Alabama is rich with history and has many historical sites for you to visit. One of the absolute treasures of the state is Mobile Bay. This area is an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico and influences from the past can still be seen today. The French, Creole, British, Greek and African cultures are present and evident among the people, shops and restaurants in the area. The proximity to the Gulf allows the area to have a robust wildlife scene; and the food, arts and shopping culture have become a major highlight of any visit. Mobile Bay offers visitors a combination of the old world and the new.
Places to Stay and Where to Eat
The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Mobile, Alabama, is one of the classiest places you could choose to stay. There is a championship 18-hole golf course that is meticulously maintained along with sprawling waterfront grounds that highlight the beauty of the area. The resort offers a luxurious spa and several pools with waterfalls between them. The resort a perfect choice if you are looking for a relaxing stay where you can be pampered.
The historic Malaga Inn in Mobile is another great lodging option in the area. The inn is located in a more historic part of town, and the balcony rooms overlooking the courtyard are really something special. A third option for a wonderful lodging experience is The Battle House Renaissance Hotel and Spa. This sleek and modern hotel is right in the heart of downtown Mobile.
Being along the Gulf of Mexico gives the Mobile Bay area an opportunity to offer many amazing seafood dining experiences. When you visit the area, eating at Bluegill or Felix’s Fish Camp is on the must-do list. Both restaurants offer fresh local options, and they both have amazing views of the Mobile Bay. Regardless of which restaurant you choose, it is highly recommended to order the Blue Crabs that are caught right in the bay. These can be prepared in a variety of ways, and all are worth trying!
Another great dining option is Noble South. This restaurant brings the farm-to-table concept to life in the Mobile Bay area. The chefs use only local ingredients that are in season, so portions of the menu change with the calendar.
Things to Do and Places to Shop
The original Mardi Gras celebration was founded in the Mobile Bay area in 1703. The tradition is celebrated throughout the year with various balls and parades. The Carnival Museum is a great place to learn more about the history of this tradition, and even climb aboard a float for the perfect photo opportunity.
A wonderful way to cap off an amazing day in the Mobile Bay area is to take a sunset walk along the boardwalk in Point Clear. There are fabulous photo opportunities on a regular basis along this walkway.
Shopping is another experience unto itself. There is a bit of driving involved, but it is well worth the effort. One of the more unique places to shop is Charles Phillips Antiques and Architecturals. There are several warehouses full of antiques and one-of-a-kind treasures. Another highlight for the shopping experience is to explore downtown Fairhope, which offers many shops to explore like Sadies, Gigi and Jay’s and East Bay Clothiers.
The Mobile Bay area is rich with history and has one of the most enjoyable and unique shopping and dining experiences anywhere in Alabama.
Visit the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico
While Mobile itself is a popular destination, due to its proximity to beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico offers a more unique experience and a glance into the past, and the future, of the Mobile area. The museum, more commonly referred to as GulfQuest, offers a hands-on, interactive experience for children and adults.
Hadley Law Firm
The Hadley Law Firm office in Mobile is located at 1120 Hillcrest Road, No. 1D.