The Birmingham ZooMaybe it’s the beautiful weather, the appeal of cool water or that the kids are out of school, but there’s something about the summer months that make you want to get out and explore! As the largest city in Alabama, Birmingham is home to tons of fun opportunities just waiting to be taken advantage of. Outdoors and indoors, exciting and laid back, there’s something for everyone in “the Magic City.”

  • The Birmingham Zoo is one of the state’s most popular attractions. Guests can visit animals at their own leisure, or attend a variety of shows including the Rhino Encounter, the Predator Zone, Giraffe Feedings and more. The Zoo was recently acclaimed as a national leader in the conservation of threatened elephants after their installation of the Trails of Africa, where they can see elephants, red river hogs, wildebeest zebras and more.
  • If you love getting active and being outdoors, spend the day at Birmingham’s Railroad Park! Also known as “Birmingham’s Living Room,” this pet-friendly park offers 19 acres of green space with endless opportunities for family activities, running, biking and all types of recreation. The park hosts a variety of events throughout the summer, including outdoor concerts, fitness classes and more.
  • Beat the heat and cool off with a splash at Alabama’s largest water park, Alabama Splash Adventure. Check out Acapulco Drop and Neptune’s Plunge for a surge of adrenaline, or float down the Warrior River for a more relaxing experience. Sections of the park are designed specifically with young children in mind, making Alabama Splash Adventure the perfect outing for family fun!
  • Another great way to escape the summer heat is at one of the finest museums in the southeast – the Birmingham Museum of Art. The museum is home to a diverse collection of over 26,000 works from across the world. Pieces range from ancient to modern times, representing cultures from Asia, Europe, Africa, America and more. Current exhibitions being held are African Gallery, Craig Wedderspoon, Hestere Bareman and, coming soon, Lethal Beauty.

With so many exciting attractions within the city limits, your summer in Birmingham will be unlike any other! To learn more about local news and events, as well as Birmingham real estate, make sure to follow the Harris Doyle Homes blog.