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!

It’s not too late to plan a Beach Thanksgiving!

  The temperatures may be a bit cooler this time of year, but the deals are heating up along the Gulf Coasts white-sand beaches. Be sure to enjoy our Thanksgiving special in one of our nicely decorated condos or beach houses. Stay between the dates of November 17th – December 1st and receive 25% off […]

Festivities Galore along the Alabama Gulf Coast!

Looking to enjoy some down time with your family?! Join us at the beach on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast as we kick off the month of October with all the festivities you could ever dream of! Are you ready for a mouth-watering bowl of GUMBO? Be sure to stop by the LA Gumbo Festival […]

Last Big Blowout

Kick back and relax on the beach in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach before summer ends! You may not know it thanks to our warm, sunny weather, but summer is slowly coming to an end. Before you know it students will be starting school and parents will continue their daily work schedule. Why not enjoy […]

Get Hooked with Anchor Vacations

Summer is in full swing along Alabama’s beautiful white-sand beaches. Does the idea of having a fun-filled vacation on the Alabama Gulf Coast have you hooked? Then get ready to cast your line for an amazing vacation with family and friends. The month of July is filled with all sorts of fishing events you will […]

Summer & Anchor Vacations Go Together Like Beaches & Sunscreen

Summer is just around the corner and the crystal clear waters and beautiful, white sand beaches along the Alabama Gulf Coast are calling you! What are your plans for the Fourth of July? We are less than two months away from one of the greatest annual celebrations. Alabama Gulf Coast is easily one of the […]

Travel back in Time at Fort Morgan

Go back in time and walk through the footsteps of these halls at Fort Morgan where many battles were fought during 1861 when the Civil was began to 1864 when the Battle of Mobile Bay was fought to 1898 when the Spanish American War was fought.  Learn what each room and building contributed to each […]

A Guide to Breaking Out of the Ice this Spring with an Anchor Vacation

The news this winter has been encased in weather and storm related alerts for much of the nation at some point in time. Chances are you are one of the unlucky many who have been chipping, digging, sliding and shoveling your way through winter. Chances are you are wishing for an early arrival of Spring! […]

Tailgate Cook-Off

Enjoy tailgating and want to try to win $500?!?! Enter the Tailgate Cook-Off at The Keg Lounge and Grill in Orange Beach on January 18, 2014. There is a $50 entry fee which includes up to 4 chefs. First prize wins $500 and a trophy, second prize wins $200 and a trophy and third prize […]

28th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade

Date & Time: Dec 14, 2013  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Location: Parade will assemble at LuLu’s at Homeport Marina, proceed east down the Intracoastal Canal Waterway, and end at Zeke’s Marina in Orange Beach. Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, 3150 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 In its 28th year this annual event has easily […]

SEC BeachFest

SEC BeachFest: Join us August 15th – 18th in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL as we kick off the football season at the 2nd SEC Beachfest.?! This championship celebration consists of football clinics, a fishing tournament, a golf scramble, a 5k run, happy hour, concerts & more!!! Not to mention the SEC BeachFest will […]

Vacation Rentals in Gulf Shores Alabama

Vacation rentals in Gulf Shores Alabama have been really strong for the 2011 summer. We were especially surprised to have been totally booked for the past 4 weekends. Surprised because last summer we had the BP oil on our beaches and never expected summer rentals to be this great. For the past few years we’ve […]