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April 11 is Global Meetings Industry Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

(WALA) - Thursday, April 11, is Global Meetings Industry Day—an international day of advocacy that will be recognized in Mobile...

The Land | 100-acre multi-purpose sports complex breaks ground

Thursday, April 04, 2024

The Land recently held a groundbreaking ceremony as the $72 million sports complex moves towards its goal of opening for outdoor sports...

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Mobile, Alabama

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Mobile is one of Conde Nast Traveler's Best Places to Go in the North America for 2024, part of our global guide to the Best...

Mobile earns inclusion in Condé Nast Traveler 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards survey

Thursday, April 04, 2024

The City of Mobile has earned inclusion in the highly prestigious Condé Nast Traveler 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards survey....

In the Spotlight: The Alabama Aquarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

As Earth Day rapidly approaches, we are reminded of countless ways to appreciate, cherish and give back to the world that exists around...

Visit Mobile to celebrate ‘golden hour of Port City’ with free walking tours

Friday, March 22, 2024

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Locals and visitors can soon explore Mobile through free guided tours. According to Visit Mobile,...

Bienville Bites Food Tour back in the running for Best Food Tour in the U.S.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

What's better than exploring a new place and tasting its delicious cuisine? Going on a food tour is not only a great way to...

Mobile to build $300 million state-of-the-art arena

Thursday, March 14, 2024

In March 2024, the City of Mobile announced plans to tear down the 60-year-old Mobile Civic Center and construct a new, world-class...

In the Spotlight: The Haunted Book Shop

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Businesses in Mobile make our world go round. Welcome to our monthly Partner of the Month feature, "In the Spotlight," where...

The Fascinating History Of Cities You Didn't Know

Thursday, March 07, 2024

Historical sites and informative tours are a primary draw for travelers when exploring a new city, and for good reason. You can follow...

Seven Southern Barrier Islands Where We Wouldn’t Mind Getting Stranded

Friday, March 01, 2024

Garden & Gun loves Dauphin Island and we couldn't agree more. Who hasn’t dreamed of an island escape? Some people might...

United Airlines Announces Nonstop Service to Washington, D.C.

Friday, March 01, 2024

On March 1, 2024, the Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) announced that United Airlines will be offering nonstop service from Mobile...

Africatown Heritage House again earns recognition in USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Whether you’re interested in American history or millennia of human history, you can learn a lot about the past with a visit to...

Visit Mobile to host 92nd Alpha Kappa Alpha conference in March

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Visit Mobile is pleased to announce the City of Mobile will once again host the South Eastern Region (SER) of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)...

10 Best Southern Destinations For Spotting Spring Blooms

Monday, February 26, 2024

Springtime in the South always seems to take too long to arrive, and then the summer pushes it away far sooner than we’d hoped....

Where did Mardi Gras start in the US? You may think it's New Orleans, but it's not

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

In the United States, Mardi Gras is an event that is very much celebrated in some southern cities. French for Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras...

Five Southern Spots for Even More Mardi Gras Fun

Friday, February 02, 2024

Let the good times roll, in NOLA and beyond. Everyone knows New Orleans takes the (ahem) king cake during Carnival, but these five...

City of Mobile adjusts Mardi Gras parking rates, hours

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

FROM THE CITY OF MOBILE: To better accommodate those attending Mardi Gras activities downtown, the City of Mobile is adjusting the...

Breeze Airways Opens at Mobile International Airport, Affordable Flights to Orlando & Providence, RI

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Breeze Airways, the U.S.’ only NLCC, or ‘Nice Low Cost Carrier,’ has announced nonstop service from Mobile to...

7 Mardi Gras Traditions Southerners Never Go A Year Without

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

PHOTO: CEDRIC ANGELES Mardi Gras is more than just a holiday in the South—it’s an entire season that runs from November...

This Alabama Town Is The Real Birthplace Of Mardi Gras In The United States

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Fat Tuesday takes on a life of its own in Mobile, Alabama—the birthplace of the modern-day Carnival celebration. Downtown Mobile...

Where to celebrate Mardi Gras beyond New Orleans, including Mobile, St. Louis and more

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Where is Mardi Gras celebrated outside of New Orleans? You don't have to go to the Big Easy to experience all the fun. Here are...

A Coastal Christmas in Mobile, Alabama

Friday, January 05, 2024

A Coastal Christmas As winter settles in, Mobile comes alive. Southern culture and holiday cheer combine here to create a rich holiday...

Africatown Heritage House earns recognition in USA TODAY's 2024 10Best Readers' Choice Awards

Friday, January 05, 2024

The Africatown Heritage House has earned national recognition as one of USA TODAY’s “2024 10Best Readers’ Choice...

Southern Holidays

Thursday, January 04, 2024

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … Well, the halls may not be decked with boughs of anything at this very...

Seven Standout Greenhouses

Thursday, January 04, 2024

In the chill of winter, these indoor garden havens promise warmth, light, and visions of blooming days ahead. Even in the South,...

Mobile's Newest Museum Honors The Survivors Of The Last Transatlantic Slave Ship

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Clotilda: The Exhibition opened on July 8 in Africatown in Mobile, Alabama. This exhibit, showcased inside the newly constructed...

New Exhibition Tells the Story of the ‘Clotilda,’ the Last Known American Slave Ship

Thursday, January 04, 2024

In 1808, Congress banned the importation of enslaved individuals—but the new law didn’t stop white smugglers from...

The Last U.S. Slave Ship Arrived in Alabama 163 Years Ago

Thursday, January 04, 2024

The Clotilda, the last known U.S. slave ship, arrived in Mobile, Alabama, in 1860 with 110 enslaved people. Travel journalist Natalie...

‘Exciting time for Mobile’: Alabama’s Port City welcomes the Carnival Spirit

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Carnival Cruise Line’s return to Mobile with the largest cruise ship to sail out of the 19-year-old Alabama Cruise Terminal...

Step back in time: Explore the 10 best historic hotels in the US

Thursday, January 04, 2024

In today's travel landscape, filled with shiny new resorts and ultra-modern skyscraper hotels, a bit of yesteryear is often...

The 2023 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Magnificent Gingerbread Displays List

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Historic Hotels of America® offers travelers memorable ways to experience holiday traditions, many dating back decades, if not...

Countdown to 2024: 10 best New Year's Eve drops in the US

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Welcoming a new year means reflection, anticipation, and, most often, celebration for many people across the country. And one of the...

MoonPie, a Pickle and a Flea: Quirky New Year's Eve Drops Throughout the South

Thursday, January 04, 2024

New York City may have its New Year's Eve ball drop at One Times Square, but only in the South can you welcome in the new year...

Top 25 Hotels in the South: Readers’ Choice Awards 2023

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Condé Nast Traveler readers rate their top hotels in The American South, outside of Charleston, S.C. View all of the 2023...