Oh Wow!  OWA!  

3 Things You Must Do At Owa

Owa is The Alabama Gulf Coast’s newest entertainment, dining and shopping venue.  OWA, which is a Muscogee Creek term for “water”, offers something for the whole family.  Located between AL Hwy 59 and The Foley Beach Express at 1501 South OWA Boulevard in Foley, Alabama, Owa should definitely be part of your next beach adventure!   While there is way more stuff than you can do in one day, here are 3 things we recommend you not miss while in our area:

1. Ride a coaster or a frog

Owa is proud to offer 21 amusement park rides.  For the thrill seekers among us, Owa is sure to please!  Whether you prefer rides that spin like the Wave Runner or have G-force thrusts like the Air Racer or swing high over the park like the Freedom Flyer, you’re sure to have a blast experiencing them all.  Oh, and don’t miss the roller coaster.  Rollin’ Thunder, a super fast thrill coaster, has drops, loops, hairpin turns and speed sure to get your adrenaline going!  You’ll be telling your friends about that ride for years to come!  

Owa also has several family friendly amusement park rides.  The Flying Carousel, Sky Balloons and Tea Time spinning teacup rides are just a few.

And what would an amusement park be without kid specific rides?  Don’t let the kiddos miss the Zip Zap Race, the Gully Washer or the Leap Frog ride.  After all, who wouldn’t want to ride an actual leaping frog?

For specific guidelines like height requirements for these must-do attractions, visit OWA amusement park guidelines.

2. Eat something good

If you’re looking for a quick snack between rides, check out one of Owa’s many food carts.  Yummy hot dogs, tacos, shaved ice and ice cream are just some of the choices available at the food carts.

Not quite what you were craving?  Then check out Shady Arbor or the Veranda.  For mouth-watering pulled pork, fresh delicious salads and perfectly prepared beef brisket, visit the Veranda.  Nachos, popcorn shrimp and gator bites are also available.  Shady Arbor’s menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza and chicken.  And, of course, there is ice cream!

For a whole different dining experience, visit the Groovy Goat or Wahlburgers located right outside the park.  The Groovy Goat offers a vast menu including breakfast all day, specialty burgers, steaks and salads.  They offer a wide variety of beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks.  And TVs.  There are TVs all around so you can watch your favorite sporting event while you dine!

And Wahlburgers is at Owa, too.  We all love Wahlburgers!  Known for hamburgers as famous as the Wahlberg Family, Wahlburgers is sure to be a hit with your whole family!  From mac and cheese, to specialty burgers to chili, there is something on the menu for everyone.  Wahlburgers also has drink menu that is unmatched!  Featuring Coke products, coffee and tea, locally brewed beers, and adult frappes, the drink menu has something for everyone.  Wahlburgers also has a tee-shirt shop right on site, so don’t forget to grab yourself a cool tee before heading out.

3. Visit the arcade

If your idea of a great day is not riding thrill rides, but playing arcade versions instead, you’re in luck!  One of the newest additions to the Owa property is an amazing arcade located right outside the park gate.  Showcasing 50 different arcade games, a variety of interactive video games and a redemption center, the arcade at Owa just opened in December 2017.


Owa is still growing.  This is just a short list of things we love and believe you will, too.  As more restaurants and attractions are added, we will be sure to highlight them in our blogs.


While you’re making your plans to visit OWA, don’t forget about our sugar white Alabama Gulf Coast Beaches and Mobile Bay just a short 20 minute drive away.  Sunset Properties has Gulf front beach houses, condos with and without boat parking, and fabulous penthouse rentals available for vacationers.


Make your plans to visit OWA, but be sure to stay with us!

www.sunsetproperties.com   or call 251.543.1370

2018 New Year’s Resolutions you can keep!

Have you made your 2018 New Year’s Resolutions yet?  Lose ten pounds.  Join a gym.  Save more money.  Learn a new trade or skill.  Read more.  Ugh.  Those sound more like punishments than resolutions!

How about this instead:

With the new year rapidly approaching and everyone making New Year’s Resolutions for 2018 that seem nearly impossible to keep, we, at Sunset Properties, suggest making resolutions that are fun, memorable and attainable.  

In short, make resolutions you can keep!


