Sweet Symphony!

The exemplary musicians that comprise the Mobile Symphony Orchestra have exposed Mobile to beautiful live symphonic music since 1970 and they just keep getting better and better!

The upcoming concerts for this year offer a little something for everyone.  Kids, adults and families alike will enjoy!

First up.


October 14 


Parents, kids are going to love this! Selections from Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, A Bugs Life, Cars, The Incredibles, Monster’s Inc. and more! A multimedia concert featuring a movie projection screen above the orchestra! {HOW COOL?!}

Then, in November.


November 19 & 20

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The Beethoven & Blue Jeans series explodes beyond the thrill of the master’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Expect musical fireworks with one of Tchaikovsky’s best known works – the 1812 Overture!


Rounding out the concerts for 2016 is a big one.


December 10 & 11 

Swinging Xmas

The popular Boston Brass joins the Mobile Symphony Orchestra with their own big and fiery arrangements of holiday classics to fill your Christmas with energy and excitement.

These concerts will definitely send us into 2017 on the right note! For a list of their 2017 concerts, visit HERE.

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Middle Bay Lighthouse Tour

This 4 hour narrated boat tour is something so special!

A little history lesson for you – Mobile’s Middle Bay Lighthouse is one of Alabama’s most interesting lighthouses. There are just a couple of screw-pile light-houses left at sea in the United States that still stand on piles screwed into a sandy, muddy bottom. The others have been moved ashore to protect them from the ravages of the sea.

Middle Bay Light is thought to be one of only a few such remaining lights still on the water!

So why not explore it? Take a tour and explore the waters of Mobile Bay’s Eastern Shore on a unique journey out to visit this relic that was once so crucial to sea-farers of the past.

Give the good folks at WildNative Delta Safaris a call and book your tour today!



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5 Times FIVE Made us Drool

If you haven’t checked out one of Mobile’s newest restaurants, FIVE, you’re probably about to start making plans to do so.

FIVE is making some incredibly delicious food and the photos they are putting on Instagram are home-runs!

Go ahead and get a snack. Because you’re going to be hungry once you start scrolling.


Yes, please.





Can we just dive into this saucy pool of goodness?





Well, hello there you crispy thing, you.





I’m sorry, we haven’t met yet. I’m famished. What’s your name?






And all the hungry people said, Amen {and goodnight.}


Thank you FIVE for making all of us starving!

Five is located in Downtown Mobile at 609 Dauphin Street! Make plans to dine with them ASAP!


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The Noble South Takes on Brunch

Here’s something that got us REAL excited during a stroll down Dauphin Street last week.

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The Noble South is starting a brunch service??!! WHAAAAT.

Y’all already know how we feel about brunch. But, if you don’t, you’ve got some reading to do before you keep going. Read THIS and then come back.

Mobilians live for brunch. It’s better than any meal of the whole day. It’s serious and SO good.

First of all, anything that involves Champagne is always a good thing. {But, be safe, folks.}

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We have friends in high places {more on that below} that supplied us with these photos that we can’t stop drooling over.  Take a look!

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*Special thank you to Cassie Franklin for providing us with some of these photos. She’s one of The Noble South’s fabulous servers —feel free to ask for her or tell her hello when you go to have brunch!*

The Noble South is located at 203 Dauphin Street and is now open for Sunday brunch!


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5 Places to Grab a Cold Beer Downtown

It’s August. It’s hot, humid and we are always looking for ways to cool down. We can think of only a couple of ways that we’d rather cool down than enjoying an ice-cold beer.

Check out these places to pop into for a nice, cold brew.

Head to Joachim Street into Alchemy Tavern and enjoy 42 taps of craft beer to go along with over 100 different whiskeys, including a true top shelf that is unrivaled in the area.



If a cold one at a neighborhood pub is your thing —Callaghan’s Irish Social Club is the place to go.Callaghan's Music




If you love a variety of beer {over 36 beers on tap} and are a sports-enthusiast, then DraftPicks Taproom is the spot for you.Draftpicks



With over 102 beers on tap and over 100 bottled beer selections, LoDa Bier Garten is an excellent option! Not to mention — you’ll be able to experience Mobile’s only authentic German pub.


