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Explore Mobile, Alabama Like a Pro – Insider Tips

Every year around the carnival season, a familiar and playful argument breaks out between New Orleans, Louisiana, and my hometown of Mobile, Alabama. Amid an online discussion about who does it better and why, I saw one comment that said something like, “At our house, we have to put a dollar in the jar every time someone says that Mardi Gras started in Mobile.” If each Mobilian followed this household rule, we could probably pay for the new Bayway in a year. All jokes aside, we do take our revelry seriously, especially from the night before Thanksgiving through Fat Tuesday.

Here, I’ve rounded up some of my personal favorite Mobile spots, plus a few touristy (but only mildly cheesy) things to do on your first visit. Pro tip: If you want to blend in with the locals, it’s a “hugger,” not a “koozie” and a “wharf,” not a “dock.” And for the love of Joe Cain, it’s pronounced Mo-BEEL, not like “mobile phone.” Read more…

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