Tour the City of Birmingham, AL, in Complete Style and Comfort with US Coachways
Check out Historic Theaters, Spacious Wildlife Centers or Have a Birthday Party at a Bowling Center in Downtown Birmingham
Birmingham was developed after the Civil War under a Reconstruction period and by merging 3 farm towns and when railroads were built, connecting it to countless other developing cities in the state of Alabama, Birmingham became a railroad transportation center with a focus on the iron and steel industries. Most of the founding people of Birmingham were of English ancestry, hence, the name of the city was named after Birmingham, UK. From the time of development till this very day, Birmingham remains to be a primary industrial center for the South, earning its nicknames The Magic City and The Pittsburg of the South. Although the city’s manufacturing industry remains to be a huge income earner, the people of Birmingham have certainly grown with time and have expanded into various other economies like education, medical care, insurance, transportation, telecommunications, etc. It ranks highly as one of the most important business hubs of the Southeastern United States and has a large banking sector to boast of. The city received major boosting from the government when the focus turned to developing the University of Alabama which sits in the heart of the city, especially during the 1970s urban-renewal era. Many new arts and cultural attractions were either restored or built which includes the Vulcan Park, a major convention center, symphony hall, theaters and large exhibition halls. In 2011, Birmingham was included into a list of America’s Great Place by the American Planning Association and in 2015, it was chosen by the International World Game Executive Committee for the 2021 World Games. With such a vibrant art and cultural scene, we are sure art lovers will not miss the chance to visit attractions like historic Alabama Theater, Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, check out the latest performances by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham Children’s Theater, Carver Theater to check out the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and maybe even make a trip to Oak Mountain Amphitheater with family and friends.
The charming personalities of the people and wonderful event centers available in Birmingham makes it a popular place for tourists, event planners, groups, organizations and individuals alike. And if you are planning a wedding, birthday party, corporate functions, fundraising events, bachelor or bachelorette party and other similar group events, get in touch with US Coachways’ friendly customer service representatives today. We would love to share with you how you, too, can make use of our bus rental services to find affordable and professionally-driven charter buses, limousines, vans, mini buses, school buses, wedding limos, exotic vehicles and corporate cars. We look forward to connecting with you in the near future.
Make the Most out of your Time in Birmingham by Coming Prepared with an Itinerary
There are so many wonderful attractions and historic points of interest
to check out in downtown Birmingham alone that it is quite possible to become a little sidetracked along the way...and sometimes, this means missing out on the chance to visit your favorite attractions. This can be solved when you have a travel itinerary and we are here to help you make some serious decisions. Read on below.
Entertainment & Amusement Parks — There are elements of horror and humor with Birmingham History Tours and Ghost Walk, designed for those who are seeking private stories and insightful looks into some of Birmingham’s historical attractions. It is particularly popular with youth and young adults and it is easy to see why. The former Alabama Adventure has been reformed and renamed Splash Adventure. The water park has a wave pool, toddler water play area, a 216-foot tall flume, nine-story water slide and a fun lazy river for all to enjoy. Visitors can also head out to Treetop Family Adventures for some go-karting, arcade games, laser tag, mini golf and have a private birthday party while McWane Science Center is top choice for field trips, especially with school-going children. It features exhibits like a collection of dinosaurs, an aquarium and hands-on activities that introduces kids to fun facts related to science and the natural world that they live in. You can also slow things down with a date night with your loved ones at Carmike Cinema City which is strategically-located along Summit Boulevard in downtown Birmingham.
Art & Culture — The Alabama Theater may have been built in 1927 but it maintains its original beauty and is where you can find the original Wurlitzer theater organ on display. With hundreds of events throughout the year, it is easy to see why this theater has the capacity to attract nearly half a million visitors annually and if you like Orchestra, be sure to make your way to Alabama Symphony Orchestra in downtown Birmingham. It entertains and serves more than a hundred thousand people with their concert series and educational youth programs yearly. Oak Mountain Amphitheater is always the venue of choice whenever there are big concerts going on in Birmingham, a particular favorite with country music stars as it seat up to more than 10,000 per concert and Birmingham Museum of Art features a large collection of artwork from all around the world, featuring countless genres and techniques. To-date, it has more than 24,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures with some dating as far back as 4,000 years ago! Moonlight on the Mountain is a very unique and intimate performance center which plays hosts of bluegrass, jazz, folk and Americana music and there’s venue for private parties too. Visitors can also enjoy local community events, conventions, public outreach programs and sports competitions at Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in downtown Birmingham.
