Fall on Alabama's Beaches

5 Ways to Keep on Summering on Alabama's Beaches

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Summer doesn’t end when the school bell rings in August. In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, summer is just getting started!

Girlfriends Getaway in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL

Thanks to the destination’s subtropical climate, on Alabama’s beaches we keep on summering well into traditionally fall months. What types of vacations are ideal for a post-peak season getaway? Well, any type! But we’re focusing on four that help you enjoy those summer sunsets just a little while longer.

Girlfriend Getaways

Gather your best girlfriends and make a beeline for the beach. Just picture it: spa treatments, suntans and wine. In late summer and early fall, the water is still plenty warm for a splash in the Gulf, too. Up your game with a fun, relaxing and personally curated pop up beach picnic from Lux Pop Up Co. They will create a lovely tablescape at the location of your choice and clean up once the party is over. Pair the pop up with a cheese and charcuterie board prepared by The Pantry at The Wharf and you’ll have a celebration to remember.

If your gal pals love wine, treat yourselves to an evening at Red or White Wine and Gourmet at The Wharf. Sip Old and New World wines by the glass or the bottle paired with tapas menu selections. Enjoy gorgeous waterfront views with seating inside or out.

Book a girl’s night out at High Cotton Bath Company where they customize high-quality home, pet and bath and body products. With some 40 base products and more than 200 fragrances, you can mix and match to find a favorite.

Coupke's Fall Beach Getaway

Couple’s Getaway

There’s no better time to reconnect with your spouse than when summer winds down and transitions into fall at the beach. With lodging rates lower, choose an upscale hotel like Perdido Beach Resort or The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel. Add in some delish dinners at Voyagers and Fisher’s Dockside for a extra splurge and perhaps a sunset sail to top off an excellent mini vacation.

Fall Mancation


Brews and buddies are two ingredients for a mancation with the guys. Keep on summering with a deep-sea charter fishing trip followed by tall fish tales at Big Beach Brewing Company, the only craft beer brewery on Alabama’s beaches. Challenge your buddies to a round of Gulf Shores golf. You don’t even have to bring your own clubs! Make it easy on yourself and rent a set at the course. Thinking outside the box, rent a boat and float on over to Pirate’s Cove for a sloppy burger lunch and a fantastic bushwacker.

Foodie Fix

Get your foodie fix at one of the beach’s best culinary events such as the Sweetest Chefs competition. Also, indulge in a wine and chocolate pairing at Kayden’s Candy Factory. No matter what types of food please your palate, you’ll find it at these unique culinary events and activities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Fall Family Getaway

School-Break Getaway

Your child’s school may call it “fall break,” but we prefer to call it a “keep on summering break.” That’s because the great weather and fun don’t stop when the kids go back to school. Keep creating those memories by bringing the family for fun in the sun. With spacious beaches all around, this is a great time to perfect your sandcastle-building skills. Schedule a lesson with Sand Castle University and create a sandy masterpiece. With shorter wait times at your favorite family-friendly restaurants, you’ll have more time for dinner conversation and connecting with the kids.

Are you sold and ready for a beach vacation to keep on summering?

Take advantage of lower rates on Gulf Shores beach houses and Orange Beach condos. Browse the calendar of events for fun happenings during your extended summer vacation.


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