What’s your idea of the perfect summer day? Does it involve ways to beat the heat? What about ways to get outside? Maybe you just want to relax or grab a bite to eat - however you like to summer, Mobile is the place for you! 

BEAT THE HEAT: 

Let’s face it - sometimes we just want to escape the heat! Mobile is the perfect place to do that. With an abundance of museums and attractions, you can fill your day with exploring our rich history indoors. Before exploring, make sure to check out our list of Must Visit Exhibits for your next Summer Getaway. 

No trip to Mobile is complete without a little retail therapy. Specialty shops and boutiques can be found throughout the Port City - discover handmade arts and crafts, clothing, souvenirs and take a bit of Mobile back home with you! Make sure to hit up one of our fabulous antique stores while you’re out. 

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Right? Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe has been cooling people off since 1956! With over 47 homemade ice cream flavors, there’s plenty of delightful taste to cool off to. 

GET OUTSIDE: 

Feeling adventurous? We’ve got you covered. Hop on an airboat for the adventure of a lifetime. Beware though..you just might get up close and personal with our wildlife friends. Looking for something a little more on the slow paced side? Rent a kayak and enjoy a relaxing paddle through our nature’s beauty. 

Want to feel the sand between your toes? Head to Dauphin Island, just a short 45-minute car ride from Downtown Mobile. This quaint beach community offers fun for the whole family. Make sure to check out historic Fort Gaines, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab & Alabama Aquarium, and the Audubon Bird Sanctuary while on the island. 

It’s time to par-tee! Mobile is home to championship-quality golf courses, in fact, the Mobile bay area offers more than 25 courses and 378 holes! Fun fact: Mobile was named by Golf Digest as one of the top ten golf value destinations in America.

RELAX: 

You’ve worked hard - it’s time to relax! Spend your day at the Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa. Treat yourself to a massage, facial, or even a haircut! We all deserve a little pampering from time to time. 

Maybe you just want to sit back, relax, and watch a good movie. Head to Crescent Theater located in the heart of downtown for popcorn, a drink (yes, we even mean cocktails), and enjoy a movie! Pro Tip: arrive early to get a recliner seat. 

INDULGE: 

Do you want to discover the true taste of Mobile? Make plans to attend a Bienville Bites Food Tour! Walk through the shady oaks of Mobile to locally owned, iconic restaurants for a memorable and delicious experience. You’ll learn about more than just food from their team of Mobile experts! 

Did you really travel to the gulf if you didn’t eat an oyster? Try the oyster sampler from Wintzell’s Original Oyster House or Hummingbird Way’s house special. They’re all delicious! Make the short drive to Bayou La Batre for an afternoon of shucking and eating the best raw oysters around at Murder Point Oyster Co. Like their shirts say, they’re oysters worth killing for.

Grab a cold one at one of Mobile’s four breweries! All four breweries are within walking distance of each other, making it really easy for a brewery crawl. 

Well, have we convinced you to summer in Mobile yet?! Explore all that our Port City has to offer here.