If your travels will be taking you to Birmingham in the upcoming months, then now is as good of a time to visit as any other. There are a ton of things to see and do in the city but the biggest attraction that you will be interested in will be the Birmingham Zoo which is a must see for the person on vacation. There is so much to see and do at the zoo that generally it is advised that you take one or more days to get the entire experience. The zoo is one of the best in the Southern region and the best that is in the state of Alabama. The zoo reaches more than 120 acres and houses a total of 950 animals made up of 230 species at any one time. This ensures that the average guest will be able to see their favorite animal when they visit the zoo.
There are a number of special events that take place throughout the year but the months of September through December seem to be the most popular for an event at the zoo. When you want to take a break from all of the exploring of the zoo, you can head over to one of the many cafés that the zoo has and grab you a bite to eat. Often you will find that these offerings are just what you were looking for and will satisfy your cravings. There is also ample places to shop and buy reminders of your trip to the zoo. Chances are that once you go, you will want to find a reason to head to Birmingham on a regular basis to see what is new at the zoo.