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MobileUnited States of America

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

Top Hotels in Mobile

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL
The price is $127 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5

Located in Central Business District, this spa hotel is steps from Bienville Square, Mobile Cruise Terminal, and Mobile Bay. Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (770 reviews)

"Gorgeous hotel in the heart of downtown Mobile. The room was very clean other than a used coffee stir in the floor - must have been accidentally dropped as the custodial staff was exiting the room. The only negative is that there were large security cameras outside our window which really blocked ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
Best Western Plus Daphne Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Daphne Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
8931 Sawwood St, Daphne, AL
The price is $87 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Situated in Daphne, this golf hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eastern Shore Centre and Timber Creek Golf Course. Spanish Fort Town Center and Al Trione Sports ...

4.3/5Excellent! (733 reviews)

"The young man at the desk was very nice and polite. Always greeted us when we came in and out the door. The facilities are very nice and clean."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Best Western Plus Daphne Inn & Suites
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
The price is $134 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in Central Business District, this historic hotel is steps from Church Street East Historic District, Mobile Bay, and Saenger Theatre Mobile. Mobile ...

4.3/5Excellent! (928 reviews)

"it was nice, clean, and close to where I was visiting."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

The Admiral Hotel Mobile, Curio Collection by Hilton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Mobile

For Executives or Just Fun Time!
For Executives or Just Fun Time!
Mobile, AL
The price is $145 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Located in Central Business District, this historic vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Richards-DAR House Museum and Saenger Theatre Mobile. Mobile Cruise ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Mobile Gem

"The property is very clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. Conveniently located downtown, felt safe with vehicle parked on street."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2020

For Executives or Just Fun Time!
Bass-kin on the RIver-Tiny House-waterfront
Bass-kin on the RIver-Tiny House-waterfront
Fairhope, AL

Situated on the waterfront, this cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Quail Creek Golf Course, Weeks Bay Reserve, and Lakewood Golf Club. Foley Sportsplex and Mobile ...

5/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Relaxation, Respite, Unwind Weekend

"Thank you Michael for being such a gracious host to my daughter and her fiancé. Everything was perfect!! The fire pit was a treat while watching the boat parade. We will be back."…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2020

Bass-kin on the RIver-Tiny House-waterfront
Countryside Loft. Fairhope. Ultimate Patio With Outdoor TV and Private Grill
Countryside Loft. Fairhope. Ultimate Patio With Outdoor TV and Private Grill
Fairhope, AL

Situated in a rural location, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Quail Creek Golf Course, Mobile Bay, and Weeks Bay Reserve. Lakewood Golf Club and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Bucolic Escape

"This is a thoughtfully appointed a space, in a private, peaceful setting. Hosts are affable, accessible, and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Countryside Loft. Fairhope. Ultimate Patio With Outdoor TV and Private Grill
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Mobile

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4/5 - Good

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Jun 3, 2020

Very

4/5 - Good

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May 30, 2020

It was a great place,even with covid going on

4/5 - Good

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May 26, 2020

Mobile is a nice place to visit but I’ll never live there again

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 24, 2020

Considering that I went during the Pandemic it was a good trip overall. Got to eat some of my favorite spots in Mobile & Prichard like Harts Chicken & Roger's BBQ since I hadn't eaten it in about 15 yrs at least. Delicious as Always!!!

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

May 18, 2020

Not a great area in general.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 11, 2020

Just passing thru

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