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Romantic Drive Along the Byway

Picture 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. ...Read More

February 13th, 2019|Categories: Connecting with Nature|Tags: , , , |

Birdwatching on the Byway

As  a top North American location for bird viewing, Dauphin Island offers some of the best spots in the world to catch sight of winged beauties! The area features more than 135 acres of salt marshes, forests and dunes - as well as a lake and a beach - which are home to 420 bird ...Read More

Plan your spring road trip along the Alabama Scenic Byway

Who doesn’t enjoy the Great American Road Trip? We’ve got great sites and destinations along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, part of the National Scenic Byway. If you’re thinking of getting away during the spring, the communities of southern Mobile County make terrific destinations. Wildlife is abundant, and the foliage includes azaleas and camellias in breathtaking shades ...Read More

Check out indoor activities for cold-weather days

What can you do on the coast when it’s cold outside? As it turns out, plenty. You’ll discover lots of indoor attractions along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a wonderful place to spend the day with the family. Kids love the stingray touch pool and the dozens of aquariums ...Read More

Great winter fishing spots

Fishing along the Alabama Gulf Coast is popular in warmer months. But did you know winter fishing can also provide a great haul? During cooler weather, anglers reel in amberjack, Spanish mackerel, flounder, mullet, sheepshead, grouper and more. Dip a line in waterways along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. A great place to start is the Gulf ...Read More

Where should you set up to see enjoy local Mardi Gras parades?

It’s turning purple, green and gold along the Alabama Coast and that means just one thing: Mardi Gras season. Get your nets and baskets ready as the good times start rolling at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, with the area’s first parade, the Krewe de la Dauphine on Dauphin Island. The following Saturday, Feb. ...Read More

Ring in 2019 along the byway

Make plans to bring in the new year at one of the many celebrations set along Alabama’s Coastal Connection on Dec. 31. Noon Year’s Eve at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores is a family-friendly event for those who don’t want to wait ’til midnight to celebrate. The fun starts at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, ...Read More

Where to ice skate along the byway

Get bundled up in a scarf and gloves and hit the ice along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Ice skating on the coast? Yep! We’ve got it. Even if it’s still shorts-wearing weather outside, The Wharf in Orange Beach offers indoor ice skating through the middle of January. While we don’t really get much of a winter ...Read More

Christmas shopping events

Ready to brave the crowds for holiday shopping? You’ll discover a wonderland of boutiques, specialty shops, handmade items and brand-name stores along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Start your shopping excursion with a stop at the Tanger Outlet Center in Foley. The renowned mall has more than 120 brand-name stores along with locally owned shops. Tanger is ...Read More

Christmas parades along the coast

Looking for events to get you in the holiday mood? Plenty of Christmas parades take to the streets of our coastal communities to kick off the season’s celebrations. Dec. 7: Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration in Gulf Shores Dec. 7: Daphne Christmas Parade Dec. 7: Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade Dec. 8: The Foley Christmas ...Read More