6 budget-friendly Mobile activities you need to try

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Mobile can be both fun and affordable, if you look in the right places. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Whether you’re planning for Labor Day or just looking for new things to do in Mobile, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for details about 6 things that you could spend your day doing in Mobile.

1. Take a trip to the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico

Learn more about where you live at the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum. (GulfQuest / Facebook)

With hundreds of exhibits from a full-sized container ship to a ship pilot simulator, the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum aims to educate people of all ages about the Gulf Coast’s maritime history. This is a great way to interactively learn more about the Gulf of Mexico while escaping the blazing heat for a few hours. Check it out!

2. Watch a film at the Exploreum Science Center’s digital dome theater

Experience a movie like never before at the Exploreum Science Center. Using 3D cameras and other special technology, the digital dome theater will make you feel as if you are in an entirely different world. Films are limited and show times are subject to change.

3. Walk through the Mobile Botanical Gardens

Mobile Botanical Gardens houses the largest collection of plants on the Gulf Coast. (Liv George / The Bama Buzz)

The Mobile Botanical Gardens is a great place to visit to get some much-needed serotonin and peace-of-mind. This location offers over 100 acres of scenic gardens and woodland trails for visitors to check out and learn about.

FUN FACT: According to their website, Mobile Botanical Gardens is home to the largest collection of plants on the Gulf Coast.

4. Visit the Mobile Flea Market

Find prices you can’t beat and products unheard of at the Mobile Flea Market. (Mobile Flea Market / Facebook)

According to their website, the Mobile Flea Market is the largest flea market on the Gulf Coast. With over 800 vendor booths filled with cost-friendly and unique items, the Mobile Flea Market is seemingly never-ending. If you would like to expand your small business, they also offer options to become a vendor and sell your products.

5. Explore Mobile with a scavenger hunt

Ever participated in a photo scavenger hunt? Operation City Quest has launched a unique scavenger hunt application that allows people from any city or town to complete a scavenger hunt with whomever they please. Each player is given a list of riddles and challenges that they are required to complete, submitting photos along the way. The goal of the game is to find all of the listed items and head to the top of the leaderboard.

This could be the perfect way to spend your day with friends in Mobile!

  • Location: Mobile, AL
  • Hours: available 24 hours every day
  • Website
  • Price: $20 per person for original version | $22 per person for other versions

6. Grab a sweet treat

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Old Dutch is the oldest ice cream shop in Mobile! (Elizabeth Winsor / The Bama Buzz)

Eating ice cream is always a fun way to occupy some of your day. Mobile is home to several delicious frozen dessert shops that serve hundreds of customers every day. It is important to keep cool during these high temperatures, so everybody has an excuse to treat themselves to a frozen treat!

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Elizabeth Winsor
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