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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

Browse our properties and find one that suits all of your needs. We can’t wait to host you!  

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Book Your Family Vacation With Harris Vacation Rentals Today!

Music. Food. Fun. These are the three ingredients for an unforgettable Gulf Shores vacation. Where can you go to find all of these elements in one place? The Hangout Gulf Shores! This colorful, open-air attraction features various restaurants, live music, bars, and shops. It’s a great spot to spend the day with family or friends.

The only other thing you need for an unforgettable vacation is the perfect rental home. At Harris Vacation Rentals, we ensure the best experience for our guests. From beachfront bungalows to luxurious condos, there’s something to fit everyone’s vacation style. Book your rental home today!

About The Hangout Gulf Shores

Today, The Hangout has become the heart and soul of Gulf Shores. Its vibrant, lively atmosphere has been a staple of Gulf Shores culture since the 1950s and 60s. Nearly 70 years ago, The Hangout was a meeting place for surfers enjoying the local beaches.

The Hangout remained a local gathering place until Hurricane Ivan destroyed the property in 2004. However, The Hangout returned bigger and better than ever in 2008!  After a significant rebuild, the entertainment venue continues to grow to this day.

Things to Do at The Hangout

The Hangout is one of our favorite places for family fun in Gulf Shores. The venue is just feet away from the Gulf of Mexico, making it a beautiful place to spend time after a day at the beach.

Eat & Drink

What kind of food are you in the mood for today?

The Hangout dining room is constantly buzzing with excitement and delicious food. The venue’s signature dishes include the Cajun Campfire Steak, Hangout Jambalaya, Hang 10 Cheeseburger, Big Beach Burger, and Shaka Wrap. Are you feeling hungry yet?

Peruse all of the menus at The Hangout, then select some of the tastiest beachfront cuisine you’ll ever have!

You can also find Gulf Shores’s most famous drinks here. Chill out with a cocktail at the mermaid bar, sip on a draft beer, enjoy a frozen drink at the daiquiri bar, or try one of the featured brews. You can’t go wrong!

Have Fun

There’s something fun for those of all ages at The Hangout! Unique photo ops include the giant shaka hand, hangout chairs, and, of course, the beach.

Kids (and adults, too!) love playing in the sandpit and participating in the hourly foam party. There’s also an area for backyard games, a souvenir T-shirt shop, and a colorful wish wall. Enjoy live music at the mermaid stage and huddle around the fire pit on cool nights.

Our favorite aspect of The Hangout is all of the vintage decor, especially the wall collections. From old-school lunch boxes to black and white photographs, these memorabilia will transport you back in time!

Hangout Music Fest

The Hangout Gulf Shores is best known for its fantastic annual music festival. The Hangout Music Fest is the most famous Gulf Shores concert, and thousands flock to attend every year. Held the weekend before Memorial Day, this multi-day outdoor festival features some of the industry’s top artists. Relax beachside, jam out to amazing music, and take part in all the fun activities at the event. What’s not to love?

For more information about the music festival, check out the official website.

Hang Out at Harris Vacation Rentals

la mahana community pool

After you’ve explored The Hangout Gulf Shores, return to your stunning Harris Vacation Rentals vacation rental. Our homes are an attraction in and of themselves, and La Mahana is no exception. This gorgeous ground-level unit features a private patio, tropical decor, and a fully equipped kitchen, You’ll also have access to unbeatable amenities, from a crystal blue swimming pool to an outdoor shower and grilling area. The rental includes beachfront access so that you can start your mornings with a sunrise walk along the shore.

There’s nothing better than a family vacation by the ocean! Browse our properties and book your trip today! Browse our deals now!