Summertime on Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a time to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the area. Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway provides the perfect start for a coastal vacation and forming special memories with your family. Pick one of our itineraries, or just strike out with our interactive map and enjoy the ride.
If you take a look at the attractions along the byway, you’ll find a multitude of indoor activities to escape rainy days and late summer heat.
Studies have also shown the beach is one of the best places to relax and relieve stress. We don’t need science to tell us we are more relaxed and happier when we are near water. Below is our list of five reasons the beach makes us happier.
We can’t think of a better place to celebrate our nation’s independence than along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Start July off with a trip to Alabama’s coast and a beautiful drive along the byway. Plan a few days to explore and learn about our waters, ways and wildlife. And, of course, fireworks will be lighting the coastal skies July 3 and 4.
OWA is a fun destination just a short drive from the white-sand beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. There you will find delectable dining and unique shopping options in the downtown area, Wacky Waters splash pad, 22 amusement park rides, and a great selection of midway games. Feel the thrill throughout The Park. Spin and ...Read More
Women work hard. In the office, the home, schools, everywhere. That’s why taking a girls’ trip to the beach is a necessity. Yes, going to the beach is good for you and good for your friends!
Experience the Gulf Coast’s most immersive escape room at historic Fort Morgan. Suitable for all ages, this 60-minute “A Tale of Two Forts” experience will take you back in time to more than 200 years ago.
From ceramics to glassblowing and painting, local experts at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach are ready to welcome you into their workshops, teach you the tools of the trade, and take you from the spark of inspiration all the way to the finished creation.
If improving your health was a resolution or goal for 2020, walking or biking along the Eastern Shore Trails will help you accomplish it.
xperience the Gulf Coast like never before and explore the salt marshes this summer. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab hosts summer excursions for all ages to explore the coastal grassland area. Put on your marine biologist hat and learn about the important role the salt marshes play in the Gulf of Mexico and how they support life outside of their habitat.