Come in and fill up those growlers or carry away kegs for your next party. With new additions to the wine and beer list every week, there is always something new to try here.
Address: 2924 Third Avenue South, Birmingham, 35233, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 279 2337
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM,Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Website: http://www.hopcitybeer.comHotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 11.8 mi
Discover everything from antique 18th-century French furniture to vintage Trifari jewelry and European Ironstone ware at this elegant store.
Located in the quaint English Village, this store features a collection of the best in European home decor and accessories. Each item found at the Ashford Hill for Henhouse Antiques has been hand chosen by owners Judy Hill and Barbara Ashford during one of their many trips to Europe. Discover everything from vintage designer pieces to contemporary modern furniture and sophisticated heirloom jewelry from the Hill Collection at this store. The eclectic anthology of items includes ornamental mirrors, beautiful hand-carved furniture, handmade wicker baskets and antique clocks which are all united by a singular thread: quality. Their selection of unique curios and ornamental pieces make for ideal gifts.
Address: 1900 Cahaba Road, English Village, Birmingham, 35223, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 918 0505
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM,Saturday from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Website: http://henhouseantiques.comHotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 10.6 mi
Visit this museum and institute to learn about the history of American Civil Rights movement. Come for one of their many workshops.
Located at 16th Street North across the street from Kelly Ingram Park and the 16th Street Baptist Church, this fascinating gallery tells the story of Birmingham's tragic and triumphant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. This state-of-the-art facility utilizes multimedia presentations, photographs and other artifacts to document the African American struggle for racial equality, and relates this history to other human rights struggles around the world. Admission is free on Sundays.
Address: 520 16th Street North, Birmingham, 35203, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 328 9696
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Sunday from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Website: http://www.bcri.org/index.htmlHotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 11 mi
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the South's most popular breweries to sample some of their best brews, like the popular Hitchhiker.
Downtown Birmingham's very own microbrewery, the Good People Brewing Company is a must visit for beer aficionados. They serve a rotating selection of seasonal ales, as well as year-round Southern-inspired beers like the Coffee Oatmeal Stout, Bearded Lady and Snake Handler. The brewery's vibrant taproom is a great place to mingle with fellow enthusiasts as you savor an excellent variety of beers from fruity pale ales to malt-heavy brown ales. Located opposite the Regions Park, the Birmingham Barons home turf, this is a great place for a pre or post-game drink. Tours are available on Saturday afternoons between 2p and 4p by prior reservation.
Address: 114 14th Street South, Birmingham, 35233, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 286 2337
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 01:00 PM to 10:00 PM,Thursday to Saturday from 01:00 PM to 12:00 AM,Sunday from 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Website: http://www.goodpeoplebrewing.comHotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 10.4 mi
Looming almost 200 feet (60 meters) above Birmingham, the statue of Vulcan has kept watch over the city since 1904.
Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and the forge, has stood guard over Birmingham since 1904. A park surrounds the statue and observation balcony that sits on a 124-foot (38-meter) pedestal. Visitors can take an elevator to the Vulcan's observation deck, which offers extraordinary views of the city.
Address: 1701 Valley View Drive, Birmingham, 35209, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 933 1409
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Sunday from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Website: http://www.visitvulcan.com/Hotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 10 mi
This delightful gem is a one stop shop for the modern city girl with its wide array of vintage clothing and accessories.
Charm is true to its name. Located in downtown Birmingham, this local store provides its customers with options galore. Whether you need a trendy new outfit, unique jewelry or one of a kind décor, Charm is sure to satisfy your needs and senses.
Address: 2329 2nd Ave, Birmingham, 35203, AL, USA
Phone: +205 322 9023
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm
Website: http://www.charmonsecond.com/Hotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Visits to Mary Evelyn, a lauded interior designer, often end with the customer leaving with a unique piece of furniture or home decoration.
