WHERE TO STAY
Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
26 North Royal St., Mobile, Ala.
Historic hotel on a parade route has an upper terrace for great viewing. Doubles from $209.
WHERE TO EAT
615 Dauphin St.
Stylish but casual restaurant in Mobile’s historic downtown updates Southern fare with Asian and Mediterranean accents. Fri lunch, Tue-Sat dinner, Sat-Sun brunch; dinner entrees $26-$38, brunch $25.
Blind Mule Restaurant & Bar
57 North Claiborne St.
Popular restaurant and bar is known for Southern specialties such as red beans and rice or shrimp and grits and for its burger selection. Open for lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Entrees $10-$15.
WHAT TO DO
Mobile Museum of Art
4850 Museum Dr.
Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu till 9. Adults $10, seniors $8, students $6.
Mobile Carnival Museum
355 Government St.
Mon, Wed, Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $5, children ages 12 and under $2.