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Off the Beaten Path

Loads of amazing souvenir superstores abound between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. If you are looking for a trip shirt, a new beach towel or surf gear any one of those fine establishments can provide you with exactly what you need. If you need to step it up a bit for a special someone back […]

Battle of Mobile Bay

If Scarlett O’Hara had lived in Alabama instead of Georgia, it would have been the Battle of Mobile Bay that typified the Civil War instead of the burning of Atlanta. Rhett and Scarlett’s passionate embrace would be set against the backdrop of a battle-weary, ironclad ship, fighting to maintain the bay despite sustained damage and […]

Take A Fresh Look at Outdoor and Produce Markets

While you are visiting the area, be sure to take advantage of the readily available fresh produce from local growers and unique crafts from local artisans. There are several markets that making shopping as much fun as eating. This is a partial list of some well-established markets in the area but be on the look-out […]

Red, White and Oooh!

Independence Day is just around the corner and the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach area has plenty of great fireworks and musical events to celebrate. If you are staying in Orange Beach, you might want to check out: The Perdido Beach Resort Fireworks Gala & BBQ – July 3rd 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. This […]

SummerTide Theatre Returns to Gulf Shores in June with Dames at Sea

SummerTide Theatre, the professional summer theatre of The University of Alabama, returns for its eighth year to the George C. Meyer Performing Arts Center (home of the South Baldwin Community Theatre) with a country girl, trying to make it in the world, finding stardom and love aboard a battleship in the award-winning musical Dames at […]

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach on SCVNGR!

Welcome to the beach, smartphone users! We know how much you enjoy your apps – and we are not talking about fried crab claws. To enhance your visit Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism have put several treks on SCVNGR that showcase some of the best things to do while you are here. When you […]

Take to the Water

April is not too soon to get in the water for plenty of people. But some people are only interested in swimming when the Gulf feels like a soothing, warm bath. Either way, you don’t have to be in the water to enjoy the ocean. If you have never experienced the thrill of gliding along […]

Calling All Bird Watchers

While you are visiting the Gulf Coast be sure to visit Fort Morgan for the annual migratory bird banding. Sponsored by the Hummer Bird Study Group, this is an amazing opportunity to identify and protect hummingbirds, buntings and many other colorful and often rare birds. Fort Morgan’s location at the edge of the beach makes […]

When You Are Ready for Some Shade….

First of all – wear sunscreen. We want you to come back next year and the year after that – so, seriously, wear sunscreen, lots of sunscreen. That said, you may find after a couple of days on the beach that you need to get a little more exercise and a little less sun. Here […]