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Category Archives: Tourism

Backlash grows over coastal growth as Gulf Shores presses forward with hotel project | AL.com

January 17, 2017

When the city of Gulf Shores announced plans to partner with a private developer to build a 240-room hotel and conference center near its public beach, social media lit up with criticism.

On Facebook, the backlash dwelled on a common theme: The city is overdeveloped by the tourism industry and elected officials are not looking out for longtime residents.

via Backlash grows over coastal growth as Gulf Shores presses forward with hotel project | AL.com.

Gulf Shores leaders look to ”phase out beach lounge chairs” in – FOX10 News | WALA

December 16, 2016

Thousands of people enjoy Alabama’s white sandy beaches every year, and Gulf Shores leaders want to keep it that way. After the success of the “Leave Only Footprints” ordinance which started earlier this year, city leaders say they want to take the ordinance into a second phase by removing rental lounge chairs from the beach.

via Gulf Shores leaders look to ”phase out beach lounge chairs” in – FOX10 News | WALA.

FOX10 News | WALA

More record tourism numbers in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach | The Islander

November 15, 2016

GULF SHORES, AL – Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (GSOBT) announced another strong year for tourism, the return of several national sporting events and the success of the Leave Only Footprints initiative during the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s First Friday Forum at LuLu’s in Gulf Shores.

via More record tourism numbers in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach | The Islander.

Roller coaster rivaling longest in the U.S. anchoring coastal Alabama amusement park | AL.com

November 03, 2016

What is initially being touted as one the “longest roller coaster” rides in the U.S. will anchor a new theme park opening in the coastal Alabama by Memorial Day weekend.

The roller coaster, which has not yet been named, will join 20 rides and two other “thrill rides” within 14 acres of a 520-acre development site in Foley, about nine miles from Alabama’s beaches.

via Roller coaster rivaling longest in the U.S. anchoring coastal Alabama amusement park | AL.com.

SEC soccer action in Orange Beach

October 25, 2016

Locals and beach guests are encouraged to fill the stands for the 10-team SEC Women’s Soccer Championship Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2016 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex (4389 William Silvers Parkway) featuring the No. 2 team in the nation – the University of South Carolina. This long-standing Orange Beach tradition will air live on the SEC Network and ESPNU.

via SEC soccer action in Orange Beach.

Orange Beach named 2nd best “travel destination on the rise” for – FOX10 News | WALA

October 18, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - Trip Advisor is putting one of our very own cities in the national spotlight. The travel giant is naming Orange Beach as the second best travel destination on the rise for 2016

Orange beach is already a popular travel destination. As we’ve reported, it has had record high tourism numbers in the last few years, and now this announcement is expected to put it even more on the national map.

via Orange Beach named 2nd best “travel destination on the rise” for – FOX10 News | WALA.

Orange Beach proposing new tax, business license increase | The Islander

October 10, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Richard Schwartz waxed philosophical as he pondered the raising of business license fees and a tax on hard liquor the City of Orange Beach is considering.“

It’s just part of what’s going on,” he said. “Everything costs more. Business licenses goes up, everything goes up. The price of shrimp has gone up 24 percent the past year. You just have to pay.

via Orange Beach proposing new tax, business license increase | The Islander.

Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast

September 24, 2016

When you think of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., a sandy beach with beautiful gulf waters in the background is probably what you picture. While the Gulf Coast is proud of their coastline, there’s much to do beyond the beach, especially as the fall months roll around.

via Fall back to the beach: 7 fall events you won’t want to miss on the Gulf Coast.

Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life

September 22, 2016

Orange Beach Fishing

Midmorning under a cloudless sky, and Denise, who politely declined to give her last name, was 1,000 feet out and 20 feet above the Gulf of Mexico cleaning a saltwater catfish. Her boyfriend, Monte, thin as a Popsicle stick, was reeling up a bare hook.

via Alabama Slammin’: How to Fish the Gulf on a Budget | Outdoor Life.

‘The Wharf Uncorked’ festival kicks off Thursday | WPMI

September 16, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — There’s nothing like good food and good wine, on top of a three day weekend. And an event in Orange Beach brings those together.

The Wharf Uncorked: Food & Wine Festival is Thursday through Sunday. The event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality.

via ‘The Wharf Uncorked’ festival kicks off Thursday | WPMI.

7 Reasons to Visit The Wharf at Orange Beach – Traveling Mom

September 08, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, not all beach vacations are taken during the summer months. My favorite time to go to the beach is during the Fall. The tourists are gone, the temperatures are lower and the sunsets are to-die-for. Some beach destinations “close up shop” after Labor Day without any activities scheduled until Spring. Sa hello to your new favorite beach vacation: The Wharf at Orange Beach.

First of all,  Orange Beach, Alabama is a great place to visit year round with the never-ending activities at The Wharf. Located just 5 miles from the white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, this entertainment district has something for everyone. Read on for 7 reasons to visit The Wharf at Orange Beach.

via 7 Reasons to Visit The Wharf at Orange Beach – Traveling Mom.

There are lots of Fun Things To Do on the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast; Fish, Boat, Golf, Beach, Dine, Bike, Kayak, Swim and list goes on...

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There are a lot of great places to check out on day-trips while you're in the Orange Beach area.  Here's a list of Daytrip Ideas for you to explore.

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