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Halloween events along the Alabama Coastal Connection

Whether you enjoy getting the ever-lovin’ heebie jeebies scared out of you, or just want an excuse to wear a costume, we’ve got your official Halloween guide for events along the byway. Head over to South Mobile County for Boo at Bellingrath from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27. Dress up your little ...Read More

Best fall festivals to experience along the byway

Autumn means football, pumpkins and plenty of festival fun along the Alabama Coastal Connection. Kick it off at the 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival the weekend of Oct. 11-14, which attracts more than 300,000 people. The big draw is the shrimp, of course, with some of the area’s best chefs and restaurants creating award-winning recipes. ...Read More

How to make sure you’re eating gulf seafood

We know you love eating fresh gulf seafood, but how can you be sure that’s what you’re being served? After all, more than 90 percent of seafood served in U.S. restaurants is imported, according to a study by Oceana, an organization that studies and advocates for safety of the world’s waters. In addition, Oceana investigated ...Read More

Meet the groups that keep our coastal byways beautiful

There’s no doubt the Alabama coast has amazing natural resources, unending recreation opportunities and an abundance of beautiful wildlife. But that doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Dozens of environmental and advocacy groups work to ensure those natural resources are protected for all to enjoy. If you enjoy biking or walking the Eastern Shore Trail from ...Read More

Favorite watering holes along the byway

Summer is here, and we’ve picked out our favorite stops along the byway to cool off, rehydrate and take a load off - Alabama style. When venturing along the beach byway, stop by one of these local favorites for something to sip on. Fins on Dauphin Island has a reputation for being the island’s “Most ...Read More

Keep the kids entertained all summer long

School’s out for summer, finally! All along the Alabama Coastal Connection, we’ve got ways to keep the kids entertained all summer long. Here are some of our favorite ways to engage the little ones when the temperatures warm up. Get wet Our white sand beaches and clear blue waters are a no-brainer, but there are ...Read More

Day trip to Foley

When traveling along the Alabama Coastal Connection, every stop is an opportunity to experience a little bit of local flair. From small shops and antique stores to diners and dives, there’s no shortage of fun to be had along the beach byway, and Foley is no exception. Located just 30 minutes north of Gulf Shores, ...Read More

What’s in season at the farmer’s markets on the byway?

All along the Alabama Coastal Connection from Bayou La Batre to Daphne, spring is in full bloom. We’re lucky to have a long growing season in the Gulf South, granting us access to many varieties of fresh, delicious produce year-round. No matter where you stop along the beach byway, you’re sure to find a farmer’s ...Read More

Plan your Memorial Day stay along the byway

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate. Who doesn’t appreciate a long weekend along Alabama’s Coastal Connection? If you’re booking a trip along the beach byway this time of year, do it the right way. Here’s your guide to Memorial Day weekend on Alabama’s coast. Book ...Read More

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Connecting with Each Other|

Tips to make the most of your Hangout Fest experience

Planning your trip to this year’s Hangout Music Festival? From May 18 to 20, thousands of music lovers will descend upon Gulf Shores ready to rock out all weekend long. If you’ve never been to this gigantic music festival before, here’s our guide to making the most of your Hangout experience. Skip AirBnb. AirBnB might ...Read More