Mobile, Alabama, was born to celebrate, and rightfully so! You can feel its rich culture from the waterfront and museums to restaurants and entertainment venues—all the sights, sounds, and flavors come together.
If your first weekend in Mobile left you wanting to explore more, spend a second weekend in the area diving deeper into all the 300-year-old city has to offer, from the heart of Downtown to the sparkling waters of Mobile Bay.
Friday: A Warm and Spirited Welcome
In Mobile, history and modernity blend from corner to corner. Settle in at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa or the Fort Condé Inn and take in the waterfront view, then hit the streets for all the Port City has to offer.
When it comes to taste, Mobile has the answer no matter what you crave. From homemade pasta to farm- and boat-to-table fare, a wide variety of restaurants will delight any and every discerning taste.
You can’t visit Mobile on a Friday without experiencing the LoDa ArtWalk, a free event that celebrates the city’s rich diversity and culture with monthly themes and various vendors. Spend your first evening sipping a favorite handcrafted cocktail, wine, or beer. You’ll find exceptional libations from the mixologists at establishments like Royal Street Tavern, The Haberdasher, and POST.
Saturday: Exploring the City That Celebrates
After you’re fueled for the day, head to beautiful Bellingrath Gardens to enjoy the 65-acre landscape masterpiece. Mobile’s hands-on learning centers and exciting museums are a great way to learn about the history, culture, and art that defines this bayside city.
Experience the fast-paced thrill of an airboat ride through the area’s waterways, and don’t miss Saturdays at The Coop. This free, family-friendly event features live music, vendors, food trucks, a cash bar, and more.
Sunday: Hitting the Road
Your last morning in Mobile should be one you’re still talking about on the way home. No matter where you are in the city, there are various ways to get your bacon, eggs, and grits fix. Stop at Mobile’s flagship restaurant, Spot of Tea, for a decadent omelet, or head over to the Ruby Slipper for out-of-this-world Eggs Benedict. As your celebration winds down, know that Mobile, like an old friend, will always be there for next time. Learn more and plan your trip today at mobile.org/secondweekend.