So, you’ve gone and done it. You’ve booked your dream golf trip with your best buddies and have three straight days of golf booked here at Pursell Farms. But – and of equal importance – you’re going to be near Birmingham, one of the South’s most attractive and vibrant cities. There’s no way that you can take a golf vacation in Alabama without taking some time to explore Birmingham.
Fortunately, you also know that the best way to truly enjoy Birmingham to the fullest is to approach your trip to the city with a plan for the things you’ll do in Birmingham. And in case your bucket list of activities isn’t quite full yet, we’d like to add our two cents worth and give you some ideas for five of the best things to do in Birmingham, Alabama.
The 5 Best Things to Do in Birmingham, Alabama
Play a Round at Top Golf
If you’re a true golf lover, then even though you’ve booked a golf package at FarmLinks, it’s likely that you’re going to want to play as much golf as you can, and if it’s novelty on the golf course that you want, then you can’t go wrong by spending some time at Top Golf.
This state-of-the-art facility includes responsive driving ranges, pool halls, excellent food, and an amazing outdoor experience, complete with fire pit. It’s consistently ranked among Birmingham’s best things to do, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a great way to add something new to your game. It’s also a great option if you’re looking for golf gifts to give friends. You just need to get a gift card while you’re there.
Learn More About Birmingham’s Industrial History at Vulcan Park
As far as iron and steel works go, Birmingham is kind of important, to say the least. And the big tip off of this is Vulcan Park and Museum and the statue of the Roman god of forge and fire, Vulcan, in the park. Measuring 17 meters tall, the statue is the world’s largest cast iron statue. Aside from having some amazing statuary, the site offers visitors an in-depth look at Birmingham’s history. It’s just an all-around impressive place to visit.
Soar the Skies at the Southern Flight Museum
What do you get when you cross 75,000 square feet of museum space with 100 different kinds of airplanes? You get one very interesting flight of fancy in the form of the Southern Flight Museum.
On any given day, it’s possible to see such exhibits highlighting the pursuits of the Tuskegee Airmen, planes that have gone down in water and then recovered again, and a behind-the-scenes look at crop dusters. The flight museum is to flight buffs what golf courses are to golf lovers.
Get Your Sport on at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
While golf may be one of your favorite sports, it’s probably not the only sport you love. That being the case, we can’t recommend the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame enough. It’s filled with sports memorabilia, history, and a whole lot of sports all the time.
In fact, we’d venture to say that it’s too bad they don’t do sports packages like we do golf packages. You’d never want your trip around the golf courses in the Southeast to end. Just know that you can come back again if you can’t get enough!
Things to Do at Pursell Farms
While there are some amazing adventures in Birmingham, there may come a time when you want to play a bit closer to home. Fortunately, if you’ve booked your golf vacation at Pursell Farms, you’ll find plenty to do just outside your backdoor, so to speak.
The following list offers you a glimpse of some of the things you can do here for fun if you decide to stay home for the day instead of heading to Birmingham.
Naturally, if you’ve booked one of the stay and play packages here at Pursell Farms, then you know that golf reigns supreme here. Our golf packages truly are the whole package, offering you opportunities to play golf at one of America’s best public golf courses as well as allowing you to immerse yourself in a bit of local history and some amazing geography.
Before you head out to play, be sure to take a look at our course preview. That’ll allow you to get the most from your golf outings.
If you’ve always thought you’d like to try your hand at some traditional sporting fare, then you won’t want to miss a chance to play at the Orvis Shooting Grounds. We offer sporting clays and rounds of fly fishing to those who are true outdoor sportsmen.
Finally, when you’re ready to crank things up a notch, there are UTVs. Here at the farm, we have a lot of acreage to explore, and while it’s possible to see it on a hike or even during an electric bike ride, you really haven’t experienced it until you’ve seen it on a UTV.
Final Thoughts on Stuff to Do in Birmingham
While it’s certainly true that golf is a big draw here at Pursell Farms, it’s also fair to say that people love staying here because it’s so close to Birmingham, one of the South’s great historical cities. From iron and steel works to the history of flight, there’s never a dull moment when you’re touring the big city.
And when it’s time to come home and rest a spell, you’ll appreciate all the fun things to do right here on the farm, too. It’s a great time all around.
If you’re interested in booking one of our golf packages, reach out to us today. We’d love to help you plan an amazing golf trip.