Birmingham, AL Travel Guide


Get Your Bearings in Birmingham

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Hot Tips: Many concerts and special events occur at Sloss Furnaces in the old steel shed that's since been converted to an amphitheater.

Avoid: Don't try getting a hotel room on Talladega weekend unless you book way in advance.

Hot Tips: Locals call the Tutwiler Inn the Tut.

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Caution: Reservations are hard to snare at Highlands Bar and Grill, so book early; reservations accepted up to a month in advance.

Be Sure to Sample: Head to Irondale CafĂ© just outside Birmingham, the diner that served as the inspiration for Alabama novelist Fannie FlaggÂ's Whistle Stop CafĂ© in Fried Green Tomatoes.

Caution: The Garage Cafe takes cash only and provides very limited parking.

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Best Local Souvenir: DonÂ't leave without your own Alabama Dirt shirt: t-shirts dyed with the local iron ore clay dirt which simply say "Do it in the DirtÂ".

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