Top 10 Things to do in Vestavia Hills, United States

January 21, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Vestavia Hills is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is a suburb of the city of Birmingham. As of the 2010 census, its population was 34,033, up from 24,476 in 2000. It moved up from the fifth largest city in Jefferson County in 2000 to the third largest in 2010, behind Birmingham and Hoover.
Restaurants in Vestavia Hills

1. Breakout Games - Birmingham

2717 19th Pl S, Homewood, AL 35209-1919 +1 205-282-4798
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 898 reviews

Breakout Games - Birmingham

This isn’t your average outing or everyday experience—Breakout is for those who would rather solve mysteries than watch someone else have all the fun. With different rooms that follow unique story-lines, you and your friends will have 60 minutes to escape your adventure of choice by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues. Part problem solving, part adrenaline, end-to-end fun!

Reviewed By Donna U - Gardendale, Alabama

We did this for the first time with family members. We had 5 in our group and a young couple was added. So we had 7 people for Mystery Mansion, which had a max of 8.

Everyone worked well together and all contributed. We made it out with only a couple of minutes to spare.

An evening of fun!

2. Aldridge Gardens

3530 Lorna Rd, Hoover, AL 35216-5902 +1 205-682-8019
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Aldridge Gardens

Reviewed By Ms_Pat - Northwest Florida

Wanting a break from interstate traffic, my husband and I decided to pause for a peaceful walk in Aldridge Gardens. Our first visit here, we found it to be an oasis in an otherwise busy city. A very short distance off the interstate, it is a convenient stop whether traveling on I-459 or I-65. The grounds are lovely with whimsical sculptures, flowers, and a lake. A bonus -- admission is free. I would highly recommend.

3. Dram Whiskey Bar

2721 Cahaba Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35223-2333 +1 205-871-8212
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Dram Whiskey Bar

Reviewed By SCJFL

Traveling on business usually doesn't afford the best local fare but if you find yourself in the area don't miss this great local establishment. Great selection of wine, beer and whiskey and some really great pub fare. Had the Gatlinburger loved the fried egg on top (very Aussie). The thin shoe string fries are addictive.

4. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911 +1 205-328-9696
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 992 reviews

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle for equality for Black Americans is chronicled here, from the Jim Crow laws in the 1800s to the freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s.

Reviewed By Joan P - Damariscotta, Maine

We spent the afternoon exploring the Birmingham Civil Right Institute and I found it a very moving and powerful experience. Being old enough to have lived through the 1950s and 1960s, I already knew the history, but the audio, video, and photographic displays brought it all to life again. It is our history.

The building itself is organized in a circular fashion which progresses chronologically from the 1950s to the present time. There is enough variety in the exhibits to keep you interested. Lots to read, lots to learn. Lots to watch.

I would recommend that all Americans go to this Museum. And probably non-American visitors should go there to get some understanding of the Civil Rights movement in America.

5. Riverchase Galleria

2000 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover, AL 35244-2341 +1 205-985-3020
Excellent
48%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 252 reviews

Riverchase Galleria

Reviewed By Robert R - Helena, Alabama

When I visit this mall (rarely) I REALLY try to have a good experience, but always get disappointed. When I visited this mall yesterday I waited until 10 AM to make sure all of the stores were open. As usual, they were not. Some of the unsightly bizarre-like center free-standing shops were not open and several of the shops opened at least 45 minutes late. The shops are generally run by very young sales persons who tend to pay more attention to their cell phone than taking care of customers. And the free-standing shops still have their sales people shouting at shoppers ("sir, sir come here try this sample" etc). Instead of taking my time to shop and walk around and have a nice lunch, I went directly to the store where I had business and departed. This mall has seen its better days. If you want vendors from center isle stores shouting at you, if you want stores not opening on time, if you want to compete with a cell phone for the attention of a salesperson, then this mall is for you. This mall is one of the reasons why shopping on Amazon is so popular.

6. Alabama Goods

2933 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209-2511 +1 205-803-3900
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Alabama Goods

Reviewed By therossfamily2015 - Birmingham, Alabama

Best place for 100% "made in Alabama" souvenirs and food items, like wonderful sweets -cookies,chocolates, candies- and savory treats galore - cheese straws, roasted pecans and peanuts, like you can only find in the heart of Dixie. They have a year-round Christmas tree for people who collect ornaments when they travel, along with gorgeous pottery, and groovy and affordable jewelry. I love that all of their items are made in Alabama, by Alabamians. Plus, they will ship your treasures if you don't want to pack them. Love this place!!!!

7. McWane Science Center

200 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3117 +1 205-714-8300
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 820 reviews

McWane Science Center

Fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX(R) Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder - from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. The energy and excitement of discovery spring to life through an extensive lineup of science demonstrations performed daily by talented educators. The adventure intensifies in the IMAX(R) Dome Theater, where wide-eyed visitors experience the sights and sounds of breathtaking films on a 5-story-tall screen surrounded by 3 tons of high-intensity speakers.

Reviewed By ekkerb - Franklin, Tennessee

Good science center experience. Nice compact museum with something for everyone. Kind of a combination children's museum with a traditional science museum. Our kids had a fun time. Takes a few hours to see everything. It was helpful we were able to use our reciprocal benefits with the Adventure Science Center in Nashville.

8. Red Hills Brewing Company

2823 Central Ave, Suite 107, Homewood, AL 35209-2570 +1 205-582-2897
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Red Hills Brewing Company

Reviewed By Leigh-Traveler2015 - Birmingham, Alabama

Went in last weekend. Pretty empty. Sat at the bar and tried a few. Bartenders was pretty knowledgeable and friendly. Beer was just okay. No cold mug and it was not very cold. With all the other very good breweries in the area, this place is going to have to come out with something really good tasting. Didn't find it here this day.

I guess their niche is the low alcohol. No food in sight unless you leave & go to Little Donkey, which, btw, serves some really good local craft beers.

Not impressed. May give it another shot.. may not.

9. Birmingham Museum of Art

2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203-2278 +1 205-254-2565
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 456 reviews

Birmingham Museum of Art

This three-story museum houses an eclectic selection of art, including Wedgewood pottery, the largest collection of Asian art in the Southeast, Native American and African art, impressionism, contemporary art and American landscapes.

Reviewed By moviegeekjn - Phoenix, Arizona

This museum is essentially free (donations of $3 are suggested) and more than worthwhile. The biggest surprise is the diversity of its collection; not only does it offer a sampling of American and European art, but it also contains a large collection of Asian art and a nice presentation of African art to illustrate cultural aspects.

10. Urban Air Trampoline Park

800 Green Springs Hwy, Suite 150, Homewood, AL 35209-4918 +1 205-206-6809
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Urban Air Trampoline Park

Our Homewood Trampoline Park is the perfect destination for Birmingham metro area including, Mountain Brook, Fairfield and Midfield Trampoline Park enjoyment, and will provide weekly events and kids birthday parties for all ages and fitness levels.

Reviewed By Kona J - Argenta, Illinois

We've been to a couple different trampoline parks around the US and this one was not only a lot of fun, but the price was crazy cheap compared to what we normally pay. There are lots of different things to do beyond the normal trampoline stuff and this place is great to wear your kids out!!

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