The friendly folks in the Greater Mobile area like to say there are really only two seasons in Mobile – football season and the rest of the year. This Gulf Coast region is an outdoor paradise distinguished by an eco-diversity of bayous, beaches and bays. You can explore 5 Rivers, where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley Rivers flow into Mobile Bay. The 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods and wetlands is great for kayaks and pontoon boats, birders and wildlife photographers. The farm to table movement has become popular with local restaurants serving wild caught Gulf shrimp, blue crabs, oysters and Southern delicacies like cornbread, chicken, collards and cheese grits. Cultural offerings abound with galleries and theatres. Residents are as friendly and welcoming as a warm summer breeze.