Resolve to:


  1. Take a nap on the beach

Stretch out on a comfy beach lounge chair under a big colorful umbrella and let the sounds of The Gulf of Mexico lull you to sleep.  


  1.  Wear flip flops all day

Spend a whole day shopping in shoes that pop when you walk.  SanRoc Cay in Orange Beach and Pelican Place in Gulf Shores offer superior retail therapy options.  Flip flops welcome!


  1.  Leave your phone and tablet turned off

Let the only calls you hear be the ones seagulls make to each other.


  1.  Walk a nature trail

Take a leisurely stroll along one of Gulf State Park’s fabulous nature trails and just unwind within your surroundings.  


  1.  Cast a line from a pier

Watch a bobber dance in the waves from Alabama’s 1540 foot long Gulf State Park Pier.  Fishing licenses are available online and day permits are available right from the pier office.


  1.  Visit a Fort

Listen for the sounds of soldiers’ conversations from centuries ago you tour historic Fort Morgan.  Built in 1812, Fort Morgan is surrounded with some of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches in Alabama.


  1.  Ride a ferris wheel

Enjoy an amazing view from atop the ferris wheel at The Wharf.  Check out the concert schedule for the Amphitheatre at The Wharf, as well.  One of your faves may be playing soon!


  1.  Eat oysters

Add some Tabasco, salt, and lemon to top off your raw or fried oysters at Doc’s Seafood Shack in Orange Beach or Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores.


  1.  Take a dolphin cruise

Book a day or evening trip out on the water and watch dolphins play.  Sunset Properties has a program called Xplorie, where when you stay with us you receive one free ticket everyday during your stay to some of the local attractions, one of them being Cetacean Cruises.

  1. Volunteer

Participate in the Alabama Coastal Cleanup in September or The Annual National Shrimp Festival in October and make new friends who love the beach just as much as you do.


Don’t these sound so much better than the traditional resolutions we’re supposed to make?  We think so, too!  

We, at Sunset Properties,  want to welcome you to the Alabama Gulf Coast in 2018 where resolutions are enjoyable, memorable and even relaxing.  Happy New Year and we’ll see you soon!

Top 5 Nightlife Entertainment Spots in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan

After a day filled with shopping,  sun, sand and sea, you’re looking to cool off with a perfect cocktail and have some great local seafood while listening to a live band.  We totally understand!   Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan offer some of the greatest venues for food, fun and music!

Here are a few of our favorite night spots and we hope you will love them as much as we do!

#1  Tacky Jacks

Tacky Jacks is a great place to go unwind.   With a menu sure to please almost anyone and drinks that’ll have you texting pictures to your buddies back home, Tacky Jacks is a definate stop while you’re in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan. If you are staying in the Dunes community in Fort Morgan (Dunes Condos, Indies Condos, Dunes Subdivision or even Bay to Breakers) you can even walk to Tacky Jacks! Known for their family friendly atmosphere, Tacky Jacks is a great choice for adults and kids, alike.  With three locations around the Island, Tacky Jacks is convenient to almost every vacation rental home.  Come hungry and expect to not just get a great meal and hear some great music, but to make a great memory.  Don’t forget to get yourself a Tacky Jacks tee before you leave!  You’ll be the envy of your friends back home!

#2  Live Bait Food & Spirits

Speaking of cool tees, do you have your Live Bait tee yet?  You have to get one of those!  In addition to fun colored  tees,  Live Bait has an amazing menu and a fun staff!  They offer some of the coldest drinks on the Island and the live music can’t be beat!  Whether you choose to sit inside or enjoy your evening on one their decks, you’ll be glad you put Live Bait on your must-do list.

#3 Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar

The Flora-Bama is a timeless roadhouse that just keeps getting better!   If enjoyable musicians that’ll have you singing along and cold beers are what helps you unwind, then this is a definate stop for you.  After a short drive to the Al/Fl state line, you’ll find yourself at one of the most famous lounges around.  The Flora-Bama has been featured in Southern Breeze, The New Yorker, Bon Appetit, Boston Globe, The Huffington Post and CNN Travel, just to name a few.  You don’t stay around for 55 years unless you’ve got something special to offer your guests.  After you visit the Flora-Bama,  you’ll see what we mean! Keep in mind, we have properties located just a few short minutes from this establishment. 

