/Attractions

Visiting Graham Creek Nature Preserve

When visiting the Foley Byway, Graham Creek Nature Preserve is a stop for all ages to enjoy. If you love learning about the outdoors or just experiencing them, you’ll find plenty of unique opportunities at Graham Creek. Bring your young children or their school groups to Observe and Explore at the preserve’s structured learning events. ...Read More

Forts Still Guard Mobile Bay

On either side of the entrance to Mobile Bay from the Gulf of Mexico, a fort greets sailors and visitors. But these are not just gathering places for friends and family. Both Fort Gaines on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan on the western bank of the Fort Morgan Peninsula have storied ...Read More

Dauphin Island Soars as a Birding Spot

If you love the sounds of spring as much as you do the sights, make sure to make a stop at the Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary holds a top-four spot in the nation for viewing spring migrations. Whether you cross the little bridge over to Dauphin Island or ferry over ...Read More

Mobile Bay Ferry Rides Add to Byway Adventure

If you’re looking to add to your byway adventure at a more leisurely pace, the Mobile Bay Ferry may be just the stop for you. The ferry offers year-round service across Mobile Bay between Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island. Tickets can be purchased at varying rates for passage. No matter where you’ll arrive, the journey ...Read More

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