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Does anything sound better than a relaxing getaway to a beautiful beach on the Gulf Coast? We don’t think so! You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in Fort Morgan, a secluded and charming vacation destination just 30 minutes from Gulf Shores. There are so many awesome things to do in Fort Morgan, like hitting the beach, enjoying nature, and experiencing the community’s history. Read on to discover our favorites! Then, book the ultimate family vacation rental with Harris Vacation Rentals.

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Don’t Miss These 5 Fun Things to Do in Fort Morgan, Alabama


1. Dine at Tacky Jack’s

Tacky Jack’s offers delicious waterfront dining for a fraction of the cost. The restaurant is open for three meals a day and is a favorite hangout for locals. Tacky Jack’s serves up tasty Southern seafood dishes with a side of stunning ocean views! This no-frills, family-friendly eatery is one of our favorite Fort Morgan restaurants.

2. Take a Class at Sand Castle University

Take your sandcastle building skills to the next level with a lesson at Sand Castle University! These expert sandcastle builders meet you on the beach with their specialty sand tools to create unique and memorable sculptures. They offer two different classes, so if you love your first session, you can sign up for another. Going to school has never been so fun!

3. Explore the Fort Morgan Road Trail

Strolling this 11-mile converted rail line is one of the best free things to do in Fort Morgan. We recommend starting on the east side of the trail at Cafe Beignets. Enjoy a tasty breakfast pastry and then continue west toward the Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club. Hike or bike along the Fort Morgan Rail Trail and admire the town’s picturesque scenery.

4. Visit the Fort Morgan Historic Site

At the tip of the Fort Morgan Peninsula, you’ll find the Fort Morgan Historic Site, a Third System masonry fort first used during the Civil War. There are plenty of events to check out at the fort as well, including guided tours, photo exhibits, and arms demonstrations. The fort is open every day and is also pet-friendly, making it the perfect stop for the history buff in your family.

5. Enjoy a Fort Morgan Sunset

One of the top five sights around Gulf Shores is a Fort Morgan sunset. We recommend parking past the Mobile Bay Ferry terminal and walking down to the beach in the evening. Bring a blanket, sink your toes into the sand, and watch the sun dip into the water. You’ll have an excellent view of Mobile Bay to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

Find Your Perfect Fort Morgan Vacation Rental

Barefoot Beach Rental

After you’ve experienced the best things to do in Fort Morgan, come back and relax at your Harris Vacation Rentals vacation rental! With such a wide variety of accommodations, you’re sure to find the right home for your family. 

Want to treat yourself and your loved ones to a luxurious property right on the beach? Barefoot is the rental for you! The home’s private pool is perfect for lounging and enjoying ocean views. Bonus: the pool is heated, making it ideal for off-season trips as well. The house also has a fully stocked gourmet kitchen, charcoal grill, elevator, and outdoor shower for your use. Why wait for your dream vacation? Check our availability and book today!
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Gulf Shores Events Ignore that school bell. On Alabama beaches, summer is still in session! Spend the last days of August soaking up the sun and creating vacation memories with family before the kids hit the books. There are plenty of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores events to keep you as busy as you want to be.


When you’re not building sandcastles, kayaking or treating the family to their favorite beach breakfast spots, check out these hot, late-summer Orange Beach and Gulf Shores events and get back to the beach before back to school.


Aug. 1-12  I  Pirates & Princess Breakfast

ARRR you ready for a unique Gulf Shores breakfast? Stop by The Hangout with the kids. Don’t forget your best princess and pirate costumes!


Aug. 2  I  The Bandwagon Tour with Miranda Lambert

Tap your toes to two of country music’s biggest stars, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach on Aug. 2. Grab a bite to eat at your favorite Orange Beach restaurant at The Wharf before the concert, and then take a post-concert Ferris wheel ride and enjoy the night sky.


Aug. 2  I  Southern Grace Dinner with Emeril Lagasse

Bring your appetite for the last Southern Grace dinner of the season at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina. The grand finale features Emeril Lagasse of Food Network acclaim.


Aug. 4  I  Battle of Mobile Bay Living History Event

There are no other Gulf Shores events like this one! Watch uniformed re-enactors tell the story of one of the most significant battles fought on the Alabama Gulf Coast. There will be cannon fire, small arms demonstrations and much more.


Aug. 7  I  Imagine Dragons Concert

Grammy-winning Imagine Dragons will take the stage at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach for their Evolve Tour on Aug. 7.


Aug. 11  I  The Wharf Block Party

Get your dancing shoes ready for Dancin’ in the Streets DJ Night at The Wharf on Aug. 11. DJ Matt will create a boogie-worthy block party from 7 to 10 p.m.


Aug. 15/21/22/28/29  I  Blue Angels Practice

Don’t miss the gravity-defying feats of the Blue Angels at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in nearby Pensacola, Fla.


Aug. 25  I   Keith Urban Graffiti U World Tour

Keith Urban will rock the stage, country-style, at The Wharf Amphitheater on Aug. 25. Don’t miss your chance to tap your toes in person!


September Gulf Shores Events Preview

Sept. 1  I  Tacky Jacks Bloody Mary 5K

Start your Labor Day weekend off with a run in Gulf Shores! Then, you won’t feel guilty for all that great food you devour during your Gulf Shores vacation.


Sept. 13-15  I  The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event

One of the most-anticipated culinary events of the year takes center stage at The Wharf. For the 5th year in a row, The Wharf Uncorked Wine & Culinary Event will serve up more than 100 wine labels for sampling, as well as delicious culinary creations from local and regional award-winning chefs.


When you’re ready to book your perfect spot in the sand for your back-to-school bash, browse these Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan rentals. Browse these peaceful condo rentals and amazing deals!


For more Orange Beach and Gulf Shores vacation fun, read 5 Adrenaline Pumping Gulf Shores Attractions.