Nestled along the Mobile River, downtown Mobile is the vibrant heart of the city. This historic district is home to beautiful oak-lined streets, antebellum mansions, and historic architecture that reflects the city’s 300 years of history. When you charter a bus with Charter Bus Company Mobile, be sure to stop in downtown Mobile to explore top attractions like the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, the Mobile Carnival Museum, or the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. History buffs will love strolling through Cathedral Square and around Church Street to see St. Louis Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in the country. After exploring downtown Mobile’s sights, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the area’s amazing restaurants. The Noble South Restaurant is a local favorite, offering creative southern cuisine with fresh Gulf seafood. Or stop by Wintzell’s Oyster House, a Mobile institution since 1938, for the freshest oysters around.
Stretching along beautiful, oak-lined streets, Midtown Mobile is known for its charming historic homes and laidback vibe. This neighborhood offers a blend of boutique shops, art galleries, cafes, and casual eateries. Some highlights of Midtown include the Mobile Museum of Art, home to impressive collections of American art. You can also browse the locally-owned shops along Dauphin Street or grab a coffee at Cream & Sugar Café. The LoDa ArtWalk takes place on the second Friday of every month, when Midtown’s art galleries and shops stay open late. Local musicians and other performers entertain along the streets, giving Midtown an exciting, festive atmosphere.
Africatown is a historic neighborhood located just north of downtown Mobile. It was founded in 1860 by West Africans who were illegally brought to Alabama on the slave ship Clotilda, the last known U.S. slave ship. Today, Africatown celebrates this unique history and heritage. Explore the Africatown Welcome Center to learn more about the neighborhood’s founding and visit historic landmarks. Some highlights include the Mobile County Training School, the first high school for African Americans in Mobile, and the Old Plateau Cemetery, containing the graves of many original Clotilda passengers. While you’re here, don’t miss out on the amazing soul food at Martha’s Place, located in a bright pink cottage and known for its fried chicken and peach cobbler. You can also pick up art and crafts by local vendors at the Africatown Marketplace.
The Grounds is a popular entertainment and dining district located west of downtown Mobile. This area was originally the site of the city’s minor league baseball stadium. Today, The Grounds has been transformed into a vibrant complex with restaurants, bars, and event spaces. Some top attractions at The Grounds include the Exploreum Science Center, offering hands-on science exhibits for all ages. There’s also the Saenger Theatre, Mobile’s restored historic theater that hosts Broadway shows and concerts. And you can catch a baseball game at Hank Aaron Stadium, home to the Mobile BayBears. The Grounds is also home to Mobile’s famous Mardi Gras museum, housing elaborate floats and costumes from over the years. After exploring the museums and attractions, grab a bite at one of the excellent restaurants located here.
Just a short drive from Mobile is beautiful Dauphin Island, a quiet beach town popular for its sugar-white sand beaches, fishing, birding opportunities, and beachfront vacation rentals. Your group can spend a relaxing day soaking up the sun at Dauphin Island Public Beach or exploring the island’s natural beauty. Charter a bus and head to the Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries, a group of preserves home to over 300 species of birds. The island is also great for kayaking through the marshlands or embarking on a fishing charter in the Gulf. After a day outdoors, enjoy fresh Gulf seafood and breathtaking sunset views on the deck at The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar. Or grab ice cream and sweet treats at Dauphin Island Creamery.
Tillman’s Corner is a popular suburban community located about 10 miles north of downtown Mobile. This area offers plenty of attractions, shopping, and dining for groups visiting Mobile. Some top spots to visit in Tillman’s Corner include Hank Aaron Stadium, home to the Mobile BayBears minor league baseball team. After the game, stop by Braided River Brewing Co, offering craft beers and wood-fired pizzas. Tillman’s Corner is also home to the University of South Alabama campus. Prospective college students will enjoy touring the scenic campus located along the wooded bluffs. And architecture lovers will want to see the striking Mitchell Center, with its soaring glass domed atrium. For shopping, head to the Colonial Bel Air Mall, Mobile’s largest mall. You can also browse the locally-owned shops and boutiques along Airport Boulevard in Tillman’s Corner.
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No matter which Mobile neighborhoods and attractions you want to explore, Charter Bus Company Mobile can provide easy, comfortable transportation for your group. Our experienced team will match you with the perfect bus rental for your trip’s needs, whether you need a spacious 56-passenger coach or an efficient 20-passenger minibus. All our vehicles come equipped with convenient amenities like power outlets, wifi, DVD players, and comfortable reclining seats. Onboard restrooms are also available on larger coaches. Let our skilled drivers navigate Mobile’s streets while you sit back and enjoy the sights. Charter a bus with Charter Bus Company Mobile by calling 251-277-3575 for a free quote customized to your trip details. We’re available 24/7 to help plan the transportation for your next group adventure in Mobile!