Travel to Mobile, Alabama – Episode 409

categories: USA Travel

Hear about travel to Mobile, Alabama as the Amateur Traveler talks to Carla Rountree from about her home state.

Carla says “Alabama is a state that is overlooked a lot when people think about trips and vacations. I grew up on the gulf coast in Alabama. There is a very small sliver of the state that sticks down between Mississippi and Florida. It is a lovely area. There are beautiful beaches. It is an area that was founded in the early 1700s so there is lots of culture, lots of history and it is even the area where Mardi Gras actually started in the USA. Mobile throws just as great a party like New Orleans but it is family-friendly.”

Mobile is known as the Azalea City so a trip to the city in Spring will allow you to see the city bedecked in flowers and also enjoy the Azalea Trail Run Festival.

Besides the beaches, Some of the popular attractions include Battleship Alabama (they also have a collection of World War II planes including a B52 bomber and a submarine). the expansive Bellingrath Gardens and Home, beautiful antebellum homes, and Forts Morgan, Gains and Conde.

The city of Mobile is on the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. “There are very complex ecological systems right near Mobile. There are boat tours you can take. You can take kayak tours, pontoon tours and even cruises around all the river deltas and see all the little inlets, the alligators and all different kinds of wildlife.”

“Southern hospitality is very present down there. The deep south has that reputation and it really is true. When they say ‘hey how are you doing?’ they actually do want to know”.

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Show Notes

The Inconsistent Nomad
Visiting Mobile, Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
Mardi Gras
Azalea Trail Run
History of the Mobile Azalea Trail
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
USS Alabama
Bellingrath Gardens
Downtown Mobile
Government Street
Alabama Civil War Sights
Dauphin Island
Delta Safaris
Mobile Bay
Saenger Theater
Museum of Mobile
Space 301
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Playhouse in the Park
Felix’s Fish Camp Grill
Dew Drop Inn
Battle House Renaissance Hotel
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Mobile “Airport”
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort
Gulf State Park
Fairhope, Alabama
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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