WELCOME to mild temperatures, uncrowded beaches and splendid natural beauty! As one of our snowbird guests along the Alabama Gulf Coast, you are in for a wonderful season filled with opportunities as you stay in one of our Gulf Shores or Orange Beach hotels, condos, rentals or resorts – and you won’t need to pull on your snow boots or scrape snow off your windshield to take advantage of them.
State clubs, cities, chambers of commerce and visitor entities sponsor social events that are geared towards our part-time winter residents. Many new, long-term friendships are forged thanks to event-filled days and evenings along the coast.
Special appearances by musical and performing artists of yesterday and today can be found on stage as part of the Phonty Entertainment Series presented by the City of Gulf Shores. And the lineup of local talent at restaurants and lounges is second to none.
The prospect of volunteering time and talents draws many guests to our schools, churches, civic organizations and nature-related foundations. On the other side of the coin, classes and workshops can help you discover any number of previously unknown talents and passions.
Of course, those who love to soak up the sunshine won’t be disappointed. Pick up shells along the miles of white-sand beaches as you are lulled by the beautiful blue waves. Challenge yourself to hike or bike each of our nature trails and explore the many nature attractions – you’ll be delighted by the winged, legged and scaled creatures found along the way.
Hop on a chartered boat to fish the gulf or backwaters (some of the restaurants will even cook your catch for you) or watch dolphins as they splash and play. Rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy the warm sun as you skim the water at your own speed. Or keep your feet firmly planted as you leam about amazing sea creatures via lectures, films and hands-on seminars.