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Price and Availability Index in Gulf Shores
Vacation Rental Price Information in Gulf Shores
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. Prices reach their highest point in June, where prices are an average of $352 a night (6/29 - 7/6). Opt for a getaway in December (12/22 - 12/29) for optimal savings when heading to Gulf Shores.
Rental Availability Information in Gulf Shores
Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in Gulf Shores. The most challenging week to find a rental in the next twelve months is in February (2/16 - 2/23). The week with the highest percentage of available rentals is in April (4/27 - 5/4).
The Weather in Gulf Shores
Find the Gulf Shores climate diagram. On average, the warmest month is August. However, temperatures can go lower than 44° in Gulf Shores in February. The rainiest month is August while the driest month is October.
Sun, Sea, and Surf Await at Your Gulf Shores Rental
A laid-back coastal town, Gulf Shores entices visitors with its festivals, concerts, and sporting events. Add to that a whole host of great outdoor activities, including swimming, biking, surfing, and diving, and there's never a dull moment. When you book a Gulf Shores condo rental, you'll be able to soak up the sun as part of an unforgettable trip.
Getting to Your Gulf Shores Condo
The nearest major airport to Gulf Shores is Pensacola International Airport, which receives domestic flights from Florida and other nearby destinations. The airport lies 40 miles from Gulf Shores' city center. The second major airport is the Mobile Regional Airport, which is 70 miles from Gulf Shores.
Gulf Shores Dining
When it comes to seafood, the cuisine in Gulf Shores is as fresh as it gets. Whether you like your shrimp baked, fried, grilled, blackened, or steamed, the city offers up this treat alongside the best of the sea. For seriously good oysters, head to the Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar where live music and the region's signature drink, the Bushwhacker, are thrown in for good measure.
Another great spot is Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina, which has indoor and outdoor dining. Feast on shrimp and grits, Momma's pork roast, fried crab claws, or Cajun roasted oysters, and wash it all down with a chilled Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Another local favorite when it comes to oysters is the lovely, family-owned Murder Point Oyster.
The Weather in Gulf Shores
The best time to visit Gulf Shores is during the shoulder seasons of Spring and Fall. April and May are perfect for those planning on swimming, biking, and generally embracing the outdoors. The fall months are just as fair and have the added bonus of being less crowded compared to the summer months.
Although December gets a bit chilly, seafood fans should note that it's oyster season. Visit at this time of year, and you can also take part in the colorful Christmas and New Year's festivities with the locals.
What to Do in Gulf Shores
In Gulf Shores, the possibilities are practically endless when it comes to natural attractions. A dolphin cruise will help you unlock the marine secrets of the Gulf of Mexico and its back bays. Chartered fishing trips and pier fishing are sure to keep anglers busy, while for an adrenaline rush, why not attempt the zip line course at the Gulf State Park? Kids will love a trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo where they can get up close and personal with the resident bears, lions, tigers, wolves, and primates.
Did you know that Alabama’s Gulf Coast is home to more than 200 golfing holes? Whether you fancy yourself as a seasoned golfer or just a beginner, why not fit in a few rounds as part of your vacation? Shopaholics will be kept busy in Gulf Shores, where you can find everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry to locally-made accessories. After all that shopping, pamper yourself at any of the Gulf Coast spas and recreation centers, where well-trained staff treat you to a relaxing massage, facial, or pedicure.
Art and Culture
Gulf Shores and the surrounding area are steeped in history, which is documented across the city's museums. Head to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park to learn more about US naval history by exploring a giant WW2 battleship. The National Museum of Naval Aviation is another great attraction for the whole family, with over 150 restored aircraft, an IMAX cinema, and a thrilling flight simulator.
The Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum, located nearby to Gulf Shores, is also well worth a visit. Detailing local Native American history, as well as marine and fishing culture, it contains a number of interesting artifacts.
History buffs should drive down to Fort Morgan, which stands proudly by the water. The museum housed within the former fort recounts 200 years of history through exhibits including artillery, uniforms, and other well-preserved objects. The Fort Morgan Historic Site surprises visitors with its fishing opportunities and many nature trails. Don't be surprised if you bump into foxes, coyotes, bobcats, or even water moccasins.
Those looking to drive further out will be happy to know that cities such as Chattanooga, Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, and Houston are all easily accessible by car from Gulf Shores.
Book your Gulf Shores rental and get ready for an unforgettable trip with beaches, history, delicious cuisine, and more. A Gulf Shores condo rental also gives you comfort and privacy, so that you can concentrate on having a great, stress-free time in the sun.
Gulf Shores: Sun, Sea, and Parks
With its lazy river, wave pools, high-speed body slides, and tube slides, this 20-acre water park is an outstanding family attraction.
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Bon Secour, meaning "safe harbor" in French, is a feeding and resting area for migratory birds. Admire native flora and fauna here, as well as looking out for Kemp's Ridley sea turtles.
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
The zoo is home to more than 290 animals including wolves, tigers, lions, leopards, and bears. Kids will love the petting zoo, animal shows, and aviary.
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
The second longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico is also Alabama’s only public pier on the Gulf. There's enough space for fishing along the rails, making it a popular spot for anglers.
Gulf State Park
With miles of white-sand beaches, nature trails, campsites for RVs and tents, as well as zip-lining, kayaking, and paddle boarding opportunities, this park is popular with active lovers of the outdoors.
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