When you think of Mardi Gras, New Orleans immediately comes to mind. But did you know that the first Carnival season festivities in the United States actually began in Mobile? The annual event carries over today, albeit a more family-friendly version, as locals don royal attire on floats and at community balls. It’s definitely among our list of surprising things to do in Mobile, Al!
The best way to get to know a new location, the culture, and the history behind it, is to spend some quality time with the locals. And one of the best ways to do this is to take part in a local tour. With a little poking around you’ll see that these tours are everywhere. Food tours, city tours, beer or wine tours, history tours, ghost tours – the options are legion.