Whether you like it salty or fresh, you’re invited to fish from our lakes, rivers, bayous, bays and the Gulf of Mexico. Alabama makes it easier than ever to obtain a fishing license so you don’t get caught with your rod down and no license.
Natural encounters along the Alabama Gulf Coast are one of the key reasons visitors and residents alike are drawn to the area. From the sun, sand and surf to Gulf State Park, there’s no shortage of the great outdoors. And getting to know the (more…)
The breeze is in your hair, the wind is at your back and the sun is shining above as you glide across the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a sailboat. Avowed sailing enthusiasts prefer the wind over a motor for their boat power any day of the (more…)
Taking a beach vacation to the Alabama Gulf Coast usually means fun in the sun, sand and surf. However, with little ones in tow, sometimes you want to add additional activities geared to the area’s youngest guests. The cities of Gulf Shores and Orange (more…)
Family vacation traditions live on from generation to generation. For many families, visiting Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is a tradition in itself. If you don’t already have your beach vacation traditions in place, here are a few to put at the top of (more…)
Longing to experience nature on the Alabama Gulf Coast from more than a beach chair? There are several places in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area that will put you in touch with the fauna and flora that keeps visitors coming back for more.
During the months of May to October, we share our Alabama beaches with visitors of a different sort: the nesting sea turtle. In 2014, nearly 7,000 of our underwater friends were hatched along the shores from Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan to Gulf (more…)
A summer beach vacation should be about the fun and experiences rather than the packing and preparations. If thoughts of loading the car with bikes, baby beds, strollers, beach toys, beach umbrellas and beach chairs leaves you feeling overwhelmed, (more…)
One of the most exciting things for my family to see on our Alabama beach vacations is a pod of dolphins swimming just off-shore. They look so playful coming out of the water in sleek rounded forms one after the other. We are always on the watch for (more…)