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So many attractions to enjoy on the Scenic Byway

There are numerous attractions along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. Whether you are a lover of history, nature or adrenaline rushes, we’ve got you covered.  In Mobile, check out the Battleship Memorial Park, a military history park and museum located on the western shore of Mobile Bay. It’s collection of notable aircraft and museum ships ...Read More

Spring festivals

Spring is a busy season for festivals along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Here on the coast, we love to throw a party and celebrate just about anything. There’s always something to do, so we’ll share just a few of the season’s highlights below.  During the first three weeks of March, local artisans have several opportunities to ...Read More

Works of local artists reflect coastal influences

The beauty of the Gulf Coast is bountiful, providing a constantly changing perspective for many generations of artists. With a variety of scenery from wildlife to diverse landscapes, every day sparks new ideas for these creative minds and oh-so-skilled hands. Local painter Nick Cantrell draws his inspiration from his love of Gulf Coast nature and ...Read More

2020-05-27T23:03:55-05:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Connecting with Each Other|Tags: , , |

Christmas activities on the Gulf Coast

Rock around the Alabama Gulf Coast for all your Christmas festivities! Concerts and a ballet, lights and parades, and, of course, shopping and dining, are available all across Alabama’s Coastal Connection! Soak up some serious sparkle at the Bellingrath Gardens Magic Christmas in Lights. Stroll through a dazzling display that features more than 1,100 set ...Read More

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

2020-05-27T23:03:56-05:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Just for Kids|Tags: , , , , , |

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