/Attractions

Explore Gulf State Park

Endless activities can be found within the 6,500 acres of nature at Gulf State Park. The park includes first-class amenities, accommodations and events to be enjoyed by families visiting the Gulf Coast. Accommodations Several accommodation options are available at Gulf State Park. Bring your camper or RV to one of the 496 full-hookup campsites. The ...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

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

Inside activities for chilly weather

Winters are mild along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, but if you do experience some cooler temperatures, no worries. A wealth of indoor attractions can keep your family entertained. Check out one or all of the following: Baldwin County Heritage Museum 25521 Hwy. 98, Elberta, 251-986-8375 If you like history, farming, farm equipment, or a combination of ...Read More

Take a scenic drive along the byway

Good things take time, and when it comes to the Alabama Coastal Connection, it’s worth the extra time to take the scenic route. From incredible restaurants to charming small towns to white sand beaches, the Alabama scenic byway has everything you need to start planning your perfect summer road trip. Pack your bags, create the ...Read More

Celebrate America’s birthday on the byway

America turns 242 this year, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the birth of our nation along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. When you’re finished filling up on hotdogs, hamburgers and beer, head to some of these Independence Day celebrations happening all along the beach byway. As usual, Fort Morgan is blowing it out for ...Read More

Free activities to cure summer boredom

Summer is all about getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. But after the shine of vegging on the couch wears off, boredom can set in. Luckily, all along the Alabama Coastal Connection we’ve got plenty of free, kid-friendly ways to cure summer boredom. Love live music? Boogie all night long for free at LuLu’s in ...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

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