Before you start out of the driveway on your Birmingham RV trip, you'll need to choose the class of RV you need for your journey. The large, tour bus-style motorhome rentals in Birmingham are Class A RVs. For large groups of 8-10 people, a Class A RV provides the ultimate in comfort and space. For smaller groups and easier maneuverability, a Class C RV rental easily holds up to four people, and the wide windows offer the best sightseeing available. For those active folks who spend nearly all day outdoors, a Class B sleeper van may be best because all amenities are present on a more modest scale.
Towable camper rentals in Birmingham are good if you want a towable rather than a drivable rig. For instance, a fifth-wheel constitutes the largest and heaviest rig, which requires a special in-bed hitch and a truck powerful enough to pull the vehicle. A pop-up camper rental in Birmingham needs a truck or SUV to haul it, and its amenities may surprise you. They come with an electric stove, refrigerator, microwave, and 10-gallon water tank.
Birmingham has a lot of great RV campgrounds. These RV parks have things like full hookups, showers, Wi-Fi, and back-in and pull-through sites. Logan Landing RV & Cabin Resort has all of these amenities and offers a lake where guests can boat and fish. It's also a gated RV park, so it is tranquil.
Peach Queen Campgrounds has pull-through sites, a pool, laundry facilities, a store, and a pet area. Kids will love renting movies and puzzles from the campground as well.
About a two hours' drive from Birmingham lies Chewacla State Park, which provides 36 full hookup sites and 10 primitive sites. For a change of pace, you will enjoy the opportunity to stay in one of six stone cottages that the Civilian Conservation Corps built in the 1930s, completely renovated with hardwood floors, stone fireplaces, and linens provided. Chewacla is renowned for canoeing, kayaking, biking, and fishing.
Taking an RV to see a national park is a unique experience. The nearest national park to Birmingham is Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, which is about four hours away.
RV storage presents the ideal space for your RV to sit long term or short term. Many RVers tow along a smaller vehicle to use on short trips. One top-notch facility is INSTORE RV and Boat Storage, which provides secure, climate-controlled spaces where you can even work on your RV. An on-site manager lives on the premises to direct you to their detailing services and valet parking. Alabama RV Shop is another option for RV storage in Birmingham.
Places to dispose of waste include M & J RV Park, Pilot Flying J Travel Plazas #602, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Cherokee Campground, McCalla Campground, and Hoover R.V. Park.
A road trip planner can help organize your Independence Day trip to Alabama. The 4th of July UAB Summer Band Concert offers both live music and fireworks. For a unique 4th experience, head to the Birmingham Zoo for their celebration.
Rickwood Caverns presents cool, sparkling caverns to explore within half an hour of Birmingham. Delve inside the earth as your tour guide shows off stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, and soda straws. Don't worry, you'll know the difference between the terms after you experience the 58-62 degrees year-round temperatures underground and mine your very own gems topside. Interested in history? Be sure and stop by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Southern League baseball presents the Birmingham Barons, who play at Regions Field, while the University of Alabama at Birmingham offers basketball and football. For golf enthusiasts, the PGA Champions Tour stops regularly since The Tradition began, one of the tour's five major events. If you fish, Birmingham holds the title of Bass Capital of the World, and you'll be familiar with its Bass Masters Classic. Talladega Superspeedway hosts auto races in April and November. Speeds of over 200 mph constitute entertainment for race car fans that blend in with Talladega's infield hosting the Birmingham Ultimate Disc Association Mud Bowl held in the winter.
Alabama Splash Adventure offers supreme water fun for kids of all ages, and on the cultural side, the Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival in August showcases music concurrently with the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, in which moviemakers show their work to have it judged. The city's iconic Sloss Furnaces National Historic Monument gets dressed up each Halloween to scare everyone.
Running east to west, I-20 and I-22 bisect the state. Heading north to south, I-59 and I-65 join with two US highways to connect Birmingham to the rest of the country.