As the final holiday of the summer season rolls around, many travelers are heading for the beach for the long weekend and if you are one of the many, Orange Beach, Alabama, should be at the top of your list! Blending the quiet peace of a small town with the majestic beauty of the sea, the white sand beaches, and turquoise waters will make you want to add our oceanside town to your list of places you want to return to in the future! This guide to Spend Labor Day 2022 In Orange Beach, AL in one of our Poole and Associates Orange Beach vacation homes will give you a peek into what a truly excellent vacation looks like!
No Laboring Allowed
Isn’t it wonderful that on a day devoted to our hardworking Americans, we don’t have to labor at all? Spend your day doing all the things you never get to do at home, including exploring the wonders awaiting you at the Orange Beach Golf Center & Driving Range located at 4700 Easy Street in Orange Beach! (We just love the name of the street, don’t you?) Offering a 9-hole par 3 course, putting and chipping greens, a lighted driving range, and even a practice sand bunker, the golf center promises to give golfers a day filled with fun and relaxation and absolutely no hard work!
Spend Time on the Sea
Of course, your weekend in Orange Beach is going to involve some beach time, but the most exciting way to enjoy the sea (in our humble opinions!) is by experiencing one of the tours offered by Cetacean Cruises. The dolphin tours are our absolute favorite, we just can’t get enough of those beautiful sea creatures chattering, splashing, and reminding us of the beauty of all earth’s inhabitants! Their Sunset Dolphin & Nature Cruise will bring you a deeper appreciation of nature as knowledgeable and personable tour guides take you into the estuaries along the back bays, pointing out and explaining all the interesting details of the flora and fauna found there! Availability can be limited during the holidays, so if this sounds fun to you, go ahead and reserve your space today!
A Step into the Past
Alabama has a long and rich history as can be expected from any coastal state and this section of the state was once where the British attacked twice; once in 1812 in a battle we won soundly and again in 1815, in a battle that didn’t have such a happy turnout. Fort Bower was the small fort that won and lost those battles, standing in during the construction of Fort Morgan that began in 1812 but was not completed until long after the war of 1812 had ended. Located at 51 Hwy 180 West, this historic structure is still standing proud and can be a fun way to spend a few hours of your Labor Day escape. At this point, they aren’t offering guided tours, but you and your family can still enjoy a self-guided exploration of the Fort.
Shop the Sales
Labor Day sales are always the best sales and although we can’t promise that everything you want is special, a visit to Tallulah’s Treasures, 25122 Perdido Beach Blvd #6209 in Orange Beach promises to offer a plethora of good deals! Seeking a colorful painting of a hummingbird or a tee shirt that tells everyone how much you love the beach? This special gift shop has exactly what you are looking for and so much more you won’t ever want to leave!
A Taste of the Town
If you don’t enjoy at least one fresh seafood dinner during your stay you will live to regret it and if you skip the opportunity to enjoy that seafood dinner at The Gulf, well, your life will continue on without much change, but it may not be as enjoyable as it would otherwise! Showing us that sustainable life can be delicious, The Gulf is built from shipping containers and enjoys a prominent place on Perdido Beach and offers an outdoor seating area that looks out over the sea, making their patio dining the most popular dining in town.
Spend Labor Day 2022 In Orange Beach, AL
There’s a lot to do during your Labor Day getaway to Orange Beach, but your favorite memories will be the minutes spent luxuriating in the comforts of your Poole & Associates Orange Beach escape. Spend the morning fishing and then cook it on barbecue grills that allow your outdoor time to continue, especially when you devour the catch of the day on tables found on balconies, patios, and decks. Create an all-American meal in our fully equipped kitchens, alternate your time between the beach and the pool in your condo community, and laugh out loud at the expressions on your children’s faces when you win a marathon game of Monopoly! Every minute will be your favorite when you choose our homes to celebrate the Labor Day holiday; pick your favorite today!
