With so many great things to do in and around Mobile, Alabama, you are going to need a rental car to experience it all. Upon arrival at the Mobile Regional Airport, hop straight into your car and set off for the endless possibilities the Gulf Coast has to offer. A cultural haven, and not to mention within easy proximity to some amazing wildlife viewing, Mobile has something for everyone.
Start off your trip to Mobile with visits to some of the regions premiere museums and historic attractions. The Mobile Museum of Art boasts the region’s largest art collection and prides itself as a hub for education and artistic diversity. Another mainstay of Mobile is the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, offering a full and interactive history and cultural introduction to the stories of the Gulf. Finally, there is the History Museum of Mobile, an in-depth dive into the 300-year history of the town of Mobile, located in the Old City Hall National Historic landmark, a building dating to 1855.
If you are interested in the Old South, to truly understand the roots of Alabama, visit the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Built in 1855, this fine example of antebellum architecture is now a museum giving guests to peak into the grand lifestyles of Southern elite. On the flip side of Mobile history, check out the Mobile Carnival Museum and learn all about the history of the oldest organized Mardi Gras in the United States. Located in the wonderfully preserved Bernstein-Bush Mansion, this museum will take you through the various incarnations of Carnival: the costumes, the floats, and the heritage of this truly unique festival.
Once you have had your fill of the city culture, you will want to get some hands-on Alabama lifestyle. Fill up your tank and head half an hour west of Mobile to Summerdale, home of the famous Alligator Alley. A protected ‘farm’, Alligator Alley is home to over 450 alligators in their natural habitat. Take a guided tour on raised platforms and see how these phenomenal creatures spend their days.
Whether you are in Mobile on business or you bring the family along to enjoy the many wonders of the Gulf Coast, be sure to pre-book your rental car to best suit your needs. Our reliable, affordably priced fleet of SUV’s, compacts, and luxury vehicles at Orbitz are here to serve you for your next visit to Mobile.