I have really been enjoying this spring weather lately. Sunny (for the most part), warm, and perfect for getting in touch with nature. There are a couple bike trails nearby that I could take to, but with weather this nice I know where I really want to go: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach.
Because it just doesn’t get much better than Gulf Coast nature and wildlife. I could explore the beaches, lakes, and nature trails at Gulf State Park, or fish in the Gulf of Mexico off of the Gulf State Park Pier. For a little exercise, I could kayak at Five Rivers Delta Resource Center or bike along the marshes, swamps, and beaches of the Hugh S. Branyon Back Country Trail. The Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries are another favorite—excellent opportunities for viewing (and photographing for those who also enjoy this hobby) a variety of birds and habitats.
All I need to fulfill this nature itinerary are a few days at the beach. And I think a room at a Phoenix All Suites Hotel is a great idea—just me, my balcony overlooking the Gulf, and my plans with nature. Or maybe I’ll ask a friend to tag along—easy enough to do with a one-bedroom hotel with a sleeper sofa!