Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Keep on Summering

Fall vacations are perfect for reconnecting with your favorite people. On the Alabama Gulf Coast, we welcome our “second summer” every year from Labor Day until Thanksgiving. Mild temperatures, sprawling beaches and great fall events make it easy to Keep On Summering in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Off-season rates on Gulf Shores hotels and Orange Beach condos, along with the shorter waits at popular restaurants and attractions, make a fall vacation even more appealing if you’re ready for a couples escape, girlfriend getaway or guys weekend. It’s easier to get away for a few days and still have a fantastic second summer vacation.

Couples Escape

Everyone has their own idea about what makes the perfect couples getaway. The good news is whether you want a weekend of romance or a weekend of adventure, you can find both when you Keep On Summering on Alabama’s beaches. Fill your days relaxing on the beach and your nights indulging in decadent desserts. Fall events like the World Food Championships and National Shrimp Festival add even more fun to the list of possibilities. Do as little or as much as you’d like and connect with the one you love.

Girlfriend Getaway

Escape to the beach with your best girls. If you can imagine a weekend of massages, mimosas and memories, then you’re ready for a girlfriend getaway on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Check out the great fall events, including The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event where you can sample cuisine from award-winning chefs. Put Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in your GPS and cruise on over to spend a few days catching up with old friends.

Guys Weekend

No matter if you’re planning a dadcation or a bachelor party, our second summer offers plenty of action to keep your adrenaline pumping. Challenge your buddies to see who reels in the biggest catch on an Orange Beach charter fishing trip, kayak the back bays, or spend a day on the greens playing championship golf. Join us during one of our fall festivals, including the Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout for a sampling of more than 60 craft beers and dozens of preparations of oysters. However you decide to fill the weekend, it’ll be time well spent with the guys.



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Travel Bloggers’ Top
Keep On Summering
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“Gulf Shores and Orange Beach hold a special place in my heart. The beaches are gorgeous and it’s one of the few beaches in the country that is south facing, meaning you can see both the sunrise and sunset on the water. Also, during the off season when I visited, you can actually find yourself with an entire stretch of beach all to yourself!”
~ Lauren Gay
Outdoorsy Diva  


“My favorite activity by far was deep sea fishing aboard the Ocean Ox with Captain Jimmy. The fish we were able to keep turned into our lunch a few hours later at a hook-and-cook restaurant in Orange Beach! It was no doubt the freshest fish I’ve ever eaten.”
~ Mandy Carter
A Cupful 


“Our visit to the Flora-Bama was a spur-of-the-moment idea and was totally worth it. When in Orange Beach you have to visit the legendary Flora-Bama and have a bushwacker. Soak up the atmosphere and take a Sharpie with you so you can let the world know you were there. Everybody leaves their name or some fun message on one of the walls. This bar is one we heard about on a travel show just days before we arrived and we were intent on seeing it for ourselves. The atmosphere is unlike anything you have ever seen or witnessed and the history is tangible. OH, and they also have a church in the bar on Sundays. Flora-Bama straddles the Florida and Alabama state line.”
~ Paula Schuck
Thrifty Mommas Tips 


“One of my favorite activities is riding a Segway through the Gulf State Park. Seeing the coves, marshes and Lefty the alligator was amazing. It was challenging to learn how to use the Segway, but it was THE BEST way to cover so much territory in a relatively short period of time! I highly recommend this activity. With 25 miles of trails to cover, it was the best way to see the park!”
~ Margarita Ibbott
Downshifting PRO 


“Fort Morgan is not just for history buffs! Although you’ll find plenty of history in this Civil War-era fort, it’s also a favorite spot for birding. The pristine beach provides a place to fish, walk along the shore or splash in the water. Fall weather makes it even more great!”
~ Pam Wattenbarger
Simply Southern Mom 

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Oct 28, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Original German Sausage Festival

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The Original German Sausage Festival
Elberta Town Park
13052 Main St.
Elberta, AL 36530

The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stop light on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is...

