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A November 2010 trip to Mobile by Amber Autumn

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park Photo, Mobile, Alabama More Photos
Quote: Although French explorer Bienville didn't pick to settle this land and call it "New Orleans", Mobile is considered a coastal jewel of Alabama because of its variety of must-see things to do, and places to be.
Be Sure to Get Your $2 off Admission Coupons! Photo, Mobile, Alabama
Of all the rest areas/ visitor centers I've been to in my life, the Alabama Welcome Center near the Mississippi/ Alabama border is my favorite. They also have a decent and clean restroom, but that's beside the point. The reason why this visitor center is my favorite is because when I travel to Alabama, I know I can find something interesting to do from their abundance of travel brochures, and find a great deals with money-saving coupons off area attractions and restaurants. This center not only caters to the Mobile area, but has brochures throughout the state. If you're traveling to Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore), the Gulf Coast Exploreum (Mobile), Mobile Museum of Art, the Estuari...Read More

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

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Attraction | "USS Alabama: Where History Meets Heroism"

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park Photo, Mobile, Alabama
I've always seen the battleship, USS Alabama, from I-10 when traveling through Mobile to my past destinations of Orange Beach, and Foley. It sits in the Mobile Bay, but I never noticed how big the ship really was until I got to see up close and personal. Off of US 90, past seafood restaurants with incredibly big fish signs, the Battleship Memorial Park is open daily except for Christmas. It opens around 8am, and parking here costs about $2, and to board the USS Alabama to see some real views is an extra $20. In addition to the Battleship, you can find a B-52 bomber named Calamity Jane, Tuskegee Airmen P-51D Mustang, A-12 Spyplane, tanks, a submarine, other armored vehicles, and memorials to th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 20, 2010

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy
Mobile, Alabama 36601
251 433 2703

Spot of Tea


"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." ~C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia Just off the Cathedral Square lies a small restaurant with several outdoor tables, a gift shop, and dining area all in one called Spot of Tea. The little shop has been in business for about 13 years now. The uniqueness of the restaurant is that you can order from a variety of teas. The dining room is set up with pink tablecloths, glass tabletops, and a Victorian feel with the old-time wallpaper, and pictures of elegant ladies in Juliet dresses. Across from the dining room, you have a gift shop with magnets, soaps, Yankee candles, jewelry, cards, little stuffed ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 17, 2007

Spot of Tea
310 Dauphin Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
(251) 433-9009

A&M Peanut Shop

Attraction | "A & M Peanut Shop"

"It is not the employer who pays the wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages."~Henry Ford, 1922

The A& M Peanut Shop not only sells peanuts, but also candies and popcorn! When you step into the doorway, there is always someone to greet you, even if it's the 90-year-old peanut roaster in the corner.

The A & M Peanut Shop has been a local business in the newspaper that has graced Cathedral Square, farther up the street from the Spot of Tea and across the street from the Three Georges, a chocolate shop. They have sugar-free candies, too.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 17, 2007

A&M Peanut Shop
209 Dauphin Street
Mobile, Alabama

"There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles."~Author Unknown

Mobile's oldest candy shop sits across from the A & M Peanut Shop and further down from the Spot of Tea. There are special candies, pralines, divinity, fudge, cakes, and the gummy alligator candy you can eat. There are also jelly beans and an old fashioned soda machine.

Plus, they added a lunch counter that resembles the diners of the early '50s and '60s. You can get anything from a muffalatta (from the Central Grocery recipe in New Orleans) to a chicken salad, to gumbo, and more southern favorites.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 18, 2007

Three Georges Southern Chocolate
226 Dauphin Street