The Gulf Coast

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The charming and historically rich Gulf Coast region of Alabama is best known for its beaches but has so much more to offer. Mobile is home to a number of museums as well as the WWII-era USS Alabama battleship. Dauphin island has a plethora of wildlife and is known for its salt marshes and unique vegetation. Fairhope, a quaint historic town, has had an influx of new residents over the recent years that are attracted to its one of a kind shopping, historic atmosphere and small town vibes.

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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Home of WWII battleship USS ALABAMA and submarine USS DRUM, both National Historic Landmarks.

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OWA

With 21 rides, 2 quick serve dining options, & various midway games, OWA's amusement park has something for everyone!

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BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals

A float from BeachnRiver Kayak Rentals begins at the end of the Bon Secour River, a river rich with history, intrigue and plenty of photo and recreational opportunities.

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Fairhope French Quarter

Home to the South’s largest crape myrtle, this area of Fairhope invites you to relax, enjoy live music and browse the unique shops.

Where To Stay

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Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

This AAA Four Diamond rated resort was once a Confederate hospital.

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Admiral Semmes Hotel

Enjoy French Quarter charm at the Admiral Semmes Hotel, which has played host to stars like Bob Hope and Elvis Presley.

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The Log Cabin Inn

The Inn has FREE continental breakfast served 7 days a week, WiFi in all rooms and parking.

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Comfort Suites Foley - North Gulf Shores

The Comfort Suites Foley - North Gulf Shores hotel is located just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, in close proximity to many points of interest, including the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

Where To Eat & Drink

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Wintzell's

Founded in 1938 by Oliver Wintzell, the landmark location on Mobile's Dauphin Street still serves up oysters fried, stewed and nude.

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Felix's Fish Camp

Seafood is the main attraction at Felix's Fish Camp, but the panoramic view of Mobile Bay tends to steal the show.

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Lighthouse Bakery

This bakery is a great place to catch breakfast. Everything is handmade and baked fresh daily, from freshly ground coffee to pastries.

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Voyagers

The restaurant’s signature pecan snapper leaves you wanting more. Voyagers always provides diners with an authentic regional experience.

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Area Towns

  • Bay Minette

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    The county seat of Baldwin County, Bay Minette is conveniently located 35 miles from Mobile. This beautiful city boasts a population of about 8,500 and is surrounded by many historic sites and other attractions.

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  • Bayou La Batre

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    Nestled along the peaceful shores of the Mississippi Sound on the Gulf of Mexico, the small, picturesque city of Bayou La Batre is a community steeped in Southern tradition and heritage with a unique French flair. Bayou La Batre is known as the Seafood Capital of Alabama, which means that not only is it an outstanding place to eat seafood, but also to fish. In fact…

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  • Bon Secour

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    Located on the coastline of beautiful Bon Secour Bay in Baldwin County, this town has a rich history and some of the best fishing around. Originally a fishing village in the late 19th century, Bon Secour still provides a variety of seafood to customers near and far.

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  • Citronelle

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    This city in Mobile County sits atop the Citronelle Dome, a salt dome that is still rising.

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  • Daphne

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    Daphne was named by the first postmaster’s wife to recognize the abundance of laurel trees that were once abundant in the area.

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  • Dauphin Island

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    Dauphin Island is a bird watcher’s paradise and is part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.

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  • Elberta

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    Located in Baldwin County, Elberta is home to the Baldwin County Heritage Museum.

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  • Fairhope

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    Fairhope’s natural beauty, shopping, entertainment and cafès draw visitors from around the world.

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  • Foley

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    Just minutes from the white-sand beaches, Foley has many influences, including Native Americans, Spanish, French and English.

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  • Fort Morgan

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    This community on the tip of Mobile Point is home to an 1819 fort that served in the Civil War, Spanish-American War and both World War I and World War II. The fort played a major role during Battle of Mobile Bay and is a designated National Historic Landmark.

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  • Loxley

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    A town in Baldwin County, Loxley has a population of more than 1,000. It is conveniently located about 10 miles from Daphne and is about a 45-minute drive from Gulf Shores.

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  • Magnolia Springs

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    Magnolia Springs is located at the headwaters of the beautiful Magnolia River, which is the only river route for mail delivery in the continental United States.

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  • Mobile

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    Mobile retains many elements of its French, Spanish and British past along with its Southern hospitality.

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  • Mt. Vernon

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    Situated in beautiful Mobile County about 20 miles north of Mobile, Mt. Vernon has a population of 1,500.

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  • Orange Beach

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    The Alabama Gulf Coast boasts history, culture and 32 miles of beautiful white-sand beaches.

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  • Perdido

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    Nestled on the northern shore of Perdido Bay, this town has a population of about 500. It is located conveniently about 20 miles from Orange Beach.

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  • Point Clear

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    Located in Baldwin County, Point Clear has a population of 2,125.

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  • Robertsdale

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    Founded in 1905, this city is called the hub of Baldwin County. It has a population of more than 3,500 and is conveniently located near Gulf Shores and Mobile.

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  • Saraland

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    The third largest city in Mobile County, Saraland is a suburb of Mobile with a population of more than 13,000.

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  • Silverhill

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    This town is home to the Wales West Light Railway, a replica of a Welsh mountain railway. It is located in Baldwin County and has a population of more than 600.

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  • Spanish Fort

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    Spanish Fort was incorporated in July 1993, but its beginnings date back to 1781 after the American Revolution

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  • Stockton

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    The nearest community to Bottle Creek Indian Mounds, Stockton is an unincorporated community in Baldwin County.

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  • Summerdale

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    Located close to the beaches of Alabama, Summerdale has a population of more than 650.

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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

(251) 633-4510

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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

(251) 478-6089

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