10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores. At the Bloody Mary Invitational some of the Southeast’s best...

10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores. At the Bloody Mary Invitational some of the Southeast’s best...

Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

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33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters
9465 S. Loop Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-7664

This annual songwriters and listeners event runs from November 9-19, 2017 across multiple venues at different times. To be sure you don't miss one of your favorites, please be sure to research venues and times at the FBISF website. Festival attendees enjoy an up close and pe...

Jan 27, 2018  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

2018 Reese's Senior Bowl

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Mobile?s Ladd-Peebles Stadium
1621 Virginia St.
Mobile, AL 36604
1-888-736-2695

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Senior Bowl is college football's premier senior showcase event...

Feb 9, 2018  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mystical Order of Mirams Parade

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Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Mystical Order of Mirams is a women's organization based in Ora...

Feb 10, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade

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Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161
24281 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. According to the written history of the Mystics of Pleasure, "while...

Feb 13, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

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Begins at Hwy 59 at Clubhouse Drive and ends at Main Beach Gulf Shores.
Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The City of Gulf Shores is excited to continue its expanded role as...

Feb 13, 2018  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade

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Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-6979

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Orange Beach Parade started way back when as a loose confederat...

Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

44th Annual Festival of Art

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44th Annual Festival of Art
Waterfront Park
26389 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-ARTS (2787)

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts and arti...

Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

2018 Wharf Boat and Yacht Show

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4550 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(850) 348-1498

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show will offer the largest in-water displ...

Mar 31, 2018  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Original German Sausage Festival

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The Original German Sausage Festival
Elberta Town Park
13052 Main St.
Elberta, AL 36530

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that So...

2018 Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run
Waterway Village in Gulf Shores-Under the Intracoastal Bridge (North & Sout... (more)
225 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1172

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival boils up a beauco...

Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9th Annual Bama Coast Cruise

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9th Annual Bama Coast Cruise
The Wharf in Orange Beach
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The 9th Annual Bama Coast Cruise will be held at the Wharf Resort a...

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in ...

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in ...

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast
17401 Perdido Key Drive
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-0611

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Interstate Mullet Toss is always held the last full weekend in ...

May 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2018 Orange Beach Billfish Classic

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2018 Orange Beach Billfish Classic
The Wharf Marina
4673 Wharf Pkwy.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 402-8190

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. Marlin tournament season in the Gulf of Mexico means big fish and b...

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018  11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

The Hangout Music Festival 2018

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The Hangout Music Festival 2018
Gulf Shores Public Beach
101 E Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. An annual three-day music festival held at the public beaches of Gu...




October 22
Featured Event

Oct 22, 2017  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Boo at the Zoo 2017

Community Events
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-5732

Boo at the Zoo returns this weekend! Have your little ones don their favorite costumes for a fun time at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: Boo at the Zoo. Be wacky and kooky because this celebration is not so spooky.  Bring your costumed little ones to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo o...

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October 28
Featured Event

Oct 28, 2017  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

34th Annual Renaissance Festival Gatalop 34

Outdoor & Festivals History Events
Fort Gaines Historic Site
51 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 861-6992

Hosted by the Society of Creative Anachronism, the Barony of Osprey will present life in the middle ages. You will see knight in armor as they storm the castle, view melee's and sieges. Visit with lords, ladies, artist and medieval merchants. Watch our resident blacksmith de...

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November 03
Featured Event

Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Alabama Pecan Festival

Outdoor & Festivals
Tillman's Corner Community Center
5055 Carol Plantation Rd.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 401-5555

Did someone say pecans? That’s right, we did!  Spend your first full weekend of November at the annual Alabama Pecan Festival at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center.  This family-oriented festival features carnival atmosphere complete with rides, food, face paint...

