Being one of the oldest cities on the Gulf Coast, Mobile has always been able to offer visitors exciting, entertaining and educational experiences year-round. Translated: There are tons of fun things to do anytime you visit this historic, coastal town!
Groups will find museums and attractions showcasing everything from fine art to Mardi Gras, history to science, the military to mums. How about dancing in the street with thousands of new friends at one of the region’s many outdoor music festivals, catching Moon Pies thrown from fire-breathing dragon floats during Mardi Gras, or taking in millions of glittering holiday lights on a 65-acre historic garden estate?
If water is more your thing, you’ll discover water-based adventures that bring you eye-to-eye with giant gators or have you shaking ‘fins’ with gentle stingrays. Maybe you’ll find yourself paddling toward an ancient Indian mound accessible only by water or sipping wine on a sunset cruise on Mobile Bay; after all, being on the water is simply a part of life around here. Mobile is the place where folks were “born to celebrate,” you’ll have to come visit to see why!
Mobile, Alabama is becoming a hotspot for aerospace innovation and beyond. Located next to the Airbus Mobile Manufacturing Facility, Flight Works Alabama offers visitors insight into the unique aviation industry that is revolutionizing the Gulf Coast. At Flight Works Alabama, groups can learn about the science of flight, the production of aircraft in their 15,000 square foot facility containing over 40 hands-on activities, as well as a fabrication room, workshop, classroom, multipurpose room and drone aviary.
Step out of time at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, where guests stroll through a vibrant, ever-changing 65-acre estate garden featuring blooms and beauty every day of the year. Guests may also tour the historic Bellingrath home, built in 1935 and filled with the original antiques and collections of founders Walter and Bessie Bellingrath. Bellingrath Gardens and Home, the state’s oldest public garden, first opened to the public on April 7, 1932, and is a must-stop for groups visiting Mobile.
USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park is home to the WWII battleship USS ALABAMA and submarine USS DRUM. Step into history and see how the crew worked, fought and played. Tours are self-guided. Private lunch is available in the officers dining room. Don’t forget to stop in the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion, home to a collection of historic military vehicles and airplanes, including the Blackbird, their popular spy plane.
With so many options, it may be hard to decide how to spend a day in Mobile’s great outdoors. America’s Amazon is home to the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, the largest river delta and wetland in Alabama and one of the largest in the country. In fact, there are not many places in the world that hold the eco-diversity of the bayous, bays and beaches of Mobile. From kayaks and canoes to airboats and fishing tours, there are numerous ways groups can roam this wilderness.