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  • Alligator Alley

    • Alligator Alley opened in 2004, when owner Wes Moore decided that alligators needed a natural, protected area where they are guaranteed a haven away from danger.

    • This fascinating gator adventure allows you to view over 450 rescued alligators, ranging from the newly-hatched to mature adults.

    • As alligators have lost their natural fear towards humans, you must remain at a safe distance unless under supervision.

    • However, you will be able to see these majestic creatures basking in the Alabama sunshine, or nesting in the greenery from the viewing area, so don’t forget your camera.

  • Gulf State Park

    • Gulf State Park is located 10 miles south of Foley on the southern shores of Baldwin County, Alabama.

    • The park encompasses a huge 6,500 acres of land with glorious beaches, streams, pine forests and fresh-water lakes to explore.

    • Whether you wish to glide along Lake Shelby by kayak, sunbathe on white sandy beaches, or wander along verdant nature trails, you can do it all here.

    • The park offers cabins and camping facilities, so you can spend more time amongst nature, and enjoy the abundant recreational activities on offer.​​

  • Flora-Bama

    • The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package (aka The Flora-Bama or "THE BAMA"), located in Perdido Key, Florida, adjacent the Alabama/Florida state line, is a honky-tonk, oyster bar, beach bar, and Gulf Coast cultural landmark. The Flora-Bama takes its name from its location on the Florida-Alabama border line.

    • Home of the world famous "Mullet Toss"

    • ​Opened in 1964, this down-home waterfront bar/grill offers oysters, pub grub & live music every day.

    • Over the past 50 years the Flora-Bama has been named either the #1 Beach Bar in the U.S. or the World or listed as one of the top by Playboy Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, Men's Journal, USA Today, CNN, The Huffington Post, Yahoo Travel, Fox News, and more!

  • ​Orange Beach
    • You can charter a boat and go deep-sea fishing, play a round of golf, or visit The Wharf with its retail stores, eateries and Ferris Wheel.

    • Jump on board the latter to view the beach and Gulf State Park from an elevated perspective, before enjoying delicious seafood by the pier.

    • Named as one of the top 50 beaches in the world, this beautiful stretch of sand on the Gulf of Mexico is home to stylish hotels, piers and waterfront dining.

    • If you dream of miles of soft, white powdery sands and glorious sunsets, then you should visit Orange Beach.

  • Antique Rose Trail

    • Y​ou can spend a fragrant afternoon in Foley following the beautiful Antique Rose Trail.

    • The pretty trail winds through Downtown Foley from Heritage Park to Berry Street and showcases hundreds of heritages rose displays of all colours and sizes.

    • Springtime is the best time to visit as all the roses are in bloom, but you can also observe wildlife and floral displays on this mile-long trail at other times of the year too.

  • The Park at OWA

    • Nestled on the shores of a 14-acre lake, The Park at OWA is the newest and largest retail, entertainment and dining complex in Alabama.

    • The park features a fun amusement park with 21-rides which include the fabulous Rollin’ Thunder Roller Coaster and the thrilling Alabama Wham’a.

    • If you don’t fancy the adrenaline rush of the white knuckle rides you can indulge in some retail therapy! The park hosts a variety of shops, dining and entertainment options, including a vast game arcade.

    • It’s a fun day out for all the family, and it’s less than 5 miles from Downtown Foley.

  • McGuires Irish Pub

    • Our personal favorite: McGuire’s Irish Pub first opened in 1977 as a small neighborhood pub in a shopping center. In 1982 McGuire’s moved to its current location; Pensacola’s original 1927 Old Firehouse. Inside the pub you’ll find a turn-of-the-century, New York Irish Saloon themed 615-seat restaurant.

    • They are celebrated for their atmosphere boasting more than One Million signed dollar bills hanging from the ceilings and walls of the Pub.

  • Graham Creek Nature Preserve

    • If you prefer to surround yourself by nature, Graham Creek Nature Preserve in Foley is home to abundant rare wildlife and plant species.

    • Set in 500 acres of mixed forests, pine savannas and wetlands, this preserve allows visitors the opportunity to engage in myriad recreational activities.

    • Whether you wish to rent a canoe and paddle to Wolf Bay, walk the 5k cross-country trail, or indulge in a spot of bird-watching, you can do it all here.

    • The park hosts regular events which range from a ‘Feathered Friends Observation Day’ to the ‘Creek Crawl Obstacle Run’. So, if you want to meet like-minded nature lovers, or wish to make new friends while participating in a sporting event, head down to Graham Creek Nature Preserve.​​

  • Foley Railroad Museum

    • If you’re eager to learn about the early days of Foley, venture to the Foley Railroad Museum.

    • Set in a restored railroad depot, it dates to the early 1900s and houses several historic displays and archives relating to the city.

    • In addition to the impressive depot building and artefacts, one of the highlights is the ‘O’ gauge model railroad layout.

    • The model railroad was donated by Alan Goldman of Montgomery, Alabama on the understanding that children could view the exhibit free of charge.

    • The exhibit showcases a quarter mile of track and features 12 different railroads, several animated sites and 3 operating double track routes.

    • If you love history, and enjoy discovering more about Alabama railroads, this museum ticks all the boxes.

  • Lamberts Cafe

    • Experience a dining experience with a difference at Lambert’s Café in Foley, Alabama.

    • The original Lambert’s Café was founded in 1942 in Missouri, and the restaurant quickly became known for throwing hot bread rolls to the customers, earning it the nickname ‘Home of Throwed Rolls’. The Foley establishment (café number III) opened in 1996, serving delicious and generous plates of fish, shrimp, steak and ribs.