#4 The Hangout

Serving specialty drinks and a menu all their own, The Hangout in Gulf Shores is so much more than just a bar.  Home of the World Famous Hangout Music Festival,  The Hangout is located right off the public beach facing The Gulf of Mexico in the heart of Gulf Shores.  What better way is there to end a great day of shopping, fishing, or beach strolling than to bring your old friends or meet some new ones at The Hangout?

#5 Bills by the Beach

After a long day of fishing, you must visit Bills by the Beach where they will cook your catch as you listen to live music on the open air deck.  West Beach Boulevard never sounded or tasted so good!  If you didn’t have much luck catching your own supper, don’t worry.  Bills by the Beach has a menu that is second to none.  Come hungry for the cuisine and stay for the tunes!

From fishing and shopping and sunning all day, to relaxing and eating some great local seafood and listening to some fabulous music all evening, we hope you enjoy Island Life as much as we do.  Remember its always the right time to have a good time when you’re living on Island Time!

Top 5 Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Top 5 Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Any day at the beach is a good day, but New Year’s Eve is a great day to be on the Alabama Gulf Coast!  There are so many fun things to do as you say “so long” to 2017 and “hello!” to 2018.  The hard part won’t be finding a place to go to take your family or meet some friends.  The tough part will be deciding which place to choose!   As you plan your annual countdown to midnight, consider these five options:

#5  Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s

The fun starts at 10 AM at Lulu’s in Gulf Shores.  For those of you who are not looking for a late New Year’s Eve Celebration, but an early one, this is for you!   Grab your camera, throw on your shades and flip flops, and bring the kiddos to Lulu’s early on December 31.  They will be getting ready for their massive Beach Ball Drop at noon.  Expect kid friendly events and lots of entertainment for the whole family.  Oh, and about the flip flops, you might want to bring along some warm shoes, too, just in case!

#4 Moon Pie Drop in Mobile

Yep!  You read that right!  There is a giant 600 pound Moon Pie that shines over downtown Mobile on New Year’s Eve and it drops at exactly midnight!  If you’ve experienced an Alabama Mardi Gras, you know the significance of the Moon Pie in Mobile.   However, if you’ve never seen the giant pie in the sky, you’re in for a treat that can only be rivaled by catching the real thing during carnival season.  This is the 10th year for this fun event where you can expect to see fireworks, hear live music and get some great local food and drinks as you look forward to all that 2018 has to offer.  This event is fun for families, friends and couples, alike.

#3 Marlin Drop at The Wharf

If seeing a Moon Pie lowering over the Port City isn’t your idea of an amazing way to  ring in the New Year, how about seeing a giant Marlin lower at The Wharf?  The Wharf in Orange Beach is known for its fabulous lights, amazing ferris wheel, superior retail shops,  and superb resturaunts all year long.  Seeing it all aglow with holiday lights while listening to the sounds of live music is a celebration no one should miss!  Plan on attending kid friendly activities early in the evening and adult-centered fun as midnight draws near. Get ready to raise your glass and welcome 2018 as you watch The Wharf’s own Giant Marlin lower as the clock ticks down.

#2 The Flora-Bama

How about spending New Year’s Eve at the best bar on any state line?  The World Famous Flora Bama Lounge located on the AL/FL state line will be hosting their annual New Year’s Eve bash.   With live music on three stages, a buffet from 7-midnight and party favors, this is sure to be one for the record books!  The Flora-Bama New Year’s Eve Bash is a ticketed event and it will most certainly sell out, so if you’re planning to attend this celebration, buy your tickets early! Sunset Properties rents two Penthouse Condos at the Caribe, which is only a half mile away from the Flora-Bama! 

#1 The Hangout in Gulf Shores

We round out our countdown of the top 5 things to do for New Year’s Eve on the Alabama Gulf Coast with one of Gulf Shores’ own original beach destinations:   The Hangout.  Located at the intersection of Highways 59 and 181 in the heart of Gulf Shores, The Hangout will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration for both families and adults.   Bring the wole family and come early for movies, face painting and a balloon drop.   Or wait a little later for the 21 and up celebration to enjoy a delicious buffet, complimentary midnight toast and balloon drop with great prizes.

