Let’s start with when you should plan this vacation. Fall and winter. Why you may ask? First, it’s the best prices of the year when it comes to renting your perfect place to stay. You’ll get additional discounts for staying during the off season. Second, you’ll be able to catch up with friends while watching your favorite (or any) sports match! Football, Basketball, whatever you like! Lastly, there are fewer crowds staying in the off season! You’ll have the place to yourselves!
Now that we’ve covered when you should come, let’s talk about what you should do! We’ve already mentioned catching a sporting event but where should you watch? You can start off watching in the comfort of your condo! All of our vacation rentals feature cable TV with ESPN channels and of course the SEC network!
If you and your crew want to venture out, grab a beer and watch the game, here’s a quick list of places with tvs, brews on tap and awesome atmosphere:
1. Tacky Jack’s – You’ll find a location near anywhere you decide to stay! Water side views, delicious menus and cold drinks are just a few of the things you can look forward to!
2. Flora-Bama Yacht Club – While the original party on the line is just across the street (you can check that out after the game), this is perfect for football, food and friends!
3. Groovy Goat – Great tailgate approved food and HUGE TVs with every game imaginable! Located in Foley, it’s a great excuse to check out what’s going on at OWA
Don’t forget, if you want to tee off with your buddies, there’s tons of options in the area:
Cotton Creek & Cypress Bend at Craft Farms
Spectacular 18-hole, Arnold Palmer Signature Courses
CraftFarms.com · 251.968.3002
Glenlakes Golf Club
27-hole Course and Clubhouse
Glenlakesgolf.com · 251.955.1550
Gulf Shores Golf Club
GulfShoresGolfClub.com · 251.968-7366
Challenging 18-hole, Arnold Palmer Design
LostKey.com · 850.492.1300
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
27-hole Championship Golf, Earl Stone Design
PeninsulaGolfClub.com · 251.968.8009
Exquisite 18-hole Course, Jerry Pate Design
KivaDunes.com · 251.540.7100
Now we’ve covered just a few of the things to do, now where’s the best place to stay? Phoenix X or Phoenix IX are the obvious choices if you want to be close to the FloraBama. Phoenix Gulf Shores or Phoenix All Suites if you want to be close to downtown Gulf Shores. Phoenix on the Bay if you want to be close to the Wharf or off the beaten path. Lastly, if you and your friends plan to charter a boat for a fishing trip, Phoenix East and East II are right across from a lot of busy marinas in the area. Of course the view from these two buildings is awesome and features Perdido Pass!
No matter what you choose to do, you’ll have a great time with friends! Hopefully this guide will give you a head start in your planning!