A new year means new opportunities for making memories and having fun with the family. Best of all, you don’t have to travel far from Birmingham to do it, and there are so many opportunities within the Magic City, as well. Here are 10 destinations you might not have thought of, but the whole family will enjoy, so be sure to get them into your calendar in 2024.


USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park: Mobile, Alabama


The USS Alabama has a storied and well-documented past. The battleship started in 1940 and began its adventure just three years later in World War II. Once serving as home to a crew of 2,500, USS Alabama earned nine Battle Stars and received the nickname the “Mighty A” for its service during World War II. In 1965 the ship opened as part of USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Since then, more than 15 million visitors have trek to Mobile to tour the famous battleship and check out the Park’s many artifacts, exhibits, and displays that celebrate and honor the United States Armed Forces.