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 and we love to share information about whats happening. Local hot spots, recent news, travel tips and more. So if you want the scoop on area information from the locals, check out blog frequently!

Easter eggs and sand cookies at the beach.
Check powered hang glider flight off your summer bucket list

Check Something Great Off Your Summer Bucket List!

It’s Time to Check Something Off Your Summer Bucket List! Have you ever thought about navigating the skies from your own aircraft? Wondered what a powered hang glider is? Or wanted to get a little closer to the beautiful skyline above the beaches of Gulf Shores? Then maybe you are ready to check something off your […]

A family walking along a Gulf Shores beach for Spring Break.

A Family Friendly Spring Break

Experience Gulf Shores for Spring Break! The Alabama Gulf Coast is the perfect family friendly spring break destination. It’s a great place to create unforgettable moments with your family and friends on your spring break. What’s even better is that The City has decided to extend the no alcohol ban again this year! This means […]

Image of the Gulf Restaurant in Orange Beach

Fun Outdoor Gulf Shores Dining

  Everything is Better Outdoors… Especially Gulf Shores Dining Looking for somewhere that you can eat outdoors? Someplace fun, unusual, and good food all rolled into one?  Here are some amazing Gulf Shores dining choices for you to try: The Gulf The Gulf in Orange Beach is a restaurant within shipment containers, located in Orange Beach at […]

Brick & Spoon for an Orange Beach breakfast

Find the Best Orange Beach Breakfast

Our Orange Beach Breakfast Favorites! They say that breakfast is a meal that shouldn’t be missed.  Start your day off on the right foot by trying one of these wonderful Orange Beach breakfast places we just can’t help but recommend for a delicious meal! Another Broken Egg serves up scrumptious breakfast, brunches and lunches at […]

Enjoy great Gulf Shores Vacation Deals During Mardi Gras!

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras 2017

Mardi Gras 2017 in Gulf Shores: It is that time once again; our Gulf Shores Mardi Gras 2017 will kick off on Saturday, February 28th with the annual Gulf Shores Mardi Gra Parade along the Gulf Coast. Get ready to snag your front row spot on the parade route, along with many others, as you stuff your bags with […]

Walk on the beach with this Valentine's Day Gulf Shores Vacation Deal

Valentine’s Day 2017 Gulf Shores

Why Valentine’s Day 2017 in Gulf Shores? Looking for that perfect something for Valentine’s Day? Come to the beach, enjoy the view, good food, romance, and best of all each other! Experience Valentine’s Day 2017 in Gulf Shores with a great  Vacation Deal! A Romantic Walk on the Beach  Spend Valentine’s Day 2017 in Gulf Shores […]

Gulf Shores Beach Image with Christmas Ornaments

Christmas in Gulf Shores 2016

Enjoy Christmas in Gulf Shores with sugar white beaches that look like drifting snow but… seasonal temperatures that still allows you to enjoy all the outdoor activities planned throughout the Christmas season! Get your holiday good will flowing with several parades throughout the South Alabama coastal region!! The Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebrations will roll […]

Thanksgiving Getaway at the Beach

Thanksgiving is one of the best times to vacation at the beach. I mean who could resist the incredibly low rental rates that are being offered this time of year?! Plus, we are offering free night specials on top of the already low rates!! Start thinking about a Thanksgiving getaway today! Make this year’s Thanksgiving […]

National Museum of Naval Aviation and Great Gulf Shores Things to Do

The Gulf Coast has several events going on this month that may interest you! So go ahead and get your phone ready so one of our friendly, professional reservationists can help you find a vacation rental for one of these exciting events. 9th Annual Oyster Cook Off at The Hangout For those of you with […]

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo “The Little Zoo That Could” When you visit Gulf Shores, Al of course your initial thought is the beautiful white sand beaches and fun in the sun. While the beach may be the main attraction for vacationers, it’s “The Little Zoo That Could” (otherwise known as the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo!) […]

Historic Fort Morgan Alabama

Come Experience Historic Fort Morgan Alabama! Located on Mobile Point, at the end of Scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula, the site of the historic fort has a diverse number of activities to make your reservation and visit a memorable one. Preceded by another fort, Fort Bowyer during the War of 1812, Historic Fort Morgan Alabama is […]

Gulf State Park

Gulf State Park: Fun for the Whole Family! Are you looking to experience all the Alabama Gulf Coast has to offer? If so, The Gulf State Park is just for you. At this park you will enjoy everything from camping, hiking, the gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches, a fantastic fishing pier, along with so much more. […]


USS ALABAMA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL PARK Voyage through time and revisit an era of adventure and bravery as you tour the many exhibits located at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL nearby to our Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation rentals. The USS Alabama USS Alabama (BB-60), a South Dakota-class battleship, was the […]

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

 Named one of the 10 Natural Wonders of Alabama, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge comprises 7,000 acres on five parcels of land   Information about Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Congress established the Refuge in 1980 to preserve the coastal dune ecosystem and to protect threatened and endangered species along with migratory birds. The […]

Blakeley State Park

Visit Historic Blakeley State Park Are you a history buff that thrives on visiting historic areas? If so, you will defiantly want to incorporate the Historic Blakeley State Park into your vacations. Visit the town of Blakeley, one of the oldest towns of Baldwin County dating back to the 1820;s. While you brush up on […]

Meaher State Park

If you are looking to camp, fish or just relax in the great outdoors look no further the Meaher State Park. This beautiful park is located in the wetlands of Mobile Bay. With its 1,327 acres you will truly be surrounded by all that Mother Nature has to offer. Fishing at Meaher State Park Meaher […]

Pirates Cove Gulf Shores

Pirates Cove Marina & Restaurant We know that on your vacation you want a true local experience. Pirates Cove is the destination for you. When you visit Pirates Cove put away your watches, because you are now on island time and everything moves at it’s own pace! You can get there by boat or by […]

Waterville USA Gulf Shores

When you need a break from the sand but you still want to play in the water look no further than Waterville USA located in Gulf Shores. This 20 acre waterpark and amusement park has everything for your family to enjoy! And may people didn’t even know it was an option when they started planning […]

Flora-Bama Fishing & Gulf Shores Summer Activities

Kick back and relax on the beach in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for the summer!! There are several exciting events you can partake in and of course nothing beats vacationing at the beach. Start with the ever popular Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo and checkout everything else available in June! FLORA-BAMA FISHING RODEO The Flora-Bama Fishing […]