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Five Outdoor Activities to Enjoy the Spring Weather

With flowers blooming and trees turning green once again, now is the perfect time to get outside and see what Spring has sprung! Here are five fun ways the whole family can get outside to welcome in the new season.


1. Visit the Birmingham Zoo

Spring is the perfect time to take the children to the zoo! Families can walk around the many exhibits, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train, enjoy the Protective Carousel, snack on delicious meals, or attend some of their specialty events. What could be a better way to spend your day? Check out the Birmingham Zoo



2. Explore the Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Spring is the perfect time to explore the gardens as flowers begin to bloom. Explore the distinctive garden spaces, wondrous woodlands, and noteworthy natives with the whole family. As a bonus, the Gardens are free and open to the public! Be sure to visit the gardens website to review visiting hours and special event closures. Visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens



3. Hike in Oak Mountain State Park

There is no better way to see the amazing Alabama landscape then spending the day in it’s largest State Park! Located just south of Birmingham, Oak Mountain State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, nature programs, beach and swimming area, fishing lakes, and more. Plan your day at Oak Mountain State Park



4. Play at Railroad Park

Want to get outside but don’t want to wander too far from the city? Located in the middle of downtown Birmingham, this 19-acre green space was built to celebrate the industrial and artistic heritage of Birmingham, and is a great place to enjoy the afternoon with a variety of walking trails, multiple water features, and two age-appropriate play areas. Learn more about Railroad Park



5. Go to a Drive-In Movie Theater

Load up the car and enjoy a show at the Grand River drive-in movie theater, spending a Spring night under the stars. Enjoy dinner and refreshments from The Snack Shack, an off-leash dog park for the furry friends, a playground, mini-golf course, and yard games. Lawn chairs and laid-back attitudes are welcome.



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