If you have a little too much fun and decide you don’t need to drive yourself back to your condo or beach house, remember to call one of our taxi services to take you home.  Before your head out, check out www.gulfshores.com and search Taxi for a list of our fine transportation service companies.  We want to have a great time celebrating, but we also want you to arrive safely back at your vacation home when the party’s over. We also rent a studio condo directly across the street from the restaurant and one just a couple of blocks down! 

Wherever you choose to spend the last day of 2017, as long as you’re on the Alabama Gulf Coast,  we’re sure you’re in for a day and night filled with great food, music, laughter and lots of happy beachgoers.  Happy New Year from all of us locals on the Alabama Gulf Coast!  We hope your 2018 is filled with sunny days, perfect waves and a little sugar white sand between your toes!

This Historical Site is an Important Piece of Fort Morgan History

There is a lot of history in Fort Morgan, AL. From the early goings of the 19th Century, the Fort Morgan Historical Site, then just called Fort Morgan, has left its impression upon the area. The site itself is eponymous with Fort Morgan history and the spirit of the area. So, when you visit Fort Morgan, AL, you must visit the Fort Morgan Historical Site! Where else will you get such rich Fort Morgan history?

Looking for great things to do during your vacation to Alabama’s Gulf Coast? Find the Fort Morgan Historical Site and much much more in our free downloadable Vacation Guide. It’s full of great ideas for your time here, so download it today! At Sunset Properties, we want you to have the very best vacation possible!

Explore a Piece of Fort Morgan History

Construction of the historic fort began way back in 1819. It was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with manual labor coming mostly from African-American slaves. The name “Morgan” comes from a celebrated Revolutionary War hero, General Daniel Morgan. It was completed in 1834. Only 27 years later, Fort Morgan came under Confederate control at the start of the Civil War. Toward the end of the war in 1864, Union forces gained victory over a powerful Confederate force that included the U.S.S Tennessee, one of the strongest ironclad warships of the time. The fort was occupied once again from 1900 to 1923 and once again in 1942 in response to World War II. At the end of the war, the fort was abandoned. Today, it sits as a living history museum and the most important piece of Fort Morgan history.

What You’ll Find at the Museum

Over 200 years of historical artifacts are archived at the Fort Morgan Historic Site. In the museum, you’ll have the chance to see artillery, uniforms, local historical artifacts, and even two lighthouse lenses. In addition to these, during the months of June and July, uniformed historical interpreters will guide you through the museum and site. These experts will amaze you with their thorough knowledge and intrigue you with their garb. It’s well worth your visit, so be sure to plan it into your stay!

How to Visit the Fort Morgan Historical Site

Whether you’re a history buff or not, the Fort Morgan Historic Site in Fort Morgan, AL, will amaze you with its well-preserved history and backstory! You can visit the site daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. It’s truly the best way to get to know Fort Morgan history!

Visit the Historical Site During Your Vacation Here

The beauty of the sandy shores of the Gulf Shores of Alabama is only matched by the rich history and culture of the area. The Fort Morgan Historic Site is a literal bastion of history, solidifying the area as one of the most well-rounded vacation spots in the country. You’d be remiss to not visit it during your time on Alabama’s coast. So, be sure to plan it into your visit here when you stay with Sunset Properties! Our beautiful beach houses and condos are the perfect solutions for your vacation. Browse our availability and see for yourself what we mean! There’s no better way to stay on Alabama’s Gulf Coast than at a Sunset Properties vacation rental! Contact us today to book your beach getaway!

Why You Should See the Bellingrath Gardens Christmas Lights This Year

It will soon be the most wonderful time of the year in Gulf Shores! As you make your holiday beach plans, you’ll definitely want to visit the Bellingrath Gardens Christmas lights this year! Ranked as one of the “10 Best Public Light Displays in America” by USA Today and one of the “Top 100 Events of 2016” by the American Bus Association, the Christmas lights here are some of the best in the country. So, whether you’re big on holiday decorations or not, it’s worth a visit to the Bellingrath Gardens Christmas Lights in nearby Theodore, Alabama when you come to the beach for Christmas!

Looking for wonderful things to do for the most wonderful time of the year? Then, download our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of great ideas for your time along Alabama’s Gulf Coast! You’ll love the attractions, restaurants, and more that we recommend so much that you won’t want to leave. At Sunset Properties, we want you to have the very best holiday vacation.

