Family Friendly destinations, experiences and activities
School may be back in session, but that doesn’t mean summer has to end. Keep building sandcastles, playing in the waves and making memories by planning a trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama this fall! See the beach in a new light, as summer crowds have vanished leaving pristine beaches ready to be explored. There are endless reasons why a visit to Gulf Shores is ideal for a fall break. Here are a few to help you convince others in your party that a trip to Gulf Shores is a must so your family can #KeepOnSummering. This post is sponsored by Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism.
When the school bell rings that means fewer families will be leaving for a beach vacation. This translates into zero to little wait times at popular restaurants and attractions. Traveling during the fall will give you a break from the crowds that otherwise populate the beach. This also means no traffic! Enjoy stress-free drives all around Gulf Shores! No waiting on that bridge for me!
Gulf Shores In The Fall Has Perfect Beach Weather
Even though the crowds may be gone, the weather is still ideal for the beach. Cooler temperatures allow you to enjoy more time on the beach while the waters are still warm enough to swim in. Another bonus is after Labor Day you will no longer have to step over greased up sunbathers, schools of children or endless sand sculptures in an attempt to secure a tiny patch of beach to call your own for the day. Instead, it will feel like your own private beach.
Now that the temperature isn’t scorching hot, take time to explore one of the Gulf’s many wonderful parks. Rent a kayak, go biking or just take a leisurely hike through Gulf State Park. Look for more great things to do in Gulf Shores here.
Perfect For Those Traveling on a Budget
Planning a beach vacation during the off-season can be very economical as you get to enjoy off-peak rates on beachside accommodations and attractions. Many accommodations, attractions, and restaurants lower their prices during the off-season. For families, the savings can be significant. Allowing them to experience more during their vacation. If you have always dreamed of renting a beach house, now might be the perfect time to do so!
Annual Shrimp Festival
Gulf Shores is known for is its scrumptious food festivals. A special treat is in store for those who visit during the National Shrimp Festival. Endless shrimp and seafood temptations can be found around every turn while live entertainment keeps the crowds energized. Learn more about their Shrimp Festival which is held the second weekend in October here.
Catch A Blue Angels Practice
Not far down the road from Gulf Shores, you can find the National Naval Aviation Museum. During select times of the year, the museum offers public viewing of the Blue Angel’s practice. The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron which puts on a spectacular performance. Impressive air stunts and formations will leave you in awe as the signature blue planes whiz by. A little birdie told me that another great spot to watch the Blue Angels practice is from the seawalls of Fort Pickens. Add that to the bucketlist. Fall is a great time to come to watch a practice as the season ends in November and picks back up in April.
Dive into one of Gulf Shores Delicious Food Trails
With fewer crowds and less traffic, it is the perfect opportunity to tackle one of Gulf Shore’s famous food trails. Whether you love seafood or prefer more land-based options there is an ideal trail for you to discover. From an Oyster Trail to a Key Lime Pie Trail come equipped with your best stretchy pants, silver fork, and appetite as you eat your way through Gulf Shores.
Now that we have you convinced to experience a second summer in Gulf Shores, Alabama start planning your itinerary for your fall break here.
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