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05/25/2018
Gulf Shores Activities

5 Ways to Spend a Rainy Day at the Beach

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You’ve been dreaming of sun-kissed beaches and turquoise water, but found out Mother Nature has other ideas. Don’t let a little (or even a lot) rain ruin your day at the beach. We’ve got five fun ways to spend a rainy day at the beach, but first we’re sharing a few tips to help you enjoy your wet beach vacation.   Wet Weather Blues? Avoid the wet weather blues with a positive attitude. Instead of thinking of what you can’t do during a rainy day at the beach, think of

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05/14/2018
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Check in Day? What to Expect from your Gulf Shores Rental

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You’ve waited months for your check-in day to arrive. No matter if you’re a planner or you fly by the seat of your board shorts, we’re here to prep you for what to expect when you check in your Gulf Shores rental. White-sand beaches are calling your name, and the sooner your toes hit the sand, the sooner your everyday stress melts away. Sit back, read on and take note of these five things to know when you’re headed to Alabama beaches. Where do I check in at? When you

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05/2/2018
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4 Tips for Planning a Multi-Generational Family Vacation

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So, you’re considering going on vacation with the entire family – grandparents and children. Three generations of family together for a seven-night Gulf Shores vacation could go one of two ways. It’s either a blissful week of connecting, reminiscing and memory making or you wish you had rented separate condos. A successful multi-generational family vacation requires a little planning and flexibility. Read on to discover our four tips for planning a vacation filled with good times and great memories.   Plan Together If these were the 10 Commandants of a

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04/23/2018
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Top 3 Tips for a Gulf Shores AL Dog-Friendly Vacation

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If you’re one of the 15 million Americans who likes to travel with your fur child, add a dog-friendly vacation in Gulf Shores AL to your list of things to do, love and do again. For many dog-loving families, traveling with Fido in tow is the norm. However, the truth is, a pet-friendly vacation isn’t always easy to plan. It takes careful research and planning to decide if a destination is woof worthy. With that in mind, check out these three pointers for planning a hassle-free dog-friendly vacation.   Make

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04/15/2018
Gulf Shores Activities

Gulf Shores Vacation: What You Need to Know

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In addition to the beautiful 32-mile stretch of powder-white beaches and the undeniable fresh seafood options, Gulf Shores has much to offer guests looking for a beach retreat. The subtropical climate and multitude of outdoor activities make Gulf Shores one of the most popular vacation destinations in the southeast. With activities geared for all ages, sometimes the hardest decision is what to do first. Alabama beaches are an easy choice with fun events, great Gulf Shores rentals, dining and much more. But, before you start planning, here are a few

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04/6/2018
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How to Spend a Three-Day Vacation in Gulf Shores

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Are you guilty of leaving vacation days on the table? According to Glassdoor, the average U.S. employee leaves 54 percent of their paid time off unused. Maybe you don’t have a full week you can devote to a beach vacation. Or, maybe you have one planned, but need a weekend getaway to tide you over before then. Don’t let life get in the way of living. When you only have a few days free on the calendar, a weekend getaway may be just what the vacation doctor ordered. If that’s

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03/30/2018
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6 Must-Try Restaurants for Orange Beach, Gulf Shores Breakfast

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You’ve heard it all your life…breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, it’s not just the most important, but is also one of the most delicious! No matter if you have an appetite for eggs or a craving for seafood, you can have your pick on Alabama beaches during your next vacation with these Orange Beach and Gulf Shores breakfast restaurants. After much taste-bud tempting research, we’ve compiled a list of our six favorite breakfast spots at Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

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03/23/2018
Fort Morgan Activities

Wheelchair Travelers Now Have Easy Beach Access in Gulf Shores AL

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White-sand beaches as far as the eye can see are the stuff dreams are made of. In Gulf Shores AL, for those who depend on a wheelchair or have limited mobility, those dreams just became reality. Thanks to the installation of an AccessMat, it’s now an easier trek through Alabama’s soft, sandy beaches to the water. It’s a game changer for vacationers in wheelchairs, young-at-heart visitors and others with limited mobility! The City of Gulf Shores is working to improve accessibility to beaches. The AccessMat on the west end of

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03/16/2018
Gulf Shores Activities

Memorial Day Travel Guide for Gulf Shores, Orange Beach AL

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Summer fun unofficially kicks off with Memorial Day weekend, and for many that means sun, sand and surf in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama. While the calendar gives us three days to soak up the sun, build sandcastles and enjoy the company of friends and family, it’s really only the beginning to a summer season filled with long weekends at the beach or even week-long adventures on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. But, for this one weekend each year, a whole different level of excitement is in the air as families

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03/5/2018
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The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach

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When you fur child is just as much a part of the family as the two-legged members, it’s tough to leave them behind on vacation. Luckily, when you book a Gulf Shores or Orange Beach vacation, you’ve got options. From pet-friendly attractions to beach houses and even dog-friendly restaurants, you can plan an entire vacation with your pup in mind. One of our favorite places to start our planning is food! Alabama beaches are packed with great restaurants, and the fact that many are pet friendly is a big plus

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