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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 

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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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Are you craving a spring getaway at the shore? Head to Gulf Shores along the Alabama Gulf Coast! When you visit Gulf Shores in April, you can enjoy beautiful weather, fewer crowds, and fun-filled attractions. Keep reading, and we’ll tell you all about it.  

When it comes to the best accommodations in Gulf Shores, look no further than Harris Vacation Rentals. Browse our inventory to find the perfect vacation rental for you!  

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All About the Best Vacation in Gulf Shores in April 

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

Gorgeous Weather 

When you visit the Gulf Coast in April, you’ll enjoy fabulous weather. The temperature typically hovers between 72 and 78 degrees—you can’t beat that! This is perfect weather for strolls on the beach, enjoying outdoor activities, and watching the sunset from your spacious porch. By late spring, the ocean is warm enough for swimming!  

Exciting Events 

There’s always something exciting going on along the Alabama Gulf Coast! If you’re visiting Gulf Shores in April, you’ll want to attend the Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival and 5K Run. You can enjoy mouthwatering crawfish, lively music, unique art vendors, and more. To get your hands on more fascinating art, check out The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival. This event has been a staple of the Gulf Coast for over 60 years and features pieces from all the best local artists.  

Easter Celebrations 

If attending a church service is an important part of your Easter traditions, you can attend a sunrise service on the pristine white sandy beach. Each year, The Hangout hosts an Easter Sunday church service and the public is invited. If you’re traveling with children for the Easter holiday, treat them to an unforgettable morning having breakfast with the one-and-only Easter BunnyFamilies of all ages are invited to the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center to enjoy an old-fashioned breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, and pancakes before having pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. 

Attractions and Activities 

When you visit Gulf Shores in the spring, you can enjoy fewer crowds at local activities and attractions, which is perfect for social distancingIf you want to indulge in some friendly competition, try your hand at a round of miniature golfIf you want to get up close and personal with resident wildlifehit the water with a thrilling dolphin tour. Or, you could visit the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and feast your eyes upon 600 captivating species.  

Stay With Harris Vacation Rentals 

pass time cottage

It’s time to start planning your unforgettable getaway to Gulf Shores! Here at Harris Vacation Rentals, we’re happy to offer luxurious vacation rentals in Gulf ShoresOrange Beach, and Fort MorganOur homes feature an array of excellent amenities, such as fully-equipped kitchens, private pools, game rooms, covered porches, BBQ grills, and more! It’s easy to find the perfect home away from home for you and your group

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There’s nothing quite like spending a day on the water enjoying the ocean breeze and jaw-dropping views. Get some exercise and experience the natural beauty of the Gulf coast by going on a Gulf Shores kayaking excursion during your next trip! When you book a Harris Vacation Rentals family vacation rental, you’ll receive up to $100 off local tours and activities through TripShock. Planning the perfect vacation has never been easier!

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Your Ultimate Guide to Gulf Shores Kayaking

Kayaking is perfect for all ages, making it a fantastic option for family fun in Gulf Shores. Kids and adults alike will love exploring the area from this new perspective.

Can’t-Miss Kayaking Tours

Guided kayaking tours in Gulf Shores are a great way to discover the coastal ecosystem! Here are two of our favorite nearby kayaking tours.

Tour the National Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuge contains over 7,000 acres of uninterrupted, protected wildlife. A deep sense of calm and seclusion characterizes the area, and visitors love escaping the crowds here. If you want to get even closer to nature, book your spot on the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tour. This tour takes you to the refuge’s quiet areas so you can see unique birds in their native environment.

See Dolphins at Sunset

Do you want to get up close to dolphins in their natural habitat? Book yourself on a Dolphins at Sunset Kayak Tour through the Wild Native Tours company. Kayak your way through Southern waterways and learn about the ecology, diet, life cycles, and behaviors of the bottlenose dolphin. Wid Native Tours is environmentally conscious and follows a strict “Leave No Trace” policy. It’s just another reason to explore the area with them!

Top Kayak Rentals in the Area

Another fantastic way to enjoy Gulf Shores kayaking is by renting a kayak. Get out on the water and explore the surrounding area at your own pace. Gulf Shores Boat and Paddlesports Rental offers kayak rentals starting at $50 for four hours. You can even opt to extend your rental for multiple days. When the kayak is delivered to you, you’ll receive a quick lesson on how to make the most of your experience. Paddled By You in Orange Beach is another awesome kayak rental option. Choose from a single, double, or triple kayak for either two, four, or eight hours. Rates start at $25 for two hours of fun!

Find Your Home Away From Home With Harris Vacation Rentals

sunset place

After an exciting day of Gulf Shores kayaking, head back to your Harris Vacation Rentals vacation rental for a relaxing evening with family. Our Sunset Place home features gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico from the patio and spacious entertainment areas throughout the house. Spend the day at the beach, rinse off in the outdoor shower, and prepare dinner for the entire family in the fully equipped kitchen. This charming beachfront home sleeps 15, making it the ideal spot for a family reunion or summer vacation.

Don’t wait to book your dream family retreat! Browse our rentals and start planning your Gulf Shores vacation today. Click here to browse our condo rentals and deals.

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