Photo: Melina Hammer
A couple of lattes from the Continental Bakery as you wait for the charming shops in English Village to open their doors.
Best Kept Secret
Tricia's Treasures, for a mix of high and low antiques. These ladies love their loot. Owner Tricia Thomas might even serenade you.
While Away the Afternoon...
At the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Bonus: The gift shop, Leaf & Petal, has great one-of-a-kind finds.
Smartest Use of $20
Score a vintage scarf or accessory at Zoe, a consignment shop in the charming historic Forest Park neighborhood.
Perfect Ending to the Day
Catch a sunset at Above, the rooftop bar at the Redmont Hotel, and take in examples of the city's early 20th-century skyscraper design.