Downtown Homewood is a fun, outdoor shopping district with plenty of options to fill your wardrobe and your stomach. It’s the perfect place to grab some friends for lunch or spend the afternoon shopping for anything from game day outfits to apartment furniture.


Savages_meltawaysSavage’s Bakery
2916 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209

Eating tends to top our list of fun things to do in Birmingham. Since 1939, Savage’s has been serving freshly-baked, made-from-scratch treats. Renowned for its meltaways and beautiful petit fours, Savage’s also serves delicious deli sandwiches, like roast beef on rosemary biscuits, and homemade Southern sides (think deviled eggs and egg salad) that are sure to keep you coming back for more. (Open Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm and Saturday, 9am-5pm.)


Alabama_Bottle_OpenerAlabama Goods
2933 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209

Alabama-themed shirts, candles and decorations are always in stock at this local goods shop. Spa day enthusiasts, football fans and adventurous eaters can all find products that are unique to Alabama and fit for their tastes — from handcrafted kitchen tools to bath products made from locally-harvested honey. (Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5:30pm.)


CraftsDo It Yourself Crafts
1909 Oxmoor Road
Homewood, AL 35209

Channel your inner artist with endless projects at Do It Yourself Crafts. Create mosaics, tie dye and, of course, paint-your-own pottery with their huge selection of available materials. (Who wouldn’t want to personalize a coffee mug or holiday-themed platter?) Do It Yourself Crafts also offers classes and hosts birthday parties — even if you’re turning 25 — so stop by and give your creative side a workout. (Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sunday, 12pm-5pm.)