The Best of Gulf Shores, Alabama Blog

We've got all the details on the best of Gulf Shores, Alabama in our blog. Follow along as we feature restaurants, activities, things to do on rainy days and so much more! Looking for the best bars? We've got them! Best beachfront house rentals? We've got details on that too. We're the local area experts and we can't wait to share everything Gulf Shores with you.

tropical storm zeta
The City of Gulf Shores has declared a local state of emergency due to Tropical Storm Zeta's imminent threat and is calling for the voluntary evacuation of all visitors and tourists. The City encourages residents in low-lying areas, including West Beach, Little Lagoon, Plash Island,...Read more
hurricane zeta
City of Gulf Shores Officials continue to monitor the developments of, what is now, Hurricane Zeta. The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm watch and storm surge watch for our local area. As of the 5 p.m. CST briefing issued by the National...Read more
tropical storm zeta
City of Gulf Shores officials are actively monitoring the developments of Tropical Storm Zeta. As of the 1:30 p.m. CST briefing issued by the National Weather Service, Zeta is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane as it enters the south-central part of the Gulf of...Read more
fins and flamingos
Choose from these 12 spots to celebrate a multi-generational Thanksgiving this year. We've all spent most of this year avoiding contact with other people like the plague. Well, considering we are enduring a plague of sorts it's understandable. With the holidays on the horizon, what...Read more
relax on the beach poodles
Relax on the beach at Thanksgiving with Fido. Yes, we have wonderful, pet-friendly vacation rentals, so pack your wags for the holidays. Dogs are family so why shouldn't they enjoy a beach vacation, too. We have a large collection of pet-friendly properties in a variety...Read more
fins & flamingos vacation rental
Introducing Fins & Flamingos in Gulf Shores! Outdoor space is so important on a beach vacation and this charming three-bedroom cottage has an expansive deck that takes advantage of the epic second-tier Gulf Views. The comfortable living area features a custom pine vaulted ceiling and...Read more
hurricane delta updates
Hurricane Delta is forecast to intensify over the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall in south central or southwest Louisiana on Friday. With the projected path well to our west and in order to open accommodations to evacuees from Louisiana, Gov. Kay Ivey removed the...Read more
hurricane delta
Relax On The Beach Vacation Rentals is prepared for Hurricane Delta and you should be, too. The National Weather Service says Delta is now forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane (Category 3) before moving into the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Delta is forecast...Read more
gulf shores visitor ban
Good things are happening along the Gulf coast, yet we're not quite ready for prime time just yet. Power has been restored to most areas and work crews are here to help repair, restore, and to make our communities a very welcoming place again. Currently,...Read more
gulf shores update
Well, today we're able to say more of the sustained significant damage is behind us than the day before. Our island paradise sustained major flooding, extensive power outages, structural damage, wide-range beach erosion, fallen trees, and many impassable roads. The heroic, remarkable and resilient people...Read more