Fall in love with all of the amazing things to do in “The Magic City” in Alabama. From cultural experiences to museums and even exercise programs, there are so many unique date ideas in Birmingham, Alabama for you and your sweetheart to enjoy. Check out all Birmingham has to offer in these amazing, original experiences around the city.
6 Fun date ideas in Birmingham
Watch a Show
Films and music are shown at the Alabama Theatre, a 90-year-old theatre house that originally showcased Paramount films. In its first five decades, it was used mostly as a film house. Now world-class musical and theatrical talent, as well as movies, are shown at the restored theatre. Artists such as Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Kings of Leon, and the Temptations have graced the stage. Comedians, including Kathy Griffin and Margaret Cho, have also filled the hall with laughter. While you’re there, check out the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ in all its magnificent sound a gorgeous ambiance on stage. Buy tickets to an upcoming concert or performance for you and your love. You won’t regret this unique date night in a historic Alabama building.
Grab a Mic
Moonlight on the Mountain, a small listening room in the Bluff Park District, has original acoustic performances throughout the week. However, if you’re a show stopper yourself, you may want to try your singing and/or songwriting talents out on stage on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at Moonlight’s Open Mic Night. Admission is only $5 for performers and audience members. By random draw, 12 performers are chosen each night. Prizes are given and competitions occur throughout the year. Duos are allowed, so if you and your sweetheart make beautiful music together, grab two mics, and sing on this unique date! Although food and beverages are not available for purchase, you may bring a small, reasonably sized cooler with your own refreshments.
Browse the Bikes
Whether you have your own ride, or you just love experiencing history, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is a fun and original date for motorcycle enthusiasts and spectators alike. When you check out one of the top-rated attractions in Birmingham by Tripadvisor, you and your darling will see the largest motorcycle collection the world. Housing 600-700 mint-condition motorcycles and more than 1400 bikes total, the collection showcases motorcycles from the last 100 years. The Barber Vintage Festival in October is one event you won’t want to miss, especially if you are a bike enthusiast. No matter how much (or little) you ride, you’ll love the great displays at this record-breaking museum.
Embrace Your Inner Bibliophile
Birmingham is home to one of the most unique bookstores in the world. In fact, every book at the Alabama Booksmith is a signed copy. With the exception of incredibly rare books (think Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird), the titles are sold at their cover prices, despite their autographed status. While you’re in the store, consider signing up for the Signed First Editions Club, a monthly shipment of first edition books by often up-and-coming authors. This may be a nice surprise for your sweetie. (They offer gifted memberships!) Read a signed copy of a future favorite with your date at this one-of-a-kind bookstore.
Have a Beer
Take an affordable brewery tour at the aptly named Good People Brewing Company. Each tour is just $10/person and includes a beer in a collectible glass. With its roots in brewing good beer for good friends, the taproom and brewery are synonymous with a fun, different date night. Good People also gives back and supports the community, making it a great place to enjoy a beer or two on your date.
Relax and Unwind
“Namaste” at Aero Joe with a pilates or yoga class. Get outside your comfort zone with an aerial yoga class, blending traditional yoga with aerial arts in a relaxing, beginner safe environment. Relax with your loved one, and fall in love with this exhilarating exercise program. Not ready to fly through the air? Try a grounded, traditional pilates or yoga class with your significant other. After seeing all the benefits yoga and pilates have to offer, you may want to make this a weekly date!
The Magic City doesn’t lack fun things to do with your one and only. All these unique date ideas in Birmingham, Alabama are sure to be a hit with you and your love!
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