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Did you know that May is one of the best months to visit the Alabama Gulf Coast? The weather is warm enough for you to take a dip in the water, but the crowds of summer haven’t arrived yet. To learn how you can have the ultimate vacation in Gulf Shores in May, keep reading!  

Where will you stay during your May getaway? Harris Vacation Rentals offers the best luxury vacation rentals throughout Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and we’d love to host you! All of our properties feature top-notch amenities, such as private pools, beach access, hot tubs, game rooms, covered decks, and more!  

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All About Gulf Shores in May 

The following events/activities might be postponed or altered due to COVID-19. Be sure to check event websites.   

Fantastic Weather 

swimming in ocean

You can’t beat the weather in Gulf Shores during this time of year. During May, temperatures hover between 75 and 85 degrees. Plus, the average seawater temperature in May is 76.8 degrees. This is still considered chilly to some people, but swimming isn’t out of the question. If you work up a good sweat playing an exciting game of beach volleyball, you’ll be dying for a refreshing dip in the cool waters.  

Memorial Day Celebrations 

Nothing says “summer is here” like a Memorial Day celebration! If you visit Gulf Shores for Memorial Day this year, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy the weekend. One of our favorite activities is packing a picnic and heading to the beach. You can also take a picnic with you to the Fort Morgan Historic Site or Lake Shelby Recreation Area. Saturday evening, head to Downtown OWA and watch their dazzling fireworks display.  

Attractions and Activities  

When it comes to Gulf Shores in May, there’s always something exciting to do. If you want to get out on the water, why not treat yourself to a cruise with Condor Sailing AdventuresYou’ll set sail on their world-class 40-foot Condor racing trimaran and venture through Pensacola Bay. Some other tour companies that we recommend include Lost Bay Helicopter ToursGulf Island Charters Family Adventures, and Dolphins and Wildlife Kayak Tours 

Book One of Our Luxurious Vacation Rentals 

Beach Mouse deck

If you’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to vacation rentals along the Alabama Gulf Coast, look no further than Harris Vacation RentalsWe dedicate ourselves whole-heartedly to providing you with luxury Gulf Shores vacation rentals in varying sizes so you can find the perfect one for you.  

One of our new homes to our program is Beach Mouse. This property features six bedrooms and five bathrooms and can comfortably accommodate 19 guests (plus two dogs). Beach Mouse is newly renovated and features new tile flooring, a new outdoor shower, and a brand-new hot tub. This beautiful, custom beach home also offers beautiful beachfront views of the white-sand beaches and views of Little Lagoon.  

Our properties are booking up fast! Book your stay with us today and start getting excited about your Gulf Coast getaway!  

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Gulf Shores, Alabama, is located in the heart of the Alabama Gulf Coast and is quickly becoming a popular spot for fun-filled beach vacations. If you’re in the mood for a change of scenery during your stay in coastal Alabama, embark on a day trip to a nearby charming town. We’ll tell you about some of the best Gulf Shores day trips we think you’ll enjoy.  

Are you ready to visit the Alabama Gulf Coast? Browse our luxurious properties in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach and find the perfect home away from home for you!  

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The Best Gulf Shores Day Trips 

Pensacola, FL 

sailing in sunset

Only a 55-minute drive away from Gulf Shores 

Pensacola is a family-friendly beach town filled with history and nature. The city has a proud military heritage and is the home of the famous Blue Angels, officially known as the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. During your day trip from Gulf Shores to Pensacola, pick from many top-notch activities and attractions.  

Theodore, AL 

Only a 90-minute drive away from Gulf Shores 

If you’re craving a relaxing day with fresh air, nature, and breathtaking flowers and landscaping, you need to head to Theodore and take a stroll through a spectacular garden.  

Mobile, AL 

Only an hour-long drive away from Gulf Shores 

Head to Mobile and embrace everything the city has to offer. Mobile is known for being the home of the oldest Mardi Gras celebrations in the country, historical sites, and mouthwatering fresh seafood and southern comfort dishes.  

Stay With Harris Vacation Rentals 

beach house

It’s time to plan your Gulf Coast getaway! Browse our properties and find your dream vacation home. Whether you’re looking for beach views, a private pool, a hot tub, or a pet-friendly rental, we’ve got you covered! Book your stay with us today.  

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Are you looking for an experience of a lifetime to enjoy during your next Alabama Gulf Coast vacation? Look no further than Condor Sailing AdventuresThis isn’t your typical sunset cruise. Trips are never over-crowded (the maximum group is six guests), and the boat is a world-class 40-foot Condor racing trimaran. Keep reading to learn how you can have a 5-star cruise with Condor Sailing Adventures 

Are you still looking for the perfect vacation rental for your Gulf Coast getaway? Harris Vacation Rentals has you covered with our Luxury RentalsWith beachfront views, elevators, game rooms, private pools, and spacious decks, you’ll be feeling like royalty when you stay with us.  

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All About Condor Sailing Adventures 

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind sailing expedition, Condor Sailing Adventures is your spot. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or just have a desire for fun, you won’t be disappointed!  

Meet the Captain 

One of Condor Sailing Adventures’ best parts is the friendly owner, Michael “Captain” Kirk. Captain Kirk has over 23 years of sailing experience, served in the Coast Guard, and is a happy resident of Pensacola, FL. He assures that when you set sail with him, you’re in for the most amazing, fun, relaxing sailing adventure ever!  

A Ferrari on the Water 

Captain Kirk’s prized possession is his pristine Condor racing trimaran, Dare II. Only twenty-one Condor 40’s were made in the whole world, making them a very rare boat. Condors are the fastest sailboats ever produced and were designed to be stable and safe to survive racing through the ocean. When you take a ride on Dare II, you won’t have to worry about getting seasick.  

Daily Cruises 

Are you ready to set sail through Pensacola BayCondor Sailing Adventures offers daily two-hour cruises during the day and at sunset. During your cruise, you can dangle your feet in the water, relax in comfortable chairs, or safely move around the boat. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and other marine life!  

Plan Your Vacation 

beach home

Let’s start planning your Gulf Coast getaway! One of our most popular, luxurious homes is West of EdenThis duplex features 12 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and sleeps 36 guests. This spacious gulf-front home features a heated pool, two balconies, picnic tables, multiple refrigerators, and more. The property is located just across the state line from Orange Beach in Perdido Key, which is home to beautiful white-sand beaches, endless dining and entertainment options, gorgeous national parks, and historic forts. 

Harris Vacation Rentals is happy to offer an impressive collection of Luxury Vacation Rentals. Browse our inventory and find the perfect one for you and your group. We can’t wait to host you!  

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