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.
Contact us today to book your Fort Morgan Memorial Day vacation!
Celebrate the one you call mom this Mother’s Day and give her a getaway full of rest, relaxation, and beach excitement. Make that getaway to a place full of fun, sun, sand, and water when you choose Gulf Shores. There are plenty of Gulf Shores activities to see and do while you’re here with mom, but first you’ll want to make sure to book a private vacation rental with Poole & Associates. If mom can’t stand a moment away from her furry family members, ask about pet-friendly rentals and bring them along!
Coming to a beach destination like Gulf Shores for Mother’s Day means spending plenty of time on the beach. You can choose to lay out and sunbathe, plant a beach umbrella and spread out a blanket and read or picnic, take a swim in the Gulf, or get your exercise on the sand. Turn up the adrenaline with activities like parasailing, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and even deep sea fishing if mom’s an angler!
Gulf Shores Museum
Learn about the place you’ve chosen to take a relaxing Mother’s Day respite with mom. The Gulf Shores 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, which was moved from its original West Beach location to its current location after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The museum houses a myriad of permanent and temporary exhibits that tell the story of Gulf Shores’ history, and also offers various programs and activities for all ages across many interests.
Mom will definitely want to do some shopping while she’s here and pick up some fun souvenirs. The shop has been a Gulf Shores staple since 1956 and is open seven days a week. While you’ll collect souvenirs from your many Gulf Shores activities and experiences, the shop has “thousands of gifts for everyone on your list” so you’re bound to find something to remember your time here.
There are several spas in the Gulf Shores area that are ready to pamper mom from head to toe. She can choose from a menu of massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments, and more.
Spring and summer are festival seasons in Gulf Shores. Depending how you schedule your trip, you can include a festival or two. If mom loves hot air balloons, extend the celebration to before Mother’s Day and include the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival running May 4-6. If she’s a music and beach lover, stretch the Mother’s Day to include May 19-21 so she can attend the Hangout Music Festival on the beach!
Gulf State Park
Wander two miles of Gulf beachfront, swim, surf, build sand castles, and enjoy a myriad of other beach activities this Mother’s Day. The park also has a beach pavilion where you can hold a Mother’s Day brunch picnic. If mom and her loved ones enjoy fishing, you’ll want to bring some gear and spend some time at the pier. If you’re looking for new water adventures, the park is a perfect place to try kayaking or even parasailing!
Fort Morgan Road Trail
Spend time outdoors with mom. The 5.6-mile asphalt trail starts just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and stretches west through Gulf Shores. It runs parallel to Fort Morgan Road/Highway 180 and runs through tree-lined areas and neighborhoods, finally ending at the Peninsula Golf Club. The trail is an easy hike or bike, as it’s mostly a flat surface, with the eastern end of the trail with 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 Dog Park
If mom’s furry family members made the trip, they won’t want to stay cooped up in the house all day! The Gulf Shores Dog Park has a large fenced-in green area where both large and small dogs can get their zoomies out. Humans can sit and socialize themselves while keeping an eye on their pup and cleaning up after them using the provided waste bag stations. The park provides watering stations for the pups, but you’ll need to bring water or another beverage for yourself if you choose.
Celebrate Mom in Gulf Shores
When you and book a getaway for Mother’s Day with Poole & Associates, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or enjoy the myriad of other activities available to help build a Gulf Shores vacation that is uniquely yours. For a solo stay just for mom, choose a one-bedroom unit. Include all of mom’s loved ones and book a four-bedroom unit. Savor the taste of home when you prepare 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 romantic movie together on a flat screen TV.
Contact us today to plan a Mother’s Day trip to remember!
Spring, and Easter, are just around the corner. If you’re looking to take a break with friends or family this year, Alabama and its many beach towns offer a breath of fresh Gulf air and a unique locale. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor Fort Morgan activities, including Easter celebrations, for you to enjoy on your Fort Morgan area escape.
Take a vacation from preparing the elaborate holiday meal and let the area’s professional chefs at one of the many restaurants in the Fort Morgan area prepare the traditional Easter meal. Contact your restaurant of choice to find out the details like date, time, reservations, and whether they allow pick up or delivery of the special meal to your accommodations.
You don’t have to miss services just because you’re on vacation. The churches of Fort Morgan and the surrounding area are hosting services in observance of the special day. Contact your preferred place of worship and inquire about dates, times, and locations of services.
The beach destination of Fort Morgan and the surrounding area means plenty of beach time. Sunbathe, plant a beach umbrella, and spread out a blanket to read or have a picnic, swim in the Gulf, or get your exercise with a run or walk. Play in the sand and build sandcastles or any other beach activity your heart desires.
Gain a whole new perspective on where you’ve chosen to spend your Easter break and sail high over the water on a parasailing adventure. Take off from the deck of a specially designed, USCG-approved parasailing boat to fly high above the waters of the Gulf. Keep watch on the water from your bird’s eye view for dolphins, turtles, stingrays, and other sea life. Stay dry throughout the flight or wear your bathing suit for a refreshing dip in the water before flying up again to come down safely on the deck. Bring your waterproof or disposable camera to capture the memories from your perspective and ask about any pictures of video the company may take during your flight.
Fort Morgan Road Trail
Lace up your hiking shoes, grab a bottle of water and your sun gear, and prepare for adventure. The 5.6-mile asphalt trail starts just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and stretches west through neighboring Gulf Shores. The path runs parallel to Fort Morgan Road/Highway 180, through tree-lined areas and neighborhoods, and ends at the Peninsula Golf Club. The trail is an easy hike or bike, as it’s mostly a flat surface, but the eastern end of the trail has only a few gentle climbs – making it easy for groups of all skill levels to enjoy. Add some difficulty on the eastern end when you continue on through Gulf State Park’s Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails.
Gulf Shores Museum
If you didn’t know much about Gulf Shores and the surrounding areas like Fort Morgan before you arrived, here’s your chance. The Gulf Shores 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. Originally built in West Beach, the family donated the structure, and it was moved from that original location to its current home after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The museum houses many permanent and temporary exhibits that tell the history of the area and offers various programs and activities for all ages and many interests throughout the year.
Gulf State Park
Wander two miles of Gulf beachfront, swim, surf, build sand castles, and enjoy any and all of the beach activities you can think of. Make use of the park’s beach pavilion where you can picnic or gather to celebrate together. If there are anglers in the group, they’ll want to rent some gear and spend some time at the pier. For groups looking for an adventure, try kayaking or paddleboarding around the area.
Celebrate Easter, but also make sure to plan plenty of time for relaxation. There are several spas in the Fort Morgan area that are ready to help you out with that total relaxation. Choose from services like mani/pedis, body wraps or scrubs, scalp treatments, and more. If the men of the group want a relaxing treatment, some spas offer special just-for-men services that cater to their unique needs.
Easter Fort Morgan Activities for Everyone
When you and book an Easter getaway with Poole & Associates, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. For an intimate stay, choose a one-bedroom unit, or bring all your loved ones together in one place this Easter when you book a four-bedroom unit. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in your own private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite movie or TV show together on a flat-screen TV.
Contact us today to book your staycation getaway in Fort Morgan!
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.