Mobile, Alabama is a beautiful city, rich in history. It is known for Mardi Gras, azaleas, Spanish Moss, and seafood. What may not be as obvious it that Mobile is a great city for families to visit.
If you’re headed to this Gulf Coast city, here are 7 great ideas for things to do with kids during your visit:
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
At Battleship Memorial park, you get a real look at how the soldiers worked and lived onboard. Not only did we venture out to the top of the battleship, but we also saw the interior rooms and workings inside the ship. We saw where they ate, slept, and worked. It is a great place to see the battleship, submarine, tanks, planes, helicopters, and artillery.
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park // 2703 Battleship Pkwy – Mobile, AL 36602
The Fort of Colonial Mobile is located right in the heart of Mobile (not far from Gulf Quest – read below). You can tour the fort and the museum below. There are interactive activities for kids, and adults and kids alike can learn the history of early settlers in Mobile.
The Fort of Colonial Mobile // 150 S Royal St. Mobile, Alabama 36602 // 251.802.3092
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is a science museum that feels like a huge playground for kids. They also show movies in their IMAX theatre. It has been voted one of Alabama’s top attractions several years in a row and is always a favorite family activity while in Mobile.
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center // 65 Government St. – Mobile, AL 36602 // 205.208.6893
Mobile has tons of chain restaurants and fast food places. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path and really delicious, I recommend Spot of Tea. It is located right in the heart of downtown Mobile.
We like to eat here for breakfast or brunch. From their yummy hot cocoa to their omelets and Belgian Waffles, they offer something for everyone! Their Strawberry Tea is wonderful! You can eat in the lovely restaurant, on the side walk café area, or in Cathedral Park.
Spot of Tea // 310 Dauphin Street – Mobile, AL 36602 // 251.433.9009
This fun land and water tour of Mobile lasts about 1-2 hours and is fun for both kids and adults. The hosts and captain interact with the guests, offering interesting facts on Mobile and entertaining everyone at the same time.
The Gulf Coast Ducks // 150 S Royal Street – Mobile, AL 36602