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Live music plays along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Whether it’s someone’s birthday or just a regular Tuesday night, folks across the Alabama Gulf Coast will take anything and turn it into an occasion worth celebrating. What can we say . . . it’s in our blood! Of course, no celebration is complete without live music. Be sure to pack your dancing shoes and ...Read More

Holiday shopping along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

We’re getting in the holiday spirit along Alabama’s Coastal Connection! It’s been a long wait, but the most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us. If you’re venturing along the beach byway this time of year, don’t miss out on some of the best shopping around. Head to some of these spots to ...Read More

Experience a delicious Christmas along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Condo kitchens don’t always have the best set-up for whipping up a holiday feast. But if you’re joining us on the Gulf Coast with the hope of happening upon a delicious holiday dinner, you’re in luck. Some of our favorite local restaurants serve up holiday cheer on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. (Pro tip: Be ...Read More

Celebrate Christmas along the coast

Our temperatures rarely drop below 30 degrees and we hardly ever see snow, but that doesn’t stop those “the locals” from getting into the Christmas spirit along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. If you’re traveling the beach byway this December, we warmly welcome you to join us for these festive, family-friendly events. Fairhope’s Magical Christmas Parade - On ...Read More

Get into the holiday spirit along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Bundle up and lace up your skates. We’re heading into the holiday season along Alabama’s Coastal Connection! From Grand Bay to Daphne to Orange Beach and everywhere between, the coastal byway is getting into the holiday spirit with festive events and happenings all season long. Heading to Theodore? Don’t miss out on Bellingrath’s annual Magic ...Read More

Adding fresh gulf seafood to your holiday menu

We’re no strangers to seafood along the Gulf Coast, and there’s no limit to the ways or occasions for which we’ll prepare it. While there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the traditional turkey and cornbread dressing for your Thanksgiving meal, we’re all about incorporating fresh gulf seafood into your holiday meal. In the summertime, seafood ...Read More

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