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A Day in Mobile

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Heard enough of charismatic beauty of Mobile? Has it become hard for you to remain reluctant to this resplendent city? What is it that making you hold yourself back when you have already chalked out you next vacations plan? Oh, so you are worried about the limited time on your hands. Friends, let us tell you that this problem is not that big that we can't help you out. Even if you have only day to give to this city, believe us, we have a superb plan for you. We agree with you that the city is flooded with the multitude of sights-of-interest & things-to-do. But, we can assure you that the below-shared 24-hour itinerary would guide you the best throughout your day here and you can make a lot out of your jaunt. Go ahead!

Ashland Place
Image by Altairisfar (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


8:00 am: Walk amidst nature

Its 8:00 am. Many out there yawning, pushing themselves to come out of their bed. Many drawing their curtains to welcome the sun. Some are sitting in their balconies doing nothing but gazing at sun-dappled city. Many dedicate their early morning hours in reading their daily newspaper. Until others get ready to leave for their offices & workplaces and before it gets crowded outside, let's take a serene walk along the walking paths of Municipal (Langan) Park amidst the nature and get rid of your morning blues. This lush green facility is a great place to delve into tranquility without any disturbance and noises. The park is also marked with disc golf, tennis court, football ground, golf course, softball & baseball ground, and playgrounds for children. Hence, if you start your day with your favorite sport, then the park is the perfect choice to commence your journey here. Picnic tables have also been placed in the park for your cook-out activities.

Address: 4901 Zeigler Boulevard, Mobile, Alabama 36608, United States
Phone: 1 251.208.1650
Website: www.cityofmobile.org/

9:30 am: A rejuvenating cup of tea

Let's make your trip here more special at a special place for breakfast. No place in town other than Spot of Tea is worth visiting when it comes to morning tea. The aroma of tea wafting out of the restaurant won't let you pass by, and the first sip to your drink would perhaps leave you making a loud slurp, and we are sure you won't mind it, would you? You may get baffled while reading the menu and looking at the wide varieties of tea, but believe us whatever you order will leave you satisfied to the core. You can order the things blindly; there would be no loss, but yes! you would experience or we can say, taste something not experienced before. So make your breakfast a little more special by compliment them with a rejuvenating cup of tea made in Spot of Tea's style.
   
Address: 310 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, United States
Phone: 1 251.433.9009
Website: www.spotoftea.com/home.html
Operation Hours: Opens daily (7:00 am-2:00 pm)
Distance and time from Municipal (Langan) Park: 6.9 miles or 18 minutes drive

10:30 am: Let's celebrate Mardi Gras

Get yourself ready for sight-seeing. Its going to be an unforgettable experience, believe us. Our first spot would be Mobile Carnival Museum which opened its doors for the visitors in 2005. Delve into the astonishing history & tradition of the renowned Carnival celebration, i.e., Mardi Gras in Mobile. Mobile became French Louisiana's first capital to host this festival as a French Catholic tradition. It takes you back to the time of coronation of the Queens of Mardi Gras. Catch the glimpse of pomp scepters, royal robes, and crowns donated by the families of monarchs. The museum is beautifully decked up with 14 gallery rooms, theater, area for social gathering, a pictorial hallway, and a gift shop. You can buy for yourself and your loved-ones some of the exciting gifts from its gift shop, like, wedding party gifts, specialized doubloons, cups, & necklaces, boutique carnival merchandise, convention novelties, complimentary gift wrap, artwork by local artists, Mardi Gras tee shirts and caps, and Shower presents.

Address: 355 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, United States
Phone: 1 251.432.3324
Website: www.mobilecarnivalmuseum.com
Operation Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (9:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday
Distance and time from Spot of Tea: 0.2 mile or 4 minutes drive

12:00 pm: Venture into Conde-Charlotte House

Now, let's head to Conde-Charlotte House. The stones of Conde-Charlotte House were laid in 1850 on the site of a jail built in the 1820s.You can enjoy the splendid view of the five flags, namely, French, American, English, Confederate, and Spanish hoisted over the house. The house boasts a British Commandant’s room, two American bedrooms, two Confederate parlors, a French sitting room & bedroom, and an American Federal dining room. A walled Spanish garden boasting the late 18th century design and a kitchen decked up with late 19th and early 20th century equipment are worth your visit.

