Mobile, Alabama, is an amazing place where people love finding new ways to have a good time. As the original Mardi Gras destination, the city is rich in history and activities to enjoy year-round. And the great thing about our location is that when you walk out of Merchants Plaza, many events will be waiting for you! In last month’s blog, we covered some fun things to do, so here’s part two with more activities in Mobile, Alabama, you can look forward to.
Wild Native Tours
Wildlife in Alabama is plentiful and beautiful, and there are plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the state’s most iconic animals! For those interested in getting off the beaten path, consider a tour with Wild Native Tours. Learn about the area’s ecology and history while seeing dolphins, alligators, and other local wildlife in their natural habitat. Wild Native Tours offers scooter, kayak, and boat tours, so you can choose the best way to experience Mobile’s fantastic nature.
If you’re more into the artsy scene, one of the best events for you is the LoDa ArtWalk. It’s a celebration of arts in downtown Mobile that takes you throughout the city’s visual, performing, and culinary arts community on the second Friday of every month. It’s a wonderful event that enriches the quality of life in the city — and it’s free! Make your way to the Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District and explore all the different galleries, studios, and other businesses that make Mobile’s art scene so vibrant.
The Crescent Theater is not just another place to watch a movie — it’s an experience. This historic theater was initially built in 1885 and beautifully remodeled to its grandeur in 1937. The theater is now dedicated to showing the latest popular releases and the best of independent, foreign, and documentary films. Once listed as the “coolest movie theater” in Alabama, the Crescent Theater should make your go-to list in Mobile, especially as it’s only a four-minute walk from Merchants Plaza.
One of the best ways to know about any place’s history is to explore its historical spots, and for Mobile, that would be Fort Condé. The French built Fort Condé in 1723, and although the current establishment is a replica of the fort, it’s still considered one of the most significant tourist attractions in the city. The Colonial Fort Condé celebrates Mobile’s French, British, Spanish, and American heritage, and is open to the public through the History Museum of Mobile admission. Swing by and take a step back in time!
Everyone deserves time to let loose and have fun, and there’s no better place to do that than Roll Mobile — the perfect adventure for a night out with friends or family. Roll Mobile is a roller-skating park at Bienville Square, welcoming skaters of all ages, and you certainly don’t have to be a professional skater to enjoy it. Catch the event every second Friday of the month for a great time of skating, music, and good vibes.