Winter may be the most overlooked time of year to visit the Alabama Gulf Coast. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL are especially attractive to people from the states that literally freeze for months at a time. The months of December through March offer a different kind of vacation experience. The moderate weather in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach areas offers a nice escape from the harsh winters of the north.
Not only is the weather great, but winter vacatoins offer more savings than any other time of year. Many condos and beach homes offer special monthly rates for winter visitors. Airfare and gas prices are typically much lower in winter as well. There are also many bargains to find in the area. Many restaurants run “early bird” specials, and area shopping is full of specials and sales.
For all the golfers out there, winter along the Alabama Gulf Coast just might be the best time of year to hit the links. With 9 championship courses in the area, you may even play 36 holes in a day without worrying about the heat. Cotton Creek and Cypress Bend at Craft Farms, both designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer, and Peninsula, designed by veteran golf course architect Earl Stone, are not to be missed.
Great restaurants, shopping and activities abound in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL, not to mention the fact that winter visits allow guests to miss the crowds of the busy summer season. If you have not already looked into your winter beach getaway, now is the time to consider the Alabama Gulf Coast.