Address: 104 Theatre Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, United States
Phone: 1 251.432.4722
Website: www.condecharlotte.com
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (11:00 am-3:30 pm); remains closed on Sunday and Monday
Distance and time from Mobile Carnival Museum: 0.5 mile or 10 minutes drive

1:30 pm: Pop in to Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

Don't stop here. Excitement is yet to be doubled. Take your feet to Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Judge John Bragg laid the stones of Bragg-Mitchell Mansion in 1855. In 1970s, the mansion turned into an interactive science museum in the wake of being donated by A.S. Mitchell foundation to the Explore Center. The mansion opened its doors for visitors tours in 1987, and since then, it has been engaging into  inspiring, educating, and facilitating historic & cultural preservation for the existing communities and the posterity. The mansion also provides space for corporate dinners and community wedding receptions.

Address: 1906 SpringHill Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36607, United States   
Phone: 1 251.471.6364
Website: www.braggmitchellmansion.com/index.php
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (10:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed on Saturday and Sunday
Distance and time from Conde-Charlotte House: 3.2 miles or 9 minutes drive

3:00 pm: Let's break the bread together

Are you enjoying being here? Well, we are sure that you are. It's time for munching. If you are new to the city, you may find it weird witnessing people calling out the name of The Royal Scam in public, but those who hanker for authentic seafood and beef know very well where to stop by. People count on it when it comes to Certified Angus Beef. The specialty of this restaurant doesn't end here. How to impart an out-of-the-world taste to freshly cut salad and to make it amongst most-ordered things from the menu is another specialty of The Royal Scam which is hard to achieve. No matter how full your belly is, you couldn't resist yourself from ordering its luscious sandwich.
    
Address: 72 South Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602, United States
Phone: 1 251.432.7226
Website: www.royalscammobile.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (11:00 am-11:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays
Distance and time from Conde-Charlotte House: 3.4 miles or 10 minutes drive

4:30 pm: Do you hanker for science expeditions

Get set for Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. To create and promote the educational opportunities through play-way methods is the core mission of Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. This sincere step has been taken to ensure a quality life for the people of the Gulf Coast. Its science-based exhibits and experiments have been showcased in its three permanent galleries, namely, My BodyWorks, Hands On Hall, and Wharf of Wonder. To demonstrate certain science expeditions and to educate people about the same, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center has been marked with ChemLab and BioLab. Visitors can also catch a sci-fi movie in the J.L. Bedsole IMAX Dome Theater. To promote its interactive science learning, the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center also offers classes for students and collaborates with business organizations teaching them about the scientific tools & skills relevant for their industries.

Address: 65 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36604, United States
Phone: 1 251.208.6893
Website: www.exploreum.com
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Thursday (9:00 am-4:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (9:00 am-5:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays
Distance and time from The Royal Scam: 387 ft. or 2 minutes drive

5:30 pm: Pay a visit to historical USS ALABAMA (BB-60)

Make a move to USS ALABAMA (BB-60) Battleship Memorial Park. Named after the state of Alabama, USS ALABAMA (BB-60) Battleship served in World War II. On January 9, 1965, the stones of USS ALABAMA (BB-60) Battleship Memorial Park were laid in order to preserve the battleship and to honor those who sacrificed their lives in World War II. The ship pinned another feather to its cap by being added to the list of National Historic Landmark in 1986. Boasting a 34,000 square feet aircraft pavilion, the park showcases military equipment, 25-plus vintage aircraft, and artifacts belonging to war-time. War Dog Memorial, Fallen Heroes Memorial, The Lower Alabama Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Crommelin Brothers Memorial, and Alabama Telephone Pioneers Living Memorial are amongst its most-spectacular displays.

