Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer events to keep winter visitors busy

I’m not exactly a snowbird. At least not yet. But my family does take several trips from Atlanta to the Alabama coast each year and some of those are during what is known as snowbird season.

Winter visitors here – the “snowbirds” – have learned that at Brett Robinson Vacations, they can enjoy discount pricing by returning to their properties year after year.

Fort Morgan Civil War Tour

They have also learned there is plenty to keep them occupied. For those interested in history, there is the Gulf Shores Museum, Orange Beach Indian and Fishing Museum, and Fort Morgan that is offering a weekly Civil War Tour Series in January.

The Snowbird Fest on Jan. 27 will bring local info, health screenings, food and giveaways, as well as a car show and musical and comedic tributes to Johnny Cash and Lucille Ball.

If live performances are your thing, check out the South Baldwin Community Theatre production of “Some Enchanted Evening” playing Jan. 5-7 and Jan. 11-14. Then “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” takes the stage in February.

The Gulf Shores Entertainment Series at the Erie Meyer Civic Center will feature Moscow Meets Manhattan dueling pianos Jan. 29-30; Jukebox Broadway starring The Diamonds Feb. 5-6; It’s Magic Feb. 19-20; and The Three Redneck Tenors Feb. 26-27.

Yoga on the Beach

If physical activity is your thing, gyms and fitness centers offer an array of classes, including yoga on the beach, swim groups and more.

As you can see, you’ll be able to stay busy or just kick back on the balcony. That’s what makes the Alabama coast so perfect. I kinda can’t wait ’til I retire to the beach.