Before You Go
Coordinates: 30.6954° N, 88.0399° W
Baton Rouge to Mobile, AL: 180 miles
Driving Time: 2 hours, 51 minutes
Things to Do
Enjoy a waffle cone filled with lemon custard at Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe.
2511 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36607 || (251) 471-1710 || cammiesolddutch.com
Open since 1956, Old Dutch has been serving the community the best ice cream in town. It is the place to be after school on Friday afternoons, and any Mobilian will tell you no one can pass up a lemon custard ice cream cone.
Splash in the waves and exploring Dauphin Island.
Dauphin Island is a quaint, small stretch of sand just south of Mobile Bay. With public beaches, Fort Gaines, and an Estuarium, the Island can provide hours of family fun in the sun.
Stroll through historic Bellingrath Gardens.
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL 36582 || 251) 973-2217 || bellingrath.org
The historic home of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath spans 65-acres and is a public garden located on Fowl River. You can roam the gardens, admiring the flowers, and at Christmas time, the entire property is lit in twinkling lights of every color, shape, and size for the enjoyment of visitors.
Step back in time at Fort Conde, a reconstruction of the Civil War fort that protected the Mobile Bay.
111 S Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602 || (251) 208-7569 || museumofmobile.com
Fort Conde is located in the heart of downtown Mobile, next to the Bankhead Tunnel. Visitors can tour the fort, see what life was like inside the structure, and even see a blacksmith at work.
Meet Teddy at a Mobile BayBears baseball game.
755 Bolling Brothers Blvd., Mobile, AL 36606 || (251) 479-2327 || milb.com
In Hank Aaron Stadium, the Southern League BayBears play ball amid cheering crowds and excited fans. Take the little ones to watch some baseball while munching on a hot dog or cracker jacks. And while you're there, meet Teddy, everyone's favorite BayBear!
Picnick and hike at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center.
30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL 36527 || (251) 625-0814 || outdooralabama.com
The 5 Rivers Delta is the place where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee, and Blakeley Rivers meet. The area is full of wildlife and adventures. There are numerous outdoor activities and opportunities for the whole family.
Take a ghost tour at Oakleigh Mansion with the Oakleigh Belles.
300 Oakleigh Place, Mobile, AL 36604 || (251) 432-1281 || historicoakleigh.com
Within the Historic District of Downtown Mobile, Oakleigh Mansion has been around since 1833. The Oakleigh Belles serve as ambassadors to the home and give guided tours during which you can learn more about Mobile and the antebellum South. There are even rumors the mansion is haunted!
Immerse yourself in downtown culture with Mobilians.
Downtown Mobile is a hotspot of art, music, dining, and culture. There are constantly activities and events happening, so be sure to see what's going on during your visit!