Top Attractions for First Timers
You can’t come to Mobile without diving into the city’s rich history. One of the best places to start is the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. This massive battleship saw action in World War II and is now docked proudly along Mobile Bay as a museum. Walk the decks and get a feel for life at sea during the war. History buffs will also love the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, an antebellum estate that offers tours showcasing 19th century life in Mobile.
Mobile has a vibrant arts and culture scene. The Mobile Museum of Art features an impressive permanent collection and rotating exhibits by contemporary artists. Music lovers will want to catch a show at the historic Saenger Theatre, while the Mobile Civic Center and Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center often host major touring productions and acts. And no trip to Mobile is complete without exploring the oak-lined streets and historic homes of the Oakleigh Historic District.
Cheer on Mobile’s hometown team at a BayBears baseball game! The Minor League team plays at Hank Aaron Stadium right downtown. College football fans can catch a game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, home of the Senior Bowl and the Dollar General Bowl. And if you’re visiting in late February early March, don’t miss the excitement of Mobile’s Mardi Gras, where parades and parties fill the streets.
Looking to enjoy the great outdoors? Head over to Bellingrath Gardens and Home, a beloved 65 acre garden estate with gorgeous floral displays year-round. Or explore the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, a peaceful maze of wetlands, swamps, and rivers teeming with wildlife. There are plenty of boat tours available for bird watching and alligator spotting!
Mobile’s food scene reflects the city’s coastal location and multicultural roots. Fresh Gulf seafood is a given, but you’ll also find influences from French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Some must-try local specialties include gumbo, fried crab claws, and pecan pie. Take a food tour, browse the farmer’s market, or simply ask the locals – you can’t go wrong with food in Mobile!
At night, head to Dauphin Street downtown for a lively bar and music scene. Order a Bushwacker at The Blind Mule and catch some live tunes. Or check out LoDa, Lower Dauphin Street, where you’ll find trendy restaurants alongside cozy wine and cocktail bars. And you can’t forget Mobile’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations, where the party goes well into the night during Carnival season.
How to Get Around Mobile
Mobile has a convenient light rail system called the Wave Transit, with several lines running through downtown and to other neighborhoods. Fares are inexpensive at just $1.25, and buses generally run every 30 minutes. The Wave Transit makes it easy to explore many major attractions and business districts without a car.
Taxis and Rideshares
Taxis and rideshares like Uber are readily available throughout Mobile. This is a good option if you need to make a quick trip that isn’t along the light rail lines. Rates are reasonable, but be aware of surge pricing during peak times. Major taxi companies include Mobile Bay Transportation and Yellow Cab of Mobile.
For group travel or outings, charter buses are the way to go in Mobile. At Charter Bus Company Mobile, we can provide buses of all sizes to fit your group and occasion. Our charter buses feature comfortable, spacious seating, onboard entertainment like WiFi and TVs, and plenty of room for luggage. Leave the driving to us while you sit back and enjoy your time in Mobile. Contact us for a fast, free quote!
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