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November 04
Featured Event

Nov 4, 2017  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Harvest ? A Festival of Gifts

Community Events
The Harvest ? A Festival of Gifts
1900 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-4328

On Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Gulf Shores United Methodist Church Mother’s Day Out and Preschool will host its 9th annual fundraiser, “The Harvest—A Festival of Gifts” at its south campus in Winn-Dixie parking lot behind Zaxby’s. Prof...

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Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Alabama Pecan Festival

Outdoor & Festivals
Tillman's Corner Community Center
5055 Carol Plantation Rd.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 401-5555

Did someone say pecans? That’s right, we did!  Spend your first full weekend of November at the annual Alabama Pecan Festival at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center.  This family-oriented festival features carnival atmosphere complete with rides, food, face paint...

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November 05
Featured Event

Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Alabama Pecan Festival

Outdoor & Festivals
Tillman's Corner Community Center
5055 Carol Plantation Rd.
Mobile, AL 
(251) 401-5555

Did someone say pecans? That’s right, we did!  Spend your first full weekend of November at the annual Alabama Pecan Festival at the Tillman’s Corner Community Center.  This family-oriented festival features carnival atmosphere complete with rides, food, face paint...

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November 10
Featured Event

Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2017 World Food Championships

Culinary
2017 World Food Championships
The Wharf in Orange Beach
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(615) 297-6886

The World Food Championships is the largest competition in food sport, where champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of $300,000. The World Food Championships platform ranges from live-event integration and activations...

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November 11
Featured Event

Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2017 World Food Championships

Culinary
2017 World Food Championships
The Wharf in Orange Beach
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(615) 297-6886

The World Food Championships is the largest competition in food sport, where champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of $300,000. The World Food Championships platform ranges from live-event integration and activations...

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November 12
Featured Event

Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2017 World Food Championships

Culinary
2017 World Food Championships
The Wharf in Orange Beach
The Wharf in Orange Beach
4830 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(615) 297-6886

The World Food Championships is the largest competition in food sport, where champions of previous events convene for a chance at winning the ultimate food crown and a share of $300,000. The World Food Championships platform ranges from live-event integration and activations...

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November 24
Featured Event

Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Magic Christmas in Lights

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
251-459-8864

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in south Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 22nd season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million l...

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Featured Offer

Up to 20% Off Fall Vacations

9/4/2017 - 10/31/2017
Brett/Robinson
Category: Accommodations

(251) 968-7363
(877) 398-5670
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Featured Offer

Gulf Shores Beach Hotel Suites at Fall Bargain Prices with Brett-Robinson Vacations

8/13/2017 - 10/31/2017
Phoenix All Suites Hotel
Category: Accommodations

(251) 968-8300
(800) 594-9685
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Featured Offer

Fall into Big Beach Savings at Phoenix All Suites West Hotel in Gulf Shores

8/13/2017 - 10/31/2017
Phoenix All Suites West
Category: Accommodations

(251) 968-4900
(800) 309-4882
EmailWebsite
Featured Offer

30% Savings On Mid-Week Stays

9/18/2017 - 10/31/2017
Young's Suncoast Realty & Vacation Rentals
Category: Accommodations

(251) 968-7158
(800) 826-1213
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Featured Offer

Choose Your Fall Adventure

9/5/2017 - 11/21/2017
Meyer Vacation Rentals
Category: Accommodations

(251) 968-7516
(800) 859-8948
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Featured Offer

Enjoy Great Savings at Martinique

10/11/2017 - 11/30/2017
Aronov Condo Management
Category: Accommodations

(844) 724-6619
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Oct 21-28 $699 Total - Direct Gulf Front Condo

10/21/2017 - 10/28/2017
Crystal Shores West Condo #1004
Category: Accommodations

(205) 243-8862
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Direct Beach Front 2 Bedroom, Oct 21-28 $699, Oct 21-30 $849, 7 Pools, Tennis

10/21/2017 - 10/28/2017
Plantation Palms 6604
Category: Accommodations

(205) 243-8862
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Oct 21-28 $499, Gulf Front With Early Check In

