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.
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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.
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August in Orange Beach is the tail end of the summer. Many families are wrapping up their last weeks of summer with amazing memories on the Gulf Coast!
Fun Things to Do in August in Orange Beach!
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Looking for some fun during your beach vacation? Try some of these Gulf Shores local attractions like OWA, Alligator Alley, Adventure Island, Fort Morgan and the USS Alabama.
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Make it a romantic getaway in Orange Beach AL for your next couples getaway. Enjoy the sun and surf along with a few other suggestions for your next romantic beach vacation. Check out 5 great ideas here … Continue reading A Romantic Getaway in Orange Beach AL
When the children are younger, planning for your beach vacation can be a breeze:
- Shovel & Pail, check.
- Sunscreen, check.
- Extra snacks, check.
However, planning for a beach vacation with older kids can be a little more daunting. But not when you choose Gulf Shores, Alabama for your next beach vacation! Here are our top 5 fun beach activities to do with the older kids when you get here Continue reading 5 Fun Beach Activities for Teens and Preteens in Gulf Shores
The best gift you can give to yourself and family is the gift of a “happier and less stressed” you! Reduce stress with a vacation at the beach! Orange Beach Alabama is just a short drive to serenity for many living in the South – it’s like our side of the ocean! Never underestimate the value of a long walk in the sand along the Gulf of Mexico. Walking in the sand with bare feet is great way to activate your parasympathetic nervous system (that’s the part of the body that helps you to relax and feel engaged in life). Seriously, who isn’t due for a little rest and relaxation?
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December is a quiet month at the beach but with the turning of the New Year the snow birds head south and bring an air of excitement. Beach Getaways welcomes about 80 snowbirds this season. Fleeing the cold and snow looking to enjoy the benefits of warmer weather and outdoor activities. Your lovely condos provide a great respite from the winter weather. Continue reading The Snowbirds Have Landed
Did you know Mardi Gras in Alabama started 15 years before New Orleans? It’s true! In 1703 the first Mardi Gras in America was held in Mobile. Today we continue the Alabama tradition with festive Orange Beach Mardi Gras parades and balls!
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Ready to enjoy Christmas in Orange Beach? What’s not to love? Temperatures in low 70s, the sound of the gulf and best of all, no snow. Whether you are enjoying yourself with the family, a group of friends, Alabama’s Gulf Shores has something for everyone. Here are a few ideas to enjoy your Christmas or New Year’s vacation, courtesy of Beach Getaways.
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