Why Visit the Bellingrath Gardens Christmas Lights?

From November 24 through December 31, you can visit one of the most popular and highest-rated Christmas light displays in the country. Bellingrath Gardens is celebrating their 22nd year of their Magic Christmas in Lights display in 2017, so come out and explore the grounds! For, the Bellingrath Gardens Christmas lights have been touted by both USA Today and the American Bus Association as one of the best Christmas light displays in the country. If you’re on Alabama’s Gulf Coast for the holidays, this is a fantastic way to find some holiday cheer!

What Will You See There?

As you tour the Bellingrath Gardens Christmas lights, you’ll encounter more than 1,100 set pieces, 15 magnificent scenes, and over 3 million lights within the 65-acre Bellingrath Gardens estate. Part of what makes the experience even more festive is the presence of choirs singing Christmas carols, as well as hot chocolate on the Live Oak Plaza. Do you plan to bring the kids with you? Be sure to visit Santa Claus after the light show. Then, find a great Christmas gift or memento in the Bellingrath gift shop.

Other Important Information to Know Before You Go

Where is it?

Bellingrath Gardens is located in Theodore, AL, just across the Mobile Bay from the Gulf Shores area.

When is it?

The Bellingrath Gardens Christmas lights begin on November 24, 2017, and go to December 31, 2017. The lights do not show on Christmas Day.

How much does it cost?

Gardens Only

Adults | $15

Children (5-12) | $7.50

Children (<4) | Free

Gardens and Museum Home

Adults | $24

Children (5-12) | $13

Children (<4) | Free

Spend the Holidays On Alabama’s Gulf Coast

What better way to ring in the holidays than by relaxing on the beach? Come celebrate the holidays in Gulf Shores with Sunset Properties! Our beautiful condos and beach houses are the perfect settings for your family holiday getaway. There’s plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the temperate winters here! So, browse our available properties and see what we mean. You and yours are in for a fantastic holiday time when you book your holiday beach house! Contact us today to get your plans in place!

How to Make the Most of the Gulf State Park Pier

Gulf State Park Pier
The vast and biologically diverse sanctuary that is Gulf State Park features some of the area’s best opportunities to spot flora and fauna like nowhere else. Features of the park, like the Gulf State Park Pier, allow you to soak it all in and take advantage of some of the best scenery and fishing the park has to offer. So, when you plan your visit to the Gulf Shores area, be sure to make the most of your trip with a stop at the Gulf State Park Pier.

Gulf State Park and the Gulf State Park Pier are a couple of great things to do on Alabama’s Gulf Coast! Fortunately for you, there’s plenty more where those come from. Here at Sunset Properties, we want you to have the best vacation ever. So, we’ve put together a free, downloadable Vacation Guide, just for you! It’s the best way to plan and see all the great things our area has to offer. You’re going to love it!

What’s There to Do at the Gulf State Park Pier?

The Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier is one of the park’s focal points, and it offers some of the best views along the Gulf Coast. It is the second longest pier along the entire Gulf Coast at 2,448 feet of available fishing space. So, what’s the best way to enjoy the pier? Here are a few options.


The obvious answer. With 2,448 feet of fishable pier, all you have to do is pay a small daily fee to enjoy great pier fishing. You can fish off the pier for just $9.00 per day, and you can rent a fishing rod for $20.00 per day. Children under 11 may fish for free when accompanied by a paying adult. And, for your fishing needs, the indoor retail area on the pier has you covered. Be sure to get your Alabama saltwater fishing license before you go!

Photography and Sightseeing

The second longest pier on the Gulf Coast is naturally a wonderful scenic vantage point. Bring your camera or enjoy a moment of tranquility on one of the pier’s benches, and you’ll know what we mean. This is a spectacular sunset view whether you want a picture or just want to relax. There is a small fee for sightseeing on the pier, just $3.

Other Things to Do at Gulf State Park

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

This is your opportunity to see the beauty of the park up close and personal. Wonderful hiking and biking trails and paths wind through the park, highlighting the waterways, wooded areas, and dunes the park contains.

Nature Center

Gulf State Park’s Nature Center features plants and animals native to the park and the Gulf Coast region. Whether it’s the turtles, the snakes, the trees, or the taxidermy, there’s something to enjoy for everyone in the family!

