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You've decided to make the journey to Gulf Shores for the beach, the fishing, and the golf. It's tempting to make a beeline for the coast, but there's a lot to see along the way to our Gulf Shores condos and Orange Beach rentals!

If you're traveling through Montgomery on your way to Gulf Shores, stop by Filet and Vine. Filet and Vine is a unique Montgomery institution that combines the charms of a local meat market with the joys of a large selection of excellent wines. At the hot bar, you can order a meal straight from the meat market, plus two sides. It's a hit with the locals and sure to take the edge off your road trip. Stay a little longer in the state capital and investigate how much you know about the Civil Rights Movement at the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. Here you'll learn about Parks' life beyond her brave stance against segregation.

Make room on your itinerary when you visit Alabama for some culinary curiosities native to the state. The town of Foley is just north of Gulf Shores, home of Lambert's Café and their notorious "thrown rolls." At Lambert's, you'll feast on giant portions of Southern cooking, and experience the novelty of having rolls thrown at you from across the restaurant by the wait staff. Food is definitely one of the most enticing of Alabama attractions.

Across the bay from Gulf Shores, take an Alabama day trip to explore upper-crust Southern culture near Mobile, Alabama. Belingrath Homes and Garden sits near the coast, the former mansion of Walter Belingrath, president of a local Coca-Cola bottling plant. Opened to the public in 1936, these gardens take up 65 acres, home to some of the most highly-regarded rose gardens in America. You can tour the historic mansion as well as the gardens.

After the car ride, you'll want to freshen up. While you're at it, refresh your entire wardrobe! North of the beach, visit the Foley Tanger Outlets, one of the major Alabama shopping attractions, to take advantage of savings on designer footwear and apparel. Tanger Outlets offer great deals, and you'll save 20% to 40% on brand-name trends. From Foley, it's just a short trip to our Orange Beach condos and Gulf Shores rentals.

Once you reach the Gulf, don't limit yourself to golf courses and the ocean. At beautiful Gulf Park, familiarize yourself with the native wildlife and terrain. This is also the perfect spot to catch up on your bird-watching. There are plenty of trails for hiking and 6 miles of horseback riding trails. Bring a picnic to the Beach Pavilion, the ideal spot to unwind after an afternoon of braving the wilderness.

On the eastern side of Alabama's Gulf Coast, you'll find The Little Lagoon, a body of water divided from the Gulf of Mexico by a small reef. It offers several coastal nature trails to explore, for a memorable stroll through the unique ecology of the shores of the lagoon. The water is too shallow for fishing but great for paddling around or swimming.

There is all kinds of stuff to see when you visit Alabama. Book with Brett/Robinson today and get started on a long list of things to do in Alabama!