How to Make the Most of a Weekend on Alabama’s Beaches
Are you contemplating a weekend getaway along the Alabama Gulf Coast but worried you won’t have enough time to experience the best of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach?
Don’t worry, keep reading as we will give you the perfect itinerary to make the most of a short weekend break along this stretch of pristine coastline.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach retreat or ready for some adventure and fine dining, Alabama’s beaches are the place to be. The beauty of this part of Alabama is that you can experience a lot in a short amount of time.
Relax in Luxury Accommodations
When it comes to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, there are a plethora of amazing hotels, condominiums and other options available. To embrace a weekend getaway on the Gulf Coast, why not experience the ultimate luxury resort? With a weekend retreat, you may be able to get additional savings, especially if you’re booking during the offseason. Contact the local rental management companies and inquire directly about specials and discounts.
INSIDER TIP #1: Find an accommodation option that is strategically located near the attractions you’ll enjoy to maximize your time.
Best Things to Do in 48 Hours
Be prepared to wake up early and head over to Beach Bike Rentals to explore the very best of Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails. With more than 28 miles of perfectly manicured trails, you can enjoy a leisurely yet rewarding bike ride. As you pass through six unique ecosystems, keep your eyes peeled for a myriad of wildlife, including the infamous resident alligator – Lefty!
After an early morning winding around the trails, head over to the end of Mobile Bay to visit the historic site of Fort Morgan. Feel free to spend some time exploring and learning about the history of this Civil War location that was the site of the Battle of Mobile Bay. But the piece de resistance at this site is the Espionage at Mobile Point Escape Room. Get ready to play the role of a spy captured by Confederate soldiers in 1864 and try to solve the clues to escape.
As with any trip to the stretch of Alabama coastline, you need to set aside some time to enjoy the gorgeous beaches. Whether you are staying at a condo overlooking the Gulf with private beach access or simply want to enjoy many of the public access points along the 32 miles of sugar sand beach, you will certainly want to spend at least a few hours of ultimate relaxation.