Mobile Bay, Alabama Travel Guide

If you want to experience the best getaway on the Gulf Coast, Mobile Bay is an exciting new vacation destination that defines southern hospitality. It’s a great place to experience the new energy and excitement that the capital of America’s Gulf Coast offers. Looking for stuff to do that’s anything but been there done that, it’s time to grab the kids, slide into some sandals, don a golf shirt, and float the Delta. This is what it truly means to go coastal. Life is different on the water and Mobile Bay has the experiences to prove it.

Explore the bay, bury your toes in the sands of Dauphin Island just 30 minutes from downtown, or test your skills out at sea, Mobile Bay has attractions that will entertain the whole family. Check out exciting enlightening and educational world-class museums, see how the people of Mobile Bay lived in days gone by with historic home tours, and just soak in the atmosphere of this elegant southern city. Speaking of atmosphere, there’s nothing like Mardi gras in Mobile Bay. In fact, their family-friendly version of Mardi gras dates back before any other Mardi gras celebration in the country.

When it comes to shopping, there are opportunities galore. From one-of-a-kind antiques to handcrafted gifts and fine art, you’ll find it all within easy reach. Golfers will find a virtual paradise in Mobile Bay with over three hundred and seventy eight holes to challenge every skill level including Magnolia Grove, part of the world-famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. For a unique two-in-one vacation nothing comes close to Mobile Bay, home port to Carnival Cruise Lines fun ship. Spend a few days exploring Mobile Bay and then take a fun-filled cruise to the Western Caribbean.

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If all this activity is making you hungry, it’s time to dive into a fresh and flavorful local seafood feast and some Gulf Coast culinary delights made famous in Mobile Bay. Experience an inventive take on southern and Creole influenced cuisine served with the side of genuine hospitality, it’s time for dining and living it up in Mobile Bay. Of course, being on the water Mobile Bay is known for the freshest seafood you can get and it has some incredible restaurants where they serve it up just the way you like it. Some have stunning views of the bay, others have a more traditional southern feel, and some are just funky cool. If you want to dance a few of those calories away, Mobile Bay’s nightlife is just steps away.

Experience light tunes or your favorite dance music and let the beat drive your feet all night long. No matter your taste or budget, Mobile Bay offers accommodations to fit your needs. There are over 7,000 guest rooms from nationally recognized brands to independent hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns.

Mobile Bay is also home to several historic gems such as the newly renovated historic battle house featuring the new 10,000 square-foot spa at the Battle House. Mobile Bay is easily accessible by car and if you are flying in, downtown is less than an hour’s drive away from three airports including the Mobile Regional Airport, Pensacola Regional Airport, and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

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