With a smorgasbord of cultural influences, including French, British, and Native American, Mobile, Alabama, is a small city with a big history. Whether you want to explore Southern plantations or experience Mardi Gras, Mobile has you covered. Slow down Alabama-style in the lush inlet of Mobile Bay. You might even be able to reserve a vintage rental car in Mobile to blend in stylishly with your stately surroundings. So bless your heart and pass the pickled peaches.
Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) is an easy 14 miles west of downtown Mobile and gorgeous bay views. Public transportation is sparse in this neck of the woods, so take your pick from several car rental agencies in Mobile, located in the terminal across from baggage claim, and across the street from the airport. Plan a tour of sprawling Southern mansions—like Bragg-Mitchell Mansion and Oakleigh House Museum—and stay close by in downtown Mobile hotels. If you aren’t around for Fat Tuesday, take in the decadence at the Mobile Carnival Museum. New Orleans has nothing on its Alabama counterpart, as Mobile is home to the oldest Carnival party in the country. For a quieter vibe, stroll through the Mobile Botanical Gardens in the Parkhill neighborhood. When hunger creeps in, Mobile’s food scene covers every neighborhood. Nosh on global cuisines in The Loop or take a foodie road trip across the bay to Spanish Fort for some top-notch seafood and down to Daphne for legendary barbecue and picnics in the park.
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