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Historical spots along the Alabama Coastal Byway

Plan a getaway today and immerse yourself in Alabama’s Gulf Coast history from Mobile to Fort Morgan. The area’s rich past dates back more than 200 years and has seen its share of war, colonial trade, shipwrecks, and more! Starting from the southwest part of the state, discover Fort Gaines on beautiful Dauphin Island, guarding ...Read More

October 17th, 2019|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with the Past|Tags: , , |

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

5 Favorite Photo Spots Along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

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

Forts Still Guard Mobile Bay

On either side of the entrance to Mobile Bay from the Gulf of Mexico, a fort greets sailors and visitors. But these are not just gathering places for friends and family. Both Fort Gaines on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan on the western bank of the Fort Morgan Peninsula have storied ...Read More

Mobile Bay Ferry Rides Add to Byway Adventure

If you’re looking to add to your byway adventure at a more leisurely pace, the Mobile Bay Ferry may be just the stop for you. The ferry offers year-round service across Mobile Bay between Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island. Tickets can be purchased at varying rates for passage. No matter where you’ll arrive, the journey ...Read More

Civil War History (Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan)

Mobile Bay is home to two historical and iconic landmarks: Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan. Take a day to explore them both! You may have heard the phrase “Damn the torpedoes - full speed ahead!” That was the infamous order given by Admiral Farragut at Fort Gaines during the Battle of Mobile Bay. Fort Gaines ...Read More

Take a scenic drive along the byway

Good things take time, and when it comes to the Alabama Coastal Connection, it’s worth the extra time to take the scenic route. From incredible restaurants to charming small towns to white sand beaches, the Alabama scenic byway has everything you need to start planning your perfect summer road trip. Pack your bags, create the ...Read More

Coastal Alabama’s role in the Civil War

History buffs know all about the rich history and culture along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, but it might not be so obvious to those passing through. Along the byway, there are plenty of spots to stop and learn a little about the past. If the Civil War era is of particular interest to you, then you’ve ...Read More

Celebrate Christmas along the coast

Our temperatures rarely drop below 30 degrees and we hardly ever see snow, but that doesn’t stop those “the locals” from getting into the Christmas spirit along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. If you’re traveling the beach byway this December, we warmly welcome you to join us for these festive, family-friendly events. Fairhope’s Magical Christmas Parade - On ...Read More

Discover Alabama history in a day

There’s no time like the present to learn about the past, and you can do just that when you venture along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Starting at historic Fort Gaines and ending at Spanish Fort, we planned this day trip with history buffs in mind. Spanning one day and 86 miles, this fun and education itinerary ...Read More