Traveller's guide: Mobile, Alabama

Getting there

There are no direct flights between the UK and Alabama. The writer travelled to Mobile on American Airlines (020-7365 0777; www.americanairlines.co.uk) via Dallas. Many US airlines fly to the State including Continental (0845 607 6760; www.continental.com), United (0845 8444 777; www.unitedairlines.co.uk) and Delta (0845 600 0950; www.delta.com) via their hub cities.



Staying there

Berney/Fly Bed and Breakfast, Government St, Mobile (001 251 405 0949; www.berneyflybedandbreakfast.com). B&B from $57 (£30). Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Point Clear (001 251 928 9201). Doubles from $204 (£107).

Eating & drinking there

Wintzell's Oyster House, 605 Dauphin St, Mobile (001 251 432 4605; www.wintzellsoysterhouse.com).



Visiting there

Space 301, Cathedral Square, Mobile (001 251 208 5671; www.space301.com). Open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday from noon; $5 (£2.60). Dauphin Street (001 251 470 7730; www.mainstreetmobile.org).



More information

Mobile Bay Visitor's Bureau: 001 251 208 2000; www.mobile.org.

Alabama Bureau of Tourism: 001 334 242 4169; www.800alabama.com.






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