5 Things You and Mom Must Do for Mother’s Day in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan
So you’ve decided to take Mom to the beach for Mother’s Day Weekend 2019, but you’re not sure what to do or where to stay. It is going to be a short quick trip so you’re in need of a little advice. To make the most of your time here, you need a plan. We, at Sunset Properties, have a few great ideas and we know you and Mom will make some great memories.
1. Ride our Ferris Wheel
As soon as you get to our Island Paradise, you will most likely see the Ferris Wheel at The Wharf in Orange Beach. With the top gondola towering at an astounding 112 feet high, The Ferris Wheel at The Wharf is truly one of our favorite island landmarks. It is the largest Ferris Wheel in the Southeast. Day or night, The Ferris Wheel welcomes guests to ride one of its 24 gondolas. It can hold up to 140 people at a time. Even if you’ve ridden our Ferris Wheel before, you will definitely want to make it one of your planned stops while you and Mom enjoy Mother’s Day Weekend on the Alabama Gulf Coast. While you’re at The Wharf, don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the many fine retail shops. Mom will love a new fun outfit from Sand Dollar Lifestyles or a nice cold daiquiri from Island Time Daiquiris. In addition to all the other great things to do at The Wharf, they have a great summer concert series lined up, too. Bryan Adams will play at The Wharf Amphitheatre on Friday night May 10th. While you and Mom are at The Wharf, why not take in a great concert? The weather is perfect in May for outdoor shows and we know you’ll have a blast!
2. Eat at Cobalt
With so many great places to dine around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, how to do you choose? We suggest trying Cobalt, The Restaurant in Orange Beach. Located next to The Caribe under the Perdido Pass Bridge in Orange Beach, not only is the food great, but so are the views! With menu items like yellowfin tuna and grilled chicken, how can you go wrong? Oh, and did I mention their delicious desserts? You must try the bread pudding or triple layer chocolate cake! Mom will certainly thank you for this special Mother’s Day meal! Sunset Properties has two great penthouses available for reservations at The Caribe right next to Cobalt. For a Mother’s Day Stay Mom won’t soon forget, consider reserving Caribe C Penthouse 14 or Caribe B Penthouse 4.
3. Enjoy a Flora-Bama Bushwacker
How can you have a weekend at the beach and not have a Bushwacker? No other island drink is like a Bushwacker and with several great places to have one, how do you choose? We recently published a blog about our favorite local Bushwackers, but if we have to choose just one, we suggest visiting the Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Store and trying theirs. A Bushwacker is a frozen drink that consists of several liquors usually mixed with chocolatey goodness and topped with a cherry. Located on the Alabama/Florida State Line, the Flora-Bama is known worldwide for great Bushwackers, unmatched entertainment, cold beer and fresh oysters. There is always a great band playing and the service is second to none. One of America’s oldest roadhouses, the Flora-Bama is not just a local bar, its a local landmark! Moms are always welcome and we can’t think of a better time to share one of our favorite local beverages with your Mom than on her special day. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures while you’re there. A visit to the Flora-Bama anytime is always the right time to make memories!
4. Shop at SanRoc Cay
With so many great retail venues to shop, how do you decide? From The Tanger Outlets in Foley, to the great shops at Pelican Place, to a plethora of local island shops, the choices are vast. We want to suggest you check out SanRoc Cay for Mother’s Day. Located across from the beach in Orange Beach, SanRoc Cay is a unique shopping and entertainment district. You will love spending the day with Mom here. With upscale boutiques like Sweet Dreams and Blue Lagoon Swimwear, Mom is sure to find herself the perfect Mother’s Day gift here. When Mom is all shopped out, be sure to visit Louisiana Lagniappe for some great food! After lunch, how about taking Mom out on the water for a charter trip? Contact the good folks at SanRoc Cay Marina for details on charters and rentals. SanRoc Cay is so much more than just a shopping venue. It is a place to spend the whole day with Mom making memories that will last long after you’ve gone back home.
5. Sunbathe on Fort Morgan Beach
If you’ve never been to Fort Morgan Beach, you are certainly missing out on a great local experience. The gently rolling waves of Mobile Bay that kiss the beach of Fort Morgan are perfect for floating, swimming and sunbathing. Fort Morgan Beach surrounds our famous fort and then stretches around from Mobile Bay to meet the Gulf of Mexico in front of The Dunes condominiums and The Dunes subdivision. To avoid the business of the public beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, many locals and guests alike choose to pass their lazy beach days on the beaches of the Fort Morgan area. Because you’re planning to try out these hidden gems located near the end of Fort Morgan Road, why not stay there, too? Dunes 407 is a tastefully decorated one bedroom, two bath condo that sleeps up to six people, and it is perfect for a Mother’s Day weekend getaway. The Dunes faces the Gulf and has a private beach. If you’d prefer to stay on Mobile Bay, check out Navy Cove 2113. This two bedroom, two bath condo comes with a private boat slip. Want to see a complete list of available beach homes? Visit SunsetProperties.com and use code MOTHER19 for a special offer on some homes. What better way is there to spend Mother’s Day weekend than in a great waterfront beach home? We simply cannot think of one!
With all that Mom has done for us, it seems so little just to celebrate her one day a year. We suggest celebrating Mom all year long, but if you have to squeeze it all into one weekend, we hope you will take our suggestions and make Mom’s weekend extra special. Come on down to the Alabama Gulf Coast. Come stay with us at Sunset Properties. Our beaches are beautiful and our waterfront views are spectacular. Our entertainment districts are welcoming and our southern hospitality unsurpassed. Our accommodations are superb and our pools are sparkling. All we’re missing is you, and of course, Mom. Join us at Sunset Properties this year for Mother’s Day as we celebrate our Moms and help you celebrate yours!