A Weekend on Alabama's Coastal Connection
Do you love a great, scenic byway? If you're planning a trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, you're in luck.
Alabama's Coastal Connection is part of America's Byways system, a collection of 150 distinct and diverse roadways that include National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads. Specifically, this piece of paradise is located on the National Scenic Byway.
Traveling scenic byways is the perfect way for families to connect especially cruising through Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Expect to experience stunning sugar-white sandy beaches, authentic downtown areas, fresh seafood and so much more. Watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico and take in the storied walls of historic Fort Morgan. Migratory birds flutter all about Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge as you soak up the best in coastal atmospheres. With a weekend to spare, choose your path to connect, whether it’s history, nature, land or sea, or even just each other.
Connect with the Past
Spend a day connecting with the Gulf Coast's past. Alabama's Coastal Connection will lead you through the Civil War and other historical events and places. Visit Shell Mound Park on Dauphin Island, take a walk through acres of manicured gardens and the 1930's home at Bellingrath Gardens and Home in nearby Theodore, spend time touring Old Town Daphne and, of course, send a few hours at Fort Morgan where Admiral David Farragut proclaimed, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”