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Mobile, Alabama


Before You Go

Coordinates | 30.6954° N, 88.0399° W
Baton Rouge to Mobile | 180 miles
Driving Time | 2 hours, 51 minutes

Where to Eat

Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe
2511 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36607
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. ■ (251) 471-1710

What to Do

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. ■ dauphinisland.org

Stroll through historic Bellingrath Gardens. 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. ■ bellingrath.org

Step back in time at Fort Conde, a reconstruction of the Civil War fort that protected the Mobile Bay. 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. ■ museumofmobile.com

Meet Teddy at a Mobile BayBears baseball game. 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!  milb.com

Picnick and hike at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center. 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. ■ outdooralabama.com

Take a ghost tour at Oakleigh Mansion with the Oakleigh Belles. 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! ■ historicoakleigh.com

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! ■ downtownmobile.org

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