Life is easy on the Eastern Shore! Come discover a sportsman’s paradise of year-round golfing, boating and fishing. Enjoy warm breezes as you stroll along breathtaking Mobile under a golden sunset. The Eastern Shore is an artists’ haven for both beginners and advanced artists. And our festive cultural celebrations bring people from all over the country. Southern charm, friendly neighbors, architectural delights, blooming magnolias…and fresh Gulf seafood to tempt every palette. We’ve got it all.
Daytrips Of The Eastern Shore
An Outdoor Adventure in Spanish Fort:
- Start your day at Blakeley State Park exploring this historic Civil War battle field.
- Tour the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery located right across from Blakeley State Park.
- Continue south to the Causeway and enjoy delicious Gulf Coast seafood at the Oyster House.
- Take a picture with one of the Oyster statues featured along the Alabama Oyster Trail.
- Take a tour of 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center and take a ride on the Delta Safari. The Airboat Express is located nearby if you are feeling more adventurous.
- End your day at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Tour the ship, aircraft carriers and memorial wall.
Going on a Gator Hunt in Daphne:
- Wake up at the Hampton Inn on Mobile to views of all nature along the Eastern Shore has to offer.
- Take a journey down Gator Alley Boardwalk. Turtles, alligators and other wildlife are easily viewed from this picturesque boardwalk.
- Head to Olde Towne Daphne for local shopping among the oak trees. Antiques and sweet treats are at every turn.
- Also in Daphne are the Daphne Museum; Little Bethel Church and Cemetery; and the Daphne Art Center. Explore the great history of Daphne.
- American Sport Art Museum & Archives (Daphne) The American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA), located on the campus of the United States Sports Academy, is dedicated to the preservation of sports history, art and literature. Founded in 1984, ASAMA has recognized the importance of the cultural connectivity of athletic competition and artistic expression since its inception. The gallery preserves the performance and movement of man by creating an awareness of the role art media play in capturing our sports heroes and perpetuating their performances for posterity.
- Spend your afternoon exploring the many parks along Mobile. May Day pier and park, Bay Front Park and General Andrew Jackson’s Oak at Village Park offer scenic views, wildlife experiences and even historic exploration.
Exploring all Fairhope has to offer :
- Start your day stroll through downtown and take in all the charm Fairhope has to offer.
- Make sure you stop in all the local shops in downtown Fairhope for unique purchases. If you’re here the third weekend in March, don’t miss the Annual Arts and Crafts Festival.
- Take a walk down the bluff towards Fairhope Pier and take in one of the most recognizable views on the Eastern Shore.
- From the pier you can start your journey on the Eastern Shore Bike Trail. This ride will take you from Fairhope Pier, past the Marriott Grand Hotel to Weeks Bay. You’ll pass many historic sites.
- Your day will end at Weeks Bay Estuary Research Center and Pitcher Plant Wildlife Bog.
Take in the sunset and natural beauty