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Things to do in Vestavia Hills

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. The 56-foot tall statue depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of the fire and forge.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The newest mall around town. Stores are located in a village like set up, with a sprawling parking lot in between. Mildly walkable, and a decent movie theater. Lots of stores, and a few fun places to eat (ShakeShack, Flip Burger, California Pizza Kitchen, Zoes).”
  • 26 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is 67.5-acre of botanical gardens located adjacent to Lane Park at the southern foot of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. The gardens are home to over 12,000 different types of plants, 25 unique gardens, more than 30 works of original outdoor sculpture, and several miles of walking paths. With more than 350,000 annual visitors, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens qualify as one of Alabama's top free-admittance tourist attractions.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Birmingham Zoo is a zoological park that opened in 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama. It is the largest zoo in Alabama. The 122-acre zoo is home to almost 800 animals representing over 200 species, including many endangered species from six continents. The zoo is managed by a private non-profit corporation.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Arguably the best in Birmingham. James Beard Award-winning restaurant serving French-inspired southern food. Very expensive and will likely need a reservation.”
  • 25 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Upscale French restaurant. Wonderful food (try the coconut cake) and wine selection. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Italian cafe in a historic building. Is often very busy with the well-heeled set. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“a franchise of the original restaurant (located in Tuscaloosa), Dreamland BBQ has amazing ribs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of our favorite places less than 1 mile away- check out the wine bar in the back for a fun, eclectic experience! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a local favorite with delicious pops made from local, fresh ingredients. There's something for everyone, even if you're on a diet! Elizabeth's favorite is the avocado pop, while Jared's is the plain chocolate.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Five Points South is a neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama with a population of 17,551. Five Points South is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Five Points South offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Five Points South there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Five Points South and residents tend to lean liberal.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The Summit is a large, outdoor mall where you can fulfill all your shopping needs and desires.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you are looking for healthier, higher quality prepared-food options, then you should check it out. Unfortunately, it is on the outskirts of Birmingham as well. Notice a theme?”
  • 5 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Quaint French cafe in nearby English Village, open Sundays. Good food, European cafe feel. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Arguably the best in Birmingham. James Beard Award-winning restaurant serving French-inspired southern food. Very expensive and will likely need a reservation.”
  • 25 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Upscale French restaurant. Wonderful food (try the coconut cake) and wine selection. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Italian cafe in a historic building. Is often very busy with the well-heeled set. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“a franchise of the original restaurant (located in Tuscaloosa), Dreamland BBQ has amazing ribs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“One of our favorite places less than 1 mile away- check out the wine bar in the back for a fun, eclectic experience! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a local favorite with delicious pops made from local, fresh ingredients. There's something for everyone, even if you're on a diet! Elizabeth's favorite is the avocado pop, while Jared's is the plain chocolate.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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  • 6 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend

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