We’re practicing self-care all 2024! Name a better way to practice self-care than to take a well-deserved vacay. As summer approaches, we have selected a few must-attend spots in Mobile that make our city the perfect destination for guests of all ages and interests. If this list has you hooked, check out our itineraries for day-by-day guides on attractions and restaurants that will make your stay in the Azalea City as grand as possible.
Keeping It Artsy: Mobile truly is a cultural delight for all art enthusiasts! Immerse yourself in creativity at the Mobile Museum of Art, where every exhibit inspires guests through contemporary and realist masterpieces. Stroll through the Historic Oakleigh Garden District and Lower Dauphin (LoDa) area, where art galleries showcase local talents. Don’t forget to add the LoDa Art Walk to your plans! This free monthly event flaunts the area’s culinary, performing and visual arts and brings thousands of guests to Dauphin Street.
Dig In!: What’s a better way to get acquainted with a new city than to dive in headfirst to its best eats? A trip to Mobile wouldn’t be complete without indulging in its rich and diverse food landscape. From finger-lickin’ barbecue joints to cozy seafood spots along the waterfront, Mobile's food scene is a medley of delicious delights. With each bite, Mobile welcomes you to a celebration that's as warm and inviting as its Southern hospitality. Get ready to eat your way through a city that knows how to turn every meal into a memory!
Family-Friendly Fun: Family fun takes center stage in Mobile! Discover the creatures of the Gulf Coast at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, where kids can become marine biologists for a day. Observe local and national history at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Explore the wonders of the human body or immerse yourself in the special exhibits at the Science Exploreum Center. Mobile welcomes families with open arms!
Take It Outside: Experience the great outdoors in Mobile, Alabama, where nature unfolds in a symphony of Southern charm! Take a scenic hike through the Instagrammable trails of Cooper Riverside and Meaher State Parks, where every step brings you closer to the heart of the Gulf. Paddle along the serene waters of Dog River and embrace the tranquil beauty that defines Mobile's waterfront. For a touch of paradise, stroll through the Mobile Botanical Gardens and Bellingrath Gardens and Home, where blooms and greenery create a lively tapestry of color. Mobile invites you to rediscover the joy of nature with a warm, sunny embrace.
Truly Born to Celebrate: Get ready to let the good times roll where Mardi Gras isn't just a celebration – it's a way of life! Indulge in the rich history of America's original Mardi Gras, where vibrant parades, elaborate costumes, and soulful music bring the streets to life. Explore the Mobile Carnival Museum, a showcase of glittering floats and dazzling regalia that capture the magic of this festive tradition. Whether you're catching MoonPies or dancing to the rhythms of the Excelsior Band, Mobile's Mardi Gras invites you to join one of the best parties in the South. So don your most fabulous attire and get ready to paint the town purple, green, and gold!
A Night On the Town: As the sun sets in Mobile, the city comes alive with a bustling and busy nightlife! From trendy cocktail lounges to picturesque waterfront bars, Mobile's night scene offers a kaleidoscope of experiences. Dance under the stars at Bluegill Restaurant or savor craft brews at Squid Ink Eclectic Eats & Drinks in downtown. The sounds of live music spill into the streets, creating a soundtrack for unforgettable nights.