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Head to Alabama’s Gulf Coast for Family Fun this Summer

by Mary Melnick

Jun 28, 2021

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Destinations / North America

This summer, it’s time to treat your family to a fun-filled vacation to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or a week-long trip, Alabama has you covered.



Head to Mentone for a rustic getaway in the mountains of Dekalb County. The best place to stay is Mentone Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast located in the heart of town. Relax in the rocking chairs on the porch or enjoy the comfort of the cozy guestrooms. If you are more adventurous, the mountains, canyons and waterfalls are waiting for you at Desoto Falls and Little River Canyon.



As the largest city in Alabama, Birmingham has something to offer for everyone. During your visit, stay in the luxurious Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa. Enjoy a private balcony, signature restaurants and a relaxing spa. Don’t forget to get out and explore the great outdoors. Red Mountain Park and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are a must-see while in town. If you are more into the arts or history, make sure to stop by Birmingham Museum of Art and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.



Thanks to its elegant French influence, Mobile is the perfect weekend getaway. Stay at the Malaga Inn, a charming, quaint inn in the heart of Mobile’s historic district. During your visit, go on a peaceful stroll through the historic neighborhoods filled with centuries-old mansions. After, stop at Mobile Carnival Museum, a showcase of glittering, handmade costumes, fur-lined trains and crowns that date back to the 1860s.


Orange Beach

Lastly, head to Orange Beach to feel the sand between your toes and the sun against your skin. Unwind and reconnect at Turquoise Place. Located directly on the beach, float down the 450-foot-long lazy river or relax by the pool. After some time relaxing, head to Gulf State Park for a hike or stroll.


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