If a trendy, laid back lounge style is your type. Then take a seat, grab a cold one and listen to a live pianist at the Royal Street Tavern.Royal Street Tavern


This is just a couple of options to wet your whistle — but there are plenty more beers to drink in Mobile. Click HERE for more!


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Ten Sixty Five Parties On!

Last year a celebration happened. A celebration that was planned and executed almost overnight. A celebration to heal our broken hearts after our beloved BayFest ended its 20-year run. The celebration was a street party with live music and good company that left us hoping for many more to come.

That celebration was called Ten Sixty Five. And, Ten Sixty Five is back.

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{Why Ten Sixty Five you ask? Well, that’s because Mobile is situated where interstates 10 and 65 intersect. Clever name, right?}

Ten Sixty Five is a free music festival and laid back block party in the streets of Downtown Mobile.  That’s right — we said FREE.

The weekend-long party celebrates music, local artists and makers and of course, locally owned establishments in Downtown Mobile on September 30th, October 1st and 2nd, 2016.

The festival showcases local, regional, and national bands on two main stages. Did we mention it’s FREE?

Here is the lineup for this year’s festival:

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And here’s the lineup with the schedule!


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PokemonGo in Mobile!


If you haven’t heard about PokemonGo — let’s get you up to speed real quick. PokemonGo was only announced {in the U.S.} just a little over a week ago and has taken us by storm. It’s interactive, addicting and has us all running around crazy over Pokemon! It quickly jumped to the #1 {free} app on I Tunes and is currently still holding the #1 spot.

This is a big deal, y’all. A big and very fun deal!

Since everyone is going crazy over PokemonGo — we asked our hotel, restaurant and attraction friends to help us point y’all in the right direction on catching as many Pokemon as your hearts desire.

Here’s what we have found out so far. {This list will be constantly updated as more information rolls in.}

Bellingrath Gardens and Home has three Gyms, at least 17 PokeStops and a lot of Pokemon to catch. Of those Pokemon found, there are quite a few that are incredibly rare, including the Magicarp (apparently only found near water) and then a couple of his friends — Exeggcute, an Eevee, a Paras and an Ekans.

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One of their many Poke Stops

Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the entire island itself is a hot spot for all Pokemon Go. The Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is one of two Gyms on the east end of Dauphin Island- Fort Gaines being the other. The Estuarium Living Marsh Boardwalk includes several PokeStops and several Pokemon.

Pokemon at the Sea Lab

Fuego Coastal Mexican Eatery has one PokeStop. So grab a margarita and get to collecting some PokeBalls to take down the Pokemon you find!

Gulf Coast Exploreum & Science Center has a PokeStop and some elusive Pokemon to catch!

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Gulf Coast Ducks has access to 18 PokeStops. In order to get to all of the PokeStops in Mobile — you have to get on the water. So, hop on a duck and let them give you a tour of Mobile AND rack up on some PokeBalls or catch those Pokemon that can only be found on water.

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico  has two PokeStops. One is the Museum and the other is the Fountain at the Museum. The Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center is the closest Gym– so you can stop by GulfQuest, travel through Cooper Riverside Park (which has a few PokeStops) and then battle the Gym leader at the Convention Center.

Cooper Riverside Park
Found this guy lingering outside of GulfQuest

Hank Aaron Stadium {home of the Mobile BayBears} has 3 PokeStops and a gym. In fact, they are staging a PokemonGo Night during their game this Saturday where they will be releasing lure modules throughout the game.

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History Museum of Mobile has 1 PokeStop and the Fort Conde Welcome Center  has 4!

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Caught this guy at the Fort Conde Welcome Center

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park has PokeStops all throughout the ship on all decks.

Kids exploring the USS ALABAMA while catching Pokemon.

Downtown Mobile has the greatest concentration of PokeStops and Pokemon to catch in Mobile. So get downtown to visit our restaurants, bars, attractions and catch them all!

To help get your bearings — the darker patch of green in the images below is Bienville Square.

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Closest patch of dark green is Bienville Square the furthest is Cathedral Square!