The diverse cultural influences of Mobile make it one of Alabama's most unique cities. Its mix of Catholic, Creole, French, and Spanish make for an amazing atmosphere. During Mardi Gras, the streets fill with parades, live marching bands, and immense crowds of celebrators. If you can't visit during the Carnival season, you can still visit the Mobile Carnival Museum to revel in the long and rich history of Mardi Gras and Carnival in Mobile. Carnival and Mardi Gras are not the only exciting things to do in Mobile. This city is rich with culture and excitement
Mobile is full of fun history and attractions. If you find yourself more interested in exploring the environment and nature of Mobile, you will not be disappointed. Visitors can enjoy canoeing and kayaking, sailing, fishing, as well as a variety of parks and sports. If you are looking for something a little different in your recreation, you can try one of Mobile's Segway Tours or maybe take a hot air balloon ride.
One of the newest ways to enjoy your travels is to partake in EcoTourism -- a vacation in whichh you tour the ecosystem. Instead of visiting a place to enjoy its man-made attractions, you visit to enjoy its natural attractions. The south has some great opportunities for EcoTourists, especially if you're brave enough to venture into the alligator's natural habitat. Consider taking an airboat tour or a bird watching trip into one of the area's wildlife sanctuaries.
Mobile has many, many amazing attractions throughout the city that you won't want to miss. The city is home to a variety of historic homes, gardens, a battleship, and a World War II submarine, all of which are open for tours and visitors. At the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park you can tour the Battleship USS Alabama and the Submarine USS Drum.
History buffs will also enjoy the Richards-DAR House Museum, the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, or even the Conde-Charlotte Museum House. All of these museum houses are beautiful examples of antebellum mansions. These mansions also have delightful grounds and some are even open to hosting events. Mobile also has a variety of museums highlighting the unique culture of Mobile, from the Mobile Carnival Museum to the Mobile Police Museum.
The city also offers its visitors Mardi Gras-like fun throughout the year in its dining and nightlife. Mobile has delicious food as well as a variety of entertainment options. The city boasts fun dancing venues, live music, nightclubs, and bars. For those more interested in the fine arts, Mobile has a symphony, the Mobile Opera, and a few options for theatre. Art buffs will also enjoy the art galleries and art museum in Mobile.