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Nestled between the tail ends of the Appalachian foothills, Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. However, due to the foresight of its city planners, it doesn’t feel cramped; the area boasts several large parks and a buzzing downtown district. With a new slogan - the 'diverse city' - Birmingham is a hot destination for business and leisure travellers alike.
Founded by English settlers several centuries ago, Birmingham has a rich and varied history to discover. The city has many museums to cater to this: don't miss the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for an intense journey into this state's past. While you're in the culture zone, make a trip to the Birmingham Museum of Art or check out the concerts, ballet or opera on offer.
If you feel like getting out of the city, head east. Ruffner Mountain is just a few minutes away and is home to one of the largest urban nature reserves in the United States. The Ruffner Mountain Nature Center has trails that will treat you to a secret world of greenery, native wildflowers and, in particular, birdlife.
Book your stay in an IHG hotel today and you'll be able to make the most of your visit to this fascinating and rewarding destination. With world class amenities and comfortable rooms, you’ll be able to relax in style, all at an affordable rate. There’s no better way to enjoy your days in Birmingham than spending your nights at IHG.