Celebrate fall and the Thanksgiving holiday with a break to a beach locale full of fun, sun, sand, and water. Make this trip memorable with a trip to the beach and crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico and the Alabama shores. Choose Fort Morgan and the surrounding area for your ultimate destination and start planning the fun to come. There are plenty of things to see and do while you’re here, including special Fort Morgan Thanksgiving activities. First, you’ll want to make sure to book a private vacation rental with Poole & Associates so you can enjoy time with loved ones. If you can’t stand a moment away from your furry family members, ask about our pet-friendly rentals and bring them along for the Thanksgiving fun!
Coastal Half Marathon/5K/1 Mile Run
Lace up your running shoes and burn off some of the Thanksgiving meal. Enter your race of choice and prepare to walk or run your way to the finish. The route weaves through Gulf State Park and the scenic paved Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail system. Everyone gets a finisher’s medal, and awards go to the top 3 in each age group. The 2023 Coastal Half Marathon, 5K, & 1 Mile run is on Saturday, November 25, 2023. The half marathon begins at 8 a.m., the 5K begins at 8:10 a.m., and the 1-mile fun run begins at 8:20 a.m.
You can host the elaborate meal at your accommodations provided by Poole & Associates! Each of our homes offer a fully equipped kitchen with all the basics for your holiday meal. If you’re taking a vacation from preparing the big meal yourself, there are plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area serving up the deliciousness. Flora-Bama hosts and annual Thanksgiving potluck – they provide the meat and guests provide a side dish in a covered platter with serving utensil. Other restaurants include Bubba’s Seafood House, Cobalt, and Fisher’s, all in nearby Orange Beach. Each establishment will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Contact your restaurant of choice for details, and to make reservations if necessary.
A beach vacation should include plenty of beach time. Spend time swimming, sunbathing, or with more adrenaline-pumping activities like parasailing during the day. Change up your exercise routine with a run or walk on the beach. After the big meal, wrap up some leftovers and have a beach picnic!
Change your serene paddle around the water in the morning for a serene paddle through nighttime waters. The waters around Bird Island are the perfect place. Experience kayaking in the light of the setting sun and through the night rather than the rising sun with a glow kayaking tour. The nighttime-only trips are taken on clear-body kayaks outfitted with special underwater LED lights. You’ll light up the night and the water like you’ve never seen before. Choose a color or color pattern for the lights that suits your mood. Look down through the bottom of your boat not just for the lights, but to see the beautiful and majestic creatures of the area swimming below you. You can choose a two-person kayak or stick close to one another during the paddle while still controlling your own vessel.
As one of the most popular indoor activities in the last several years, escape room facilities are popping up everywhere, the Alabama Gulf Coast is no exception. Rooms are rated by difficulty and even come with age and group-size suggestions. If it’s just you and your love, you’ll likely get grouped with others. Work together to solve themes like Insane Asylum, CSI: Gulf Shores, Movie Night, and many others that give your brain a workout. There may even be a holiday-themed room to investigate. Solve all the clues and break out in 60 minutes to win!
There are plenty of boat charter companies that offer sunset cruises through the waters of Fort Morgan and the surrounding area. Watch the sunset as the captain navigates you through the water, searching for dolphins, aquatic birds, and more. Select companies allow you to bring your own food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, on board.
Thanksgiving on the Alabama Gulf Coast
When you and book a Thanksgiving getaway with Poole & Associates, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time during your holiday adventure. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or enjoy the myriad of other activities available to help build a Fort Morgan Thanksgiving vacation unique to you and your loved ones. We have everything from 1-bedroom units for a sweetheart getaway, all the way up to 4-bedroom homes to house everyone this Thanksgiving. Savor the taste of home when you prepare the Thanksgiving feast or any meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in a private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite holiday movies together on a flatscreen TV with entertainment center in the living or entertainment space.