Hidden Gems in Homewood

If you’re visiting Birmingham or just looking to discover new favorite spots, look no further than Homewood, a suburb located about 4 miles south of the city. Whether you’re old or young, there’s something for everyone. Start jotting down these places to visit on your next outing!

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens isn’t just for flower connoisseurs, nature-lovers, and those who are outdoorsy. This free, calm attraction is the perfect place for a Saturday family outing. Explore the garden’s coveted Conservatory and koi-filled Japanese Gardens. Stop and smell the roses!

George Ward Park

Grab some friends and unwind with a round of disc-golf. The George Ward Park is well-landscaped and boasts of an extensive disc golf course, tennis courts, and a softball field.

Real and Rosemary

If you’re looking for a place to dine casually with family, but still eat farm-fresh food, make sure to stop by Real and Rosemary. The gathering of family at the dinner table might be an outdated practice, but this restaurant brings families together through simple and fulfilling meals.

Savage’s Bakery & Deli

Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Make sure you visit Savage’s on 18th Street South. All sweets and baked goods are handmade in house with original recipes. But Savage’s doesn’t just stop with cookies and cakes–handmade bread is also served up warm and fresh.

Five Points South

Five Points South is a neighborhood of Birmingham, known for premier culinary experiences, with places like the well-known Chez Fon Fon, extraordinary Thai food from Surin West, and a beautiful French cuisine by Highlands Bar and Grill. A stroll (or a bowl) through Five Points is a must for anyone looking to discover hidden treasures in Homewood, such as Woolworth bowling, or poke from Momataro.