Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Blog

Welcome to our Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Blog. We at Anchor Vacations live and work in this beautiful area of the Alabama Gulf Coast. This way, we love to share information about whats happening. Local hot spots, recent news, travel tips and more. So if you want the latest scoop from the locals, check out blog frequently!

Gulf Shores Christmas Parade

The Annual Christmas Parade & Holiday Celebration

Ready or not, here comes Christmas! Everyone in Gulf Shores is gearing up for yet another eventful holiday season. Businesses are decorating their stores with twinkling lights, families are putting up their trees, and the staff here at Anchor Vacations eagerly awaits the arrival of our out-of-town guests. Trust us when we say, Gulf Shores […]

Corn Mazes

Halloween Activities near Me

Halloween has evolved from a single-day celebration to a month of festive activities. It seems as if every year there are new, exciting things to do in Gulf Shores for you and your family to enjoy. When traveling in a new city, it may seem overwhelming when tasked to pick out activities for your whole […]

Alligator Alley

Fun Family Activities in Gulf Shores

Deciding on the best state for a family vacation can be difficult. All families are different and have different ideas of fun. So, stop searching for “family fun near me,” and head down south! Your children can choose from several things to do in Gulf Shores, such as Alligator Alley, Mermaid Cruise, and The Wharf, […]

Nightlife Gulf Shores Orange Beach

Seven Stops for Gulf Shores’ Nightlife

When the sun goes down, Gulf Shores turns up! Whether you’re looking to dance, sing, play games or just catch up with your friends, there’s an option for everyone. You’ll find plenty of local entertainment during your stay at Anchor Vacations. To start, check out some of our favorite spots to grab a drink, or […]

Gulf Shores Snorkeling

Although Alabama’s limited coastal region compared to other states on the Gulf of Mexico, snorkelers from across the globe flock to the Alabama Gulf Coast for beautiful public beaches exciting snorkel spots. See the Gulf Shores water yourself with one of the full-service dive shops located near our Anchor Vacations rentals. Want to go snorkeling, […]

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Summer Splash in Alabama

If like most people you love the ocean, whether it’s swimming, snorkeling, surfing or Parasailing, you’re in luck because Anchor Vacations is located amongst some of the best beaches on the Gulf Coast. The sun and salt water are great to help free the mind from your daily routine. Not to mention the relaxing sounds of […]

Gulf Shores, Red, White and Blue

Red, White, and Blue in Gulf Shores AL

In Gulf Shores AL we are always looking for reasons to throw a party. From shrimp and seafood celebrations to music and football festivals, we were born to celebrate! Book your Anchor Vacation rental and join us for thrilling patriotic holidays. Whether it’s to kick off summer in style during Memorial Day weekend, or with […]

Spring into Festival Season in Orange Beach, AL

Festivals are a year-round essential that you won’t want to miss around Orange Beach, AL! You’ll discover fun for the whole family, from inflatable play areas, music, face painting, and so many more activities. For that reason, you won’t want to miss “Festival Season” on the Gulf Coast. Gather your crew, and pack your bags […]

Meet our Alabama Gulf Coast Wildlife

Gulf Shores attracts both wildlife lovers and beach bums throughout the year, from visiting the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo to sunbathing on white sandy beaches, and more you’ll find plenty of exciting things to do in Gulf Shores. With its warm light blue waters, and Anchor Vacations‘ beautiful rentals offer a distinct ocean-side escape you […]

Mardi Gras in Alabama

You’ll find that in the Gulf Shores of Alabama we cherish a good old-fashioned, down-home reason to have a good time. That’s why Mardi Gras is anticipated all year long here in Mobile Alabama. It’s the perfect blend of traditional Southern hospitality and fun visiting friends. Mardi Gras Festival around Gulf Shores If you happen […]

Love Birds Fly South

Anchor Vacation offers rentals on the beach; it doesn’t get much more romantic than beachfront rentals in Orange Beach. Our Alabama beaches offer sunset walks through white sandy beaches that stretch on for miles. The Gulf breeze and lapping waves of the Gulf of Mexico kiss the shore setting a relaxing soundtrack for an ideal […]

End the Year with a Feast

When you choose to stay at one of our Anchor Vacations rentals, you’ll discover that Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer more than just relaxing beaches. You’ll find that there are plenty of things to do in Gulf Shores and surrounding areas. However, we strongly recommend tasting some of the best places to eat in […]

Happy New Year!!

Ring in 2019 in paradise on the beautiful Alabama coast! From fabulous fireworks displays to polar bear dips, we have something for everyone! The Wharf Take your kiddos to the Inaugural Kids Confetti Drop at The Wharf to celebrate New Year’s a little early! At noon the confetti will drop over Main Street and there […]

Gulf Coast Christmas

Christmas on the Coast

How about spending a white Christmas on the Gulf Coast this year? Trade in your snow boots and shovels for flip-flops and a shelling bucket this holiday season and make some new memories! Santa loves the beach. Where else would he go to get away from the cold weather of the North Pole? So come make […]

thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

The holidays are almost here again, and the rush that comes with it! Thankfully you can escape to the beautiful beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast! Come spend Thanksgiving with us and relax for a change! At a warm 70 degrees with sunny skies, they’ll be no chance of snow but A LOT of sand! […]

Snowbirds

Snowbirds

Ahhh winter, a beautiful mess. Snow, ice, rain and of course, shovels. Well, how about sun, sand, palm trees and endless fun! Here on the Alabama Gulf Coast, you are part of our community and we want to share paradise with you. There are so many things to do and so many friendships to make […]

Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival

The 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival October 11th- 14th – Gulf Shores, AL If you love seafood, you absolutely cannot miss the National Shrimp Festival. For its 47th year, it will be even better than the last with more than 50,000 pounds of shrimp served per day right at your fingertips. Local award-winning chefs will […]

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend At The Gulf Coast

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Book Direct and Save – Gulf Shores Vacation

Book Direct & Save on your next Gulf Shores Vacation with Anchor Vacations Inc. Did you know that if you are booking your Gulf Shore Vacation through a third party site such as VRBO, Booking.com, TripAdvisor or AirBnB, etc. you are paying 3-20% more than if you book directly with Anchor Vacations, Inc.? View all of […]