By Sandy O'Neal
Mobile
Alabama
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Mobile, Alabama is probably most well known for its Carnival celebrations which date back to when the French settlers began the festivities in 1702.  While Carnival, or Mardi Gras as it is also known, remains a significant part of modern day Mobile, the city has over 300 years of history and charm to share.  

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next vacation to this charming port city.  If Mobile is in your travel plans, you will find the city and its offerings easily accessible by air through Mobile Municipal Airport (MOB).  Book your flight to Mobile today with EscapeWizard.com:  To do so, follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  And then to book your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, follow the link to the hotel portion of our website (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Upon your arrival in Mobile, you will find both the charm of an old historic allure combined with a modern day appeal.  A drive through the city will take your breath away as you see streets lined with beautiful antebellum homes and 100 year old oaks.  Then as you swing through downtown Mobile you will be transformed into modern day as you look up to see skyscrapers and hotels filling the skyline. 

The historic sights of Mobile include the U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.  EscapeWizard.com recommends this as a must see attraction during your stay in the city.  The park is located just off Interstate 10 on Scenic Highway 98 seated on Mobile Bay.  It is home to the U.S.S. Alabama as well as the U.S.S. Drum and U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and Coast Guard Aircraft as well as a collection of military equipment. 

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to spend some time exploring the rich history of Mobile by visiting any number of museums in the area.  The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion is definitely one you won’t want to miss.  The mansion is a 13,000 square foot Greek Revival home built in 1855 by Judge John Bragg.  It was built so that his family could enjoy Mobile’s social season, which was considered Thanksgiving through Mardi Gras.  Other museums recommended by EscapeWizard.com include the Oakleigh Historic Complex, the Phoenix Fire Museum, Forte Conde Museum, and the Museum of Mobile.

For the Art lover, there is no shortage of things to see while in the port city of Mobile.  The Mobile Museum of Art is highly recommended by EscapeWizard.com.  It sits in the beautiful Langan Park and houses over 9,000 works of art spanning two centuries of culture in its 95,000 square feet.   Other Art Galleries of note are:  Space 301 Gallery, Daugherty’s Gallery, Robertson Gallery, Templeton Gallery, and Ashland Gallery.

EscapeWizard.com also suggests a visit to the Esturaium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.  Just 35 miles from Mobile, the spectacular educational facility explores the habitats of coastal Alabama.  Here you will explore the hidden treasures located in Mobile’s estuary system including plants, animals, natural resources and marine habitats.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, EscapeWizard.com suggests that you look no further than 5 Rivers Delta Center.  The Center is part of the State Lands Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  Located nearby Mobile in Spanish Fort, you will find more than 80 acres for your outdoor exploration.  You can canoe, kayak, or take a boat tour of the Delta. 

EscapeWizard.com can promise you that getting around Mobile is effortless.   If walking is your thing, you will find that a lot of the attractions on Mobile are in close proximity and easily accessed on foot.  To move throughout the city, taxi service is readily available, or you can travel using the Wave which is Mobile’s transit system.

The nightlife in Mobile has something for everyone.  Downtown Mobile is a thriving area with a diverse array of nightclubs, restaurants and bars.  If you would rather visit a cozy café or sit on a dock on the Mobile Bay and watch the sunset while you dine, EscapeWizard.com can promise you will find exactly what you are looking for.  Click the above link to book your next vacation with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Mobile
By D. Gregory Perrin
Holiday Inn
300 Government Street, Mobile, AL
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The beautiful Holiday Inn at 300 Government Street in Mobile, Alabama is moments from Mobile Bay. Its beautiful views of the bay make it an excellent selection. The hotel is located 30 minutes from the Mobile Regional Airport, but is right beside sites like Fort Conde and the USS Alabama Battleship. Guests can check-in to the hotel after arriving into Mobile at 3 p.m. or after on the day of their reservation. The friendly staff can accommodate guests in English, Spanish or German. The 202 guestrooms of the hotel, all non-smoking, are very accommodating for guests looking to relax while in the city. If you are in need of cash, the hotel has an ATM in the lobby to accommodate your needs for currency.

Upon arriving guests will find the sleeping arrangements they requested in the form of 1 king size or 2 queen size beds. There is a color television with cable and a stereo for guests to listen to music while in their room. Each room also has a coffee maker, mini refrigerator, and microwave over for heating up snacks.

The hotel has several amenities that guests can utilize while in Mobile. There is an outdoor pool that is open for the majority of the year. Guests can also use the fitness center to work-out in order to keep abreast on their fitness regime. And there is a self serve laundry facility that vacationers can use to wash their clothing if needed during their stay.

EscapeWizard.com highly recommends the Holiday Inn on 300 Government Street to be your hotel of choice while in Mobile, Alabama. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your hotel experience today.
Hotels in Mobile
By D. Gregory Perrin
Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile - East Bay
29474 North Main Street, Daphne, AL
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EscapeWizard.com knows you will just love the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Mobile East Bay in Daphne, Alabama. This hotel is located just on the other site of Mobile Bay off Interstate 10. Check-in at the hotel begins at 3 p.m. and if you arrive early they offers luggage check.