Golf & Sports — Rickwood Field Park is the oldest professional ballpark in the country as it originally opened its doors to fans in 1910. It is home to the Birmingham Black Barons and hosts countless special events throughout the year as well as exciting ball games. For golf lovers, be sure to check out the facilities offered by Oxmoor Valley Golf Course. It is a massive 54-hole golf course with 150 feet in elevation changes, hence, it is a huge challenge even for experienced golfers. The course is divided into three separate courses - Ridge, Valley and Short Course - to cater to golfers of all skill levels.
Historical Sites & Landmarks — Birmingham, being one of the largest cities in the state of Alabama, is one of the most historically-significant ones. For example, if you love motorcycles, you should not miss the chance to visit Barber Motorsports Museum and Park. It attracts more than just bikers as the general public who love racing will also find the historical artifacts and features fun and interesting. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is located in the heart of Birmingham city center and it is dedicated to various civil rights activists who have played a role in shaping the country but if you have a keen interest in aviation, the right place to bring the charter bus to is Southern Museum of Flight. The aircraft history relates to both military and civil aviation so, there’s lots to learn at this attraction. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark is not just an important iconic landmark for the state of Alabama but also to the country. It is the oldest building in the state and dates as far back as 1902 and it was in 1983 that it was turned into a museum, with 40 buildings on site and 2 blast-furnaces on showcase. Other fun historic attractions includes the gorgeous 16th Street Baptist Church which was built in the 1880s, the replica of Statue of Liberty which measures one-fifth the size of the real one in New York and the amazingly picturesque 18th century Historic Antebellum Home and Gardens which has a Greek Revival style mansion which served as a headquarters during the country’s Civil War.
Parks & Outdoor Activities — Birmingham is an amazing city for outdoor lovers as there is a long list of parks, outdoor recreation centers and hiking trails for you to enjoy. You can bring the charter bus to Red Mountain Park to hit the 12 miles worth of hiking and biking trails or enjoy the outdoor gym and historic walls and picnic areas provided by Birmingham’s Railroad Park. Kelly Ingram Park is more than just your ordinary outdoor attraction, it is historical as it is a memorial to the country’s Civil Rights movement which took place in Birmingham and the country. The sculptures are touching and tells the tales of those who fought the fight that we enjoy today. After the educational tour, consider bringing the charter bus to the scenic Birmingham Botanical Gardens which measures up to nearly 68 acres in total and features more than 12,000 different plants in the 25 unique gardens. The best place to learn about local flora and fauna is Ruffner Mountain Nature Center. There’s a visitors center with lots of information about Alabama’s rich history, Woodlands Animal Exhibit Hall, Mountainside Pavilion and venue for special events of all sizes and types.
Zoos & Aquariums — The Birmingham Zoo is one of the largest and oldest of its kind in the region and ever since it opened its doors in 1955, it has become home to all types of animals, be it mammals, birds or reptiles. Kids will love the Zoo Train and Carousel rides and if there is a special event, like the Nocturnal Adventure, people of all ages will get to have lots of fun together while learning something new at the same time.
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We are proud to have been selected as the ground transportation service provider for some International brand names, companies, charitable organizations as well as a favorite with thousands of loyal customers from all over the country. US Coachways is a definitely a company you can count on, even when you need a charter bus or party bus at the very last minute in Birmingham, AL. Contact Us via phone, 24/7, from anywhere you are, including via email and online platforms on our website and we will get back to you shortly with answers to some questions you might have about using our charter bus rental services.