What to do and see in Daphne, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 18, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Daphne (/ˈdæfniː/) is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay. The city is located along I-10, 11 miles east of Mobile and 170 miles southwest of the state capital of Montgomery. The 2010 United States Census lists the population of the city as 21,570, making Daphne the most populous city in Baldwin County. It is a principal city of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metropolitan area, which includes all of Baldwin County.
Restaurants in Daphne

1. Daphne Bayfront Park

6200 Bayfront Drive, Daphne, AL 36526 +1 251-626-5300
Excellent
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Daphne Bayfront Park

Reviewed By skibum49 - United States

Great little park to watch the sunset with a really nice boardwalk trail and (fishing) pier. The place is let down only by the amount of garbage everywhere.

2. Fairhope Avenue

Fairhope, AL +1 251-928-8003
Excellent
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5 based on 349 reviews

Fairhope Avenue

The main shopping area in this picturesque resort town.

Reviewed By Dennis J - Boston, Massachusetts

Fairhope Avenue has something for everyone. Men's clothing, women's clothing, restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops, museums and plenty more. We were here for the annual art show held outside with about 200 artists. Great art to buy. Plenty of other shops off the side streets.

3. Airboat Express - Tours

3733 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9335
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5 based on 125 reviews

Airboat Express - Tours

Reviewed By James B - Mesa, Arizona

We had an excellent experience. Brittany was very professional, friendly and courteous. Geoff was humorous and was quite versed in the flora and fauna. Best part, Geoff is a former brother paratrooper; "Airborne, All the Way". Be sure to greet Beudreaux, the 3 1/2 foot .alligator that hangs out at the dock. Looking forward to our next trip to Mobile. This is a definite "REPEAT"!

4. Malbis Plantation Greek Orthodox Church

Malbis, AL +1 251-626-3050
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Malbis Plantation Greek Orthodox Church

Reviewed By tshoem - Daphne, Alabama

This church building is absolutely stunning. The architecture is beautiful & the interior murals & ornate decorations are gorgeous. I live about 10 miles away & generally take visiting family and friends to tour it. It is one of those places you could easily pass without paying it much attention, but it is worth the time to stop & see this one!

5. Battleship USS ALABAMA

2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36602-8003 +1 251-433-2703
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Battleship USS ALABAMA

At Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park, you don’t have to look very far to find heroes. From the Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well.Aboard the battleship you will be able to explore 12 decks. Among those, you can climb inside gun turrets, get locked in the Brig, man a 12mm gun and much more.Also at the park, you will be able to go below and explore inside the oldest Submarine on display, Submarine USS DRUM. In the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion as well as in the park, you will be able to view many rare and historic aircraft. A few in our collection include: A-12 Blackbird Spy Plane, OS2U Kingfisher, F-86L Sabre Jet, B-52 Bomber, just to name a few. While in the pavilion, don’t forget to take a ride on the Flight Simulator and experience flight without ever leaving the ground. It’s an unforgettable experience for the entire family. All tours are self guided. Allow approx. 2.5 hours.

Reviewed By Donald F - Calgary, Canada

The USS Alabama was an active wartime player which fortunately did not experience enemy damage. Take time to read and learn of the various changes, the history, the stories.

6. WildNative Tours

30841 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9320
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5 based on 386 reviews

WildNative Tours

In 2004, Delta Safaris Australian born founder discovered the Mobile-Tensaw Delta in Alabama and fell in love with the the serenity and mystical draw the delta holds to all who spend time with her. He had been searching the world for an untouched wilderness to launch an adventure tour business for a decade, and the Delta answered the call. It was 2007 before the dream became a reality with the birth of Five Rivers Delta Safaris, offering delta eco tours and related services, located at Alabama State Lands newly built Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. Six years later, Delta Safaris is proud to have brought the delta into the hearts and minds of nearly 100,000 guests, creating lasting memories for locals and international travelers alike. Delta Safaris - "Live the WildLife": Delta Safaris has matured into a nationally acclaimed tour operator, with tour and outfitter services in both Alabama and Texas. Delta Safaris offerings focus on fun, educational and completely immersive experiences, including: - Wildlife eco boat tours in Alabama's Mobile-Tensaw Delta. - Guided activities including canoe / kayak and hiking explorationS of THE Mobile-Tensaw Delta. - Fully customizable group adventure and expedition programs - Full Service Safari and camping expedition design and support in Alabama. - Scout focused activities in Alabama. - Festivals and events throughout the year. - Shopping for souvenirs online and in our Bartram Landing store, Alabama. Delta Safaris increasingly has become the go to source for delta exploration, as America's "next eco hot spot" is slowly discovered by the world. We are proud to increasingly provide a support system for families, groups and friends looking to spend quality time outdoors. Delta Safaris is honored to have been recognized for our services and featured on the CW's National Morning Show, in National Geographic - Adventure Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, various state and local newspapers, parental magazines and in multiple adventure and travel related blogs. This is thanks to the dedication of our whole team, and the love we all feel for the outdoors and for introducing our guests to its wonders. We encourage you to discover and expand upon your own passions today, and see why we are so proud of the services we offer and the locations we share.

Reviewed By LindsCC777

This was such a lovely and relaxing experience. I thoroughly enjoyed being on the boat and learning about the wildlife. The captain gave us so much interesting information. We saw egrets, heron, pelicans, alligators and even dolphins! The owners of the company couldn’t have been nicer. I even got picked up from my hotel. I highly recommend this trip to anyone.

7. Fairhope Municipal Pier

Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL +1 251-928-2136
Excellent
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4.5 based on 459 reviews

Fairhope Municipal Pier

The bayfront centerpiece of the town features duck ponds, a fountain and an award-winning rose garden.

Reviewed By Ashley M - Meridian, Mississippi

This place is pure perfection. The kind of perfection that makes your whole being of body and mind flood in pure joy. The community of Fairhope and the groundkeepers here have made a small slice of heaven on earth. Gah, I can't say enough at how amazing this place is. You must experience this place in person. Take a walk, because you won't regret it.

8. Gator Alley Boardwalk

N Main Street, Near Exxon Station, Daphne, AL 36536 +1 251-621-8222
Excellent
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4 based on 34 reviews

Gator Alley Boardwalk

Reviewed By Diane P - Daphne, Alabama, United States

It is beautiful Lynden redone. The landscaping is lovely. The path is quite long and scenic all the way. Fenced in so children can run ahead safely. With some luck you can catch a glimpse of two of some gators!

9. 5 Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center

30945 Five Rivers Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL 36527-9326 +1 251-625-0814
Excellent
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

5 Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center

Where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay stands an incredible facility for outdoor recreation, conservation and land stewardship in Alabama: 5 Rivers. It's the ultimate place to begin your adventure into over 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods and wetlands. Or, simply soak up the natural beauty and history of the region with plenty to do and see at the facility itself.

Reviewed By Jamie V - Ripon, Wisconsin, United States

It doesn't cost anything to visit, which is a bonus on vacation. Lots of animals (live and stuffed) to see. The staff was very knowledgeable and gave lots of info on the animals in the center as well as those outside. Check out the tortoises before you leave as well. They're quite funny.

10. Fairhope Museum

24 N Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532-2205 +1 251-929-1471
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Fairhope Museum

Reviewed By bhogg49 - Fairhope, Alabama

There is a short film that discusses the history of fairhope. Quite worthwhile to find out more. It is an interesting city. On Tuesdays, they have an afternoon tea, with locally grown tea. The last time I went the topic was early, early Fairhope and involved the different tribes of indians in the area. Even learned how to make an arrow and a simple clay pot. This would be a great place to take out of town guests.

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