Let the ACC help with homeschooling

As homeschooling children becomes more popular, more families are searching for ways to engage children outside of the house. Field trips can get pricey, and some facilities only accommodate large groups for the full experience. What’s a parent to do? Luckily, there are reasonably priced attractions along the Gulf Coast that are fantastic learning opportunities ...Read More

Fun in Fairhope

Fairhope is a hot spot on the Alabama Coastal Connection. The quaint city is known for its beautiful pier and parks, along with its friendly Southern charm that’s hard to surpass. Downtown Fairhope showcases plenty of specialty shops and stores to explore. With storefronts boasting one-of-a-kind retail items to neat eats, walking the sidewalks is ...Read More

Educational experiences in store at Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island, referred to as the “Sunset Capital of Alabama,” is a stop along the Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway that offers fun-yet-educational experiences. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a great place to visit with the family and learn about marine science. With many educational programs during school and summer seasons, there’s no shortage of ...Read More

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Attractions, Just for Kids|

Spring birding on the causeway

It’s almost time for spring birding, and as many nature lovers know, it’s essential to have a good bird-watching spot (or several!) as migration begins. Many points along the  Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway are ideal for birding. The Eastern Shore, Mobile Bay Causeway and Blakeley Island birding loop intertwines with parts of the byway. An ...Read More

Where to hang your hammock along the Alabama Coastal Connection

The Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway shows off the state’s historic and natural wonders. Serene spots throughout the byway provide places where one can take in everything nature has to offer. Looking for the right place to hang up your hammock and relax? Any of the places mentioned below are ready for you!  Bayfront Park ...Read More

A Ferry Ride to Soothe the Soul

The Mobile Bay Ferry Service, connecting Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan, is much more than a means of transportation. Considered “the Gulf Coast’s Most Scenic Drive,” the ferry offers a one-of-a-kind experience.  The ferry began service in the 1980s as a privately owned entity, but since 2005 has been handled by HMS Global Maritime through ...Read More

5 Views to View in 2017

The Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway is filled with many sights to admire. Challenge yourself to stop at several new places this year. Consider the five places below, and don’t forget your camera! 1. Eastern Shore Overlook, Spanish Fort: On U.S. Hwy. 98, just north of the I-10 overpass, there’s the overlook that is often, ...Read More

Run into the New Year on the Eastern Shore Trail

The Eastern Shore Trail weaves along the Scenic Byway, showcasing beautiful views of the water and towns it rolls through. Created by the Baldwin County Trailblazers, the 32-mile National Recreation Trail is frequented by walkers, runners and bicyclists who can often be seen rigorously pounding the pavement.  Whether you resolved to be more active in 2017 ...Read More

Let the good times roll on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Get ready for flying beads, showers of moonpies and cascades of trinkets on Alabama’s Coastal Connection as Mardi Gras cranks up the floats for a month of fun. This season of revelry is celebrated on the Alabama Gulf Coast prior to the Christian season of Lent.  Taking the first ride of the season are the ...Read More

Winter Wedding Destinations on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Winter’s chill doesn’t have to take the sunshine from your wedding day. Alabama’s Coastal Connection abounds with wedding venues that are good whether it’s warm or cool (because on the Alabama Gulf Coast it’s never truly cold). Really want to have your big day at the beach? Consider the Gulf State Park pavilion. It’s sheltered by ...Read More

December 21st, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Each Other|