In Mobile, Alabama, visitors can tour attractions such as the Hank Aaron Stadium, the Mobile Botanical Gardens, and Cottage Hill Park. The nearby Mobile University is home to students, who provide the city with plenty of incentive to host an active night life. Elsewhere, Osman's Cafe and the Jerusalem Restaurant are some of the finest and most popular dining establishments in the region.
The city is served by Mobile Municipal Airport. Fort Rucker, located in nearby Daleville, is a major source of employment in the region. Visitors can stay at any number of first class hotel or motel locations, such as the The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa. While most of the action is centered in the downtown area, travelers can also visit such nearby attractions as the Battleship USS Alabama, located in the nearby harbor, as well as Chickasabogue Park.
Mobile is located on the Gulf Coast, and has a coastal climate, with warm summers and relatively mild winters. The city has a long history, dating back to the French colonial period, and was a strong base for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Today's Mobile is justly famous for its annual Mardi Gras festival--the first in the nation--as well as its yearly Bay Fest Music Festival.