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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

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

Taking a tour of the GulfQuest museum

There are plenty of ways to get out and explore all Alabama’s scenic byways have to offer. But there are places just a bit off the byway that are worth a little extra drive time. For a crash course in all things coastal, consider a trip to the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum in Mobile. The museum ...Read More

Let the ACC help with homeschooling

As homeschooling children becomes more popular, more families are searching for ways to engage children outside of the house. Field trips can get pricey, and some facilities only accommodate large groups for the full experience. What’s a parent to do? Luckily, there are reasonably priced attractions along the Gulf Coast that are fantastic learning opportunities ...Read More

Educational experiences in store at Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island, referred to as the “Sunset Capital of Alabama,” is a stop along the Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway that offers fun-yet-educational experiences. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a great place to visit with the family and learn about marine science. With many educational programs during school and summer seasons, there’s no shortage of ...Read More

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Attractions, Just for Kids|

Byway Summer Camps Kids Love

From critters and crafts to seashells and scenes, summer camps along Alabama’s Coastal Connection offer a variety of fun activities to keep kids interested and engaged on hot summer days.   Discovery Hall programs of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab offer a variety of day and overnight camps, with options for young children to a ...Read More

A Guide to Bellingrath’s Magic Christmas in Lights

If you have ever wanted to see a winter wonderland, you must visit Bellingrath’s Magic Christmas in Lights. Even the locals flock to this landmark’s light display that is now celebrating its twentieth year of Christmas magic. Take a stroll through the 65-acre garden estate after dark and you will see more than 1000 displays ...Read More

December 15th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Just for Kids|

A December to Remember on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Are you looking for somewhere to spend a white Christmas? We’ve got our own version right here on the beautiful white sands of the Alabama Gulf Coast! Our lodging sponsors offer low holiday rates to those of you who are hoping to treat yourself to a beach trip. When you visit during the month of ...Read More

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea, Just for Kids|

A Coastal Christmas on Our Scenic Byway

Whether it’s your first Coastal Christmas or your tenth, there is something special about celebrating the holidays in lower Alabama. While we won’t have nary a snowflake, we do have a rich culture that welcomes Christmas with open arms and smiling faces. After all, we’re the folks that pride ourselves on Cajun-fried turkeys, seafood dressing ...Read More

November 8th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Just for Kids|

Passing on a Passion

Teaching our kids to love birding and wildlife in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach It’s a magical experience to watch winged creatures in flight. Our family has always loved the outdoors—my wife, Gina, and I have taken our 12-year-old son, Miles, and 8-year-old daughter, Julia, on camping and canoeing trips. It was time to introduce ...Read More

October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Just for Kids|