Whether you’re looking for a place suitable for a winter getaway, or you love to travel to get away from the cold, Alabama’s coastlines near the Gulf of Mexico is a strip of heaven that will make you want to return each year.
“Snowbirds” is the term for those folks who search for warmer climates when winter arrives. They seek lots of activities and places to stay in southern locales, where warm weather is more prevalent even during the winter.
A New Tradition
Although it is not one of the traditional states snowbirds often choose, Alabama’s Gulf Shores have all the requirements and more. The place presents an amazing choice of the most glorious fresh seafood restaurants in the Gulf Shores, stunning beaches, activities, and entertainment areas.
In the past years, many snowbirds have been making this their winter headquarters according to the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Department of Tourism.
Things To Do and Reasons To Visit
You might want to try some or all of these during your stay:
1. Try out for a part in a play or a behind the scenes place at the renowned community theater. They put on one or two plays each winter aimed to please the snowbird community.
2. Fishing off the pier, surf fishing, or going out deep-sea fishing on a charter or boat. According to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the fishing pier at Gulf Shores is the longest along the Gulf of Mexico and has everything a fisherman or woman would need for a fun and successful day of pier fishing.
3. In early December, there is a lighted, decorated boat parade in the Intracoastal Waterway Canal. You can watch the parade from the wharf while having dinner and drinks with your friends.
In March there’s no need to travel to New Orleans for a celebration, as there is a spectacular Mardi Gras boat parade with food and fun that you won’t want to miss.
The Gulf Shores have many restaurants that serve the freshest and most tempting food. Whether you are looking for a simple dinner or are a connoisseur of the finest foods and wines, you’ll find something that will satisfy your taste buds and wallet.
A Cozy and Welcoming Community
Whether you’re retired, or just dreaming of that day, you’ll find this community full of great food and activities. It’s a place to meet new friends, have fun, and walk along miles of some of the prettiest snow-white beaches in the country. Alabama’s Gulf Shores in the winter have the perfect seaside feel.