4 Reasons to Plan a Gulf Shores Vacation This Fall

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Fall is a great time to travel to Gulf Shores because of the weather, fewer crowds, and beautiful nature. If you need a beach escape when the weather starts to get cold across the rest of the country, Gulf Shores is the place to visit. The Alabama Gulf Coast is home to white-sand beaches, outdoor activities, family-friendly entertainment, and more.

Here are a few of our favorite reasons to travel to Gulf Shores in the fall:

Warm Weather

The weather starts to cool down by September, but it still averages in the 80s in September and October. And because the Gulf of Mexico waters has been warmed all summer long, the fall temperatures are still comfortable for a day at the beach.

During this time of the year, you may experience a rainy day or two. Don't worry though, there are still plenty of things to do in Gulf Shores when it's raining outside

Fewer Crowds

After the kids go back to school, the crowds start to slow down considerably. If you're like most of the country, you may be learning and working remotely this year. You can even work and learn remotely from Gulf Shores.

You’ll find the beaches are wide open, there is less traffic, fewer restaurants will have a wait. During the fall in Gulf Shores, the crowds are mostly local and the vibe is even more laid-back. If you’re looking for a truly relaxing beach vacation, you’ll love the seclusion and quiet of fall in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Access to Nature

Sure, you can visit Gulf State Park or Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge all year round, but these preserves can be difficult to visit during the hot summer months. Once the weather cools, these parks are even more enjoyable. Plus, you’ll find even more birdwatching opportunities as migratory birds make their way through the area during the fall.

Fort Morgan is a great site to visit to learn about the area's history and culture, and there is a nature preserve there as well. 

Plan Your Fall Vacation to Gulf Shores

Stop dreaming and start planning your Gulf Shores vacation this fall. Our Gulf Shores vacation rentals are conveniently located near all the best things to do along the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

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