Called the Magic City, Birmingham sprang up fast, as if a magician’s wand pulled skyscrapers out of a valley surrounded by mountains. This combination of man-made beauty and nature compliments a vibrant city pulsing with activity—on the sidewalk or the trail. In 100 Things to Do in Birmingham Before You Die, you’ll discover the famous places and hidden treasures of a city brimming with character, charm, and natural beauty.