Get itinerary inspiration with these stops in and around Mobile, Alabama.
“In Mobile, you will discover a charming city boasting one-of-a-kind experiences, surprising scenery, convenient walkability, delectable cuisine and a city always ready to be your gracious host. After all, Mobile was ‘born to celebrate’ … we know how to have a good time.” —Patty Kieffer, vice president of convention and leisure sales, Visit Mobile
Guides at Secret History Tours make history come alive during a downtown walking tour of Mobile. Tours unlock the story of the first French city on the Gulf Coast. The company can create custom tours for groups.
Take a fun airboat ride and learn about the wildlife of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta on an airboat tour. Two companies, Airboat Adventures and Airboat Express, offer the tours.
Head to Theodore to tour Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Groups can visit throughout the year. Something is always blooming in the 65 acres of gardens. All of Bessie and Walter Bellingrath’s original furnishings are on display in the home.
Groups can request a guided tour at Mobile Botanical Gardens, which has the largest collection of plants on the Gulf Coast.
Journey into America’s military past at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. Tour the WWII battleship, nicknamed the “Mighty A,” which earned nine battle stars. Tours are also available of the USS Drum, the oldest American submarine on public display. A group visit can be enhanced by arranging for a catered lunch in the wardroom or fantail aboard the battleship, or in the Aircraft Pavilion. Several meal packages are available.
GulfQuest/National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico tailors each visit to fit the group’s schedule, interests and budget. Over 90 interactive maritime-themed exhibits are housed on eight decks of a life-size replica of a container ship. Check out views of the Mobile River and the Port of Mobile.
Discover Mobile’s history as the birthplace of Mardi Gras at Mobile Carnival Museum. The museum’s 14 galleries, pictorial hallway and interactive float area are in a restored historic mansion.
Main image: Bellingrath Gardens and Home; credit: Visit Mobile