Whether you’re just visiting or you live in the area, Homewood, Alabama has a variety of fun, quality activities the whole family can enjoy. Here are some ideas to add to your Homewood bucket list!
1. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Cookie Fix
2854 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209
Do you prefer your cookies warm with milk or cold in dough form? You can get both at Cookie Fix. With over 60 flavors (rotated seasonally), they’ve got every cookie lover covered. Their cookies are so deliciously popular, Cookie Fix was named Best Cookie Bakery in Alabama by Food Network food expert Kiri Tannenbaum.
2. Get some exercise at Urban Air Trampoline Park
800 Green Springs Highway Suite 150
Homewood, AL 35209
Need somewhere to burn off the calories you accumulated at Cookie Fix? Head to Urban Air Trampoline Park! Voted BEST Gym In America for Kids by Shape Magazine, BEST Place to Take Energetic Kids and Best Trampoline Parks, Urban Air is a great place to burn energy and make some memories as a family.
3. Take a selfie with Vulcan
1701 Valley View Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35209
It’s safe to say Vulcan is the most well-known landmark in Birmingham. A historic nod to the city’s steel industry roots, the 56-foot cast iron statue is elevated on a 125 ft. pedestal and stands tall and proud on the city’s skyline. There is, however, one aspect of him that’s a bit embarrassing (and controversial.) Snap a picture from an awkward angle and you’ll see what we mean. Yes, Vulcan’s backside “moons” Homewood. There’s even a song about it!
4. Stroll through Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Rd
Birmingham, AL 35223
If you think Birmingham is all gray buildings and concrete, think again. Botanical Gardens in Homewood is a beautiful oasis in the heart of the city, perfect for a date, a photo shoot, or a picnic lunch. Admission and parking are free and the gardens are open from dawn to dusk practically every day of the year.
5. Instagram some of Homewood’s iconic murals
There are many iconic and artistic murals in Birmingham. Check out Homewood’s contribution!
- Audrey Hepburn “Homewood is Always a Good Idea” mural: 2790 B.M. Montgomery St.
- Nabeel’s Cafe and Market mural: 1706 Oxmoor Rd.
- Farm Bowl + Juice Co. mural: 1920 29th Ave. S.