Celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer with a break to a beach locale full of summer 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. There are plenty of things to see and do while you’re spending Memorial Day in Fort Morgan, but you’ll want to make sure to book a private vacation rental with Poole & Associates so you can enjoy time with loved ones privately. If you can’t stand a moment away from your furry family members, ask about pet-friendly rentals and bring them along!
You and your loved ones chose a beach destination this Memorial Day for a reason: the beach. You can choose to take part in any of the area’s lazy beach activities, when you lay out and sunbathe, plant a beach umbrella and spread out a blanket for a picnic, take a swim in the Gulf, or whatever other beach fun you can think of. Turn up the adrenaline with activities like parasailing, SCUBA diving, or snorkeling. Calm down with a sunset cruise or wildlife-watching cruise.
S’mores on the Shore
Summer is the season for ultimate fun in the area, and the Memorial Day holiday is no exception. Start your Memorial Day holiday a little early. Starting May 25, the City of Gulf Shores begins hosting the annual event. The family-friendly event is free and includes music, campfires, and all the ingredients you’ll need for delicious s’mores. Bring a beach blanket, chairs, and other beach gear for a fun and delicious day on the sand. The fun starts at 6 p.m. on the Gulf Shores Public Beach.
Fort Morgan Road Trail
Change up your exercise routine on vacation. The 5.6-mile asphalt trail starts just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and stretches west through Gulf Shores, runs parallel to Fort Morgan Road/Highway 180 through tree-lined areas and neighborhoods, finally ending at the Peninsula Golf Club. The mostly flat surface trail is an easy hike or bike, with the eastern having only a few gentle climbs. Add some difficulty on the eastern end and continue on through Gulf State Park’s Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails.
Gulf Shores Museum
Learn about Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, and the surrounding area. The museum is located in a house that dates back to before World War II and stood as the beach house of Valerie Cole’s family from Mobile. The family donated the structure, originally in West Beach, which was moved to its current home after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The museum houses many permanent and temporary exhibits that tell the story of local history, as well as offering various programs and activities for all ages and many interests.
Gulf State Park
You and your loved ones can wander two miles of Gulf beachfront, swim, surf, build sandcastles, and enjoy a myriad of other beach activities. Have a beach picnic or move it to the beach pavilion for a bit of shade while you eat. If you and your loved ones like to fish, bring some gear and spend some time at the pier. For those looking for an adventure, try kayaking or parasailing.
Part of your Memorial Day trip activities may include shopping for fun souvenirs. While you’ll collect souvenirs from your many beach adventures and other activities, the shop has “thousands of gifts for everyone on your list” so you’re bound to find something to remember your time here. The shop has been a Gulf Shores staple since 1956 and is open daily.
Relaxation is at the top of any vacationer’s list of things to do. There are several spas in Fort Morgan and the surrounding area that are ready to pamper you. Indulge in massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. Some even offer salon services so you can walk away with a new cut, style, or color for head-to-toe refreshment.
Celebrate Memorial Day in Fort Morgan
When you book a Memorial Day getaway with Poole & Associates, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time during the holiday adventure. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or enjoy the myriad of other activities available to help build a Fort Morgan vacation that is uniquely yours. We have everything from one-bedroom units up to four-bedroom homes. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked 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 movies together on a flat screen TV with entertainment center.