Start your History and Music of the Southern Shores trip on a high note at the luxurious Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, perfectly located in the downtown area, with over 50 restaurants and 5 breweries nearby to explore. A vast selection of amenities is available to ensure you have a refreshing stay in Mobile, including an outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness centre to keep you energised and a convenience store with a selection of snacks and more. Dining at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel is a real treat: The Harbor Room serves fresh Alabama cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients; Fathoms Lounge has a welcoming atmosphere with live music, outdoor seating and handcrafted drinks, making it the perfect place to spend the evening.
The Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel’s guestrooms blend classic colours with modern décor and a range of in-room amenities to complete the ultimate guest experience. Amenities include plush beds, coffee maker and tea service, mini refrigerator, marble bathroom, chaise longue seating area, illuminated makeup mirror, floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views, complimentary Wi-Fi, 42 inch LCD TV with premium movie channels, CNN, ESPN and HBO. For the height of luxury, opt for a Mobile River view room and enjoy a breath-taking panorama from the comfort of your room.
Mobile is packed with exciting places to discover. Start the day in the right way with breakfast at one of Mobile’s favourite breakfast places- Spot of Tea; end the day with superb city views and dinner at Dauphin’s, featuring local art, a piano bar and delicious dishes. Step back in time with a visit to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, home to its namesake battleship as well as an aircraft pavilion, submarine USS DRUM and other tanks, boats, planes and memorials scattered around the park. See the Mobile Tensaw River Delta from a new perspective on a sunset cruise or discover the birthplace of Mardi Gras at Mobile Carnival Museum, with an exclusive collection of historical photographs, costumes, floats and masks.
The next stop on your History and Music of the Southern Shores trip is Orange Beach, where you’ll be staying at the unique, eco-friendly The Lodge at Gulf State Park in an unparalleled beachfront location where sea turtles lay their eggs among the natural sand dunes. Take a dip in the Gulf front pool and listen to the sound of the waves hitting the shore or head to the fitness centre for a challenging workout to get your muscles moving. After working up an appetite for sumptuous, freshly-prepared food, head to Perch, boasting Gulf views and a welcoming ambiance, or Foodcraft, with fun-filled dining ideal for families. Dine indoors or embrace the beachfront vibe and dine on the patio. Grab a coffee by day or wine by night at Roasted Oak or get a cold towel, refreshing drink or snack from The Dragonfly by the pool.
Guestrooms at The Lodge at Gulf State Park feature panoramic Gulf or State Park views so you can stay connected to the outdoor world whilst enjoying the comfort of your custom-designed Hilton Serenity Bed and the bright, contemporary atmosphere. Family rooms also boast bunk beds so everyone has their own space to call home. The extensive collection of in-room amenities includes a 50 inch TV, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, ironing facilities and a hair dryer. Offering a blissful break from city life, The Lodge at Gulf State Park is the obvious choice for an immersive experience in the heart of one of Alabama’s most idyllic areas.
As well as being situated in a prime beach location, The Lodge at Gulf State Park is also opposite Gulf State Park, where there are endless hours of action-packed activities to discover. Enjoy a Segway tour through natural landscapes and a range of water activities. Experience an exclusive animal encounter with everything from kangaroos to sloths at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo or take to the skies on Orange Beach’s zipline for a more exhilarating experience. Check out locally owned restaurants or hire some bikes and explore over 28.4 miles of hiking and biking trails.
The final stop on your History and Music of the Southern Shores trip is New Orleans, where you’ll be staying at The Cambria New Orleans hotel, which offers the ideal location for a memorable stay. Situated at the heart of the Warehouse District, you’ll discover the French Quarter just a ten minute walk away and an exciting array of the city’s best restaurants, cocktails bars and music venues. In addition to this Cambria features a selection of upscale and modern amenities providing the ultimate travel experience. Make use of the Precor Fitness Centre open 24/7; this well-equipped gym is kitted-out with all the essential Precor® machines including treadmills, suspension trainers, elliptical trainers and weight bench. Guests will also have access to fast and free Wi-Fi, laundry and valet services and an on-site grab & go market.
Not only is the surrounding area packed with entertainment, it’s also home to a great variety of restaurants and dining experiences. Surrounded by famous restaurants, a variety of cuisines and plenty of places for drinks you’ll be sure to find something to tempt the taste buds in this local area. Also known as the Arts District, the Warehouse District over the past few decades has undergone a dramatic transformation. Take time to visit over two dozen galleries and submerge yourself in the Deep South’s art and culture. The close proximity to the St Charles Streetcar line emanates the heart and soul of America’s most unique and eclectic city. Explore museums by day and finish off at Howlin’ Wolf for an energetic evening of live music. Harrah’s Casino is on hand for those who want to try their luck at the tables; there’s never a dull moment in this exciting city.
The Cambria Hotel is inclusive of boutique New Orleans accommodations which feature luxurious amenities to ensure for a comfortable and welcoming stay. Sleep well and recharge with Beautyrest® mattresses as well as comfortable sleeper sofas in select rooms. Modern in-room essentials include a refrigerator and Cuisinart coffee maker in addition to a spa-like shower, ACCA KAPPA spa amenities and a 55″ Roomio TV.
This fabulous History and Music of the Southern Shores multicentre trip combines three stunning destinations, offering culture around every corner as well as tranquillity and time to unwind on the beach. Everyone will love the range of attractions to discover, including museums, live music, sports activities, animal encounters and more. To extend your adventures, why not add a 4 night Western Caribbean cruise on board the Carnival Fantasy from Mobile to further explore the wonders of the Mexican coast? For the holiday that has it all, this superb multicentre offer is the ideal choice. Call one of our travelplanners 020 3542 8888 to book this History and Music of the Southern Shores today!