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Plan A Romantic Fall Getaway to Alabama’s Beaches

It’s never too late for a romantic beach getaway to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Fall brings fantastic events, beautiful sunsets, and comfortable coastal breezes to the Gulf Coast. So escape to Alabama’s beaches for a couple’s trip like no other.

With 32 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax and reconnect with your sweetheart. Our pristine beaches are ideal for digging your toes in the sand and sipping on a refreshing coastal cocktail as you soak up the sun. If you prefer to play, try a beach volleyball game or search for seashells. 

Our beaches aren’t the only reason to visit, as our area offers incredible cuisine, including fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood, mouth-watering burgers, and delicious barbecue. Pair your meal with a signature cocktail or local craft beer and savor the irresistible taste of the Gulf Coast. You’ll love dining while listening to the sounds of local musicians or taking in the natural beauty surrounding you. 

Are you looking for a romantic meal? First, make reservations at one of the area’s fine dining restaurants for an unforgettable date night at the beach. Then, elevate your meal and make it extra special when you dine at sunset with a view of the setting sun.

Eating isn’t the only thing you’ll do while here. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer plenty of fun and one-of-a-kind activities. Ride bikes through the 28 miles of trails in Gulf State Park or explore the calm waters of back bays on a kayak. If you’re searching for a unique experience, try soaring above the shore on a parasail or searching for dolphins on a sunset dolphin cruise. Whether you prefer activities with a bit of excitement or endeavors that provide for relaxation, you’re sure to find a special way to make new memories.

Our area is brimming with arts and culture and offers guests plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves in its uniqueness. Visit the Coastal Arts Center and browse the fabulous art on-site or get your artistic juices flowing at the Hot Shop and Clay Studio and create your own piece to take home. Next, travel back in time to Historic Fort Morgan and discover the location of a pivotal part of history. Stroll the grounds and explore the tunnels and barracks of this remarkable site. Finally, head to The Wharf for a day filled with food, shops, and fun. This entertainment district has fabulous restaurants, local stores, and the southeast’s second tall Ferris wheel. Get cozy and take a ride for a magnificent view of the area.

The fall season on Alabama’s beaches brings lots of fabulous events. From food festivals to live music, there’s lots of fun to be enjoyed. On October 6-9, the 49th Annual Shrimp Festival returns to Gulf Shores and promises a fabulous weekend of delectable seafood, live music, and artists. Are you still craving more? The Hangout hosts The Annual Oyster Cookoff Craft Spirits and Beer Weekend on November 4-5. You’ll enjoy sampling dozens of craft beers, fresh oysters, and barbecue here. Finally, unwind and listen to the sounds of the nation’s best singer-songwriters at The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival from November 3-13. For two weeks, you can enjoy intimate performances at venues across Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and learn the history behind some of the most well-known songs in the country, bluegrass and rock.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is the perfect destination for a memorable vacation. From exquisite cuisine, incredible events and activities, and unbeatable beaches, you’ll fall in love all over again.


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