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.
Gather your best girlfriends and make a beeline for the beach. Just picture it: spa treatments, suntans, wine, and maybe something adventurous like high-flying fun on a zipline. In late summer and early fall, the water is still plenty warm for a splash in the Gulf, too.
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.
Get your foodie fix at one of the beach’s best culinary events such as The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event, the World Food Championships, the Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout or the annual National Shrimp Festival. No matter what types of food please your palate, you’ll find it at these unique culinary events in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
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.