Mobile AL, and the surrounding area offers many attractions, restaurants, and things to do for visitors to the RSC. For a map of the downtown area, including the RSC, nearby hotels, and restaurants, click here.
Local and Nearby Attractions
Battleship USS Alabama - 2703 Battleship Parkway; Mobile, AL 36601. 251-433-2703; Drive time = approx. 5 minutes
Bellingrath Gardens and Home - 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road; Theodore, AL ;
251-973-2217; Drive time = approx. 25 minutes
Gulf Coast Exploreum - 65 Government Street; Mobile, AL 36602. 251-208-6887; Walking distance from Hampton Inn = approx. 2 minutes
Spring Market on the Square - April -July (Dates TBD) on Saturdays; Fresh veggies, fruits, flowers all locally grown; Live music, arts and crafts; 7:30-11 a.m.; Bienville Square is on southeast side of RSC building; Walking distance from Hampton Inn = 5 minutes
LoDa ArtWalk (Lower Dauphin St) - 2nd Friday of each Month, 6:00—9:00 p.m.; Join downtown art galleries, studios and unique shops as they open their doors for you to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and hear live entertainment. Walking distance from the Hampton Inn = 5 minutes
Beaches of Gulf Shores - I –10 East to Loxley Exit (Hwy 59); Turn south on Hwy 59; Travel to end of road (approx 27 miles from I-10); Take left to go to Gulf Shores or Orange Beach; Take right to go to Gulf Shores W. Beach; Drive time = approx. 50 minutes
National Naval Aviation Museum - 1750 Radford Blvd-Suite B; NAS Pensacola, FL 32508; 850-452-3604; From I-10 East or West take Exit 7 (Pine Forest Road, 297). Head south about 1.5 miles to Blue Angel Pkwy. Turn right and drive about 12 miles to the west gate of NAS Pensacola. Museum is three miles ahead on left. (Open 9-5, 7 days p/week); Drive time = approx. 1 hr.
Casinos of Biloxi, MS - Numerous casinos to choose from. I-10 West. Take Exit I-110 South; Boom Town and Imperial Palace casinos will be on left; stay on I-110 until it ends; travel East to Beau Rivage, Palace or Isle of Capri casinos. Drive time = approx 1 hr.
New Orleans, LA - The French Quarter and Bourbon Street area. I-10 West to New Orleans; Exit to right French Quarter exit. Drive time = approx 2.5 hrs.
Restaurants in and Around the Downtown Area