Funky, feisty, festive. Or historic, hip and happening. Colorful, cool and cultured. You can call this coastal town a lot of things when you have a vibrant 300 year history with lots of stories to tell, colorful characters to introduce and long-standing traditions celebrated on a regular basis. Once called the Paris of the South, Mobile has long been the cultural center of the Gulf Coast and you’ll find an authentic experience found nowhere else in the southern United States.
Daytrips Of Mobile
- Wake up bright and early, grab a cup of coffee and a quick bite at a locally owned restaurant and hit the MobileTensaw Delta. Be sure to pack a lunch – pick up a sandwich and snacks at a local deli to go!
- Spend a few hours canoeing or kayaking along the famous William Bartram Canoe Trail, over 200 miles long, winding through our rivers and bay. Bring your camera!
- Take an airboat ride with a local expert where you’ll see the flora, fauna, birds, alligators, and other wildlife native to the Delta.
- Afterwards, stop by one of several seafood restaurants along the causeway to grab a cold one, some fresh crab claws and enjoy live music as the sun sets over the bay.
Fun With The Family:
- Kick off your visit with a delicious breakfast downtown, then walk over to the Gulf Coast Exploreum to catch their latest hands-on exhibit or IMAX® film. Right next door is the History Museum of Mobile, where you’ll be immersed in over 300 years of history.
- A few blocks away is the one-of-a-kind Mobile Carnival Museum where you’ll revel in all things Mardi Gras.
- The USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park is just a short drive away and while you’re on ‘the Causeway’, be sure to hop on an airboat or kayak to discover the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta up close. Grab lunch nearby at one of many water-front restaurants.
- That afternoon, tour beautiful Bellingrath Gardens and Home, a 65 acre garden estate and historic home.
For the Trendy Tourist:
- A do-not-miss is brunch at one of many downtown restaurants or a light breakfast and coffee before exploring Mobile’s beautiful homes, gardens and parks in one of several historic districts (guided tours available). Be sure to leave time to wander through locally owned vintage, clothing, book and gift shops in our historic downtown
- Tour one of several museums to learn a little bit more about the town you’ve grown to love and the inspirations, traditions and cultures that make it what it is today.
- After a casually chic dinner at one of several trendy dining spots, visit a craft-cocktail bar, sports bar,neighborhood pub with live music or the area’s largest alternative bar to let loose!