Rise to the Moment of Truth Friday, April 12, 2024

Tag: TOURISM

Gulf Shores Alabama News
Spring Breakers expected to flock to Alabama’s Gulf Coast this month

The 2024 Spring Break season has arrived and officials in lower Baldwin County are ready to welcome visitors for a family-friendly and safe vacation.

Bahama Bobs Alabama News
Bahama Bob’s repairs underway; Owners hope to reopen before Spring Break

The owners of Bahama Bob’s Beach Side Café in Gulf Shores are hoping to reopen in March after a fire caused extensive damage to the building last summer.

Foley Hotel Alabama News
Resort-style hotel coming to OWA Parks & Resort – Foley

A new $50 million resort-style hotel is coming to Foley in 2025.

Byler Road Alabama News
Tourism dollars could bring life to towns along Alabama’s oldest roadway

Byler Road was once just a pioneer trail started by buffalo. But in 1819, it became the first state-commissioned highway project, just two days after Alabama became a state.

Margaritaville Alabama News
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville coming to Gulf Shores

The city of Gulf Shores announced Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville will be part of a new development in the city. The restaurant will be in the Legendary Marina & Yacht Club.

K9 COMPETITION Alabama News
National police K9 competition hosted in Foley showcases 'best of the best'

The United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) National Field Trials was held in Foley the last week in September.

Tourism Alabama News
Dr. Daniel Sutter: Tourism and prosperity

Value-creating tourist destinations improve Alabama’s economy – and our lives. But subsidizing tourism with tax dollars will not create prosperity. 

Gulf State Parks from Alapark Alabama News
Dry conditions mean extra precautions at some Alabama state parks through Labor Day weekend

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is taking extra precautions at five state parks due to dry conditions.

Orange Beach Alabama News
Alabama tourism dollars more than double in 10 years; Orange Beach mayor says city has been 'blessed'

The Alabama Tourism Department is celebrating the economic impact of the state’s travel and tourism industry. New numbers show tourism dollars have more than doubled in Sweet Home Alabama over the past decade.

City of Fairhope Alabama News
World Atlas identifies top 8 main streets in Alabama; Fairhope, Prattville and Florence made the list

In a new report, World Atlas identified eight towns in Alabama with the best main streets. Those compiling the list took into consideration local stores and eateries, landscapes, monuments and area attractions.

City of Foley Alabama News
City of Foley 'punches at higher level' with tourists doubling population year-round

While Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Ft. Morgan are popular tourist destinations, the city of Foley is also a big draw for Baldwin County.

Orange Beach Alabama News
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach preparing for busy Spring Break season; Warn of zero tolerance for underage drinking

The entire months of March and April are considered the Spring Break season for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. City officials are preparing for a busy season this year and want to warn visitors that their goal is to keep everyone safe in a family-friendly environment.

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Alabama beaches — How summer 2022 compares to previous years for Gulf Coast tourism

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach tourism achieved record-shattering numbers in 2021 following a weak year due to COVID-19 in 2020. But how did Alabama beaches do in their most popular season this year?

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Answering questions for holiday beach-goers

By Craig Monger   While holiday vacationers prepare for trips to the Gulf, questions remain about the availability of properties and...