The hotel comes with the option of three different styles of suites, including a studio suite, 1 bedroom suite or a 2 bedroom suite. All sizes of suites offer a pull of sofa for even more sleeping arrangements.  Guests traveling with an infant can request a crib brought into the room and no extra fee. There is a 32 inch flat screen television in each room with a full cable package including HBO. There are other features of the hotel that include a hairdryer, iron and ironing board, alarm clock, and more. Homewood Suites by Hilton® goes above and beyond in making your stay feel just like home in that they offer a full kitchen. The kitchen offers a stove, microwave, toaster, dishwasher and a full refrigerator to keep food, drinks and snacks chilled.

Amenities at the hotel include a putting green for golf players. There is a pool that is truly amazing under the war Alabama sun.  The hotel also offers a full fitness center with multiple types of machines. Guests of the hotel can buy snacks and drinks at the convenience store that is in the lobby area. And if you are looking for a souvenir from your trip to Mobile, the hotel has its own gift shop.

Overall, the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Mobile East Bay in Daphne is just the right hotel option for you. There is a complimentary breakfast each day then check-out is at 12 p.m. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to click think link (link) to opt for great attractions in the city of Mobile.
Hotels in Mobile
By D. Gregory Perrin
Candlewood Suites
121 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL
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The new Candlewood Suites in Mobile, Alabama is an excellent hotel for anyone looking for all the luxuries of home while traveling on vacation. This hotel is approximately 30 minutes away from the Mobile Regional Airport but only minutes from Mobile Bay and all the downtown sites. This hotel is equipped with 81 suites for guests to stay in while in the city. Pets less than 80 pounds are allowed to stay in the hotel for a minimal fee. Vacationers can check-in at 3 p.m. or after on the day of their reservation. Candlewood Suites also offers free parking to all guests of the hotel.

Guests of the hotel can pick between 4 different options as far as size and number of beds in each suite. The hotel offers suites with 1 king, 1 king and a sofa bed, 1 queen, or 2 queen size beds. There is a multitude of features in each suite such as a television, CD player, DVD player, in addition to a video rental through the hotel. Candlewood offers a grocery shopping service to save guests time from having to go to the grocery store. Then, guests can cook meals in their room as there is a full kitchenette including stove, pots and pans, full refrigerator, glassware and plates. Then, for clean-up, guests can utilize the room’s dishwasher.

Candlewood Suites has multiple amenities that visitors to Mobile can use during their stay. The outdoor pool is open for guests to relax in after a long day of sightseeing on the Gulf Coast. There is a fitness center in order to make sure that all guests have the ability to maintain their normal workout regime. Also, there is a self serve laundry facility for vacationers to wash their clothing.

The Candlewood Suites of Mobile, Alabama is a great hotel for travelers who have an extended stay in the city. EscapeWizard.com knows you will not be disappointed. Just follow this link to the hotel portion of our site and follow the prompts to book today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Mobile
By Jessica Howell
Hilton Garden Inn Mobile East Bay/Daphne
29546 North Main Street, Daphne, AL
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Welcome to Daphne, Alabama – one of the state’s fastest growing cities.  Located just off I-10, the Hilton Garden Inn Mobile East Bay/Daphne hotel is perfect for guests traveling to the area on business, and offers a quiet, relaxing place to come home to, outside the hustle and bustle of the big city. If you are visiting the Mobile area on leisure, then you will enjoy the local attractions close to the hotel including award-winning golf courses, beautiful beaches, and much more!  EscapeWizard.com recommends the Hilton Garden Inn Mobile East Bay/Daphne hotel for anyone traveling to Daphne, Alabama.

Guests staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Mobile East Bay/Daphne hotel may begin checking in at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon.  Every day at the Hilton Garden Inn Mobile East Bay/Daphne hotel, guests are pampered by premium amenities, convenient features and comfortable accommodations.  Start your day off right with a hot breakfast at the American Grill or grab a quick bite on-the-go at the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry; the hotel’s on-site convenience store offering guests drinks, snacks and much more!

Guests can also spend the perfect evening dining on American classics at the Great American Grill and sipping on cocktails at the cozy Pavilion Lounge.  Finally, evening room service is also available for those guests that are craving a delicious meal, but want the privacy of their cozy guest room at the same time. 

Dine on room service while lounging on either a king or queen bed luxuriously adorned with crisp sheets, fluffy duvet comforters and soft pillows.  Kick back, relax and watch your favorite TV program on a 27” cable TV.  Additional room amenities include two 2-line phones with data port and voicemail, work desk and chair, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and last but not least, wired and wireless high speed internet access. 

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to visit the following link and discover Hilton Garden Inn Mobile East Bay/Daphne hotel today:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).