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Camping under the Alabama stars

Who can resist the great outdoors during fall? The air is crisp, the humidity is low, and the stars in the sky have never been so bright - especially when you are camping out. The many state park camping grounds along the Alabama Gulf Coast will connect you with nature. And what’s even better is ...Read More

Seeking adventure? It’s time for geocaching!

Fall is the best time to explore and discover. One of our favorite ways to do that is to set off on a friends-and-family adventure of geocaching along the Alabama Gulf Coast trails. Explore a whole new world and find hidden treasure all around you! Geocaching is a great way to get outside, enjoy nature ...Read More

Halloween Happenings on the Alabama Gulf Coast

There is much Halloween fun to be had along the Alabama Gulf Coast! Family and friends will be entertained and – if you choose – maybe even a little scared by all the activities! Halloween kicks off early at OWA in Foley with Town of Terror (September 21-November 3) and The Park After Dark (September ...Read More

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Finding the best seafood: National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama

This October brings the 48th Annual National Shrimp Festival to Gulf Shores, Alabama, and you won’t want to miss this Gulf Coast tradition! This four-day event - October 10-13, 2019 - is packed with live entertainment, children’s activity village, sand sculpture contest, vendors of fine art as well as arts and crafts, sports, and of ...Read More

Fall festival season is here!

What’s more fun in the fall than hitting the festivals? Ummm, we can’t think of anything else either. From birdwatching to eating delectable shrimp and oysters to enjoying craft beer and amazing music right on the Gulf of Mexico, we have the dates you need to add to your calendar. Come join us! October 2-516th ...Read More

Discover Local Art Along the Byway

Coastal Alabama’s history and beautiful natural surroundings have fostered a vibrant art community. We’ve got the scoop on where to witness, purchase and create art along Alabama’s Coastal Connection National Scenic Byway. Centers and Galleries Many art centers and galleries along the byway display local artists’ work, as well as offer arts programming: Dauphin Island ...Read More

Learning on Location: Byway Stops for Homeschool Families

School is starting soon, but that’s no reason adventures along Alabama’s Coastal Connection need to stop, especially for homeschool families. Planning your educational summer vacation in late August and September brings an excellent opportunity to save money, visit sites during a quieter time, and learn on location with your kids! Museums and Historic Sites Bring ...Read More

Planning Your Summer Trip Along the Byway

Get off the beaten path this summer along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. Whether you need an extra dose of the great outdoors, avenues to dig into the past, or meaningful time together, we have an itinerary designed to help make the connections you’re looking for. Keep reading for a head start on planning the ...Read More

Celebrate Easter on Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Communities throughout Alabama’s Coastal Connection will soon be celebrating Easter. You are invited to join in on the festivals, egg hunts, bunny appearances, sunrise services and more.  Egg hunts and Easter bunny appearances Get your Easter baskets ready! These Gulf Coast venues are hosting some favorite Easter traditions: the Easter egg hunt and a chance ...Read More

The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival

Many great art shows and festivals can be found in the small towns surrounding the byway, but there’s only one that dates back 65 years: The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival. This popular festival, like wine, keeps getting better with age! Hundreds of thousands of visitors - as well as both nationally recognized and local ...Read More