It is a perfect time of year to visit the beach. And the Gulf Coast is a perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway. If you venture down our way, you will discover a local secret: We love late August, when the kids go back to school and we can enjoy smaller crowds and a teensy bit less heat.
The Gulf Coast is a paradise to explore: from fishing in the deep gulf waters, biking the backcountry or observing wildlife in the lagoons, lakes and bays. Here are five favorite Orange Beach bike trails, tours and more to visit on your next vacation to the Gulf Coast.
In the movies, family vacations are either hilariously chaotic or blissfully perfect. We are pretty sure real life sits comfortably between those two extremes – usually closer to the blissful side, we hope! Just to save you a few headaches, we put together four tips for a stress-free vacation: Continue reading Four Tips for a Stress-Free Orange Beach Vacation
If you’ve visited with us before, you know the beautiful beaches are hard to pull away from – but it you are looking for something else to do along the shore early this spring, we’ve got you covered! Here are just a few ideas: Continue reading Orange Beach Spring Break 2019
Sunrise was at 7 am CST. It’s the most remarkable thing watching the sunrise on the Gulf. Our vantage from our Phoenix 7 balcony allowed views from the East and West. Quickly, I got my coffee brewing in the condo-provided Flex Brew coffee maker; it’s like a Keurig side by side with a coffee pot in one unit. I had a sweet Sumatra coffee from home that was perfect for this trip.
Heading for Orange Beach from Atlanta for the first time! Loaded up the car with plenty of bathing suits, sunscreen, and snacks. Oh yeah, and the kids too. We left earlier than usual for our beach trip because while Phoenix check in was 3 pm, we wanted to catch the Blue Angels Practice session at Pensacola Naval Air Base in the morning. Their website suggested arrival by 9:30 am Central Standard Time because they sometimes close it early if big crowds are expected. It was a practically straight shot down the highway and was a nice quiet drive.