Address: 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Alabama 36603, United States
Phone: 251.433.2703
Website: www.ussalabama.com
Operation Hours: Opens daily (April-September: 8:00 am-6:00 pm; October-March: 8:00 am-5:00 pm)
Distance and time from Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center: 2.3 miles or 4 minutes drive

6:30 pm: Are you a big football junkie?

Are you all set for a football match? Then, you should go no farther from Ladd–Peebles Stadium. This is the right place to delve into real sports revels. Though the sports events held at the stadium are unprecedented, but its opulent assemblage of seats and wide array of amenities make the stadium outshine its rivals. Its high-end facilities include     premium parking, climate-controlled atmosphere, convenient elevator access, on-site catering, private Skybox Level restrooms, and a lot. Though the stadium has been a famous site for hosting high school graduations, celebrity-driven shows, boxing matches, various festivals, and myriads of non-sports events, but the driving force behind its prominence is football matches.

Address: 1621 Virginia Street, Mobile, Alabama 36604, United States
Phone: 251.208.2500
Website: www.laddpeeblesstadium.com/index.asp
Distance and time from Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center: 3.3 miles or 7 minutes drive

8:00 pm: Lip-smacking food for you

Its time to break bread at Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant. Rocio and Shah, a sweet husband-wife duo, welcomes you to their world reflecting the shades of Spanish culture through its interior & decor. Finger-licking food in amiable atmosphere has become the USP of Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant which is hard to find anywhere else in the town. Besides sumptuous food, there is one more thing to appreciate about the place: its spectacular live music acts. The food won't let you stop licking your fingers, and the music won't let you leave the place. Without a doubt, you are going to experience a never-like-before auditory treat. Appetizers, soups & salads, fusion dishes, desserts, beverages, house specialties, and there are a lot more Mexican cuisines to enjoy.
   
Address: 5556 Old Shell Road, Mobile, Alabama 36608, United States
Phone: 1 251.345.7484
Website: www.losarcosmobile.com/index.html
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (11:00 am-9:30 pm); remains closed on Sundays
Distance and time from Ladd–Peebles Stadium: 6.9 miles or 16 minutes drive

9:30 pm: It's gala time at B-Bob's
Let's step inside an entertainment zone, i.e., B-Bob's. The town has been partying here since 1992, and the popularity of the place has always multiplied with the course of time. Who possess great passion for drinks and can't imagine their life without their favorite tantalizing drinks call B-Bob's their place, a perfect place of their choice. Another good news for those who hanker for drinks. On the day of famous festival, i.e., The Dauphin Street Beer Festival, you can show your tickets and ID proof at B-Bob's and get your map, wristband, and mug free of cost. B-Bob's boasts of a great setup for dance lovers: high-tech sound equipment, flashy lighting system, and dazzling dance floors. Let's shake our booties together.
   
Address: 213 Conti Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, United States
Phone: 1 251.433.2262
Website: www.b-bobs.com/index.html
Distance and time from Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant: 8.3 miles or 21 minutes drive

11:00 pm: Bid adieu to city but to come back again

Before heading back home and leaving the city, let's do something really crazy. How about bull rides? If this is really your thing and excites you, then there is a place just right for you, i.e., Saddle Up Saloon. Saddle up the bull and delve into the bopping music playing in your background. Saddle Up Saloon has become one of the most-beloved and the most-thronged places amongst party animals for its full-of-life music, unbeatable supply of the national as well as international drinks, and opulent events all-year round. The places boasts of myriads of elements that will make you leave the city with abundant of unforgettable moments. We are sure that you have gathered multitudes of picture-perfect moments to share with your family and friends.
   
Address: 9 North Jackson Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, United States
Website: www.saddleupmobile.com
Operation Hours: Wednesday-Saturday (7:00 pm-4:00 am); remains closed from Sunday to Tuesday
Distance and time from B-Bob's: 0.2 mile or 3 minutes drive


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