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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“The newest mall around town. Stores are located in a village like set up, with a sprawling parking lot in between. Mildly walkable, and a decent movie theater. Lots of stores, and a few fun places to eat (ShakeShack, Flip Burger, California Pizza Kitchen, Zoes).”
  • 27 locals recommend
Lodging
“Beautiful hiking trails, some of the best mountain biking in the southeast, wildlife rehabilitation center, paddle boarding, kayaking ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Great outdoor activities, hiking, biking and even archery but check their website for more information. 15 mins away from our door step”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bus Station
“We're located pretty close to the Galleria if you want to do some shopping.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Nature preserve 349 acre hiking trails with streams and climbable boulders.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of our favorite places less than 1 mile away- check out the wine bar in the back for a fun, eclectic experience! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you are looking for healthier, higher quality prepared-food options, then you should check it out. Unfortunately, it is on the outskirts of Birmingham as well. Notice a theme?”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The Summit is a large, outdoor mall where you can fulfill all your shopping needs and desires.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Mountain biking and hiking are two of the most popular activities at the park. With more than 50 miles of trails visitors have plenty of options to choose from be it a short loop or an overnight trip. The Red Trail has even been included on the International Mountain Biking Association’s(IMBA) list of EPIC rides. The park also features a pump track and BMX course. Flipside Watersports cable skiing, boat rentals, basketball courts, nature programs, Peavine Falls, Oak Mountain Interpretive Center, 18-hole golf course and driving range, beach and swimming area, fishing lakes, boat rentals, picnic areas, demonstration farm and horseback riding facilities.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“This place is wonderful because of the flowers, walking trails, lake and it is FREE!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you enjoy Chinese Food, this is the place. Cheap alcohol and delicious food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Lakeside green space with a 3-mile running trail, playgrounds, volleyball courts & a war memorial.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Athletics & Sports
“9AM-12AM. Cavernous jumping gym for children & families, with laser-light days, some kids' hours & parties.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Full bar with food service as well as private dining. I enjoy eating at the large U shaped bar with great service, large TV, and tasty food. Patio with heaters as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“One of our favorite places less than 1 mile away- check out the wine bar in the back for a fun, eclectic experience! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you enjoy Chinese Food, this is the place. Cheap alcohol and delicious food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Full bar with food service as well as private dining. I enjoy eating at the large U shaped bar with great service, large TV, and tasty food. Patio with heaters as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best sushi in Birmingham. Sit at the sushi bar if available. You will have a great night here. Next to Grey Bar, so check them out too!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“11AM - 2AM, Chicken Wings, Lively spot with quirky decor & outdoor seating offering eclectic American fare & cocktails.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Sandwich Place
“We like the veggie sandwich on whole wheat. They have many sandwich options.”
  • 1 local recommends

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