Gulf Shores: Gulf Shores : Mobile Alabama

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Gulf Shores : Mobile Alabama

Mobile, a port city in Alabama, is situated in the center of the Gulf Coast. The city’s art, architecture, food and culture reflect the legacy left by exotic travelers who passed through its shores a few centuries back.

There are direct flights to Mobile from Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Orlando, Cincinnati and Charlotte. The three regional airports are: Mobile Regional Airport situated at 8400 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36608; Pensacola Regional Airport, 2430 Airport Blvd., Ste. 225, Pensacola, FL 32504; and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, 14035 L Airport Road, Gulfport, MS 39503. These airports serve interstate passengers to arrive at Mobile.

There are several national car rental agencies at these airports to take the traveler to downtown Mobile. From these airports, it is less than an hour’s drive to downtown Mobile. On land, Greyhound Bus Lines connects Mobile Bay with cities all over the United States. The bus terminal is located at 2545 Government Blvd, Mobile Bay. A traveler by car can take Interstate highways I-10 and I-65. By rail, people can reach Amtrak's Station as the landing point. Many people also use Mobile's vibrant waterfront to cruise in to Mobile Bay.

Perhaps the best sightseeing option in the city is to use the Moda - the city’s electric trolley. It is a free, fun-filled and funky electric trolley. This environmentally friendly trolley service is available Monday through Friday, from 7am - 6pm. It has 22 stops, including Government Plaza, the courthouse, restaurants, bars, shopping malls, parks, historical districts and much more. Also, a public transit system known as the Wave operates throughout Mobile County.

Mobile Bay is well known for fresh seafood, including shrimp, blue crabs, oysters, amberjack, flounder and much more. Whether fried, broiled, grilled, sautéed or blackened, they come to the dining table in a tantalizing and delicious spectrum of styles. Apart from this, there are juicy barbecue, spicy Creole, Cajun dishes, and many unique products of down-home Southern cooking.

The mild and comfortable climate in the city provides plenty of opportunities for year-round outdoor activities, including fishing, golf, football and many more. The Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo attracts fishermen from across the nation.

The city’s entertainment district is filled with several restaurants and live music venues situated within walking distance of the downtown hotels. The city’s bars, nightclubs and live music venues provide a range of musical entertainment.

The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, a star attraction in the city, offers 55 interactive exhibits on the basics of electricity, simple mechanics, and many more science concepts that will make young and old enjoy science. Its Theater is open at select times and the admission is free.

Mobile Bay offers all the big city comforts at small town prices.

By Josh Riverside


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