Five Interesting Things You Can Do in Birmingham for Free, or Next to Nothing

October 17, 2012 | By
  1. Go to Five Points South, sit on a bench, and watch people.
  2. Take a walk, run, bike ride, or skate down the exercise pathway lining Lakeshore Drive in Homewood.
  3. Visit the Birmingham Museum of Art, and pick your 3 favorite works.
  4. Find a place to enjoy Birmingham’s scenic beauty, perhaps on Red Mountain, Shades Mountain, or Oak Mountain. Take your camera, and a family member or friend, and make a nice picture—or just look and enjoy. If you prefer beautiful flowers and plants, go to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
  5. On a weekend day, park your car and take a walking tour around some of the beautiful and historic churches in down-town Birmingham, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral (3rd Ave. N & 21st St.), First Presbyterian Church (4th Ave. N & 21st St.), Cathedral Church of the Advent (6th Ave. N & 20th St.), First United Methodist Church (6th Ave. N & 19th St.), 16th Street Baptist Church (6th Ave. N & 16th St.), and in the 5 Points South/Highlands Avenue area, Highlands United Methodist Church (faces the fountain in 5 Points South), St. Mary’s on the Highlands (12th Ave. S & 19th St.), Temple Emanu-El (Highlands Avenue & 21st Street), South Highlands Presby-terian Church (also at Highlands Avenue & 21st Street), and Temple Beth-El (Highlands Avenue & 21st Way S).

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