While staying in Gardendale, be sure to spend a little time taking in colorful neighborhoods like Birmingham, Fultondale and Irondale.
To really get a feel for Birmingham, take a trip to one of its museums and theaters. Wander through the exhibits and enjoy the atmosphere of the McWane Science Center, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the gorgeous live performance venues such as Alabama Theater. There are a number of interesting galleries to visit near here. In particular, don’t miss the Birmingham Museum of Art.
If you are into nature, plan a trip to the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax and unwind. Enjoy some of the tranquil urban parks such as the Kelly Ingram Park.
Visitors to the Gardendale area will not want to miss out on the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens. Admire some of the sacred places such as the 16th Street Baptist Church. Relax in the calm atmosphere and get an appreciation of the role of religion in the area.
If you're crazy about sports, you'll love seeing local heroes, the UAB Blazers, doing battle at Legion Field. On game days follow the sea of green, white and gold, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join local college football lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
At the end of a long day seeing the sights around Gardendale, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Redmont Hotel, the Holiday Inn Birmingham-Airport and the Hampton Inn & Suites-Downtown-Tutwiler are just three of the many great places to stay around here.