9 of the best ways to stay cool inside in Mobile on a hot summer weekend


Head over to this city to end your summer right. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

Whew, it’s hot out there. While it may be tempting to crank up the AC and stay at home, it’s time to celebrate the end of the summer in Mobile. We already planned your weekend of fun indoor experiences and places to eat and stay in the city. Check out Visit Mobile and pack your bags.

1. Saturday breakfast—Mo’Bay Beignet Co.

The morning just got better + tastier. (Mo’Bay Beignet Co. / Facebook)

It’s time to start the day off right and satisfy your sweet tooth with beignets, of course! Also, try out one of their tasty frappes or iced coffees to stay on the cooler side.

2. Saturday morning—museums galore

Mobile Carnival Museum
The Carnival Museum is the definition of fun. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

School may be out, but it’s always a great time to learn. From art to history to science, the city has so many different museums that the whole family will be excited to explore.

Check out Visit Mobile to plan your trip today.

3. Saturday lunch—The Cheese Cottage

With yummy dishes like the pimento and gouda bacon jam sandwich, there’s no better place to stop for lunch than The Cheese Cottage. It’s one of the cutest and tastiest places for a lunch break on the cool, covered patio with fans. Be sure to enjoy a glass of sweet tea.

4. Saturday afternoon—local shopping

Mobile downtown
Downtown Mobile has some of the best shops. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

If you’re looking to shop until you drop, downtown is the place to be. Enjoy spending time indoors and finding some of the best treats, books and local goods from these shops:

5. Saturday dinner—El Papi

El Papi, Mobile
You deserve a margarita to cool off. (El Papi / Facebook)

You know we love queso, tacos and margaritas with all our hearts. El Papi is the spot to fill up on all of your Mexican favorites after a long day of exploring the city.

6. Saturday evening—Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe

Cammie's Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe
Oh, so sweet and cool. (@cupofcatherine / Instagram)

Obviously, ice cream is the best way to cool off in the summer—Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe is a must-try. This old-timey spot with creative and classic flavors is the best way to chill out after a long day.

7. Saturday night—local bands + concerts

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Spend a night out on the town. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

Put on your dancing shoes, play some music in the car to hype you up and head to a local spot with live music or one of the many concerts happening in town. Before you come to town, be sure to check out the schedule of big bands and local talent playing in the area.

8. Sunday morning coffee—Nova Espresso

Before you get ready to head back home, a caffeine fix is a must. With some of the best iced coffee and espresso drinks in town, we know this is the perfect place that will wake you up and keep you cool. The coffee shop is also cute as cute can be, so get some final photos while you’re here.

9. Where should you stay?

Be sure to check out local options to stay. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

We’re covering all your bases for your weekend trip. Be sure to check out Visit Mobile to explore all different kinds of hotels, including boutique, pet-friendly and luxury hotels. Here are some amazing places in the city to catch some Zs:

Are you excited about a trip to this amazing and fun city? Head over to Visit Mobile to find the best places to explore + stay while you’re there.

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