SunsetPicture this: The birds are chirping, the sun is setting over Mobile Bay, and you and your significant other are riding side by side to your next adventure. Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway can definitely provide a romantic backdrop for your trip, but the romance expands when you exit the vehicle for these lovely excursions.

Take a walk
There are many beautiful places to take a walk along the byway! Take in the breathtaking plumage at Bellingrath Gardens. Make footprints in the sand at Gulf State Park. Take a sunset stroll on the Fairhope Pier. Wherever you walk along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, make sure you’re doing it hand in hand.

Do an activity togetherBellingrath Gardens
Do you share a hobby or interest with your significant other – or want to try something new? The byway provides a wealth of fun activities to experience as a couple. Tee it up at one of the eight championship courses in and around Gulf Shores. (Not a great golfer? Take a golf lesson together!) Get lost at sea with a fishing or kayaking trip in Bayou La Batre. Or maybe it’s time to kick up the adrenaline and enjoy sky-high views at Gulf Adventure Center’s Hummingbird Zipline at The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Enjoy a romantic date night at a fancy restaurant
Get dressed up and go out on the town for a romantic dinner for two at a first-class restaurant. The Scenic Byway is home to some great ones! Stop at any of the area welcome centers to learn about off-the-beaten-path gems of great food and true Southern hospitality.