We All Need Places to Go…
even if we live on a beach!

Sparkling white beaches may attract us to this Gulf Coast. But the places to go beyond our beaches surprise us with variety, enjoyment, and beauty.

Those of us who live along this upper Gulf of Mexico coastline know we live in a perfectly located beach paradise &mash; filled with fun, food, entertainment…and so much  more.

Alabama coastline sits in the middle of a beach paradise.Alabama beaches smack dab in the middle of paradise.

We also know, our paradise only begins at the beach. And then spreads inland, all across Florida’s Panhandle, Lower Alabama, and Coastal Mississippi—where you’ll find places far beyond ordinary beach attractions.

From Alabama beaches you’ll be close to everything you (or someone with you) will want to do. And you won't need any genius to enjoy these extraordinary beaches.

Upper Gulf of Mexico coast sparkles with white sand.Upper Gulf of Mexico coast sparkles with soft white sand.

The genius of our Gulf Coast is, neither you (nor your vacation) need to stay always on the beach. 

Because, as we locals can tell you, the beaches are only one attraction (of ever so many).

What's Beyond Gulf Coast Beaches?

Places varied enough to entertain anyone — so everyone finds favorite things to do, whether a beach lover or not.

Places to Go with Friends (or Family)

Fairhope Alabama sculpture in the park.Fairhope Park

What kinds of things do you and your friends like to do? 

Whatever the answer, most likely you can a perfect place to gather in a town or park near your beach.  

Culturally Southern Places

Historic Swift-Cole House

What’s so special about Southern Culture?

Music

Food

History

Wildlife

Gardens


Places to go with Children 

Go on a dinosaur hunt with your kids.Hunt for dinosaurs with your kids.

Where to go with kids? Of course, that depends on the children you want to entertain. Ages. Temperaments. Interests. And what parents allow. 

The coast is packed with fun things for kids, of all ages…from hunting dinosaurs to enjoying water parks and outdoor adventures to discovering wonders in unusual museums.


Places for teens to Go


Places Far More Important than Holiday Fun

What’s so important about the coastal environment?