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It’s Festival Season along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

There’s always fun to be had along Alabama’s coast, but once spring has sprung, there are more events on the calendar than any other time of year! Warmer temperatures draw folks out of hibernation, and everyone’s ready to welcome the change in season with a lot of festival fun. Planning your trip along Alabama’s Coastal ...Read More

A day well spent in Fairhope

Fairhope is a favorite stop along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, and its magic is difficult to pinpoint. This unique little artist colony is one of those places you just have to experience for yourself. Fairhope is best explored at a slow pace with no set agenda - but if you’ve only got a day, here’s how ...Read More

Fine dining along the byway

There are no ifs, ands or buts about it: Along the beach byway, we’ve got the best bites, period. Our access to the freshest gulf seafood, combined with our culinary culture, has resulted in a number of award-winning chefs and restaurants calling the Alabama Coast home. Below, you’ll find our guide to eating like a ...Read More

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Connecting with Each Other|Tags: , , , , |

Biking the byway

Looking for the best way to see the byway? Pack up your bikes (or rent some locally) and get to pedaling along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. With so many beautiful, paved nature trails, there’s no excuse not to head outside and have your own cycling adventure along the beach byway. Venturing near Gulf Shores and Orange ...Read More

Mardi Gras parades you can’t miss along the byway

If there’s a best time to visit Alabama’s Coastal Connection, it’s got to be during Mardi Gras. For the uninitiated, Mardi Gras refers to a 47-day period leading up to Easter. The days and nights are filled with feasting and festing before Ash Wednesday, when Catholics traditionally began fasting to mark the start of the ...Read More

Celebrating Mardi Gras where it all started

More than likely, you’ve heard of the weeks-long party that is Mardi Gras. It’s also likely you associate the partying and parading of Mardi Gras with New Orleans. Although New Orleans has a long and storied history with Mardi Gras, you may be surprised to learn that Alabama is, in fact, the birthplace of the ...Read More

Live music plays along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Whether it’s someone’s birthday or just a regular Tuesday night, folks across the Alabama Gulf Coast will take anything and turn it into an occasion worth celebrating. What can we say . . . it’s in our blood! Of course, no celebration is complete without live music. Be sure to pack your dancing shoes and ...Read More

Inside activities along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

We treasure our mild winters here along the Alabama Gulf Coast, but on the rare occasions when temperatures drop into the 30s, it’s not a bad idea to have a plan in place for indoor fun to keep the whole family entertained. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite cold-weather activities to enjoy ...Read More

Stop for a picnic along the scenic byway

There are plenty of spots to stop for a good meal along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. From casual cafes to fine dining restaurants, great food isn’t hard to come by. But when temperatures drop along the beach byway, nothing beats sharing a meal with family and friends in the great outdoors. So pack your picnic basket, ...Read More

Holiday shopping along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

We’re getting in the holiday spirit along Alabama’s Coastal Connection! It’s been a long wait, but the most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us. If you’re venturing along the beach byway this time of year, don’t miss out on some of the best shopping around. Head to some of these spots to ...Read More