If you're looking for a place to spend quality time together experiencing new things, a Birmingham Family Vacation is something the entire family will enjoy.A hilly city with average temperatures from April through October holding in the mid-70s and an abundance of sunshine make it the perfect spot for your stay. Birmingham's early beginning started as a major steel producer and played a prominent role in the civil rights era. Rich in history and culture, today this smaller city stands tall with plenty of family attractions in Birmingham. Nature in the raw, seemingly untouched by civilization, water parks, lakes and streams, and a variety of museums and theaters provide something of interest for everyone.
Before getting started, you'll need to find adequate accommodations for your visit. With the abundance of kid-friendly hotels in Birmingham centrally located near most of the main attractions, shops and restaurants, you're sure to find one that suits your needs. The Candlewood Suites Birmingham provides plenty of space to stretch out. A fully equipped kitchen, modern amenities and close proximity to many of the things to do in Birmingham make it a solid contender. Another great choice is the Sheraton Hotel Birmingham. This luxurious hotel is located within walking distance to shopping centers and fine restaurants as well as many Birmingham activities. It's also right in the center of the area fondly known to the locals as "Five Points South" for being the hub of nightlife action and having many of the free things to do in Birmingham at your fingertips, including the Birmingham Museum of Art. In addition, The McWane Science Center, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Alabama Theater are nearby.
Once you've chosen the right place to begin and end each day it's time to head out and experience everything this city has to offer. The most visited attraction in the area; the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a great place to start. Upon entering this huge complex, you immediately see why it's so popular. Contained within its 60 plus acres are over 12,000 varieties of plants and flowers, one of a kind sculptures and shops.
As the sun retires for the evening, gather the brood and drive over to the Alabama Theater with its old-world charm and room for over 2,500 guests. Here you can escape the world for a bit and experience the symphony, ballet or theatrical productions. It's a great way to end an exciting day.
If you're looking for a bit more action on your Birmingham Family Vacation, Splash Adventure fits the bill. This family friendly water park has something for all age groups. Water slides, a wave pool and the Warrior River ride, where you hop in a tube and float along the water effortlessly, are just a few of the many attractions. Of course you can't leave this city without visiting the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. It gives you a one-of-a-kind insight into the stories of African Americans and their struggles to overcome slavery, racism and inequality.
Your Birmingham Family Vacation combines an educational experience you won't soon forget with tons of fun in the sun. The Birmingham Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Children's Theater and McWane Science Center are just a small sample of places to go in Birmingham. Good company, excellent hotels, a variety of fine restaurants and subtropical temperatures, provide the perfect conditions to enjoy your stay.