You can almost see it, there just beyond the frost on the window pane. Blue skies, gentle Gulf breezes and mild temperatures wait for you where the turquoise water touches the sugar-white sand. While other cities in America are experiencing rainy or snowy winters, the Gulf Coast stays mild, sunny and warm: serving as the perfect travel getaway for snowbirds. Read why getting a winter vacation rental in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or Fort Morgan is the best way to spend the cold months of winter.
A Whole Different State of Escape
An escape from winter's freezing temperatures, blustery winds, snow and sleet is within reach. The only thing white about a Gulf Shores and Orange Beach winter are the thirty-two miles of beaches. Forget the winter. Take a deep breath and let the fresh Gulf air warm you from the inside out. There is only the sun on your face and your toes buried in the sand. It's a whole different state of escape.
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Winter Rentals for Snowbirds
Feel like heading to the beach this December or January? Gulf Shores beaches are clear and warm year-round, which means we have all lodging options year round as well! From beach condos to luxury hotels and beach house rentals with views of the gulf, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer the same high-caliber lodging options that are available in peak summer and spring vacation months and you can enjoy the benefit of lower seasonal lodging rates. Since our campgrounds are open year-round, RVs and camping are available in the winter as well.
The Fairways are Green, and the Greens are Pristine
Ready to travel for a little winter golf? Gulf Shores and Orange Beach feature some of Alabama's finest golf courses. Fifteen local courses (including links designed by Arnold Palmer, Jerry Pate and Earl Stone) offer a diversity of playing options for golfers at all skill levels.
There is no need to wait for the spring thaw. Our fairways and greens are waiting for you year-round! With a wide variety of available golf packages, you are sure to find one that will help you escape the winter and keep your swing in good form.
Winter Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico
You won't find ice, but you will find plenty of fish when you take a trip to the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach waters in the winter. Take your pick from deep-water charters, pier fishing or beach casting. The cooler winter waters bring an abundance of fishing opportunities. Find a spot along the shore and you may hook a prehistoric sheepshead.
Join the anglers along the pier or on the beaches, hauling in a twenty-five-pound black drum. Or, you may prefer to go deep on one of our local charters to try your hand at raising a giant grouper.
Orange Beach is a winter fishing paradise. In fact, Gulf State Park features the second largest pier on the Gulf, with over two thousand feet of fishing space along the rails.
Snowbirds are Welcome!
Our temperate climate makes Gulf Shores and Orange Beach havens for those seeking an escape from freezing winter temperatures. A thriving community of winter visitors, our Snowbirds provide plenty of opportunities for socializing under sunny blue skies. Snowbird vacation deals feature discounted off-season lodging rates for condos and house rentals. If you prefer, you can even bring your RV down and stay at one of the many Orange Beach and Gulf Shores RV campgrounds, as they all offer full hookups and amenities for your comfort.
Either way, we have a place for you and your family during the cold months. Stay for a few days, a month, or stay for the entire season.
Waiting for You
Our blue skies, mild temperatures and gentle Gulf breezes are waiting for you. A winter vacation in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is a whole different state of escape. Check out our winter vacation deals and plan your escape today!