Beautiful Beaches

Over three and a half miles of white sand beaches will capture your attention and delight your toes. And, these family-friendly beaches are ideal for beach days full of fun and relaxation. Cool off in the water or lay out and get a tan, it doesn’t matter! You’ll love these beaches!

The Perfect Vacation for Utter Relaxation

When you consider all the incredible experiences you can have along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, it’s a no-brainer to book your summer vacation here. So, get to planning! Here at Sunset Properties, we’re ready for you! Our beautiful condos and beach houses are the best way to make beachy memories you and yours will never forget. So, browse our available properties and see for yourself how great a vacation here can be. Contact us today to book your beach getaway!

What Cool Animals Will You See at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo?

alabama gulf coast zoo
The biologically rich and diverse region that is Alabama’s Gulf Coast offers great ways to experience nature, whether out in Gulf State Park or at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. The zoo offers unique chances to experience a variety of animals; it’s a great chance for kids and parents alike to make fun memories here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast! So, what do you have to look forward to at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo? We’ll tell you!

Lions, tigers, and bears are just part of the fun you’ll find on Alabama’s Gulf Coast! Download our free Vacation Guide for the best ideas for an incredible vacation. At Sunset Properties, we strive to ensure your vacation is the best it can possibly be. We think you’ll love it!

What Will You See at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo?

First and foremost, to get the most out of your visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, you should understand their mission. They opened in 1989 under the moniker, Zooland Animal Park. At the zoo, you’ll find an experience tailor-made to the visitor. Wide pathways, over 500 exotic exhibits, ample shade, and concessions are just a few ways the zoo strives to bring you the best zoo experience on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The zoo operates from sponsorships, grants, and endowments to bring the best experience possible to its patrons. There, you’ll find lions, tigers, bears, primates, leopards, wolves, and more! Caring zookeepers work with the animals to ensure your zoo experience is the best it could possibly be!

Zoo Encounters

At Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, you’ll have great opportunities for a zoo encounter with some of the more easygoing animals! Imagine the look on your kids’ faces when they hop around with a joey, play with the lemurs, take it slow with the sloths, and more!

Kangaroo Encounters

Come, hang out with some joeys! The friendly kangaroo kids are a fun way to get up close and personal with Australia’s most iconic marsupial. The encounter also makes a great photo op!

Lemur Encounters

These fun creatures have been the icons of recent children’s movies, but what makes them popular at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is playtime! Come, join in on the fun with the young lemurs as they swing around and climb all over the place! It’s sure to make fun memories!

Reptile Garden

Walk through the reptile garden with a knowledgeable handler and have the chance to meet some of the coolest slithering critters! Lizards, gators, snakes, turtles, and more await you, safely, of course.

Sloth Encounters

Take it slow with a sloth encounter! The loveable, lazy sloths are the perfect slow-paced encounter for the kids! During this encounter, you’ll learn about the sloth’s natural habitat, diet, and movement patterns.

Tamandua Encounters

The tamandua, or lesser anteater, is a friendly-looking creature sure to make the kids laugh at its goofy appearance. The anteater, though, offers a unique zoo encounter! Learn about its habitat, diet, and more!

Plan a Visit to the Zoo During Your Family Vacation

There’s so much to adventure as a family here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast! Plan a visit to the zoo or soak up the fun and sun at the beach! You can’t  go wrong! Plan your family vacation to the Gulf Coast and see for yourself how incredible of a time it will be. Browse our beautiful condos and beach houses for the best places to stay down here. Here at Sunset Properties, we are your source for comfort and relaxation! So, contact us today to book your stay! And, when you’re looking for great things to do, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide!


Don’t Miss These Exciting Concerts at the Wharf in Gulf Shores!

the wharf in gulf shores
The events and concerts that come to the Gulf Shores of Alabama often carry big names and acts you don’t want to miss! From regulars like Jimmy Buffett to the most popular musicians today,
the Wharf in Gulf Shores brings in some of the best to the area. Coming up this summer, there are some great acts you’ll want to see. Here, we’ll break down for your who’s coming and how you can make the most of your concert experience. Don’t miss these great concerts at the Wharf in Gulf Shores!

