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Discover the charm and history of Oakleigh Garden Historic District in Mobile, Alabama, and explore its unique attractions, dining options and activities.

History of Oakleigh Garden District

Known for its rich history and well-preserved architecture, the Oakleigh Garden Historic District is a

It’s no secret that Mardi Gras is one of Mobile's most prized annual celebrations, but what keeps the good times rolling throughout the year? As home to various cultures and traditions, the Azalea City is the Gulf Coast destination where entertainment takes place all year round. Add these events to

Mobile is Rated E for Everyone!

Friday, May 17, 2024 1:00 PM by Janae Hudson

Mobile takes pride in having a variety of attractions and flavors that appeal to all interests and cravings. One might say that we are “Rated E for Everyone.” Whether you’re 1 or 101, there’s something for you to enjoy in the Port City. Book your stay, get away for a few days and let your curiosity

Summer is the perfect time to explore the vibrant city of Mobile, with its rich history, diverse culture, and beautiful natural scenery. Whether you’re a local looking to become reacquainted with your hometown or a visitor eager to experience the best of what Mobile has to offer, this bucket list

Black history is deeply woven into Mobile’s past. Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) is celebrated as the day that the last enslaved African Americans were emancipated. Join Mobile in honoring Juneteenth by celebrating at local festivals, visiting local exhibits and shopping with Black-owned

The 251 Dictionary of Mobile-isms

Friday, April 19, 2024 8:00 AM by Janae Hudson

The South is the birthplace of so many iconic sayings. “Bless your heart,” “over yonder” and “fixin’ to” are just a handful. The Port City’s dictionary has phrases that many tried and true Mobilians swear by.

"Born under an azalea bush in Bienville Square on Joe Cain Day"

Definition: Huh?

April in Mobile is the "golden hour" of the Port City's year when it comes to the ideal time for a morning outdoors adventure. Visit Mobile is pleased to announce the return of free walking tours, taking place every Saturday in April 2024. Locals and visitors are invited to explore the city and

This year, make “discovery” your mission. Mobile’s renowned museums are nothing short of phenomenal and captivating. Recently, a few of the city’s museums have opened extraordinary exhibits that transport you across international waters, take you into the past and blast you into the future all

Cuban Wonders in Mobile

Friday, February 16, 2024 10:00 PM by Janae Hudson

The wetlands, culture and streets of Havana are alive within Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center's newest exhibit, ¡CUBA! This showcase of Cuban culture not only immerses visitors through delicate props and live reptiles but also seamlessly weaves together science, diversity, and history.

At the

Mobile Mardi Gras 101

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 2:00 PM by Janae Hudson

Did Mobile, AL really invent Mardi Gras? When will it start? What is mystic society? Who is Joe Cain?! If any of these questions have popped into your mind when planning a trip to Mobile for Mardi Gras, we have answers.

  • How did Mardi Gras traditions begin in Mobile?

    • Mobile’s Mardi Gras

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