10/21/2017 - 10/28/2017
Sunshine and Seashells
Category: Accommodations

(205) 243-8862
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September & October Dates Still Open

9/1/2017 - 10/31/2017
Gulf Shores Surf & Racquet Club 705A & 711A
Category: Accommodations

(770) 355-9659
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Fall Bargains Just $30 Guest Per Night - Private Pool

9/11/2017 - 10/31/2017
Gulf Shores Beach Retreat
Category: Accommodations

(251) 948-8800
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$399 Oct 28-31, Oct 21-28 $699, Direct Gulf Front 2 Bedroom

9/28/2017 - 10/31/2017
Driftwood Towers #5C
Category: Accommodations

(205) 243-8862
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Oct Week Only $599 Total

10/20/2017 - 10/31/2017
La Dolce Vita
Category: Accommodations

(205) 243-8862
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Last minute Cancellation Special-10/28/17-11/4/17

10/28/2017 - 11/4/2017
Silver Beach #603
Category: Accommodations

(205) 491-9473
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Last minute Cancellation Special-10/28/17-11/4/17

10/28/2017 - 11/4/2017
Silver Beach #603
Category: Accommodations

(205) 491-9473
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Fall Rates, Direct Gulf Front Condo, Central Gulf Shores, Enjoy the Beautiful Weather & View

10/16/2017 - 11/17/2017
Beach Breeze LLC Tropic Isles Condo Unit 702
Category: Accommodations

(985) 264-9311
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Starting At $149 No Hidden Fees

9/4/2017 - 11/20/2017
Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast
Category: Accommodations

(251) 965-7321
(800) 965-7321
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Weekend Getaway

9/6/2017 - 11/21/2017
Country Hearth Inn Gulf Shores
Category: Accommodations

(251) 968-8080
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Free Night Vacation Deal

9/4/2017 - 11/29/2017
Anchor Vacations, Inc.
Category: Accommodations

(251) 948-6680
(800) 334-5107
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4 MAN FISHING TRIP WEEKEND GETAWAY~ LODGING AND MEALS INCLUDED! ONLY $4,000

6/1/2017 - 11/30/2017
Intercoastal Safaris
Category: Charters: fishing, sailing, sightseeing, etc.

(850) 375-2223
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Keep on Summering

Fall vacations are perfect for reconnecting with your favorite people. On the Alabama Gulf Coast, we welcome our “second summer” every year from Labor Day until Thanksgiving. Mild temperatures, sprawling beaches and great fall events make it easy to Keep On Summering in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Off-season rates on Gulf Shores hotels and Orange Beach condos, along with the shorter waits at popular restaurants and attractions, make a fall vacation even more appealing if you’re ready for a couples escape, girlfriend getaway or guys weekend. It’s easier to get away for a few days and still have a fantastic second summer vacation.

Couples Escape

Everyone has their own idea about what makes the perfect couples getaway. The good news is whether you want a weekend of romance or a weekend of adventure, you can find both when you Keep On Summering on Alabama’s beaches. Fill your days relaxing on the beach and your nights indulging in decadent desserts. Fall events like the World Food Championships and National Shrimp Festival add even more fun to the list of possibilities. Do as little or as much as you’d like and connect with the one you love.

Girlfriend Getaway

Escape to the beach with your best girls. If you can imagine a weekend of massages, mimosas and memories, then you’re ready for a girlfriend getaway on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Check out the great fall events, including The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event where you can sample cuisine from award-winning chefs. Put Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in your GPS and cruise on over to spend a few days catching up with old friends.

Guys Weekend

No matter if you’re planning a dadcation or a bachelor party, our second summer offers plenty of action to keep your adrenaline pumping. Challenge your buddies to see who reels in the biggest catch on an Orange Beach charter fishing trip, kayak the back bays, or spend a day on the greens playing championship golf. Join us during one of our fall festivals, including the Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout for a sampling of more than 60 craft beers and dozens of preparations of oysters. However you decide to fill the weekend, it’ll be time well spent with the guys.



