The next time you need a break, consider adding plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. The Alabama Gulf Coast, Fort Morgan, and the surrounding area have something for everyone for a relaxing vacation any time of year. You’ll find an array of things to see and do, and you’re bound to hear your stomach rumble while you’re out. While there are many brick-and-mortar restaurants that are ready to serve you, sometimes you need to grab-and-go so the fun doesn’t slow down. You’ll find a variety of Fort Morgan food trucks serving delicious eats to satisfy your appetite.
Kona Ice of Coastal Alabama
Cool off on a hot Gulf Coast day. The truck offers delicious, flavorful, and ice-cold shave ice treats. Start with a cupful of shave ice, then head to the “Flavorwave” featuring a variety of syrup flavors. Choose from fun flavors like “Tiger’s Blood” or “Godzilla” to more tame flavors like “Very Cherry” or “Orange Sunshine.” Go to their website to find them at various local events and festivals or schedule your own experience.
Deep Blue Seafood Truck
If you’re looking for delicious, fresh, seafood during your Fort Morgan retreat, the Pensacola-based restaurant has a food truck, too! Choose from baskets filled with shrimp, oysters, fresh fish, chicken and more. There are a variety of sandwiches and burgers, and a few other choices for land lovers. Add sides like hush puppies, cheese sticks, potato or pasta salad, fries, and others.
Nom Nom Food Truck
Serving up pulled pork sandwiches, a variety of hot dogs, soup, and more, you can find them near Big Beach Brewery in Gulf Shores. Pair your dish with a lager, ale, IPA, or other cold beverage from the brewery. They also wander the streets of Fort Morgan and the surrounding area.
The Gulf Shores restaurant has a food truck. Build a burger with your choice of proteins like hamburger steak, a veggie patty, chicken tenders, or even blackened shrimp. Add sides like fries, cole slaw, salad and more for a complete meal. Choose from an array of drinks to wash everything down.
Gulf Coast Roast
Start out your day with the right food. The truck serves up breakfast items like doughnuts, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, and more, along with lattes and other coffee drinks. Lunch items include burgers, quesadillas, sandwiches, and specials like chili or Frito chili pie. Find them wandering the beach, or at an event.
Beachin’ Eats Food Truck & Catering
Bringing items like tacos, nachos, sandwiches, and more to the beach, you’ll satisfy your hunger near the waves. Snack on chips & salsa or queso, Wisconsin cheese curds, or even fried Brussels sprouts. Enjoy a BBQ pork sandwich, “beach burger, or Gulf shrimp or triggerfish sandwich. Tacos include vegetarian options, chicken, beef, and fish tacos. Wash everything down with canned soda or bottled water.
The Alabama Gulf Coast is warm no matter what time of year. You’ll want to find several ways to cool off as much as possible. The cafe on wheels dishes up delicious smoothies, ice cream, milkshakes, and other frozen treats. Smoothie flavors include strawberry-banana, pina colada, and berry mix, while ice cream and milkshakes are bursting with chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry deliciousness. Try specialty snacks like frozen or iced coffee, snowcones, a frozen banana or frozen cheesecake. You’ll find something to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping cool in the sun.
The Village Lawn at The Beach Club
Open seasonally, the lawn is the perfect place to find exactly what you want. A variety of food trucks converge on one place to offer delicious food, beverages, snacks, and more. Visit vendors like The Chill, The Press Efes Greek Kitchen, and many more. Take a seat at the picnic tables to devour your food before taking park in the lawn’s fun and games. Entrance to the lawn is open to all, but select activities may require a wristband. Purchase the $15 band with cash only for access to everything.
Delicious Eats on the Go in Fort Morgan
When you book a getaway with Poole & Associates, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or experience the myriad of indoor activities available to help build your unique Fort Morgan vacation. We have homes all the way up to four bedrooms so all the kids and adults can stay together in one place.
Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen or heat up leftovers. Spread out in spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in private bedrooms or gather some snacks and enjoy a family-favorite movie or TV show together on a flat screen TV.
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.
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.
Welcome to Fort Morgan, where Alabama summers are relaxing, fun, and adventurous! The peacefulness of Fort Morgan comes from being a local beach town that doesn’t operate with the same bustling nature you’d find in a larger, more commercial city. The pace is what you set for yourself, the options of things to do plentiful and diverse. It’s the perfect place for a holiday getaway, especially with one of our Fort Morgan vacation homes. Fort Morgan is a small beach town that packs all the punch of other, much larger historical coastal cities. With excellent local history, incredible views of the peninsula, wonderful sunsets, and plush white sands, Fort Morgan is the peaceful vacation spot you’ve been looking for.
Adventures in Fort Morgan isn’t just sandy beaches. The Fort Morgan Trail stretches eleven miles on flat, walkable land. The trail is also great for bikers. The woods that line the path are a coastal blend of roots and forest with sand and the scent of salt on the breeze coming from the ocean nearby. It’s a relaxing way to spend the day away from the sweltering beach. Take cover from the Alabama sun under the canopy of trees that hang over the stretch of the trail, granting just enough sunshine to feel the day, but enough shade to escape it.
Fort Morgan is often voted one of the best places in the Gulf Shores to watch a sunset. The brilliance of the setting oranges and pinks, fusing with the various shades of the sun’s many colors as it sinks into the horizon, is a spectacular sight to behold. The sunset casts gleaming light over the once emerald waters of the Fort Morgan beaches. It shines completely and for all to see, painting the serene town with the most incredible colors as the day comes to its end. It’s a perfect way to round out a day in Fort Morgan. There’s no better way to experience all this town in Alabama has to offer than when viewing it at both ends–daylight and its end.
July is the peak of the summer season, especially here in Alabama, and what’s great about the Poole and Associates rentals is that they are on the water. Equipped with accessible access to the beach, the rentals are not far from the water. There’s nothing more inconvenient than walking a distance under the hot sun and carrying all of your beach belongings, especially after the beach day is done. Wet, sandy, and tired, when you rent with Poole and Associates, you’ll just be a small distance from your rental. For your convenience, there is also a pool if the salt of the ocean becomes too much.
Poole and Associates rentals are spacious and open. With plenty of room for the whole party, no one will feel cramped. Each rental is equipped with a fully functioning kitchen so you can make your favorite meals or try some new recipes while you’re on vacation. The floorplans are open, so while someone’s at the stove, they won’t feel left out of any living room conversation or whatever is on the television.
Historical Fort Morgan
What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July–a holiday dedicated to the history of the United States’ freedom–than to spend time with the past? Fort Morgan Historic Site, located at 110 AI-180, is a 19th-century military fort. This incredible remnant was active in four wars: the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and both World Wars. Fort Morgan has local significance, too. The Fort played a pivotal role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864. When you visit Fort Morgan, you’ll see the brilliance of the Fort’s strategic seacoast defenses. If walls could talk, imagine the stories the walls of Fort Morgan could tell. Now, that doesn’t have to be a hard thing to imagine. So come down to Fort Morgan and let this site tell you for itself its story. After seeing the Fort, head to the museum for more history, then the gift shop to take some of it home with you.
The best part of visiting Fort Morgan? Everything you visit at the historic site will be covered under the cost of admission! Adults enter for $8 a person; senior citizens and children enter for $5.
Come Enjoy Adventures in Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan can’t wait to welcome you for the Fourth of July holiday and the others after that. This hidden gem of a town roars with teeming excitement and history that speaks so loudly it seeps into the spaces around it and imbues itself into the culture of the town. There’s nothing quite like visiting a small town with a big heart and an even bigger role of importance to the United States. Fort Morgan is the place to be this Fourth of July.