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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Mobile

Peak Season: Mid-January to mid-March

Mobile invented American Mardi Gras in 1703, and hosts three to four weeks of float parades (dates rotate), plus a carnival with Midway rides and games. Downtown hotels fill early; reserve lodging far in advance.

Off Season: June to November

Hot and steamy with a side order of hurricanes, Mobile in summer is not for the faint-hearted. Early fall weather is beautiful, but hurricanes are still likely until November.

Sweet Spot: Mid-March to May; December to January

Azealeas kick into bloom in mid-March and often last until early April – there’s a quarter of a million of them at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, just south of Mobile, but they line the streets of the city as well. Winter is temperate and drier, great weather for visiting the USS Alabama Battleship, the Mobile Carnival Museum, and other local attractions.

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