Couples Escape Itinerary

Girlfriend Getaway Itinerary

Guy's Weekend Itinerary

Fall Packages & Deals


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“Gulf Shores and Orange Beach hold a special place in my heart. The beaches are gorgeous and it’s one of the few beaches in the country that is south facing, meaning you can see both the sunrise and sunset on the water. Also, during the off season when I visited, you can actually find yourself with an entire stretch of beach all to yourself!”
~ Lauren Gay
Outdoorsy Diva  


“My favorite activity by far was deep sea fishing aboard the Ocean Ox with Captain Jimmy. The fish we were able to keep turned into our lunch a few hours later at a hook-and-cook restaurant in Orange Beach! It was no doubt the freshest fish I’ve ever eaten.”
~ Mandy Carter
A Cupful 


“Our visit to the Flora-Bama was a spur-of-the-moment idea and was totally worth it. When in Orange Beach you have to visit the legendary Flora-Bama and have a bushwacker. Soak up the atmosphere and take a Sharpie with you so you can let the world know you were there. Everybody leaves their name or some fun message on one of the walls. This bar is one we heard about on a travel show just days before we arrived and we were intent on seeing it for ourselves. The atmosphere is unlike anything you have ever seen or witnessed and the history is tangible. OH, and they also have a church in the bar on Sundays. Flora-Bama straddles the Florida and Alabama state line.”
~ Paula Schuck
Thrifty Mommas Tips 


“One of my favorite activities is riding a Segway through the Gulf State Park. Seeing the coves, marshes and Lefty the alligator was amazing. It was challenging to learn how to use the Segway, but it was THE BEST way to cover so much territory in a relatively short period of time! I highly recommend this activity. With 25 miles of trails to cover, it was the best way to see the park!”
~ Margarita Ibbott
Downshifting PRO 


“Fort Morgan is not just for history buffs! Although you’ll find plenty of history in this Civil War-era fort, it’s also a favorite spot for birding. The pristine beach provides a place to fish, walk along the shore or splash in the water. Fall weather makes it even more great!”
~ Pam Wattenbarger
Simply Southern Mom 

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Oct 28, 2017  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Original German Sausage Festival

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The Original German Sausage Festival
Elberta Town Park
13052 Main St.
Elberta, AL 36530

The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stop light on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is...

10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores. At the Bloody Mary Invitational some of the Southeast’s best...

10th Annual Oyster Cook Off and Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout
The Hangout
101 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-3030

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend showcases the talents and tastes of the best chefs from the Southeast for a decadent afternoon of oysters and spirits on the beach in beautiful Gulf Shores. At the Bloody Mary Invitational some of the Southeast’s best...

Nov 9, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017  12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

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33rd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters
9465 S. Loop Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32507
(850) 492-7664

This annual songwriters and listeners event runs from November 9-19, 2017 across multiple venues at different times. To be sure you don't miss one of your favorites, please be sure to research venues and times at the FBISF website. Festival attendees enjoy an up close and pe...

Jan 27, 2018  1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

2018 Reese's Senior Bowl

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Mobile?s Ladd-Peebles Stadium
1621 Virginia St.
Mobile, AL 36604
1-888-736-2695

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Senior Bowl is college football's premier senior showcase event...

Feb 9, 2018  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Mystical Order of Mirams Parade

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Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161, Orange Beach
24131 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The Mystical Order of Mirams is a women's organization based in Ora...

Feb 10, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade

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Begins at Wintzell's and ends at Hwy 161
24281 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. According to the written history of the Mystics of Pleasure, "while...

Feb 13, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade

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Begins at Hwy 59 at Clubhouse Drive and ends at Main Beach Gulf Shores.
Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

As you make plans to attend this event during these confirmed 2018 dates, we will update this section with more details as soon as we learn of them. Meanwhile, last year's details are included below for you. The City of Gulf Shores is excited to continue its expanded role as...

Feb 13, 2018  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade

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