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Hit the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail

Anyone who’s ever ventured along Alabama’s Coastal Connection has surely noted the unique biodiversity of the Gulf Coast. Our beautiful landscapes and seascapes are teeming with life, and there are a number of ways for travelers along the Alabama Coastal Connection to get up close and personal with our local wildlife. Birding is a fun ...Read More

Celebrating history at Fort Morgan/Fort Gaines

When venturing along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, you’ll find yourself immersed in the area’s rich history. And there’s no better way to understand Alabama’s unique story than with stops at both Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines. Located 23 miles west of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is an historic masonry star fort built to protect the mouth of ...Read More

Pet friendly parks/beaches/outdoor spaces along ACC

Summer is in full swing, and everyone’s itching to head outdoors and hit the beach. But what should you do with Rover? Pet boarding can be exorbitantly expensive, and affordable in-home pet sitters are few and far between. But why should your furry friend miss out on all the fun? Luckily, Alabama’s Coastal Connection boasts ...Read More

Why follow the Alabama Coastal Connection?

Bayfront Park Daphne The Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway connects some of the Gulf Coast’s finest treasures. Mouthwatering restaurants, historic sites and scenic nature trails make for an unforgettable adventure. But what’s the point of the ACC? Why journey through the Scenic Byway? We can think of many reasons, but here are a few ...Read More

March 30th, 2017|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Nature|

Christmas Shopping Along the Coastal Byway

Fill Santa’s sack with all kinds of goodies from shops along the coastal byway. Unique gifts are easy to find when you shop at home and support your neighbors on Alabama’s Coastal Connection. “We think the shopping opportunities in coastal Alabama are about the best there are,” said Ed Rodriguez, president of the Coastal Alabama ...Read More

A Guide to Bellingrath’s Magic Christmas in Lights

If you have ever wanted to see a winter wonderland, you must visit Bellingrath’s Magic Christmas in Lights. Even the locals flock to this landmark’s light display that is now celebrating its twentieth year of Christmas magic. Take a stroll through the 65-acre garden estate after dark and you will see more than 1000 displays ...Read More

December 15th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Just for Kids|

Why Hollywood Loves Bayou La Batre

When French-born Joseph Bosarge (Bouzare) established Bayou La Batre in 1786, he could never have envisioned that his beloved village would hold such cultural influence over the nation. But it’s true! What was once a Spanish land grant has become a thriving fishing community. With a total population of only 2558 (according to the 2010 ...Read More

December 15th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea|

A December to Remember on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Are you looking for somewhere to spend a white Christmas? We’ve got our own version right here on the beautiful white sands of the Alabama Gulf Coast! Our lodging sponsors offer low holiday rates to those of you who are hoping to treat yourself to a beach trip. When you visit during the month of ...Read More

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea, Just for Kids|

Five Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving on Alabama’s Beaches

You’ll give thanks for the blessings of friends, family and relaxation while enjoying your Thanksgiving beach getaway. The weather is mild, the beaches are beautiful and you can leave the holiday hassle behind. Here are just a few of the reasons to make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the center of your Thanksgiving plans: 1.The ...Read More

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other|

A Coastal Christmas on Our Scenic Byway

Whether it’s your first Coastal Christmas or your tenth, there is something special about celebrating the holidays in lower Alabama. While we won’t have nary a snowflake, we do have a rich culture that welcomes Christmas with open arms and smiling faces. After all, we’re the folks that pride ourselves on Cajun-fried turkeys, seafood dressing ...Read More

November 8th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Just for Kids|