Founded in 1702 as the original capital of the Louisiana Territory and nestled along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, few American cities boast a history as rich as Mobile's. The birthplace of Mardi Gras in the United States, the area’s sheer beauty, modern architecture, amazing museums and famous seafood continues to impress visitors and locals alike.
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What To See & Do
The USS Alabama
Explore the mighty battleship that won nine battle stars during World War II, and see more than 25 other pieces of military craft.
The 65-acre gardens surround a 15-room museum home and bayou boardwalk. Guests can take a river cruise on the Southern Belle.
Canopied by century-old oaks and furnished with fine antiques, this 1855 mansion offers a rare glimpse of life in the Old South.
Experience carnival in Mobile, the birthplace of Mardi Gras. You'll find ornamental robes, crowns, floats and exciting interactive displays.
Gulf Coast Exploreum
Interact with hundreds of hands-on science exhibits and take in larger-than-life IMAX films at one of Mobile's top family attractions.
History Museum of Mobile
The past comes alive at this National Historic Landmark. See Mobile as settlers did, learn about Mardi Gras and the city's diverse history.
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Mobile's Magnolia Grove features three courses complete with wetlands, creeks, streams, dense woods and large, sandy bunkers.
Mobile Museum of Art
A beautiful, newly expanded art museum at Langan Park features a permanent collection of fine arts and crafts spanning 2,000 years.
Mobile Botanical Gardens
Stroll through 100 acres of colorful gardens, a longleaf pine forest and woodland trails.
Richards-DAR House Museum
This 1860 antebellum townhouse is one of Mobile's most significant examples of Italianate style.
Where To Stay
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
The Battle House boasts historic appeal and modern amenities.
Renaissance Riverview Plaza
Relax in the rooftop pool overlooking Mobile Bay at this hotel connected to the Mobile Convention Center.
Kate Shepard House Bed & Breakfast
The oldest in the city, this bed and breakfast is nestled among 100-year-old magnolia trees.
Admiral Semmes Hotel
Enjoy French Quarter charm at the Admiral Semmes Hotel, which has played host to stars like Bob Hope and Elvis Presley.
Where To Eat
Founded in 1938 by Oliver Wintzell, the landmark location on Mobile's Dauphin Street still serves up oysters fried, stewed and nude.
True Midtown Kitchen
Chef Wesley True's menus are ever-changing but always include seasonal salads, seafood and Southern-inspired fare.
Dew Drop Inn
It's the traditional Southern roadhouse that inspired the song "Cheeseburger in Paradise," also known for friendly service and seafood.
The Brick Pit
Known for its tender barbecue and wet ribs, The Brick Pit has been featured on the Travel Channel's Man v. Food and in Maxim magazine.
Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train
The Mobile Regional Airport is a joint public and military-use airport serviced by four airlines offering 50 daily flights to and from Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte and Atlanta.
Mobile Regional Airport
8400 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36608
Mobile is accessible via Interstate 10, the southern terminus for Interstate 65.
Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Mobile. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.
2545 Government Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36606