100 Things to do in Birmingham Before You Die
Birmingham was founded on the fire of the steel mills that shaped the city. Now, the flame burns brightest in hot new entertainment districts and cool new downtown bars, restaurants and music venues. The vibrant city turned the prosperity of its industrial past into a lively theater district, a nationally recognized culinary scene, and one of the finest regional art museums in the nation. From elegant opera performances to hysterical spoofs, from rock n' roll to Colonial songbooks, from fine bronze to folk - the broad art scene spans from tradition to total surprise.
As a brash young city, Birmingham attracted a colorful cast of characters, a quirkiness still found in the remarkable culture, unique to what is called The Magic City. Experience Birmingham from the eyes of a native, Verna Gates, a travel writer and tour guide for fellow journalists. 100 Things to Do in Birmingham Before You Die takes you to the iconic restaurants and historic settings along with new surprises and hidden jewels only known to the few, but now shared with you through this carefully curated list.