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Mobile among top 24 places to visit in North America, Caribbean

Alabama’s largest southern city is being recognized as one of the best places to visit in both North America and the Caribbean in 2024. The rankings were put together by Conde Nast, a media company with publications that include Vogue, The New Yorker, and GQ.

Mobile, one of only seven destinations in the U.S. to make the list, is in the process of making upgrades to key infrastructure and adding to the city’s ability to tell its story.

“Not since 2005, when Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and damaged much of the railway infrastructure, have passenger trains rolled through Mobile, Alabama,” said Regan Stephens of Conde Nast.

“That changes in 2024, when Amtrak officially unveils its Gulf Coast service, connecting the southern port city to New Orleans, Louisiana, with a string of charming Mississippi towns in between.”

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Stephens said that the city is making some changes to its historical hotel landscape.

“Though The Admiral originally opened its doors in 1940, the 156-room boutique hotel will unveil a top-to-bottom refresh in early 2024, with a new restaurant and reimagined communal spaces and rooms, including a jewel-toned palette inspired by the city’s Mardi Gras heritage,” she said. “Speaking of, the country’s oldest Mardi Gras celebrates its 321st anniversary in 2024, floating through town—and tossing signature MoonPies along the way—and culminating in Fat Tuesday on February 13.”

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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