BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — Spring Break is here for many Birmingham and surrounding area students, and finding places to check out over the vacation, may be as simple as looking in your backyard.
Sara Hamlin, the Vice President of Tourism in Birmingham says there is everything from historical landmarks, entertainment districts, parks, and more around the Magic City.
Hamlin says the Birmingham Zoo reported high attendance over the weekend.
Checking out the zoo’s website, there’s a list of additional activities offered the week of March 25-29.
Hamlin also suggest checking out some of Birmingham’s parks, like Railroad Park and Vulcan Park.
Over at the McWane Science Center on 19th Street, members and first timers were out exploring the child friendly activities.
The McWane Center is also offering some Spring Break extras. The one story slide is back open during the week,
There’s also the educational route.
Hamlin says the Civil Rights Trail and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute are must sees.
Across the street from Hamlin’s office sits the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. We dropped in there Monday afternoon to find a family exploring it for the first time.
CBS 42 also compiled a list of places after looking over the internet.
Some places to check out include: Top Golf, Oak Mountain State Park, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Sloss Furnace, the Birmingham Museum of Art, Red Mountain Park, the Southern Museum of Flight, Airwalk, and Pepper Place.