Treat the one you call mom this Mother’s Day to a relaxing getaway. Alabama and its many beach towns offers a breath of fresh Gulf air and a unique locale. This includes the beach towns of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan, just to name a few. You’ll find plenty of fun and exciting Mother’s Day and year-round activities to create a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day trip she’ll never forget!
Choosing a beach destination means you’ve likely planned plenty of beach time with mom. Fill your days with activities like laying out and sunbathing. Plant a beach umbrella, spread out a blanket, and read or have a picnic. Swim in the Gulf, or change up your regular exercise routine with a run or walk on the beach! Pump up the adrenaline with activities like parasailing, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and more!
Mother’s Day Brunch
Treat mom to a Mother’s Day brunch. There are various restaurants in the area that will be serving up the traditional meal in addition to their normal fare. Contact your restaurant of choice to find out the details like date, time, reservations, and whether they allow pick up or delivery of the special meal so mom can relax and enjoy without a crowd.
Give Mom some well-deserved and much-needed R&R during a Mother’s Day respite to the area. There are several spas throughout Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and Fort Morgan that are ready to help you and your mom make that total relaxation a reality this Mother’s Day. Choose from an array of services like mani/pedis, body wraps or scrubs, scalp treatments, and much more. If mom’s traveling companions include them, some spas even offer special just-for-men services that pamper them in the ways they need most.
Mom will no doubt want to remember the trip for years to come, as well as pick up some souvenirs and mementos. The shop has been a Gulf Shores staple since 1956 and is open seven days a week. While you’ll collect souvenirs from other activities and attractions, like beach adventures, the shop has thousands of gifts for everyone on your list. She’ll find something for herself, and maybe the loved ones who couldn’t make the trip with her.
Fort Morgan Road Trail
If mom loves the outdoors, she’ll love lacing up her hiking boots, grabbing a bottle of water and her sun gear, and heading out on an adventure. The 5.6-mile Fort Morgan Road Trail is asphalt and starts just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and stretches west through Gulf Shores. The path runs parallel to Fort Morgan Road/Highway 180 through tree-lined areas and neighborhoods and ending at the Peninsula Golf Club. The trail is an easy hike or bike, as it’s mostly a flat asphalt surface meaning everyone can tag along. The eastern end of the trail has only a few gentle climbs – making it easy for groups of all skill levels to enjoy. Add some difficulty when you continue through Gulf State Park’s Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails.
Head to the official Entertainment District of Orange Beach with mom this Mother’s Day. There are hundreds of family-friendly events throughout the year, including around the Mother’s Day holiday. Cure your hunger or score some souvenirs in the many shops and restaurants or take a ride with mom on one of the Southeast’s largest Ferris wheels!
Gulf Shores Museum
If you or mom didn’t know much about Gulf Shores and the surrounding area before you arrived, make a stop at the museum. The Gulf Shores Museum is in a house that dates back to before World War II and stood as the beach house of Valerie Cole’s family from Mobile. The house, originally built in West Beach, was donated by the family. The structure moved from that original location to its current home after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The museum’s many permanent and temporary exhibits tell the story of Gulf Shores’ history. It offers various programs and activities for all ages as well as many interests throughout the year. Check the calendar to see what’s happening during your Mother’s Day visit.
The Perfect Mother’s Day Retreat
When you book a Mother’s Day getaway with Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental with mom, or experience the myriad of activities available to help build a vacation that is uniquely yours with memories to last a lifetime.
For a stay for just you and mom, or a solo stay for mom, choose a one-bedroom unit, or bring a larger group and spoil everyone this Mother’s Day when you book a five-bedroom unit. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in spacious living areas or private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in your own private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite movie or TV show together on a flat screen TV.
Contact us today to start planning a Mother’s Day trip to remember for years to come!