Mobile is the home of the shipping industry in Alabama.
The city's gateway location to the Gulf of Mexico has made it a perfect crossing for goods exchange for more than 300 years. It served as the capital of the Colony of Louisiana, and saw the British and Spanish rule, but always stuck to shipping as the preeminent business to earn money for the city.
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What introduced Mobile to the world was tourism. This business started to bring money to the city in the 20th century. Tourism slowed in 2005 when hurricane Katrina hit the area. Even though it suffered less than nearby New Orleans, almost all downtown of Mobile was destroyed and it took time to recover.
Today the city offers an explosive mix of interesting sites and events. For example, you can enjoy Mardi Gras celebration, the oldest party in America from 1703. It lasts for two weeks in February and offers unforgettable days out for families, couples and solo travelers.
If parties make you tired than the best escape is sightseeing. The city has many interesting places to see. You can start your tour of the city from a visit to Mobile Museum of Art, and then continue in the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion - the largest historical place in the area.
Other attractions include;
- Historic Fort Conde, a fort built in 1723
- Bellingrath Gardens, a beautiful green area to relax
- Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, an exemplary of neo classical architecture from 1835
- Battleship Memorial Park has a rich collection of aircraft
The first to settle in the area were the French who established Mobile in 1702 as the first colony of Louisiana. In 1763 it was ceded to the British together with the rest of French colonies. Even though the French returned to Mobile under Napoleon's rule, finally it was incorporated to the United States.
Today it thrives on tourists' interest to the city because of its water recreation, excellent for fishing, boating, and cruises and on the shore you can also enjoy golf. Booked.net can organize your unforgettable vacation in Mobile with just a click.