Grab your blankets and baskets! Warm weather requires basking in the sunlight over a meal and soaking in the world surrounding you. Mobile’s open spaces not only provide the opportunity to live in the moment but also appreciate the city’s beauty with friends, family or by yourself. Check out our guide to places to make your summer picnics worthwhile.


Dine on the Delta

Who doesn’t love lunch or dinner with a view? The Historic Blakeley State Park and 5 Resources Delta River Center are optimal places to catch phenomenal views of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. Both venues offer grilling stations and covered pavilions for an additional fee. Take a walk on Historic Blakeley State Park’s Civil War Hiking Trail or rent a kayak for a hands-on, post-meal experience at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. 

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5 Rivers Delta
Park and Picnic 

Mobile has over 40 parks and each one boasts a different and memorable experience. Catch serene views of the Mobile Bay at Cooper Riverside Park or dine next to the fountains at Washington Square Park. Some of our parks are within close walking distance of a few of our most popular attractions. After lunch at Mardi Gras Park, immerse yourself in Mobile’s past at the History Museum of Mobile or reminisce over Fat Tuesday memories at the Mobile Carnival Museum. Langan Park, our city’s largest park at 720 acres, is the home of the Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile Botanical Gardens and Playhouse in the Park.

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Mardi Gras Park


Let’s Go to the Beach!

Watch out for the seagulls! With over 7 miles of public beach, Dauphin Island has plenty of space for you to soak up the sun and kick up some sand. 


Dauphin Island Beach