- Mobile's 300-year history makes it a unique city and interesting to explore. The Gulf Coast offers white sand beaches, lakes, coves, and bayous. A portion of the Conecuh National Forest can be found in this region, as well as several State Parks - Gulf State Park, Meaher State Park, Claude D. Kelly State Park, and Blakeley Historical State Park.
Recreation - The outdoor recreation sites in this region offer opportunities for camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking, and sunning on the beach.
Climate - The climate of Alabama's lowlands can be described as subtropical with nearly 60 inches of rain each year. The highest amount of rain reaches the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures frequently reaching above 100 degrees F. Summer nights cool slightly and provide a good time to travel through the region.
Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below 40 degrees with the humidity level at its lowest in November and December. Spring and fall are very pleasant times to visit the region. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming trees and flowers. During the fall temperatures range from 65 to 85 degrees F with low humidity levels. Northern Alabama is generally cooler than the south due to its higher elevations.
The Gulf Coast Region encompasses the southernmost portion of the state, in southwest Alabama. Mobile is the largest city in this region. Interstates 65 and 10 lead through this area.