Mobile is a place with incredible scenic spaces and natural beauty.  Historic parks and squares, waterfront wonders, award-winning gardens.. you get the picture.  You'll want to get out and explore when you're in Mobile, trust us. Here are 12 reasons why you should Get Outside in Mobile!

 

#1.  Cooper Riverside Park 

Located adjacent to the Mobile Convention Center is this beautiful green space overlooking the busy, yet serene Port of Mobile! 

Perdido Queen Cooper Riverside Park

#2.  Mardi Gras Park

About a block away, you'll find even more options for outdoor sanctuaries, like Mobile's Mardi Gras Park. This colorful park pays homage to that little thing we started over 300 years ago. Hint: Mardi Gras.  Equipped with a large green space and statues that tell you a little bit about Mobile's largest celebration. 

Mardi Gras Park

 #3.  Bienville Square 

Located in the heart of Downtown Mobile, Bienville Square is a charming park that's a must-stop for visitors. Pull up a seat and enjoy this historic gem.  Local tip: Bienville Square is known for its large population of the friendliest squirrels. Trust us! 

Bienville Square Park

#4.  Cathedral Square 

Another popular square in Downtown Mobile is this beauty. Cathedral Square is home to a stunning cathedral that makes you think you just stepped into Europe and a green space perfect to sit, rest and feel the energy of Mobile. 

Cathedral Square

#5.  Spanish Plaza Park 

Spanish Plaza Park was created to honor Mobile’s sister city, Malaga, Spain and features sculptures, statues and art showing the influence that Spain had over the area.

Spanish Plaza Park

#6.   Washington Square 

This gorgeous park is located in one of Mobile's oldest historic districts, the Oakleigh Historic Garden District.  Take a walk around the quaint park or have a picnic under one of the many oak trees that canopy this adorable neighorbood park 

Washington Square Fountain 2

#7.  British Park 

This quiet park, located in the quaint downtown neighborhood of Church Street East Historic District, is notable for its lush greenery and for being especially dog friendly. 

British Park

#8.  USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

Explore the grounds of the Mighty A, the WWII naval ship that is docked in Mobile Bay. The park includes a submarine, an extensive aircraft collection and a park honoring all veterans of war that you can walk through. 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

#9.   Bellingrath Gardens 

Located about 30 minutes from Downtown Mobile, but well worth the drive, is Bellingrath Gardens with 65 acres of gorgeous floral pageantry. The gardens have received numerous national awards and continues to be a top stop for Mobile visitors. 

bellingrath

#10.  Mobile Botanical Gardens 

Take a walk through 2,400 sq.ft. beautiful botanical gardens and one of the largest collections along the Gulf Coast! 

Mobile Botanical Gardens

#11.  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center 

 5 Rivers Delta has over 250,000 acres of waterways, woods, wetlands, natural beauty and regional history. Not to mention, the kayaking is pretty stellar too!

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

#12.  America's Amazon

We can't talk about outdoor escapes without talking about what's been named,  "America's Amazon." America's Amazon is where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay and known for outdoor recreation, conservation, education programs and land stewardship.  But, don't take our word for it's beauty, just click the image and watch the video. 

America's Amazon with play

 

Mobile is the perfect place to escape this summer! 

-Visit Mobile