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!

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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,, TripAdvisor or AirBnB, etc. you are paying 3-20% more than if you book directly with Anchor Vacations, Inc.? View all of […]

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Gulf Coast Spring Events & Savings

Enjoy a last minute Spring vacation along the Alabama Gulf Coast! Check out a few of the events we have going on in the area while you are in town. We are offering a last minute Spring Special on our Gulf Coast Rentals!! Book Now and you can enjoy 20% OFF the rent when you […]

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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach | Things to To Do in Spring

There is a lot of fun to be had in Gulf Shores with awesome Orange Beach things to do this spring. Several events we recommend you check out while on vacation are: Ballyhoo Ballyhoo is an exciting one-day event held on March 3, 2018 by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance. This event will take place […]

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Gulf Shore Mardi Gras 2018

Gulf Shores Mardi Gras 2018 is a great way to enjoy some exciting, family-style parades along the Gulf Coast. Join us at 10 am on Tuesday, February 13th for the Gulf Shores Parade as we let the good times roll along with many others looking to claim treats like beads, moon pies, stuffed animals and […]

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Gulf Shores Thanksgiving Vacation

Thanksgiving is an amazing time of the year to take a vacation in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL. We are offering low rates plus discounts on top of our already low rates! Enjoy the beautiful views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico from the balcony of one of our gulf front rental properties. Treat yourself to one […]

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Gulf Shores Things to Do in November

Get your phone ready so one of our friendly, professional reservationist can help you find a vacation rental for one of the many exciting events we have going on along the Gulf Coast in November!! Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer at the Hangout The 10th Annual Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend at The Hangout […]

Gulf Coast Happenings – Fall 2017

Are there any Gulf Coast events scheduled for this fall?  Well, of course! Check out some of the fantastic food and other events in the area and plan to join us for the fun! After reading about these fun happenings, learn about the lodging deals available! Check out these great Gulf Coast events going on […]

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Nesting Sea Turtles

Beach Access for Turtles! Leave only footprints was a campaign implemented to help keep the beach clean as well to make it easier for nesting sea turtles to journey from the water to their nesting sites and back again. Leaving nothing on the beach to impede their progress is important for nesting activity. It is very […]

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July 2017 Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Events

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June 2017 Gulf Shores Area Events

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Hangout Music Festival 2017

Easter eggs and sand cookies at the beach.

Easter at the Beach 2017

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]