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Celebrate fall food, film and flowers along the Alabama Coastal Connection

It’s officially fall along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, and we’re celebrating all season long with festivals for the whole family. Whether you’re a film buff, a foodie or a flower aficionado, fall fun abounds along the coast. Add some of these festive fall activities to your calendar! Head to the Estuarium in Dauphin Island on October ...Read More

Where to buy your fresh oysters, shrimp and other seafood

You may know Alabama’s Coastal Connection for its beautiful beaches, distinctive environment and storied history, but there’s no denying our reputation for stellar seafood. When visiting along Alabama’s coast, you’ll discover numerous places to get your seafood fix. There’s always the option to head to a local restaurant for a memorable meal, but for those ...Read More

Oyster season along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Legend has it that oysters should only be enjoyed in months that end in “r.” But on the Gulf Coast, we know better. Despite this common misconception, oysters, when properly harvested, are perfectly fine to eat year-round. If you’re venturing along Alabama’s Coastal Connection in a month that ends in “r” - or any month ...Read More

Fall festivals you can’t miss along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Summer may be coming to a close, but the party’s just getting started along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. We’re starting fall off right along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, with festivals celebrating the best things about our state: food, music and culture. Plan your next adventure along our coastal byway around one of these fun fall activities. The ...Read More

Learn about the Gulf Coast at Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Estuarium

Nothing compares to the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Gulf Coast. From the birds that fly in the skies to the fish that swim in the seas, we’re lucky to be surrounded by so many of Mother Nature’s finest creations along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. There’s no better way to learn all there is to ...Read More

Relax in nature along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Everyone vacations differently. Some rise at the crack of dawn to begin chipping away at their ambitious itineraries, while others like to sleep in, take it easy and go with the flow. If your idea of the perfect vacation is getting ample rest and relaxation, we’ve got good news for you. The Alabama Coastal Connection ...Read More

Take a tour of the USS Alabama

Anyone interested in military history knows Alabama is teeming with rich history. Civil War fans and WWII junkies alike can test their knowledge of historic battles, tanks and artillery at the USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. Just north of the Alabama Coastal Connection, this stop in Mobile is a great way to spend the day ...Read More

Watersports along the byway

Relaxing on the beach is one of the best reasons to hit the Alabama Coastal Connection, but if action packed adventure is more your vacation style, you’re in luck. There are so many ways to get your adrenaline pumping and your heart thumping along the coastal byway, so pack your favorite shades and sunscreen and ...Read More

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