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Take a scenic drive along the byway

Good things take time, and when it comes to the Alabama Coastal Connection, it’s worth the extra time to take the scenic route. From incredible restaurants to charming small towns to white sand beaches, the Alabama scenic byway has everything you need to start planning your perfect summer road trip. Pack your bags, create the ...Read More

Coastal Alabama’s role in the Civil War

History buffs know all about the rich history and culture along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, but it might not be so obvious to those passing through. Along the byway, there are plenty of spots to stop and learn a little about the past. If the Civil War era is of particular interest to you, then you’ve ...Read More

Celebrate America’s birthday on the byway

America turns 242 this year, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the birth of our nation along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. When you’re finished filling up on hotdogs, hamburgers and beer, head to some of these Independence Day celebrations happening all along the beach byway. As usual, Fort Morgan is blowing it out for ...Read More

Free activities to cure summer boredom

Summer is all about getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. But after the shine of vegging on the couch wears off, boredom can set in. Luckily, all along the Alabama Coastal Connection we’ve got plenty of free, kid-friendly ways to cure summer boredom. Love live music? Boogie all night long for free at LuLu’s in ...Read More

Keep the kids entertained all summer long

School’s out for summer, finally! All along the Alabama Coastal Connection, we’ve got ways to keep the kids entertained all summer long. Here are some of our favorite ways to engage the little ones when the temperatures warm up. Get wet Our white sand beaches and clear blue waters are a no-brainer, but there are ...Read More

Keep the beaches clean

Headed to beaches along the Alabama Coastal Connection this summer? Great! We can’t wait to welcome you with open arms to our white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. When visiting Alabama’s beaches, keep in mind our Leave Only Footprints initiative. The goal is to keep the beaches pristine, stop plastic from winding up in the ...Read More

Day trip to Foley

When traveling along the Alabama Coastal Connection, every stop is an opportunity to experience a little bit of local flair. From small shops and antique stores to diners and dives, there’s no shortage of fun to be had along the beach byway, and Foley is no exception. Located just 30 minutes north of Gulf Shores, ...Read More

What’s in season at the farmer’s markets on the byway?

All along the Alabama Coastal Connection from Bayou La Batre to Daphne, spring is in full bloom. We’re lucky to have a long growing season in the Gulf South, granting us access to many varieties of fresh, delicious produce year-round. No matter where you stop along the beach byway, you’re sure to find a farmer’s ...Read More

Plan your Memorial Day stay along the byway

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate. Who doesn’t appreciate a long weekend along Alabama’s Coastal Connection? If you’re booking a trip along the beach byway this time of year, do it the right way. Here’s your guide to Memorial Day weekend on Alabama’s coast. Book ...Read More

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Connecting with Each Other|

What’s blooming at Bellingrath

Spring has officially sprung along the Alabama Coastal Connection, as evidenced by the beautiful blooms taking over at one of our favorite stops along the beach byway. If you’ve got spring fever, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the season than with a trip to Bellingrath.  Right now, the sight to see at ...Read More