/Attractions

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

What’s blooming at Bellingrath

Spring has officially sprung along the Alabama Coastal Connection, as evidenced by the beautiful blooms taking over at one of our favorite stops along the beach byway. If you’ve got spring fever, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the season than with a trip to Bellingrath.  Right now, the sight to see at ...Read More

Canoe and Kayak Your Way Along the Byway

Along the beach byway, it might be hard at first to tell there’s more to experience than just the white-sand beaches and clear blue gulf waters. Not much beats the beach! But if you know where to look, adventure lies around every nook, cranny, corner and river bend. One of the best ways to explore ...Read More

Hands-on activities along the beach byway

Everyone vacations differently. Some folks plan their day around their meals. Some wake up early to get the most out of their day, while others indulge and sleep in late. Some seek adventure and some relish relaxation. If you prefer playing an active role in your vacation instead of being a passive observer, there are ...Read More