Whatever the season, we know a place that’s perfect for any fun activity you can think of. Whether it’s a beach day on Dauphin Island or a walk through historic downtown, we’ve found seven beautiful, scenic places to visit during your Mobile getaway.
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Expect nothing but five-star views from some of Mobile’s most beautiful sites. Here are just a few reasons you’ll want to plan your visit ASAP.
1. Dauphin Island
What is a Mobile guide without mentioning Dauphin Island? Grab your best friends and hit the beach—you’re guaranteed beautiful views and one of the best sunsets in the state.
You’ll want to add a few of the restaurants surrounding Dauphin Island to your list of must-visit spots. Some include:
- Lighthouse Bakery is where everything is made fresh every morning in the kitchen from scratch.
- Pirates Bar & Grill feels like home with its patio view, live music + fresh seafood.
2. Bellingrath Gardens
This 65-acre garden is the home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath who returned from a tour of Europe inspired to transform their fish camp into a magnificent garden estate. At Bellingrath Gardens, you’ll encounter some of the most breathtaking aspects of nature. Wondering what you’ll see when you visit? Here’s what’s in bloom right now.
3. Perdido Queen
This Mobile Dinner Cruise is the perfect night out. For two hours, you can enjoy amazing food, drinks, live entertainment, and the best views of Mobile bay. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, a girl’s night out or a new adventure, there are several dining and entertainment options for you. Check out the schedule of events and amazing views that the Perdido Queen has to offer:
- The Main Salon is the first level with relaxed seating and all-around windows to enjoy the view.
- The Observation Top Deck offers a private table on the covered, heated or cooled deck.
- Comedy Murder Mystery speaks for itself. Bay Cities Improv takes you on an interactive adventure where you compete to solve the murder as you dine.
4. Dauphin Street
While you’re downtown, you have to take a stroll along historic Dauphin Street. This colorful street is surrounded by quaint, local art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars. If you’re there in the evening or on the weekend, there’s a big chance you’ll see open-air markets, live music, walking tours or festivals. Be sure to pick up a map of the Historic Dauphin Street Walking Tour to learn more about the buildings in this historic district, one of seven in Mobile.
5. Mobile Bay
Whether you are kayaking, sailing, fishing, exploring the coastline or swimming, Mobile Bay offers everyone the opportunity for a fun-filled experience on the water. If you are staying on the Eastern Shore, you may even be lucky enough to see a Jubilee.
Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets included, depending on which side of the bay you are visiting.
6. Mobile Museum of Art
Since 1963, the Mobile Museum of Art has evolved into the only accredited art museum in South Alabama, with a collection of over 6,400 works of art. Located in the city’s largest green space of Langan Park, the Mobile Museum of Art attracts thousands of visitors each year. We know you’ll want to be one of those visitors.
New exhibits opening this June include:
- DECADES: Looking Back/Moving Forward
- Contemporary Alabama
7. Guided tours
Want a more guided approach to discovering historic Mobile? You’re in luck because Visit Mobile has many tours for you to choose from. Here are some of our recs:
- Airboat Express
- Bienville Bites Food Tour
- Gulf Coast Tours
- Secret History Tours
- Check out the full list of tours here.
Looking for a place to stay?
We know you’re itching to book your stay in Mobile! We’re here to help. Whether you’re looking for something boutique, low-key or pet-friendly, they have it all. Make a reservation at one of Visit Mobile’s recommendations:
Ready to book your trip? Check out Visit Mobile’s calendar of events for a full list of fun and exciting plans to keep you busy.