Mobile

Located at the junction of the Mobile River and Mobile Bay on the northern Gulf of Mexico, the city is the only seaport in Alabama and offers a downtown scene with a touch of college town and French Quarter feel along Dauphin Street, from speakeasy to dance clubs, dueling pianos and live music venues, nightlife in Mobile is very active. The Port of Mobile has always played a key role in the economic health of the city beginning with the city as a key trading center between the French and Native Americans down to its current role as the 10th largest port in the United States. Carnival cruise lines offers cruises departing from Mobile to the Caribbean.

As one of the Gulf Coast's cultural centers, Mobile houses several art museums and galleries, a symphony orchestra, a professional opera, a professional ballet company, the historic Saengar Theater, and a large concentration of predominantly Antebellum historic architecture.

Beautiful white sandy beaches are minutes away and the casinos of the Mississippi Gulf Coast are a short drive to the West.

Mobile is known for having the oldest organized Carnival celebrations in the United States, dating to the 1700s of its early colonial period. It was also host to the first formally organized Carnival mystic society or "krewe" in the United States, dating to 1830 and is considered a more family friendly Mardi Gras.

Gay krewes are active and put on some of the most lavish Mardi Gras Balls.

Hotels

Bars

  • B-Bob's Downtown
  • 213 Conti Street
    Mobile, AL 36602
  • Website: www.b-bobs.com/
  • 251-433-2262
  • Just Us Lounge (Biloxi)
  • 906 Division St.
    Biloxi, MS 39530
  • 228-374-1007

Shops

  • Buzzz Media!

  • Mobile, AL
  • Website: buzzz.bz/
  • 251-709-5254
  • Squid Handyman Services

  • Mobile, AL
  • 251-721-1491 or 251-401-7700

Attractions

  • Bellingrath Gardens and Home
  • 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
    Theodore, AL 36582
  • Website: www.bellingrath.org/
  • 251-973-2217 or 800-247-8420
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) Estuarium
  • 101 Bienville Blvd # A
    Dauphin Island, AL 36528
  • Website: www.sealabestuarium.org
  • 251-861-7500 or 866-403-4409
  • Mobile Zoo
  • 15161 Ward Road
    Wilmer, AL 36587
  • Website: www.mobilezoo.cc/
  • 251-649-1845
  • USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
  • 2703 Battleship Pkwy.
    Mobile, AL 36602
  • Website: www.ussalabama.com/
  • 251-433-2703 or 800-426-4929