1  Mobile - City Guide 117Mobile is the third most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama, the county seat of Mobile County, and Alabama’s only salt water port. It is located at the head of Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast of the United States. The population within the city limits was 195,111 during the 2010 census. It is the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans, Louisiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida. Mobile is the principal municipality of the Mobile Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 412,992 residents which is composed solely of Mobile County and is the third largest metropolitan statistical area in the state. Mobile is largest city in the Mobile-Daphne–Fairhope CSA, with a total population of 591,599, the second largest in the state. 2  Mobile - City Guide 2203  Mobile - City Guide 320

 Hotels e Resorts

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
A prime downtown location with a covered walkway to the Mobile Convention Center makes the Renaissance Riverview Plaza a favorite with business guests. Business and leisure travelers alike appreciate the luxurious elegance and convenient access to 54 holes of superb golf on the  Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.4  Mobile - City Guide 419

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The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
Originally built in 1852, the Battle House dominated the social scene in downtown Mobile for 100 years by serving as a gathering place for high society and a stopover for American luminaries and statesmen. Now, as a premier choice of downtown Mobile hotels, this historic landmark is poised to recapture center stage for a new generation of discerning guests.

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Galleries

The Host Gallery12  Mobile - City Guide 124
Visit BaLocated in a beautifully renovated space in the heart of Historic Downtown Mobile Alabama, the Host Gallery offers the finest collections of art that the area has to offer. We represent over 25 local and regional artists, both emerging and internationally known. The Host Gallery features works in oil and acrylic as well as pottery, sculpture and hand-crafted furniture – contemporary art that will compliment any style from modern to traditional. With available in-home consultation, custom framing, and creative financing plans, we’ll make sure that you enjoy the experience of obtaining beautiful new artwork.

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Templeton Gallery16  Mobile - City Guide 161
We have been promoting the unique watercolor artwork of Richard E. Templeton since 1983. After the artist passed away in 1993, we set up a gallery to share his art that reflect the culture and lives of people from the Gulf of Mexico with the rest of the world. At Templeton Gallery, we believe that Templeton’s art is inspiring and evokes feelings of joy and contentment
in those who see his work.

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Robertson Gallery
With 3,000 square feet of prime exhibition and event space in historic downtown Mobile, Robertson Gallery showcases the work of Brad Robertson, award-winning contemporary artist known for his abstract landscapes and his dramatic use of color and texture on both wood and canvas. In addition to Brad’s work, Robertson Gallery is pleased to showcase regional artists in the which to premier and encourage both established and emerging talent. A member of the Mobile Arts Council, Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Alliance, Robertson Gallery is open M-F, most Saturdays and by appointment.

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Restaurants

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True Midtown Kitchen
True Midtown Kitchen was born from Chef Wesley True’s longing for authenticity in a corporate world. From its roots as an early century bakery, to its brick walls and long rustic wood tables the space speaks of authenticity. Food is prepared with local, fresh ingredients with tenacity,
creativity and care. The menu is inspired by products and culture surrounding the south east, but refreshed and elevated by Chef True’s experience in some of New Yorks most well respected establishments. This concept is even embraced in the cocktail menu where preprohibition classics meet house made25  Mobile - City Guide 254 tonics and fresh, local fruit juices. Finally, Midtown Kitchen is a family affair, owned and operated by members of the True family.

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Hopjacks
Hopjacks is a restaurant/bar with locations in Pensacola, Florida that serves up appetizers, salads, and killer pizza. We are open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. seven days a week, serving our full menu until 2:00 a.m. every day. We use top-quality ingredients in every recipe.

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Museums

Mobile Carnival
The Mobile Carnival Museum opened in 2005 to rave reviews. The concept of a museum totally dedicated to Mardi Gras had been a goal of numerous native Mobilians for years. When the opportunity to lease the historic Bernstein-Bush house became available, the Mobile Carnival Association took the lead in securing the building lease and acquiring important and appropriate memorabilia and props. MCA coordinated a volunteer effort of historians, artists, lawyers, businessmen, architects, contractors, and seamstresses- just to name a few – who all gave of their time and talents to get the museum established. Families of monarchs donated royal robes, crowns and scepters. Members of local mystic organizations donated emblem costumes, favors, doubloons and such. The accumulation is beautifully displayed throughout the museum.

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USS Alabama
Visit Battleship Memorial Park, America’s Most unique military attraction, an unforgettable adventure for the entire family.
Prepare your imagination for takeoff as you walk the flight line of our historic aircraft inside the huge Aircraft Pavilion. Experience life the way it was over seven decades ago on one of America’s most decorated Battleships.

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Spas

Bellasia Spa Nails Salon38  Mobile - City Guide 381

Bellasia Spa & Nails Salon is committed to providing a total nail care and spa experience. We also offer the finest in skin care products and technology to enhance the way you look and feel. Our mission is to deliver total satisfaction to each and every client that graces our spa.

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Silhouettes Day Spa
Since 1997, Silhouettes Day Spa has provided professional, exemplary spa services, private treatment rooms and tanning.

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Wineries

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The Royal Scam
The Royal Scam opened in 2006 and quickly became THE choice for Certified Angus Beef,  seafood, sandwiches and fresh cut salads.
Enjoy craft beer, a glass of wine or one of our wonderful martinis in our spacious courtyard. The Royal Scam is the epitome of casual fine dining.

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Gourmet Galleys
During her career as a flight attendant, owner Shari J. Webster, discovered the pleasures of good wine and foods from all over the world. With a great curiosity about wines and wine making, Shari began to visit vineyards in many countries and collect wines. As her personal collection grew, she realized that here, at home in Mobile, on Alabama’s Gulf coast, fine wines and gourmet foods were scarce.

Show Rooms

Gleem’s Carpet One Floor & Home
Gleem’s Carpet One Floor & Home is the source for all your floor covering needs. Our partnership with the largest floor covering cooperative in North
America, Carpet One Floor & Home allows us enormous buying power and access to all the major brands, mills and manufacturers. We offer the largest selection of carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, Vinyl and more – and you’ll always find the best prices and great savings… everyday. With the personal service from our specially trained flooring experts, you’ll find the product, warranty and color that are just right for you.

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Art Shows48  Mobile - City Guide 484

Dauphin Street Beer Festival
It was about promoting craft and imported beers. Hard as it might be to imagine, the local supply of craft beers was once a far cry from the cornucopia that has become the norm in recent years.

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Points of Interest

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a cathedral serving Roman Catholics in the U.S. city of Mobile, Alabama. It is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile.
The cathedral is named for Mary, mother of Jesus, under her title, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property to the Church Street East Historic District and is listed on the Historic Roman Catholic Properties in Mobile Multiple Property Submission.

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Dauphin Street
Mobile is the economic and cultural hub of the central Gulf Coast, a city with a future as exciting as her past. Ships from around the world sail into her port carrying goods and visitors, world class entertainers grace her stages and emerging artists exhibit works in galleries both expansive and intimate. 55  Mobile - City Guide 55356  Mobile - City Guide 56357  Mobile - City Guide 572