Visit USA 2023 Travel Planner

54 BE INSPIRED Welcome, Bienvenido, Salut, Yōkoso, Willkommen Y’all! (And welcome in all other languages, too!) So, you’re considering a visit to the American South? You’ll find no better combination of Southern traditions and modern amenities than in Birmingham, Alabama. From a world-renowned food scene to historic sites to one-off attractions like Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and plentiful beautiful outdoor spaces, Birmingham has everything you’d want to experience about the southern U.S. and more. Bring an Appetite - We Love Sharing Our Food Scene In fact, people call Birmingham the Dinner Table of the South – and it is saving a seat for you! Many cities in the American South claim to have a strong restaurant scene but what makes Birmingham’s dining so different is the diversity of the cuisine on offer. The city is known equally for authentic soul food spots and elegant, award-winning white table cloth restaurants. It has been said that you can’t throw a martini olive in Birmingham without striking a restaurant that has either won or been nominated for one of America’s coveted James Beard Awards. And that’s not too far from fact. But, by the same token, you can’t toss a cornbread muffin without hitting one of Birmingham's authentic barbecue or soul food spots. While You’re Here, Visit Birmingham’s Historical Civil Rights District Visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for a comprehensive telling of the struggle for civil rights. Then head to Kelly Ingram Park, where protesters and police clashed, and the 16th Street Baptist Church, where in 1963 four little girls were killed by a bomb. Walk where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many other brave men and women stood their ground in the fight for the rights of all Americans. Parting Thoughts There’s plenty more things to do in the Greater Birmingham area. Spend some time on our website for more in-depth information. “For a true taste of the American South, visit Birmingham, Alabama, where timeless traditions and modern amenities combine" The American South Birmingham, Alabama Historic sites, a world-class culinary scene and one-off attractions like the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum are on offer in the heart of the American South Be inspired, visit