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Visit Mobile

As the host of America’s first Mardi Gras, this Southern city has plenty of personality, with charming neighborhoods, historical museums and delicious local food.

Located at the head of Mobile Bay, Mobile is Alabama’s gateway to the sea. This port city is one of the Gulf Coast’s major cultural hubs. Experience delicious seafood, a lively community and genuine Southern hospitality.

Since the French settled Mobile in 1702, it has been ruled under six flags: France, Spain, Great Britain, Republic of Alabama, the Confederacy and finally the United States. Creole, Greek, African and Catholic cultures are also present. Join Mobile’s celebration of its diverse background through its museums, neighborhoods and festivals.

Mobile famously hosts the oldest Carnival celebration in the United States. As French Louisiana’s first capital, Mobile initiated Mardi Gras in 1703. Although New Orleans is now the undisputed leader of Mardi Gras, Mobile residents may remind you that their city celebrated the holiday 15 years before New Orleans was founded. Participate in Mobile’s multi-week celebration.

Mobile has many historic districts and numerous landmarked buildings. Stroll around the nine-block De Tonti Square Historic District, home to notable residences built in Italianate, Greek revival and Federal architectural styles. A short drive away, find the magnificent Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Judge John Bragg had this neoclassical manor built so his family could enjoy Mobile’s social season during Mardi Gras. Take a guided tour of the mansion’s ornate rooms and walk through the manicured gardens.

Stop at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center on the Tensaw River. This interactive institution features dozens of exhibits for all ages and a domed IMAX theater. Cross the river to Battleship Memorial Park to tour the battleship USS Alabama and the submarine USS Drum. A large collection of aircraft and other military hardware accompany these two iconic pieces of World War II history.

Mobile Regional Airport is west of the city. Whether you visit Mobile to revel in Mardi Gras celebrations, see the New Year’s Eve giant Moon Pie Drop or merely enjoy fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, this southern city will leave you entertained and delighted.

Where to stay in Mobile

Central Business District
Mobile which includes heritage architecture

Central Business District

4.5/5(19 reviews)

While visiting Central Business District, you might make a stop by sights like National African American Archives and Museum and Gulf Coast Exploreum.

Riverfront Industrial Area
Mobile which includes heritage architecture

Riverfront Industrial Area

4.5/5(219 reviews)

While visiting Riverfront Industrial Area, you might make a stop by sights like Oakleigh Historic Complex and USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.

Top Hotels in Mobile

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Admiral Hotel Mobile, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Admiral Hotel Mobile, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
251 Government Street, Mobile, AL
$89
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22

Located in Central Business District, this historic hotel is steps from Church Street East Historic District and Mobile Bay. Gulf Coast Exploreum and History ...

4.3/5Excellent! (710 reviews)

"Staff was wonderful. Room was only partially cleaned after first night. I let them know."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

The Admiral Hotel Mobile, Curio Collection by Hilton
Malaga Inn
Malaga Inn
2.5 out of 5
359 Church Street, Mobile, AL
$59
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12

Located in Central Business District, this hotel is steps from Church Street East Historic District, Mobile Bay, and Mobile Civic Center. History Museum of Mobile ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,171 reviews)

"Lovely property and staff. We enjoyed our stay and room there. Very historic"…"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019

Malaga Inn
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mobile
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mobile
2.5 out of 5
3650 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL
$80
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Dauphin Street and within 3 mi (5 km) of Herndon Park and Spring Hill College. Mobile Botanical ...

4.3/5Excellent! (158 reviews)

"It was a modern style and very clean! Would definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mobile

Popular things to do in Mobile

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

4.5/5(283 reviews)

Board a legendary World War II vessel and inspect authentic fighter planes in a park dedicated to military craft of every shape and size.

Top activities in Mobile

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Mobile, AL
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Mobile, AL

$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Operation City Quest of Mobile, AL
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Operation City Quest of Mobile, AL

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

(2) hour private dolphin cruise in Orange Beach
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(2) hour private dolphin cruise in Orange Beach

$199

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Island Boat Excursions, 29815 Hayden Dr, Orange Beach, AL 36561, USA We tour the protected back bay waters of Orange Beach, Alabama

Private Sunset Sailing Adventure in Orange Beach
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Private Sunset Sailing Adventure in Orange Beach

$54

Itinerary Let's cast the lines off, raise the sails and go on a one of a kind sailing adventure. We are a true sailing experience. No noisy engines. We are a premier private sailing charter. We take up to six guests.

Dolphin Eco Tour
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Dolphin Eco Tour

$22

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Orange Beach, Orange Beach, Alabama Our knowledgeable tour guide and captain point out the local flora and fauna. You may see osprey and their nests, herons, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, and maybe even an alligator or two.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park Admission Ticket
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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park Admission Ticket

$15

Visit: Battleship USS ALABAMA, 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36602-8003 The Battleship Memorial Park is home to two National Historic Landmarks, the WWII Battleship USS Alabama and the Submarine USS Drum. Step back in time and see what life was like aboard these navy vessels.

Reviews of Mobile

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 45.718329794762916%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 17.763623496107574%
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2 - Disappointing 2.8308563340410475%
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1 - Terrible 2.1939136588818116%

4/5 - Good

GiGi

Dec 7, 2019

The people were very kind and helpful. There is not many attractions but there plenty to do.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 5, 2019

I live in Mobile, just needed to excape

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 3, 2019

I want my money back!

2/5 - Disappointing

MC

Nov 30, 2019

The area was not all that great. With the constant police presence in the area responding to incidents, I would prefer not stay here again.

3/5 - Okay

Jerry

Nov 20, 2019

Just passed thru

4/5 - Good

Meridianville

Nov 17, 2019

I plan on returning to Mobile with my grandson to do site seeing, this trip was more about business.

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