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Alabama Beaches

Feel the sugar-white sands of our beaches.

From peaceful seclusion to an adrenaline rush and a bustling nightlife, you’re sure to savor the pace on our fine, sugar-white beaches with turquoise waters.

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Beaches & Gulf Coast

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Gulf Shores

Enjoy turquoise waters, sugar-white beaches, Gulf State Park and Fort Morgan Historic Site and Museum.

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Fairhope

Rich with moss-draped live oaks, Fairhope offers boutiques, cafes, art galleries and panoramic bay views.

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Orange Beach

Discover miles of white-sand beaches, bustling night life, Adventure Island, deep-sea fishing and The Wharf.

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Dauphin Island

This relaxed island is known for bird watching, historic Fort Gaines and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Top 10 Gulf Coast Experiences

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Charter a fishing boat

No trip to the Gulf Coast is complete without hitting the open water. There’s something for everyone, from dolphin spotting to saltwater fishing.

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Visit The Wharf

Explore this 220-acre resort on the Intracoastal Waterway. You’ll find stylish accommodations, shopping, dining, a spa, marina, private golf course and more.

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Bird-watch on Dauphin Island

One of the top four locations in North America for viewing spring bird migrations, this sanctuary consists of 137 acres of maritime forests, marshes and dunes.

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Shop in Fairhope

Home to the largest crape myrtle in the South, the charming, laid-back town of Fairhope has plenty of unique shops and gorgeous scenery to enjoy.

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Explore Fort Morgan

Roam the grounds of historic Fort Morgan and see history come to life through reenactments, candlelit tours and a variety of other programs offered for all ages.

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Enjoy fresh Gulf seafood

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is packed to the gills with amazing seafood restaurants that bring you the catch of the day and the best of the bay.

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Play on the RTJ Golf Trail

Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a collection of 468 holes at 11 sites, stretches from Muscle Shoals to Mobile and every corner in between.

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Discover the Gulf Coast Exploreum

Visitors of all ages can discover science and adventure through the exhibits and IMAX films offered at this museum in downtown Mobile.

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Tour Bellingrath Gardens

There is always something blooming in the gardens of this 65-acre estate that features a 15-room museum home and bayou boardwalk.

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See the USS Alabama

Explore the mighty battleship, winner of nine battle stars in World War II, at one of America’s most impressive military parks.

Featured Gulf Coast Events

Feb
28

LuLu's Fat Tuesday Celebration & 17th Anniversary!

Head to LuLu's on Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017 for the biggest, baddest (with a side of Lagniappe) Mardi Gras Celebration in town. Come dressed in your finest beads and costume then start your day with one of our signature beverages while you listen to the great band starting at 11 a.m. Watch the Mardi Gras boat parade as it rolls into LuLu's and keep the party going with more great music at 5 p.m.

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Spring Bird Migration

The Sanctuary is of vital importance because it is the largest segment of protected forest on the Island and the first landfall for neo-tropical migrant birds after their long flight across the Gulf from Central and South America each spring. Here these birds, often exhausted and weakened from severe weather during the long flight, find their first food and shelter.

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Ballyhoo Festival

The Ballyhoo Festival is a fine arts event, which also features cultural exchange. Visitors can expect to browse the original art work of artists from several states. The Poarch Creek Indians will perform original tribal dance in ceremonial regalia. There will be a fun spoof event called Queen of Ballyhoo Contest. In addition there will be on site art demonstrations, children's hands-on art activities, a Ballyhoo trackless train for children, and local seafood by Waterway Village District restaurants. For information, visit www.ballyhoofestival.com.

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Alabama Road Trips

Alabama Road Trip No. 5

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach: Spring Break at the Beach

Soak up the sun on Alabama's beautiful sugar-white sand beaches.

Alabama Road Trip No. 3

Mobile: A Romantic Getaway

If you're considering a romantic getaway, put Mobile at the top of your list.

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Eastern Shore: Girlfriends Bay Getaway

Experience a girlfriends getaway on Alabama’s Eastern Shore where the charming small town of Fairhope offers boutiques, bistros, art and the highest rated Marriott spa in the world just down the road. As you cruise along Scenic Highway 98 to Fairhope, you’ll drive under canopies of oak trees draped with Spanish moss.

Alabama Road Trips

Get ready to hit the road. Learn everything you need to know to travel the state like a local and experience all the hidden gems along the way.