Mobile, AL
Alabama
By Sandy O'Neal

The port city of Mobile, Alabama is located in the southern part of the state along the Gulf of Mexico and is the only seaport in Alabama. The history of Mobile dates back to the 1700’s when the French settlers inhabited the area. Mobile is well known for its Carnival celebrations known as Mardi Gras which are deep seeded in the history of this magnificent city.  

The Mobile area is serviced by the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB). Arranging your flights is easy at WhatsCheaper.com.  Just follow this link: (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). And then to book your hotel with WhatsCheaper.com, follow the link to the hotel portion of our website (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

When you drive through the city, you will notice that the area is filled with both charm and modern day appeal. The historic areas of Mobile are absolutely picturesque. You will see streets lined with massive moss draped oak trees and antebellum homes. And just a short distance away the downtown area opens up to a skyline filled with skyscrapers and hotels as far as the eye can see.  

During your stay, WhatsCheaper.com recommends a visit to Battleship Memorial where you can explore 175 acres of military history that spans six decades. You will be able to explore the battleship U.S.S. Alabama which was active during World War II. The park is also home to the U.S.S. Drum which is the oldest American submarine on display in the world.  Throughout the park you will enjoy stepping through time while you see up and personal the aircraft and equipment used by our military forces.  

A visit to the Mobile area wouldn’t be complete without spending some time breathing the salty sea air and soaking up some sun at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. WhatsCheaper.com recommends you take a short drive to Orange Beach or Gulf Shores to spend some time relaxing, beach combing, or enjoying some adrenalin filled activities like surfing, paddle boarding or jet skiing. If you are looking for a secluded spot along the beach, a visit to Gulf State Park is in order. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

The Arts and Culture scene in Mobile is thriving. There are museums and art galleries scattered throughout the area.  WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to spend some time exploring the rich history of Mobile by visiting some of these museums. A magnificent place to start is the Mobile Museum of Art. It sits in the middle of the 720 acre Langan Park in the Spring Hill neighborhood. The museum houses over 9,000 works of art that spans two centuries and is covers 95,000 square feet. Other museums of interest include The Oakleigh Historic Complex, Richards DAR House Museum, the Carnival Museum, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, the Phoenix Fire Museum, Forte Conde Museum, among others.  .

Another great place recommended by WhatsCheaper.com is the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. The center includes more than 150 interactive exhibits for that offer education and hands on learning for children of all ages and the young-at-heart. The center hosts traveling exhibits such as the acclaimed exhibit The Dead Sea Scrolls and OUR BODY.  The center also includes the ultimate movie experience, an IMAX theater.

WhatsCheaper.com can promise you that getting around Mobile is effortless. A number of attractions in Mobile are in close proximity so you can park and walk while you explore the city offerings. Taxi service is also readily available. You can also move throughout the city by using the WAVE, which is Mobile’s transit system.

Dining and entertainment in mobile is abundant. You will find cuisine offerings that will please everyone. Local seafood is served in a lot of the area restaurants. The downtown area of Mobile has a thriving nightlife and has an array of nightclubs, restaurants and bars. If you would rather visit a cozy café or sit on a dock on the Mobile Bay and watch the sunset while you dine, WhatsCheaper.com can promise you will find exactly what you are looking for. 

MUST SEE IN Mobile, AL LIST:

  • 1. USS Alabama Battleship
  • 2. Fort Conde Museum
  • 3. Mobile Museum of Art
  • 4. Fort Gaines
  • 5. Dauphin Island
  • 6. Museum of Mobile
  • 7. Mobile Carnival Museum
  • 8. Carlen House Museum
  • 9. Mobile Spanish Fountain
  • 10. Jackson Street Park

Mobile, AL EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. BBQ Championship & Hog Wild Festival - March
  • 2. Festival of Flowers - March/April
  • 3. Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival - August
  • 4. Greater Gulf State Fair - October
  • 5. Bayfest Music Festival - October
  • 6. Mobile Balloon Glow in the Gardens - October
  • 7. Mobile International Festival - November
  • 8. Greek Festival - November
  • 9. South Alabama Film Festival - November
  • 10. Candlelight Christmas at Oakleigh - December

PHOTO GALLERY

Hilton Garden Inn Mobile West I-65
828 W. I-65 Service Road South, Mobile, AL
By Rose Overbey

The Hilton Garden Inn Mobile West I-65 Airport Blvd hotel is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a convenient location and ideal amenities. The hotel is right off of I-65 and Airport Boulevard. It is also moments from the Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center, Bay Bears and Springhill Golf Course and Magnolia Grove. Located in such a great area, the Hilton is the perfect place to stay no matter what brings you to town.

Within the hotel are many amenities that guests are sure to enjoy. If you enjoy working out, there is a fitness facility. The Hilton also features an outdoor pool and spa for you to enjoy after a long day – or to begin your day refreshed! The Pavilion Pantry serves guests quick meals and snacks so you can keep on going without fussing over food. The Pantry also serves refreshing beverages. The hotel’s in house Great American Grill restaurant and dinner offers meals at breakfast and dinner. Room service is also available.

The rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Mobile are incredibly comfortable. Guests needs have clearly been anticipated. Comfortable beds, Plasma TV's, and pay-per-view movies await. Should you want a snack, the room features a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker, so you can bring food back to the hotel to enjoy it later. The rooms all feature an iron and hair dryer, so no need to worry about packing those bulky items! There is also complimentary high-speed Internet access so guests can always feel connected, even on the go.

The hotel also features a gift shop for any last minute purchases. For guest’s convenience concierge services are available. WhatsCheaper.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at Hilton Garden Inn Mobile West I-65/Airport Blvd. You’re sure to enjoy your visit. You can do so by following this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

PHOTO GALLERY

Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile
530 Providence Park Drive East, Mobile, AL
By Doree Simon

Guests of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile Hotel will experience true southern hospitality with all the best amenities. Travelers will feel at home in this all-suite hotel, complete with fully-equipped kitchens, separate living and sleeping areas, and daily complimentary hot breakfast and self-parking. Nestled just off of Airport Boulevard in West Mobile's Providence Park, the Homewood Suites offer their guests personalized luxury and comfort.

Visitors can choose different room options to fit their size and smoking preferences, and each suite comes standard with a fully-equipped kitchen complete with a two-burner stovetop, full refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, granite counter tops, cooking tools and eating utensils. Guests will also enjoy complimentary Neutrogena bath products, an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, 32" LCD flatscreen television, sofa sleeper, and alarm clock with MP3 connectivity.

Free internet and daily complimentary USA Today newspapers are just more examples of the true hospitality offered at this hotel. The front desk staff is also available to help with any other needs; including 3 p.m. check-in and noon check-out.

Homewood Suites supplies a business center, making it an ideal lodging option for travelers in need of a work environment. After a long day, guests can enjoy a free light meal and beverages at the "Welcome Home" reception on afternoons Monday through Thursday. Guests should also take advantage of the fitness center and swimming pool.

Just a short drive from Mobile Regional Airport, the University of Southern Alabama, Providence Hospital, Magnolia Golf Course, and many other popular work and tourist attractions, this hotel is a convenient and affordable option for travelers. Whether you're visiting Mobile for business, pleasure, or both, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile will show you southern charm with all the comforts of home. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations today (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

PHOTO GALLERY