Feeling bored in Birmingham? Let us help! We’ve compiled a list of best things to do when you’re bored in Birmingham and we think you’re going to like what you see! There are lots of things to do – from arts and crafts to a Birmingham Barons game at Regions Field. We’re sure you’ll find something you’ll enjoy.
Cost: Cost varies by project starting at $18; see project prices here.
To book: https://www.pinspiration.com/book-now
Pinspiration is Birmingham’s ultimate arts and crafts studio and one of the best things to do when you’re bored in Birmingham. The studio gets inspiration from Pinterest and other social media sites for many of the amazing projects offered. There are so many fun crafts to choose from. From custom wine glasses to string art and other DIY creations, you’ll have everything you need to put together a beautiful work of art, start to finish. The Jackson-Pollock-Inspired Splatter Room is especially awesome – you’ll suit up head-to-toe and splash paint onto a canvas to create the perfect messy masterpiece to bring home. Click here to learn more.
Cost: Adults: $17.95; Seniors/Students/Military: $14.95; Children under 12: Free
To buy tickets: Click here.
One of the state’s most popular attractions, the Birmingham Zoo, is an ever-evolving adventure. You’ll get to see animals such as red pandas, lions, giraffes, orangutans, rhinos, bears, elephants, sea lions, zebras, a jaguar, a hippo and many more. With approximately 700 animals of 230 species and endangered species from 6 continents, the Birmingham Zoo’s 122-acre site is the perfect place to visit any time of the year. For more information on visiting the zoo, click here.
To plan your visit: Click here
Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. Walk through the beautiful Gardens and take in the scene; which includes the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, the Southern Living garden, and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. The Gardens makes for a perfect morning or afternoon activity when you’re feeling bored! For more information, click here.
Cost: $8 for general admission
To buy tickets: https://www.milb.com/birmingham/tickets
Catch a Birmingham Barons game at Regions Field! What’s better than a baseball game when you’re bored? There is nothing like the atmosphere at a ball field! And the recently renovated Regions Field is the perfect place to take in a Barons game. So sit back, watch the game, enjoy the hotdogs, and let’s play some ball! For a full schedule of games, click here.
Cost: Free to walk around!
Feeling bored on a Saturday? Visit The Market at Pepper Place! The Market is a Certified Alabama Farmers Market featuring goods grown, raised and made in the state of Alabama. Located in the Pepper Place Entertainment District, you can enjoy the downtown area of Birmingham while you shop for your goods! The Market is open every Saturday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM – rain or shine! They even include a list of shopping tips for shoppers. You can find it here.
Cost: $25 per person
To book: https://birmingham.lockedin.com/book
Grab a friend or 7 and head to Locked In in Birmingham! Birmingham’s escape game studio is sure to get you and your friends having a blast. Take part in fun and challenging real life adventures. Your team will work together to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape from a locked room. But you only have 60 minutes! Can you escape in time?? For more information, click here!
Cost: $30+ for adults; $20 for children 12+ under
To book: https://bhamhistory.com/ghost-walk
Bored and looking for things to do in Birmingham? If you’re in for a scare, check out the Birmingham Ghost Walk! The Birmingham ghost walk will lead you through the darkest most fascinating history that the city has ever produced. Through ongoing research, the Birmingham Historic Touring Company has unearthed such interesting and fascinating history about the City of Birmingham and you can learn all about it on this spooky tour. For more information, click here.
Cost: Adults (13+): $6; Seniors & Military: $5; Children (5-12): $4; children under 12 are free
Visit the world’s largest cast iron statue – the Vulcan Statue. But Vulcan is more than just a statue! The Park and Museum feature spectacular views of Birmingham that you won’t want to miss. You can also enjoy an interactive comprehensive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story. Stop by and take in the scenery at the beautiful public park.To plan your visit, click here!
Cost: Varies by show
Find a show: https://alabamatheatre.com/events
Enjoy a delightful entertainment experience in downtown Birmingham – catch a show at the historic Alabama Theatre. Performances in the past have included The Beach Boys, Peppa Pig Live, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, comedy shows, and so much more! You’re guaranteed to find a show that you’ll love. For a list of upcoming events and to buy tickets, click here.
Get out and enjoy nature! Head to Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve – a 1,040 acre nature preserve located in Birmingham’s historic South East Lake neighborhood. The preserve includes a visitor center containing native Alabama animals including foxes, raccoons, raptors, snakes, turtles, owls, and coyotes. The preserve contains more than 14 miles of hiking trails, ranging in difficulty level – so you can take a leisurely stroll, or a more challenging hike! For more information, click here.