With Easter just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to set your holiday travel sights on Gulf Shores, Alabama. From the white sand beaches to the options for fun, this is a destination that promises to inspire! The following are a few great ways to celebrate Easter in Gulf Shores, Alabama when your travel plans bring you this way in 2022.
Get Out into Nature This Easter
Spending the Easter holiday at home can be filled with options for traditional fun. However, the beauty of switching things up and heading to Gulf Shores for your celebration this year is the opportunity to get out and connect with nature at its very best! Gulf Shores is a beautiful year-round vacation destination to explore but those that make their way this direction in the spring, and particularly over Easter, will find that the area is especially colorful, captivating, and filled with options to admire the view at every turn. One of the most popular places to check out while you’re in town when you’re looking for something inspiring is inevitably scenic Gulf State Park. This area of protected natural land boasts no less than 9 ecosystems within its parameters, filling every section of the park with lush flora and the wildlife to match. Gulf State Park is filled with hiking and biking trails to try out whether you’re one for trekking or you prefer to take in the sights on two wheels. The park even has a bike sharing program in place, so you don’t have to worry about packing your gear when you’re coming this way for Easter. The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail runs through Gulf State Park and connects it to Orange Beach across 28-miles. This is a great route to try if you’re looking to extend your visit into a full day of Easter exploration and fun!
Participate in the Flora-Bama Easter Eggstravaganza
If you’re heading to Gulf Shores with the little ones in tow this year, plan on making your way to nearby Perdido Key, FL during your stay to participate in the annual Flora-Bama Eggstravaganza! This annual event will be hosted on April 16th in 2022 with the festivities kicking off at 12:00 pm. Perdido Key is a mere 10-miles east of Orange Beach making it easy to reach when egg hunting fun is at the top of your Easter itinerary. The event is held at the Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar at 17401 Perdido Key Drive. When you get here at noon, the kids can get their face painted in the main tent which also hosts a variety of activities and crafts to check out. The official Easter egg hunt starts at 1:00 pm and is located on the beach just behind the lounge. Keep your eyes on the sky after the hunt comes to a close because the Easter Bunny skydives onto the sand in spectacular fashion in what promises to be a highlight of the event! Once he’s safely landed, kids can meet the Easter Bunny, get their photo taken and enjoy dining on the goodies they’ve collected. Admission is free to the Flora-Bama Eggstravaganza.
Take Part in the Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run
If you want to get a head start on the flavor and fun that Gulf Shores is offering up on Easter weekend, be sure to take part in the Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival as well as the 5K run on April 16, 2022. This event runs from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and is open to the public at no cost. Make your way towards 225 E. 24th Avenue just under the Intracoastal Bridge on both the north and south sides to enjoy the entertainment! This event gives participants a chance to enjoy tons of crawfish boiled up right on-site as well as Zydeco band music that will likely inspire impromptu dancing throughout the day. This festival also has a variety of arts and crafts vendors on site as well as activities that are geared for the little ones in your traveling crew. If you’re the type of traveler that enjoys keeping up with fitness while you’re far from home, be sure to sign up for the event’s annual 5K or 1-mile fun run while you’re here.
Enjoy an Easter Dinner in Your Luxurious Gulf Shores Rental
Getting out and about in Gulf Shores this Easter is always a treat, but when you’re looking forward to the tradition of a home-style meal for your holiday experience, celebrating in savory style is easy when you book your vacation rental through Poole & Associates. Many of our luxurious homes away from home feature fantastic and fully equipped kitchens within to help guests create those beloved Easter dishes with ease. Spacious counters, cookware, and high-end appliances make the process a breeze and when it’s time to dine, guests can choose between gathering around a traditional dining room table or turning outdoor balconies and decks into alfresco dining spaces that are endlessly inviting!
Book Your Stay Today and Celebrate Easter in Gulf Shores, Alabama
When you’re ready to make your way to Gulf Shores, the team at Poole & Associates has the Gulf Shores vacation rental you need to top off your stay. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning.