Travel Back in Time at Historic Fort Morgan
Filled with history, this third system masonry fort built in the early 1800s stands guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico on the Fort Morgan peninsula. Fort Morgan was utilized in a handful of wars and conflicts, and today is a State of Alabama Historic Site. Self-guided tours are a great way to experience the grounds, including nature areas, a boat launch, picnic area, and beaches. It's the perfect place to kick off Memorial Day weekend.
Make a Splash
Nothing screams summer like hitting the water, and Alabama's Gulf Shores beaches offer plenty of opportunities to make a splash with your whole family. After all, you came to the beach to get wet! Choose from paddleboards, jet skis, parasailing adventures, kayaking, snorkeling, and more fun water activities to start summer.
Picnic at Bon Secour Wildlife Center
Is it really Memorial Day if you don't have a picnic? Grab lunch-to-go from your favorite restaurant and head over to the gorgeous Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge for a relaxing meal. While there, you can view endangered species in their natural habitat and indigenous plants while feeling the warm sun on your face. Pine Beach Trail will lead to a sweet little white-sand beach perfect for picnicking.