Trip Plan Details
- Martin's Restaurant1796 Carter Hill Road, Montgomery, ALrecommended Martin's RestaurantThis place has been around since 1930. Traditional country cookin'. The typical meat and three sides. I am a fried catfish and okra fan myself. The cornbread is not to be missed.Recommended for:
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My guess is that you will be the highlight of Montgomery Alabama!
- Parkway Bakery & Tavern538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119recommended Parkway Bakery & TavernThere are a million places to eat po'boys in New Orleans, but this might be the one I liked best--big fat, fried oysters wedged inside pillowy bread, nice creaky, wood-floor kinda vibe, and outdoor ... read moreseating.Zora O'Neill
The big park and art museum (er, names totally escaping me) are out this way too, so you could make a little loop out of it. We biked out here--it wasn't far.
- Musee Conti Wax Museum917 Conti Street, New Orleans, LA, United Statesrecommended Musee Conti Wax MuseumI guess you kind of have to like wax museums in the first place, but I dig 'em. This one has surprisingly good and slightly creepy historical dioramas. You'll come away knowing all kinds of odd trivia ... read moreabout Louisiana history.Zora O'Neill
In the French Quarter, so not exactly hidden, but maybe to your liking?
- Rock-N-Bowl4133 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119recommended Rock-N-BowlVintage bowling alley plus rock bands--what's not to like? It's hard to say much more, but this struck me as oddball New Orleans at its near-best. I wound up having a slightly better time at some ... read moreother, slightly smaller clubs, but this place was an excellent place to see a show--not too big at all. Oh, and they make good burgers with quality meat. Again, hard not to love it...Recommended for:Nightlife LoversZora O'Neill
Check out what's playing here when you're in town. Good scene and not expensive.
- Central Grocery923 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116recommended Central GroceryThis NO institution is famous, and rightly so, for its monstrous, delicious, amazing mufalettas. Take a round loaf of excellent bread, slice the insides out, and fill it with fresh cold-cuts, cheeses, ... read moreand -- best of all -- tangy olive salad. Buy a half-sandwich and eat it on the street outside for a great people-watching experience, or buy a whole and consign yourself to the tastiest food coma in the South.Recommended for:FoodiesMatthew Crompton
And one of the world's tastiest sandwiches -- a local's favorite. Good luck! =)
- Acme Oyster House724 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130recommended Acme Oyster HouseDo you want to eat awesome NOLA-style seafood (peel-and-eat shrimp, po-boys, and tons and tons of fresh-shucked oysters) while drinking an Abita beer (I prefer Turbodog) and sweating deliciously in ... read morethe heat? This Quarter institution may well be your place then. It's a place I always visit at least once when I'm in town.Matthew Crompton
Cajun-style oyster po'boy? Do it here.
- D Day Museum945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LArecommended D Day MuseumAn altogether compendious place covering the D-Day operations of WWII in exquisite detail, this museum does a fabulous job of bringing history to life. If that sounds boring to you, it shouldn't. The ... read moreexhibits and analysis are top-notch, and so well presented you're likely to forget that you're actually learning something!Recommended for:History BuffsMatthew Crompton
Frankly excellent, and something completely different.
- Hunley Submarine Museum1250 Supply Street, Charleston, SC 29405recommended Hunley Submarine MuseumIt's not terribly close to town, but if you enjoy the most fascinating look back at Civil War history in just about the entire US, it's so, so worth it. The HL Hunley was a submarine commissioned by ... read morethe Confederate Army to destroy warships from the United States. As the first underwater vessel to sink an enemy warship, the Hunley changed the course of modern warfare. The museum is only open Saturday and Sunday. (Archaeologists are busy at work the other days.) You can see displays of artifacts gathered from the Hunley, read about the submarine's history and see the craft, submerged in protective salt water.Recommended for:Alex L
I haven't been to Mobile, but if you're in Charleston on a Fri-Sun (check the opening times for sure), you can't miss this Civil War submarine museum. It's one of the coolest pieces of US history in the country, as far as I'm concerned.
recommended Middle Bay LighthouseJust a crazy thing to see - a house on stilts way out in the middle of the Bay. I'm not sure how it is or was a lighthouse, but it sure is a cool structure. Definitely worth a visit if you are boating ... read morearound Mobile Bay.Recommended for:Arlo Hemphill
One thing I can recommend in the area is Mobile Bay and the various islands off the southern shore. Despite the omnipresent oil rigs, this is a beautiful body of water, full of wildlife and natural wonders. If you have access to a boat, a cool feature to check out is the Middle Bay Lighthouse. It's a crazy house built out in the middle of the Bay. You can even climb up it and jump off into the cool water during a visit!
- Bienville Square150 Dauphin Street, Mobile, ALrecommended Bienville SquareRecommended for:Arlo Hemphill
I asked almost this identical question a few months ago and Bienville Square and nearby Dauphin Street came up as historic downtown Mobile hotspots. Apparently, this is the center of Mobile Mardi Gras activities and there's a lot of cool spots to check out in this area. I ended up being at sea for the entire duration of my visit, so didn't get as much opportunity to check out the downtown as I would have liked - but I hear good things!