Wedding planning this year has been a challenge for the many brides looking forward to a traditional ceremony with a church full of family and friends. Some have been postponed, but others have decided to look for alternate ways to exchange vows, yet stay healthy.
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.
It’s no secret that Alabama’s Coastal Connection is full of scenic places to snap that insta-worthy photo. But where are the best photo spots along our National Scenic Byway? Photographers and selfie-pros, we’ve got your answer! Read on for five of our favorite locations for photos you (and your friends) will love. 1. Bellingrath Gardens ...Read More
Spring is here! Ready to ditch your winter coats for T-shirts and flip flips? It’s time to plan the ultimate road trip along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. With so much to see and do, there’s a stop for everyone along the beach byway. Below are some tips and tricks to make the most of your trip. ...Read More
Who’s anticipating all of the bumps, sets, spikes and scores of the upcoming sand volleyball season? The Gulf Shores Orange Beach Sports Commission is excited to welcome five tournaments to the Alabama Gulf Coast in the coming months. We’re serving up plenty of fun in the sun, so make you’re plans now for spectacular views ...Read More
The countdown to the last days of summer is quickly approaching. Before you get into back-to-school mode, squeeze one last beach vacation in. The hot deals are even hotter this time of year and the sun and surf are still shining and splashing. Gulf Shores Orange Beach provides the perfect backdrop to relax and rejuvenate to ...Read More
Get a great workout with a bike ride on the trails in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. It can be easy to overindulge in succulent seafood and mouthwatering desserts like key lime pie and bread pudding on your Alabama Gulf Coast vacation. But, it can also be easy to stay on your exercise ...Read More
Come to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores to catch some moonpies and beads this Mardi Gras season. If you thought Mardi Gras was only a New Orleans tradition, think again. Both New Orleans and nearby Mobile, Alabama, lay claim to being the birthplace of Carnival, and locals in each city take pride in ...Read More
We’re having a holly, jolly Christmas in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! The big day is only a few days away, and you’re invited to experience a winter wonderland like none other on the sugar-white sand shores of the Alabama Gulf Coast. In just a few days, Santa will take to his sleigh. Do you ...Read More
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, but want to opt out of the snow and freezing temperatures, we’ve got just the thing for you. Join us in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach for a Coastal Christmas. Winter rates on beach vacation rentals make a weekend away the perfect pre-Christmas gift. It’s also a great ...Read More