Take James Spann’s advice lightly.
This guy is our weather guru, and what he says goes. We take tornado season pretty seriously, and if you’re not listening to James Spann, you’re doomed. If you’re not listening to him after he rolls up his sleeves, you’re double-doomed. “Respect the Polygon,” respect the Spann.
Ask: “So like, what do you do there?”
It’s natural to associate us with Alabama as a whole, but understand this — we’re a whole different animal. Birmingham is home to plenty of outdoor activities, craft breweries, museums, cultural events, and landmarks. We can go see bands play at the dog-friendly Avondale Brewery, or hop across the street to Saturn to get a cocktail that only a mad scientist could dream up. If we want adventure, we go zip-lining at Red Mountain Park, or visit First Avenue Rocks to get our climb on. We’re a city, you know, and we’ve got just enough weirdness to keep us fun. I’ve been here for 17 years, and haven’t gotten bored yet.