Do you ever feel like you could use a vacation after the holiday craziness is over? We can relate. Start your year off on a high note with a trip to Gulf Shores in January! The offseason offers ample opportunity for rest and relaxation, and when you stay with Harris Vacation Rentals, you‘ll experience the best of the Alabama Coast during this special time of year.
Keep reading to learn more about our top January activities and travel tips. Then, browse our vacation rentals to find your ideal home away from home!
Things to Do in Gulf Shores in January
Please note that some of the experiences listed below may have COVID-19 restrictions. Be sure to check each website prior to your visit.
1. Outdoor Activities
If you’re traveling from the frigid northeast, you’ll be happy with the weather in Gulf Shores, AL. Our area experiences mild winters with an average high of 60 degrees and a low of 39 degrees. Snow is also a rare occurrence, which means you can spend plenty of time outdoors throughout the month of January. Some of our favorite recreational activities include:
2. Indoor Fun
Of course, there’s always a chance that the weather might be less than perfect during your Gulf Shores getaway. That’s why it’s important to be prepared with a list of indoor attractions to entertain your group. Enjoy quality time with the ones you love while discovering the unique history of our area. A few places you won’t want to miss:
3. Local Events & Happenings
There’s always something going on in Gulf Shores, even during the offseason. Visit a nearby restaurant/bar to chat with the locals and listen to live music. Or, head to the wharf for some festive winter fun. Either way, you’ll get a taste of what life is like here in January.
- The Flying Harpoon | Live music & karaoke
- The Hangout Gulf Shores | Live music plus year-round events
- Ice Skating at the Wharf | Open November to mid-January
- Holiday Horse & Carriage Rides | Available every Sunday in January
Start Planning Your Stay
With mild weather, fewer crowds, and lots to do and see, January is one of the best times to visit Gulf Shores. Get the ball rolling on your next vacation by booking one of our luxury rental properties today! We have a beautiful selection of homes in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach. Plus, our long-term rentals are perfect for an extended winter stay. Simply select your preferred travel dates and amenities, and we’ll take care of the rest!
There’s nothing better than a memorable vacation to start the year off with a bang. Check our availability and begin planning your trip to Gulf Shores in January. We look forward to hosting you soon!