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.
Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade
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!
Christmas in Orange Beach! Make it New Year’s, Too!
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.
Say YES to a Beach Wedding
Your Guide to The Perfect Beach Wedding in Orange Beach
Imagine a beach wedding on the sugar white sands on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. It’s easy to picture the warm teal blue waves lapping at your toes as you both say your wedding vows. Having a beach wedding in Orange Beach takes the pressure off of perfection and adds the serenity of a beach vacation that all your wedding guests will enjoy! As a bonus, you can spend your anniversary here every year and make new memories!
Fall Festivities for Orange Beach in October
Looking for something different for your next fall trip to the Gulf coast? How about Halloween in Orange Beach? Many Gulf Shores businesses are putting on special events this year and many of them are the weekend before. Perfect for a 3 or 4-day weekend trip. Make it a girls or guys trip or an unusual family vacation and create some new memories!
Get Ready for National Shrimp Festival 2017
Book your stay at MyBeachGetaways now; National Shrimp Festival 2017 is just 2 months away. Every October, nearly 250,000 people come to Gulf Shores Alabama for this long weekend celebration of the Gulf’s fruit of the sea – shrimp! In fact, Gulf Shores has been voted by Trip Advisor as one of the ‘Top 20 Small Towns with Unique Festivals.’ Jam-packed with things to do, see, hear and smell, there is something for everyone. But whatever you do while you in town, a newcomer has to try the ‘unofficial snack’ of the Shrimp Festival, the Cajun Pistol, a small French baguette stuffed with shrimp and served with a spicy sauce. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!