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Dauphin Island’s campground offers a great getaway under the canopy of heaven

Does your idea of a getaway involve a camper or tent? The Dauphin Island Park and Beach campground offers a variety of amenities that offer exclusive access to many fun activities while giving you what you really crave: time away from the crowd.   Bring your RV or pitch a tent - there’s room for ...Read More

  • ACC April 2016 Farmers Market Blog

Farmers markets put sun-ripened produce at your fingertips

If the thought of a juicy, ripe tomato with down-home goodness makes your mouth water, journey to one of the many farmers markets along Alabama’s Coastal Connections Scenic Byways and slake your hunger.   Baldwin County has long been known for its vast array of fresh fruits and vegetables. In some places, these homegrown treats ...Read More

April 4th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Nature|
  • ACC March Blog No. 2 Rainy Day Activities GulfQuest

Spring Rainy Day Activities Along the Byway

When the rain gives you puddles, make them into showers of blessings by treating your family to some indoor favorites along the Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway.   Start Day 1 of your Rainy Day Itinerary with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. The fun and interactive exhibits are good for children and adults alike. ...Read More

March 15th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with the Past|
  • ACC March Blog No. 1 Fort Morgan

Connecting with the Past at Fort Morgan

Journey to Fort Morgan on the Connecting with the Past tour along the Alabama Coastal Connection, and you’ll find a place rich in history. It may be best known for its role in the August 1864 Battle of Mobile Bay - when Admiral David Farragut shouted, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” – but Fort ...Read More

March 9th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with the Past|

Connecting with Food on the Oyster Trail

Whether you’re in the mood for your oysters to be baked, broiled, fried, stewed or nude, you will find a smorgasbord of dining options across the Alabama Gulf Coast. And sticking to the old adage of eating oysters in months that only have an “R” means February is a great time to enjoy eating oysters ...Read More

February 4th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea, Connecting with Nature|

Navigating the byways with your pooch in tow

Man’s best friend does have places to go along the Alabama Byways. Several attractions, accommodations and parks welcome you and your pet to our friendly shores. Sound good? Grab the leash, get some treats and gas up the car - your adventure awaits! For a total pet-friendly vacation, travel the Connecting with the Past itinerary, ...Read More

February 4th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Nature|

How to Stay Fit on Your Beach Vacation

By definition, taking a vacation means kicking back and relaxing, especially when you’re at the beach. If you’re like me, your entire itinerary consists of applying sunscreen, catching some rays and splashing in the surf long enough to cool off. I do, however, try to include some type of fitness activity, even if it’s not ...Read More

January 19th, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea, Connecting with Nature|

Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Day Beach Getaway

The winter months are busy for most folks with holidays, busy calendars and cooler weather moving in. However, if you have a moment to be forward-thinking, you can plan a romantic getaway now that will be much needed and appreciated in February when Cupid comes calling. Alabama has much to offer in terms of tourism ...Read More

January 19th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea|

Let the Good Times Roll on Alabama’s Beaches

Screaming crowds, showers of beads and Moon Pies, along with floats accompanied by marching bands, can only mean one thing: Mardi Gras has arrived! More than just a day, Mardi Gras is a season of revelry before the Christian season of Lent, a time of fasting and penitence. This year’s celebration culminates on Mardi Gras ...Read More

January 9th, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with the Past|

A Guide to Bellingrath’s Magic Christmas in Lights

If you have ever wanted to see a winter wonderland, you must visit Bellingrath’s Magic Christmas in Lights. Even the locals flock to this landmark’s light display that is now celebrating its twentieth year of Christmas magic. Take a stroll through the 65-acre garden estate after dark and you will see more than 1000 displays ...Read More

December 15th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Just for Kids|