Family Playcation Itinerary
You've arrived! Get ready for a PLAYcation of a lifetime. From exploring the beauty of Mobile to your first taste of fresh gulf seafood, your family is sure to love our historic oasis!
Welcome to our beautiful and extremely kid-friendly historic oasis. Unpack your bags and get ready to take in the sights, sounds and flavors found only in Mobile. Take your pick of one of our many hotels from the waterfront to boutiques.
Take a walk downtown and explore spectacular fountains, spacious parks, and riverside wonders.
SAVOR THE FLAVOR
Have a shuckin’ good time sitting at Willie Brown’s Oyster Bar at Wintzell’s Oyster House watching fresh Gulf oysters being shucked, pull up a seat at Moe’s Original BBQ for finger-licking good food or check out a variety of other delicious options.
FUEL UP TO START YOUR DAY
Powdered sugar dollops of heaven or perhaps omelets, bacon and grits? Trust us, you’re going to need to fuel up before you take off exploring all that the city has to offer.
LIVE FOR THE DAY
Experience Mobile’s amazing museums and hands-on learning centers such as the Exploreum Science Center that offers numerous interactive exhibits, thought-provoking larger-than-life Giant Screen films, and fun hands-on educational programming. Located on the banks of the Mobile River, GulfQuest Maritime Museum has over 90 interactive exhibits and simulators to teach you all about the Port of Mobile. Full steam ahead to the USS ALABAMA, a retired U.S. Navy battleship, and a must-visit for your family. Explore the “Mighty A” from the bow to the stern to learn about life on board this American warship.
BOAT TO TABLE
More of an outdoor family? No problem! Explore the natural wonders of Mobile by land or by sea. Grab the kayak and explore the second largest river delta in the country, the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. Kids will love the fast-paced thrill of an airboat ride or a stroll along the river on a pontoon boat. Get plenty of fresh air at Chickasabogue Park or let the kids watch the ships roll into the Port of Mobile at Cooper Riverside Park.
SLICE IT UP
Cozy up in your hotel room with a freshly made pizza from Joe Cain Cafe to wrap up your day of adventure!
BRUNCH YOUR WAY
Grab a beach ball and your bathing suits and head just 45 minutes down the road to the Sunset Capital of Alabama: Dauphin Island. Tote along your favorite magazine or current read to enjoy an afternoon of lounging while the kids splash away in the waves and build giant castles in the sand. Take a break from the sun at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium that introduces the beauty and wonders of the Mobile Estuary! Visual and interactive exhibits will teach you about the fourth largest estuary system in the United States! Pro Tip: don’t leave before sunset. You’ll thank us later!
DINE AL FRESCO
A little sandy upon your return? No problem, you and your sun-kissed family can enjoy a number of outdoor options for a little al fresco dining.
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