5 Tips for Planning a Hassle-Free Fall Vacation to Alabama Beaches
Heading to the Alabama Beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this fall? You have made a great decision! The Alabama beaches are a great place to visit during the fall season.
Make sure to read: 5 Reasons to Plan a Fall Vacation to Alabama Beaches
Download or Order a Travel Guide
Don’t miss something you didn’t know about but, would have loved! How many times have you visited an area to later find out about a great attraction you missed? Don’t be that person! You can download or order travel guides to the Alabama Gulf Coast!
Check for Local Activities/Festivals
Before you book your dates, make sure to check your travel dates to not miss a big event. If there is a large event planned for your weekend, you will want to get your tickets early. A lot of the events held in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach do sell out. How sad would it be to just watch the activities from your balcony? No-one wants that! Or perhaps, you want to avoid a big event! If large crowds are not your cup of tea, make sure there are no festivals on your dates.
Pack Layers of Clothes
Fall weather can be unpredictable, even during a short weekend trip. The weather here can be hot during the day and then freezing that night. Well, as ‘freezing’ as the Gulf Coast gets anyway. Check the weather before packing, and remember to prepare for both warmer and cooler temperatures. A slightly larger suitcase is worth the extra size and weight if it allows you to pack the sweater you’ll want to wear on a chilly fall night!
Use Mobile Apps
GulfShores.com offers a few different apps for you to download to help your vacation be hassle-free. They make it easy to see vacancies, restaurants, attractions and view the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Calendar of Events. You can find out what restaurants offer nightly music, alternative routes to the beach, preview hiking and biking trails, and much more with these apps.
Pack an Extra Empty Bag
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer an impressive variety of outlet malls, boutiques, and souvenir shops to help fill your Santa sack with unique gifts! Take some time to do some shopping while you visit. You can’t spend the entire time at the beach…well you can but, I do recommend shopping! Fall is the best time of the year to grab great deals!