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Free museums to visit along the byway

There is so much to see and do along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, from hiking and biking through nature to sitting on the white beaches to fishing our waters. But if you’re looking for a way to mix things up, our museums are the way to go. Whether you’re trying to make the most of a ...Read More

August Fun along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

August is almost here, and we’re still celebrating summer along the Alabama Coastal Connection. Beyond camping, hiking, birding and biking, we’ve got some events on the calendar that’ll make you want to pack your bags and hit the byway. Here are some ideas to squeeze the most out of your Gulf Coast summer. On August ...Read More

Hit the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail

Anyone who’s ever ventured along Alabama’s Coastal Connection has surely noted the unique biodiversity of the Gulf Coast. Our beautiful landscapes and seascapes are teeming with life, and there are a number of ways for travelers along the Alabama Coastal Connection to get up close and personal with our local wildlife. Birding is a fun ...Read More

Celebrating history at Fort Morgan/Fort Gaines

When venturing along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, you’ll find yourself immersed in the area’s rich history. And there’s no better way to understand Alabama’s unique story than with stops at both Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines. Located 23 miles west of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is an historic masonry star fort built to protect the mouth of ...Read More

Pet friendly parks/beaches/outdoor spaces along ACC

Summer is in full swing, and everyone’s itching to head outdoors and hit the beach. But what should you do with Rover? Pet boarding can be exorbitantly expensive, and affordable in-home pet sitters are few and far between. But why should your furry friend miss out on all the fun? Luckily, Alabama’s Coastal Connection boasts ...Read More

Helping kids connect with nature at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

Keeping kids entertained (and most importantly, mentally stimulated) can be a challenge. Just because school’s out for summer doesn’t mean the learning stops! For a family-friendly experience that’s both fun and educational, consider spending a day experiencing the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow ...Read More

Pull up a boat: places to tie up along the area’s waterways

This summer, we expect to see you out on the water soaking up rays, casting your line and enjoying quality time with your friends and family along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. But who says the fun has to stop once the boat is tied up? In Alabama, the party really starts at the marinas that dot ...Read More

Two ways to celebrate Independence Day along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Get ready for fireworks, hamburgers and hot dogs, stars and stripes, and balmy Alabama nights. The summer’s biggest celebration is just around the corner, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy your Fourth of July weekend along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Mark your calendar Monday, July 3, for the Independence Day Celebration at The Wharf in ...Read More

Summer workshops at Bellingrath

Gulf Coast gardeners, get excited! Wonderful Wednesdays are back at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Each summer, Bellingrath partners with guest lecturers and renowned members of the horticultural and gardening community to bring guests Wonderful Wednesdays, a workshop series beginning in June to help gardening enthusiasts make the most of Alabama’s long growing season.  June 14 is ...Read More

A quaint stay along the ACC

If historic homes interest you more than exploring Civil War forts, we’ve got good news for you. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in Gulf Coast history is through its architecture. Some of Alabama’s best coastal inns offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience a little bit of the state’s history, and Alabama’s ...Read More