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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|

Not-to-be-missed holiday events

Need a little inspiration to get you into the holiday spirit? Alabama’s Coastal Connection has just the right mix of activities guaranteed to put some holly jolly cheer in your heart. Come on over to Bellingrath Gardens and Home for its Magic Christmas in Lights from 5 to 9 p.m. each day through New Year’s Eve. ...Read More

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Each Other|

Where to see Christmas Boat Parades

Sparkling lights will illuminate shorelines along Alabama’s Coastal Connection during lighted Christmas boat parades in December in both Mobile and Baldwin counties. The boat parades are on different weekends, giving you the opportunity to catch both. Throw on a scarf, grab your chairs and some hot cocoa, and head to Mobile’s oldest and largest boat ...Read More

Christmas Shopping Along the Coastal Byway

Fill Santa’s sack with all kinds of goodies from shops along the coastal byway. Unique gifts are easy to find when you shop at home and support your neighbors on Alabama’s Coastal Connection. “We think the shopping opportunities in coastal Alabama are about the best there are,” said Ed Rodriguez, president of the Coastal Alabama ...Read More

Homeschool Stops on the Alabama Coastal Connection

There’s so much to see, so much to do! Homeschoolers who visit Alabama’s Coastal Connection have nearly limitless points of interest that will engage your students and provide ideas for teaching everything from science to history to art. Try the Connecting with Nature itinerary to put science ideas under the magnifying glass for your children. Your ...Read More

A Night at the Theatre

Just about any week of the year, visitors to Alabama’s Coastal Connection can find great theatre somewhere on the Scenic Byway. Both Mobile and Baldwin County have active community theatres that bring quality shows to life. Mobile’s thriving theatre community includes The Playhouse-in-the-Park, a youth theater offering school shows and weekend shows, as well as ...Read More

Picnicking on the ACC Byway

Pack the food and the kids for a delicious day on Alabama’s Coastal Connection as you explore the scenic byway and pause for a picnic. Dauphin Island in Mobile County offers several picnic spots with picturesque views of the island and water while providing a place to relax. Three picnic gazebos are available at East ...Read More

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Nature|Tags: , , , , |

Great hiking spots on the ACC Byway

Settle your soul and enjoy a day spent among nature’s beauty with a hike along one of the many trails on Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. The trails offer diverse ecosystems that lead adventurers through freshwater marshes, pitcher plant bogs, bird sanctuaries and a butterfly garden. Choose the ACC’s Connecting with Nature itinerary or make ...Read More

Convenient Airports on the Coastal Byway

Like to fly? Airports in Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia County, Fla., offer convenient ways to access Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Mobile Regional Airport, offers easy access from both its short-term and long-term parking lots to the terminal. A great perk of flying from the Mobile Regional Airport is the changing art show along the concourse leading ...Read More