Founded in 1702 as the original capital of the Louisiana Territory and nestled along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, few American cities boast a history as rich as Mobile's. The birthplace of Mardi Gras in the United States, the area’s sheer beauty, modern architecture, amazing museums and famous seafood continues to impress visitors and locals alike.
If you're considering a romantic getaway, put Mobile at the top of your list. This beautiful city alongside Mobile Bay is an original French settlement more than 300 years old, with spreading live oaks that create shady canopies over the downtown and the wrought iron balconies on historic mansions. The Heart of Mobile street art mural, shown below, is one of the most photographed locations in downtown Mobile, Alabama. The perfect backdrop for that romantic holiday snap - the bright, vibrant colours make a great spot for a great shot! Make sure you use #HeartOfMobile when uploading your photos!
Mobile is part of the Gulf Coast that stretches from New Orleans to Pensacola and Savannah and because of the city's fascinating history, you'll find a number of museums and dramatic architecture that encourage strolls along broad sidewalks. The proximity to the Gulf of Mexico puts fresh seafood on most menus.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is a 65-acre public display garden and mansion located on the Fowl River in Theodore, a suburb of Mobile, Alabama. The site is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage and on the National Register of Historic Places. The gardens include a bridal garden, a conservatory, a great lawn, a nature walk, an Oriental garden, a rose garden, a chapel, the Mermaid Pool, Mirror Lake and an observation tower.
Bellingrath Gardens celebrate The Magic of Christmas in Lights every year as guests stroll around a dazzling display featuring more than 1,000 set pieces, 3-million lights and 15 scenes throughout the 65-acre garden estate. This light extravaganza was also featured in this years Southern Living Magazine best holiday attraction list.
For more information on visiting Bellingrath Gardens visit bellingrath.org
Delta Safaris in Mobile
Prepare to be amazed, inspired and relaxed by the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. All while “living the wildlife” with Delta Safaris – Coastal Alabama’s leading tour operator and only delta specialist. Tours last a a few hours or a few days including Delta Wildlife Eco Boat Tour, Secretly Awesome Harbour Tour and Delta Sunset Cruise. For further information or to book online visit 5rds.com.