11 Stops to Make Around Alabama’s Magic City

Side-by-side images of Birmingham's Rotary Trail sign and blooming Cahaba lilies
Rotary Trail in downtown Birmingham (left); Cahaba lilies in bloom at the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge (right). Photography by John O’Hagan and Steve Rizzo.

In our May/June 2022 issue, we plan a day trip from our hometown of Birmingham to the nearby Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge to experience the brief yet spectacular blooming season of the Cahaba lilies. After a jaunt through the refuge, Alabama’s Magic City offers plenty in the way of shopping, dining, and sightseeing to keep you entertained during a summer getaway. Pick up a copy of our May/June issue to read the full feature, and peruse more of our favorite places to visit around town on the following pages.