Make yourself at home in our hotels in Birmingham, Alabama. In no time you’ll be remembering the fallen in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and savoring barbecued ribs right out of the fire pit.
Guests of our hotels in Birmingham can hike up Vulcan Park to the top of Red Mountain. Vulcan, Roman god of fire and the largest cast-iron statue in the world, presides over the peak with its sweeping city views. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Museum provides an overview of the city’s struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s. The 16th Street Baptist Church, site of the infamous 1963 bombing that killed four African American girls, sits just across the street. A short drive from our Birmingham hotels is the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, where you can get a close look at hundreds of rare and vintage motorbikes.
Birmingham’s eateries have been perfecting classic Southern recipes for generations. Barbecue pits, diners and restaurants dish up tangy pork ribs, creamy grits and fried catfish. The restaurants in the Five Points South District near the University of Alabama Birmingham run the gamut from nationally-renowned high-end bistros to nondescript rib pits churning out lip-smacking barbeque. This is also Birmingham's nightlife and shopping hub, with raucous bars and clubs sharing the streets with funky boutiques and antique stores. Guests of our hotels in Birmingham can relax with a cold beer or sweet cocktail in hand before cheering on big-ticket rock bands on the small stage at WorkPlay, the city's premier live music venue.
Book a stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Birmingham to experience high-octane thrills just outside the city. Tour the nearby Talladega Superspeedway and International Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame. NASCAR races roar around the famous racetrack in April and October.