Fall is the end of summer, the start of school, and time for cooler weather and pumpkin lattes! In Gulf Shores, it’s also the start of the festival season, and that means plenty of activities for you and the family. And plenty of space for everyone in one of our Fall vacation homes for rent in Gulf Shores, Alabama!
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Average temperatures are still in the mid-60s to high 70s, and lows are just getting into the 50s. It’s the perfect time for those outdoor activities that were just too hot during the summer months.
Grab the kids and drive on over to Gulf State Park for the day. Get in some fishing or just watch what’s swimming under the pier—sharks, stingrays and other cool stuff! There are miles of bright white beaches ready for parasailing, kayaking, or paddleboarding in the surf. Hike or bike on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex; keep on the lookout for alligators, white tailed deer, bald eagles, herons and more.
Fall in Gulf Shores is also the perfect time for golf. The temps are mild, and the crowds are down! Kiva Dunes Resort & Golf and the Gulf State Park Golf Course are just two of the many great courses in the area.
Festivals & Food!
Here are a few of the area festivals that you need to put on your fall trip list, all close to our vacation homes for rent in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Eat shrimp fixed any way you can imagine at the Annual National Shrimp Festival in October. The Hangout Oyster Cook-off & Craft Beer Weekend is in November; what could be better than fresh oysters and craft beer at the beach? And, for something sweet, the Alabama Pecan Festival is held every November too, with all the pralines and pecan pie you can eat! Of course, the world-famous Flora-Bama will be having their last Bikini Contest of the year, and it includes some serious BBQ. Bikinis & BBQ – not a bad way to end the summer!
If you’re at the beach over Thanksgiving, many restaurants will be offering special holiday menus, and the Hangout and the Flora-Bama will be serving up something special as always.
Our Gulf Shores Vacation – Harris Properties
Harris Properties is a family-owned and run business with over 30 years of experience in the area, and our experienced staff can recommend activities specifically suited to your group and the Gulf’s lovely fall weather.
Do you need a vacation home for rent in Gulf Shores, Alabama for a really large group? A pet-friendly rental or a rental with an elevator? No problem, we can suggest rentals in the area that will fit the needs of your group. And of course, we can find a rental for your group that is close to all the things you want to do while you’re in town.
Each of our rentals is different, offering different amenities. With gourmet kitchens, private patios, elevators, covered parking, non-smoking, pet friendly, washer/dryers, boat friendly spots, fish cleaning stations and outdoor grills all available, whatever your group needs, we have a rental just right for you. And, we have rentals on the beach, near the beach, and in full-service resorts with access to pools, tennis courts, and fitness centers.
Give us a call today and we can help you find the perfect spot for your fall vacation! Let us help you make this vacation special.