Mobile is the 4th destination we have visited in Alabama so far, and the more we explore this state the more we enjoy it’s history, culture and people.
I’ve always liked port cities, and interestingly back in the 1800s Mobile was known as theParis of the South when Mobile was the 10th wealthiest city in the United States, thanks to the port and the cotton trade.
The city of Mobile is conveniently located just two hours east of New Orleans and one hour north of the beautiful Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
There’s a wide variety of activities for families and people of all ages, and Mobile’s colorful downtown is thriving!
And did you know that Mobile is home to America’s Original Mardi Gras? And each year it hosts the oldest organized Carnival celebration in the United States?
Along Dauphin Street you find numerous restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and stores – we didn’t venture out late with kids, but you can tell this is where it all happens in downtown.
Mobile plays home to the USS Alabama Battleship and you can journey into America’s military past at one of the top South Alabama attractions.
You can do a self-guided
tour of the Alabama following a coded map. It was the first time on a battleship for us, and it was so interesting to see all the working parts that make up a war ship.
Seven National Register Historic Districts make up what is known as downtown and midtown Mobile.
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