Summers down South are hot … in more ways than one. The Port City is located on the banks of the Mobile River, and sometimes just being close to the water can bring your body temperature down! To make your summer vacation planning easier, check out these fun things to do to help you enjoy your stay in Mobile:
EXPLORE BY WATER
Sitting on the banks of the Mobile River, downtown Mobile is the perfect starting point for discovering the natural wonders of our city! Explore the waterfront by land or by boat! Hop aboard a WildNative tour and take in the views as you transition from the bustling port to the amazing Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Feeling a little more adventurous? Rent a kayak at 5 Rivers Delta Center and enjoy the gorgeous backdrops the delta has to offer. Float the Mobile River aboard the Perdido Queen paddlewheel to enjoy a delicious meal while watching a beautiful Mobile sunset.
STROLL THE PARKS & SQUARES
Our parks and squares are the perfect setting for picnicking, squirrel watching, listening to the sweet sound of live music or catching up on a good book. Downtown Mobile boasts a plethora of parks within walking distance of each other. The most iconic of these is Bienville Square; home to the beautiful Ketchum Fountain. Cathedral Square is home to farmers' markets, festivals, art in the park and so much more. Jump in the car and explore the 720-acre Langan park where you can enjoy biking and jogging paths with a large lake that is perfect for hammocking and relaxing. Every Saturday beginning June 12 until September 4, enjoy food trucks, live music and more at Cooper Riverside Park for Saturdays at The Coop! If your preferences lean more towards flora and fauna, visit the stunning 65-acre Bellingrath Gardens and Home.
EXPLORE MOBILE’S HISTORY & CULTURE
As the oldest city in Alabama, Mobile has a rich history spans three centuries. No matter where you turn, history is right around the corner. Brush up on your trivia at the History Museum of Mobile, explore the battlegrounds of Colonial Fort Condé, or walk the streets of our historic downtown on a guided tour. Art lovers flock to the streets of downtown Mobile where numerous art galleries can be found within a few blocks of one another. On the 2nd Friday of the month, be sure to check out LoDa ArtWalk in downtown Mobile. Folks gather to enjoy the latest in local art, music, food and culture where you can troll along, browsing eclectic local galleries, public spaces and pop-up markets at your leisure.
GET ON ISLAND TIME
Dauphin Island is 45 minutes away from Downtown Mobile and is truly a relaxing escape. Quaint shops, tasty eats, outdoor recreation rentals and 17 miles of white sandy beaches, the question is, what are you waiting for? Plan your island time here!
While these fun activities will get you started, head over to our official Calendar of Events to check out all the fun things happening in our city this summer!