Celebrate Birmingham’s green space by making plans for National Picnic Day!
April 23rd is National Picnic Day and Birmingham has no shortage of parks for you to get out and celebrate the day! All of the greenery in the Magic City helps to add to the overall vibrancy and we are all about that here at REV and encourage you to get out and support it as well. Grab some friends, a picnic basket full of your favorite goodies, and head to your favorite park to enjoy some beautiful spring weather with some great company!
8 downtown breweries that can help spice up your work from home day!
Who says working from home has to be boring? Not us, that’s for sure! Coffee shops are a great place to go get some work done, but there’s also a different kind of brew you can enjoy while you tend to those end-of-day work emails! Next time you need a change of scenery during your workday, check out one of these downtown breweries!
Downtown Birmingham is about to take professional sports to a whole new level!
As the home of UAB, Birmingham Southern, and Samford, Birmingham is no stranger to the world of college sports. But we’re getting ready to kick it up a notch this spring and summer! Downtown Birmingham is fixing to experience tons of activity led by professional sports. Keep reading to see what all The Magic City has to offer.
Downtown dining options for you and your furry friends
With the warm weather quickly approaching everybody is itching to get out and enjoy some sunshine – and that includes our four-legged friends as well! We put together a list of some dog-friendly dining & drinking options in Downtown Birmingham for you and your pup to enjoy!
A magical day in the Magic City
You know downtown Birmingham (and supporting local businesses) holds a special place in the REV team’s hearts. So, we took it upon ourselves to map out the perfect day downtown and tell (or better yet, show) you exactly which spots to hit to make the most of your day!
A Downtown Birmingham guide to family-friendly restaurants
Between the lack of sun and outdoor activities, keeping kids entertained during the wintertime is hard work! So, we took it upon ourselves to put together a little guide of all the family-friendly places Downtown Birmingham has to offer! Family + Food = FUN!
The Vanishing Authenticity of Birmingham
Much of the “Birmingham character” that we appreciate and promote today is thanks to the many beautiful historic buildings and homes that still stand. Our concentration of historic structures is unique, and it’s an asset for our entire region’s economic development and growth, as that authenticity attracts people seeking sense of place and quality of life. But how do we ensure that the authenticity doesn’t begin to vanish as we continue to revive these historic structures?
The Value of Urban Parks: Investing in Public Parks Brings Returns for Cities
Public parks play a vital role in how we experience the communities, neighborhoods, and cities that we live in. Inclusive, well-designed public spaces provide access to recreational activities, spurs local investment opportunities, and combats environmental impacts.
Beyond the beauty of Downtown Birmingham’s Churches
Downtown Birmingham is full of beautiful buildings, both new and old! A good portion of those buildings consist of churches, and while many of them are beautiful to look at, they also have a rich history that often gets overlooked.
A historic retail block transformed: The Pizitz and New Ideal buildings then and now
Downtown Birmingham retail is regaining its strength now, with some of the department stores of yesteryear finding new life with different uses.