Located in central Alabama, the vibrant city of Birmingham offers a unique blend of regional culture and urban sophistication. Spend your days exploring the area’s deep civil rights history at local museums and historical attractions, such as the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then enjoy your honeymoon stay at one of the romantic lodging options around the city.
The Wynfrey Hotel
Relax in luxury at The Wynfrey Hotel, located near the southern edge of the city. Elegantly appointed rooms include down comforters and pillows, bronze accents, damask wall coverings and Italian marble flooring in the bathrooms. Enjoy breakfast at the on-site Chicory Grille before heading to the adjacent Riverchase Galleria, one of the city’s most popular shopping destinations. After a day of bargain hunting, rejuvenate with a couple’s massage at the Spa Japonika or with a dip in the rooftop pool or hot tub. A popular romance destination, The Wynfrey Hotel offers the Honeymoon “Winfrey Style” Package for newlyweds, which includes champagne and strawberries, valet parking and breakfast for two.
Step back in time at The Tutwiler, an elegant turn-of-the-century hotel situated close to many of Birmingham’s attractions. The Tutwiler charms with a romantic redbrick exterior, as well as distinctive moldings, plasterwork, brassware and coffered ceilings. In your guest room, soak up expansive city views from wood-framed windows, glimpse the city’s vibrant past in historic artwork and cozy up with plush bedding. Start your day with the complimentary “On the House Breakfast” before heading out to explore the gardens and museums of the city. For dinner, savor Southern cuisine at the hotel’s on-site Century Restaurant and Bar, where popular appetizers include fried pickles and hush puppies.
The Hotel Highland at Five Points South
Enjoy a hip honeymoon at The Hotel Highland at Five Points South, formerly known as the popular Pickwick Hotel and Suites. Housed in a 1930s-era high-rise, the hotel blends contemporary décor and strong colors to create a vibrant ambiance. Cozy up Brazilian bed linens in your guest room, and choose the Head Over Heals Romance Package to enjoy deluxe accommodations such as chilled champagne and valet parking. Spend the day exploring the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Meyer Planetarium and other local attractions, and then dine at a restaurant near the hotel, such as the four-diamond Ocean and the Veranda on Highland. Close the day with martinis in the hotel’s H Martini Bar.
Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast
Slip away from it all at the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast, a 1898 National Historic Registry Property located south of downtown Birmingham. Guest rooms have individually themed Victorian décor, with wood floors, marble fireplaces and cozy four-poster beds, as well as private baths and air-conditioning. Create your own custom romantic getaway package by adding chilled champagne, long-stemmed red roses, chocolates or a gift basket to your reservation. Enjoy breakfast in the chandelier-lit dining room before heading out for a day of sightseeing around the Historic Five Points area. Linger over dinner for two at a nearby restaurant, such as the Cobb Lane Restaurant, the Highland Bar and Grill, Five Points Grill and Kobe.
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