Monday, May 8, 2017

24 Hours in Mobile Alabama

On our annual trip to Dauphin Island, we can't get it driven in one day. It's only 10 hours from our driveway to the island, but with four kids (one being a toddler) stops are in order and I think a 10 hour driving day would be a nightmare. Therefore, sometimes we do it in two days, sometimes we take a bit longer and do it in three. When we do it in three we stop on the last night in Mobile, it is an hour from Dauphin Island.
It's such a great city. It's a big city with a small town feel. Very southern and quaint. It's our absolute

Since we usually are there not even 24 hours, I thought I'd touch on a few things to do and places to eat there if you have minimal time.

We always stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites downtown. It has a great pool, a really nice breakfast and you can not beat the location. The price of the rooms are great as well, depending on the time of year. For us, a family of six, we need two queens and a pull out sofa. A suite is even better. We always end up with a nice suite there and even better if we get a corner room and one with a balcony! Check them out, you will NOT be disappointed!

Where to eat:

We always make a visit to Buck's Pizza while we're in town. It's right off of Dauphin St and we really enjoy it. It's a short walk from our hotel, they have great beer and super good pizza!

Our first year visiting Mobile we had breakfast at A Spot Of Tea  seriously delicious! Total brunch lovers dream! Get the eggs benedict or the bananas fosters french toast, you will not be disappointed!

You MUST visit Panini Pete's and have some beignets. Holy moly! They are the best. Well, I haven't visited New Orleans yet, but I'm betting that they are pretty dang close! And they've been featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives.

Panini Petes, Mobile Alabama

This adorable little place has some pretty delicious pastries! If you have a sweet tooth it's worth your time to visit Cream & Sugar

One thing I can never do without on vacation, or any day, is coffee. While the Hampton Inn is decent coffee as far as hotel coffee goes, we stopped in here last year and were pleasantly surprised! Serda's is located right across from our hotel, super convenient and delicious! 

As far as things to do, we are never there for long. We are always there on a Friday night, simply because we check in to our beach house on Saturdays. Saturday mornings we will walk around downtown, they have a pretty awesome farmer's market that goes on, and there is a cathedral downtown that is breathtaking. Totally worth a little stop in! 

The first year we visited Mobile we did the submarine. Located right off of the downtown district is the USS Alabama.  It is a bit pricey if you have more than a few in your family, but history wise and just in general, it's totally a must see. Just to say you've been on it. 

USS Alabama

USS Alabama

USS Alabama

I hope this made you a little curious about this completely charming southern city. It's simply beautiful and very near and dear to my heart. It's worth a little weekend trip to visit! 

mobile alabama, cathedral

mobile alabama

masonic temple, downtown mobile alabama

all light up, downtown mobile alabama

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