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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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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
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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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03/23/2018
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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02/26/2018
Gulf Shores Activities

4 Hot New Beach Attractions on Alabama Beaches

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With 32 miles of white-sand beaches, clear turquoise water and a family-friendly atmosphere, you can’t go wrong. Whether this is your first trip or you’re a repeat visitor, there’s plenty to keep the entire family entertained on Alabama beaches!  If you’re ready to try something fun and adventurous, you won’t be disappointed in the selection of new attractions in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach. Take a look at our top four favorite Orange Beach and Gulf Shores attractions! Hummingbird Zipline Technically, the Hummingbird Zipline has been around for several years.

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10/27/2017
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The 5 Best Things About Fall in Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Summer may be ending, but it’s always vacation season along the lovely Gulf of Mexico! Some people argue that beach towns are all about summer, but we disagree—with unbeatable temperatures, magnificent bird species, no crowds, and plenty of room to oneself, autumn is perfect for a Gulf Shores vacation! Fabulous Temperatures Most people prefer to keep their settings in a temperature range between 68° and 74°. Would you believe that’s just what you will get in Gulf Shores in the fall? Our September averages have highs in the 80s and

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07/25/2017
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Best Cheap, Local Restaurants in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

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It’s smart to look around and compare prices when you’re looking for restaurants. After all, even though we offer very affordable rentals, it’s good to make a practice of being thrifty elsewhere—especially when you don’t need to sacrifice quality! The best spots to eat on vacation are local mom n’ pop shops—what’s the point of going to explore a new place if you’re just going to eat at the same place you always do? Instead, you should be looking for places where you can experience the local cuisine—and in a

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07/6/2017
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Top 5 Sunscreen Lotions for Your Beach Vacation in Gulf Shores

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Gulf Shores is one of the greatest places in Alabama to enjoy the sand and the surf, but there’s nothing like a sunburn to ruin a vacation! If you’re planning on enjoying the best of Gulf Shores, make sure you’re protecting yourself from the sun while you do it. Make sure that you apply sunscreen several times for longer days out, especially if swimming. Even if the product boasts a high SPF and a water-resistant label, total protection is too important to compromise! Coppertone WaterBABIES Coppertone has been a staple

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