Gulf Coast Vacation Getaways Ideas

Here is an idea for a weekend getaway. The last single tax colony in the United States, Fairhope, AL has plenty to do and see. Begin the day with a walk on the Fairhope Pier over Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Then carouse the many eclectic shops of downtown or take in the Fire Museum near the famous Fairhope Clock.

Head over to the Windmill Market  for lunch at Mary Ann’s Deli or Moe’s BBQ. The market has live music on the weekends. The majority of the building is constructed from recycled materials. Rainwater is collected for all irrigation needs. Their own windmill generates power. Kudos to their efforts.

For a taste of the area, pick up a couple loaves of fresh breads baked by Jesse’s Restaurant and Moore Brothers Market. Nicole and Jennifer are the true “Green Queens”. Westide Grocery has set up shop in the market with local and organic produce, meat, cheese, snacks and more to take to the house.

For cocktails visit “My Place” for townies and tunies or “McSharry’s” irish pub both just across the street from the market. For wine and cheese, Red or White, a wine and gourmet center. Master Joe’s Sushi bar is my most favorite dinner spot. Try the “Black Pearl” roll. Just south of the Marriott’s Grand Hotel, “The Wash House” restaurant in Point Clear, AL is highly recommended {reservations required}. Ask for David

Magnolia Springs B&B is the ideal alternative to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Point Clear, AL hotels or lodging .When visiting the beaches of the south, be sure to remember us when you consider area inns. We are your choice for Alabama Vacation Destinations.

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