October Vacation Tips From Valor Hospitality Partners | Leaders in Hospitality Management
Autumn is officially here. For many of us, that can only mean one thing… Winter is coming. And with cooler, shorter days ahead, the typical fall trek through the mountains no longer seems like the ideal way to travel in Autumn. Fortunately, the water is still warm on the Gulf Coast in Alabama. And on Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the fun is just beginning. Read on to find out why visiting the beach during Autumn should be at the top of your traveler’s to-do list.
1. Save Money–and Your Sanity
Beaches are notoriously crowded during the summer months. With school back in session and tourist season coming to a close, autumn is a peaceful time to visit the beach. Not only do you get to skip the crowds and traffic, also likely access more affordable accommodations and travel.
After Labor Day, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach visitors can browse a number of special offers, including a number of seasonal-specific discounts on local dining and local attractions. A stress-free beach vacation for a fraction of the price? Say no more.
2. Warm Weather in October
The best part about going to the beach is… Well, the beach. If its not warm enough to enjoy the sun and sand, it’s not really much of a ‘beach vacation.’ If you’re looking for the best weather for a beach fall vacation, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach may be the answer to your prayers. These sandy white beaches have the added perk of remaining vacation-worthy well past the months of August and September. If you want a tan, just try to plan your autumn beach vacation before November rolls around.
Here’s a snapshot of the historical average Gulf Shore temperatures in autumn:
Weather in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach
September: 78 degrees. Highs of 85 and lows of 73.
October: 71 degrees. Highs of 77 and lows of 64.
November: 62.5 degrees. Highs of 69 and lows of 55. 69-55
3. A Good-Natured Fall Getaway
For those who enjoy the typical fall vacation chock full of nature trails and the great outdoors, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach make the perfect fall weekend adventure.
Nature lovers will love The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Gulf Shores Hilton hotel which gives guests access to the nearly 28 miles of trails through 6,150 acres of at least nine distinct ecosystems. With a fall trip to The Lodge, you’ll get to enjoy the salt and sand of a beach vacation, while taking in the unique biodiversity of Gulf Shores and southern Alabama during the fall. Take your pick of bikes, segways, kayaks, and paddle boards for navigating the trails.
You can also opt for a 2-hour eco-traveling option with Coastal Segway® Adventures, exploring the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, one of the most scenic loops of Gulf State Park. All of this, while enjoying the perfect fall Alabama weather.
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4. Fall Festivals on the Shore
When the tourists pack up and head home at the end of August, things are just heating up for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Head down for a weekend in October and attend the nationally recognized 48th Annual Shrimp Festival, which attracts nearly 300,000 people each year.
For music lovers, there’s the Annual Frank Brown Songwriters’ Festival. Festivals featuring delicious eats are the norm. Beer enthusiasts will want to be sure to plan a trip in November to make it to the Oyster Cook-off & Craft Beer Weekend in November which will feature live music and beer from over 30 breweries. With activities and events for beachgoers of all kinds, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and ideal fall vacation destination.
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