Take A Trip to the Museum!
The best way to beat the heat this summer and keep that extra money in my pocket is by visiting the museum. The Birmingham Museum of Art here in Birmingham, Alabama is a spectacular place filled with an array of Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American styles. I take my kids here each year, and they love it.
You can spend hours exploring the arts, so whether you’re a weekender or prefer the quietness of a weekly visit, it is no problem. The hours 9 to 5 Monday through Sunday. Who can beat that? It is a family friendly place with an area for kids where they can get up close, and personal to some pieces as well as create their own. The best part is the dining area with an affordable, delicious menu with seating surrounded by beautiful decor and a garden making for a truly romantic setting. My only advice is to wear comfortable shoes and be respectful of the paintings by remembering to turn the flash off on your cameras. I bet you leave having gained so much knowledge and a new appreciation of the arts.