    • Whether you fancy a pass-around lunch, a slice o’ hog ham steak, or a roast beef pot roast, you can try them all here.

    • There are kids’ menus, Lambert’s classic dishes, take away rolls, salads and sandwiches to enjoy.

    • It’s a popular Foley restaurant, so be sure to arrive early to guarantee seating.​​

  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

    • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is less than 20 minutes’ drive from Foley, therefore it makes perfect sense to spend a day taking a walk on the wild side! There are over 600 animals at the zoo, and plenty which will pose for your photographs as they wander around their natural habitats.

    • Whether you wish to see majestic tigers, talkative cockatoos, Capuchin monkeys or reptiles, you can do it all here.

    • Children can enjoy talks about Kangaroos, Lemurs and Tamanduas, and participate in regular zoo events held throughout the year.​​

  • Holmes Medical Museum

    • Hidden away above a Foley pharmacy is Holmes Medical Museum.

    • The museum is set in the location of Foley’s first hospital which was operational from the mid-1930s to 1958. Today, you can observe the old theatre, see patient rooms which have not been altered since it closed, and view a bizarre collection of medical tools and equipment.

    • Some may find it gruesome, but others will see this as a fascinating insight into the city’s medical history.

  • Kayak Among Bon Secour River​

    • Imagine a canopy of trees draped in Spanish Moss, bald eagles taking flight across the bayou, and a labyrinth of wetlands and waterways, then see yourself there, gliding along in a kayak or canoe.

    • This fabulous self-guided kayak tour takes you along the Bon Secour River, experiencing nature, wildlife and birdlife as you pass scenic woodlands and drift underneath wooden bridges.

    • This is the stuff of cinematic movies, and you can experience it all for yourself when you stay in Foley.

  • Tanger Outlets

    • Shop 'til you drop in one of the many designer stores located just 10 minutes from Magnolia Farms.​

    • Tanger Outlets carries the hottest brands at decent prices.  Also check out the yummy eateries around the mall.

  • The National Naval Aviation Museum (Blue Angels)

    • Located on the Naval Base in Pensacola, the museum is devoted to the history of naval aviation, including that of the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard.​

    • The museum boasts 30,000 square feet of exhibit space and 37 acres of over 150 aircraft and spacecraft.

    • Oh yeah, did we mention that it's FREE?!

  • USS Battleship Alabama Memorial Park

    • ​Battleship Memorial Park is a military history park and museum located on the western shore of Mobile Bay in Mobile, Alabama. It has a collection of notable aircraft and museum ships including the South Dakota-class battleship USS Alabama and Gato-class submarine USS Drum.

  • Historic Fort Gaines

    • ​Fort Gaines is an historic fort on Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States. It was named for Edmund Pendleton Gaines. Established in 1821, it is best known for its role in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War. 

  • Historic Fort Morgan

    • ​Is a 3rd System Masonry Fort that has stood for over 150 years.

    • It is full of history about military occupation from The War of 1812 thru WWII.

  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab

    • ​At The Estuarium on Dauphin Island, you will get a hands-on learning experience exploring the habitats of coastal Alabama.

    • It is also the fourth largest estuary system in the United States.

    • Enjoy the educational and informative exhibit hall and the “oh-so-cool” sting ray touch pool.

    • Adventure onto the scenic, living marsh boardwalk and learn about the more than 100 local species of plants and animals on display. 

  • Foley Railroad Museum

    • ​Built in 1909, the depot was the city’s hub of activity for over 60 years.

    • Today, visit the historic depot to see photos, tools and memorabilia documenting Foley’s history and the important part the railroad played in developing this area.

  • Bellingrath Gardens

    • ​Bellingrath Gardens and Home is the 65-acre public garden and historic home of Coca-Cola tycoons Walter and Bessie Bellingrath, located on the Fowl River near Mobile, Alabama.

    • Walter Bellingrath was one of the first Coca-Cola bottlers in the Southeast, and with his wealth built the estate garden and home.

    • Enjoy it's full magical splendor during the most wonderful time of the year - Christmas!

  • Historic Downtown Fairhope

    • Take a romantic walk through historic fairhope - founded in 1928​

  • Weeks Bay Reserve Pier & Fishing
    • ​The Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a field laboratory and research facility along Weeks Bay estuary, about 6,000 acres in size. It receives freshwater from the Magnolia and Fish Rivers, and drains a 198 square miles watershed into the portion of Mobile Bay via a narrow opening.

    • Enjoy a walk on the pier or have a leisurely fishing day with the family. 

  • Blakeley State Park

    • ​Historic Blakeley State Park is a park located on the site of the former town of Blakeley in Baldwin County, Alabama on the Tensaw River delta. The park encompasses an area once occupied by settlers in what was a thriving community on the river.

February

Mardi Gras (Fairhope)

Orange Beach Seafood Fest and Craft Show (Orange Beach)

March

Strawberry Festival (Laxley)

Arts & Crafts Fest (Fairhope)

April

Mullet Toss (Flora-Bama)

May

Hot Air Balloon Festival (Foley)

The Hangout Music Festival (Gulf Shores)

Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championships (Gulf Shores)

July

Fireworks

September

Fall Fest (OWA)

October

Pensacola Interstate Fair (Pensacola)

October Fest

National Shrimp Fest (Gulf Shores)

Blue Angels Practice

November

Blue Angels Practice

Blue Angels Airshow (Pensacola)

December

Christmas in The Park (Foley)

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