Mary Evelyn runs an esteemed Birmingham interior design studio known for an elegant aesthetic that combines modern and classic tastes. Her shop and gallery in the Homewood neighborhood takes the same artistic vision to furniture and home decorations. Step into the gallery and be taken by Evelyn’s personal style and colors: southern blues, warm neutrals, and sunny golden hues. Browsing through her spacious gallery, you’ll find singular pieces like Moroccan glass lanterns and French bistro chairs. Despite the occasional flourish, Mary Evelyn’s style is pragmatic, the definition of sound aesthetic judgment.
Address: 2210 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, 35203, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 879 7544Hotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 11.4 mi
This farm-to-table eatery takes local dining to the next level by hosting its own farmer's market. The chipotle braised pork is a must-try.
Soak in the sunshine on Urban Cookhouse's vibrant outdoor patio as you dine on contemporary Southern comfort cuisine. The atmosphere here is casual and welcoming, ideal for quick weekday lunches or lively group dinners. Savor dishes like the Urban Cowboy sandwich with lime-marinated steak with caramelized onion and aioli on French roll or the healthy Berry Good salad. Wash it all down with a chill
Address: 2846 18th Street South, Homewood, 35209, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 879 0883
Website: http://www.urbancookhouse.com/Hotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 9.2 mi
Every morsel is infused with a lot of TLC at this quaint bakery that specializes in gourmet cupcakes, bespoke cakes and macaroons.
Dreamcakes Bakery combines the finest natural ingredients in innovative combinations to craft delightful baked goods that are appealing to the eyes as well as the palate. While best known for their gourmet cupcakes and wedding designs, the store also offers a selection of fresh-baked pies and cookies. Favorites on the menu include the Curious George cupcake, which comes with sliced bananas, fresh cream and chocolate, and the lemon meringue pie cupcake. Stop by on a Tuesday to discover the weekly mystery flavor (you won't be disappointed you did). The bakery's customized cakes are exquisite and are guaranteed to be a conversation starter at any occasion.
Address: 960 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, 35209, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 871 9377
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Saturday from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Website: http://dreamcakes-bakery.com/Hotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 8 mi
Discover the fiery flavors of Sichuan cuisine at this Asian bistro; the dry pork pot style and the spicy crispy cucumber are favorites here.
This classic Chinese eatery features simple, yet attractive decor and a straightforward menu. What sets China Bistro apart from other Asian restaurants in the area is the selection of authentic dishes juxtaposed with the usual array of take-out favorites like Moo Shu chicken, Mongolian beef and sweet and sour pork. Try specialties like the five-spice beef tenderloin, boiled beef in chili oil, frog in black bean sauce, and cumin-spiced lamb. The menu is designed to suit every palate, and dishes can be tweaked to accommodate a variety of spice ranges from mild to very spicy.
Address: 160 Main Street, Patten Creek Shopping Center, Hoover, 35244, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 403 9978
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM,Monday to Thursday from 04:30 PM to 09:30 PM,Friday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 04:30 PM to 10:00 PM,Sunday from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM,Sunday from 04:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Website: http://chinabistrohoover.wix.com/Hotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 8.6 mi
Take in the glamorous atmosphere and select from a menu with wines from around the world at this romantic downtown Birmingham wine bar.
The Wine Loft doesn’t soar to new heights as much as elevate earthy glamour with its high ceilings, wall-sized windows, and a sultry atmosphere. The tapas-style menu offers some unexpected items and the wine menu is well-selected, with bottles from heavyweight wine producing regions and even some lesser known ones. Pair a filet mignon pistolette with Argentinean pinot gris, or pork buttes with a New Mexico gruet or Hungarian dry furmint. The Wine Loft is truly the perfect place for a romantic time out.
Address: 2200 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, 35203, AL, United States
Phone: +1 205 323 8228
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 05:00 PM to 01:00 AM
Website: http://wineloftbham.com/Hotel: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Distance: 11.4 mi