When you’re looking for the most incredible experiences, concerts or otherwise, in the Gulf Shores area, look no further than the free Vacation Guide from Sunset Properties! Our guide will lead you to the best things to do while you’re here. Don’t worry! There’s plenty of time for the beach!

Great Concerts at the Wharf in Gulf Shores

Regular Live Music

When the big acts are away, the locals come to play. Head out to the Wharf in Gulf Shores on the weekends to hear great live music. Musicians of all stripes come out to fill the air with music, making your Wharf experience that much better. Local talent has a foothold here in the Gulf Shores region, where events like the Frank Brown Singer-Songwriter Festival take place. Local musicians need all the support they can get, so be sure to support local music and culture! Go out and see them!

Big Names at the Wharf in Gulf Shores

Sturgill Simpson in Concert | May 6, 2017
Grammy Award winner, Sturgill Simpson, brings his country music to The Wharf Amphitheater for the CSpire Concert Series. Opening act, Margo Price, will get the party started! Don’t miss your chance to see hot, new music at the best venue on Alabama’s Gulf Coast!

Alabama in Concert | May 27, 2017
You don’t want to miss Alabama in Concert as a part of the CSpire Concert Series! Not only will they be there with their sweet country and Southern rock tunes, but The Charlie Daniels Band will get things started right as the opener. Come out to see the band on their “Southern Drawl Tour!”

Brantley Gilbert in Concert | June 3, 2017
The third installment of the CSpire Concert Series this summer brings Brantley Gilbert, Tyler Farr, and Luke Combs to the Wharf. Come, enjoy great country music and more!

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band in Concert | June 6, 2017
Jimmy Buffett loves the Gulf Shores! This summer, he makes his return to the area as a part of the CSpire Concert Series where he’ll play all the hits. You’ll want to grab a margarita for this one!

Journey in Concert | July 6, 2017
The high-flying vocals and searing guitar solos await you when you see Journey at the Wharf! Special guests, Asia, open up for the rock band. Come, see the stellar show and sing along to “Don’t Stop Believin’!”

Florida Georgia Line in Concert | July 15, 2017
Come, see the hot Red Dirt band sing all their hits featuring Nelly, Chris Lane, and Morgan Wallen. The band will have the place rocking, so come prepared to party!

Kenny Chesney in Concert | August 5, 2017
The country music stalwart brings with him one of the best shows in the industry. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun! Bring your boots and dance to this country legend!

Green Day in Concert | September 6, 2017
The legendary punk rock band brings its angst to the Gulf Shores for the CSpire Concert Series at the Wharf. Opening act, Catfish and the Bottlemen, will kick off the show and Green Day will end it with all the hits.

Make the Most of Your Concert Trip

What’s the best way to make the most of your trip to Gulf Shores for the big concert? A vacation rental by the beach, of course! Here at Sunset Properties, let us hook you up with the best condos and beach houses on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Our properties are just steps from the beach, if not on the beach. And, you’re just minutes away from the concert, itself. Browse what we have available and start planning your stay for the concert! Let us be your host, and contact us today to book your stay!

What Are the Best Gulf Coast Amusement Parks?

gulf coast amusement parks

Let the fun begin! When you plan your summer vacation to Alabama’s Gulf Coast, you have the chance to enjoy the very best beaches, museums, nature, and Gulf Coast amusement parks in the area! So, when the kids clamor for a thrill, you can have these great options up your sleeve. These are some of the best Gulf Coast amusement parks you need to know about!

There are so many fun things to do down here, you won’t know where to start! With our free Vacation Guide, we lay out what you shouldn’t skip so you can have the best vacation possible. And, that’s what we’re all about at Sunset Properties! Let us show you how to have the best time here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast!

The Best Gulf Coast Amusement Parks

Make memories the kids won’t forget with these super fun Gulf Coast amusement parks! From water parks to the newest theme parks in the area, you’re bound to make fun memories!

The Track Family Recreation Center

At the Track Family Recreation Center, you’ll have the chance to make sweet, fun memories that will last. Everything from go-karts to mini-golf to bumper cars to a 70-mile per hour rollercoaster make for a great time full of family fun! Located in Gulf Shores, you’re just minutes away from fun!

Waterville USA

The huge waterpark-amusement park combo has the best water rides on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. That means that when the kids are clamoring for something fun, you’ve got a wet and wonderful solution. Features like a 25,000 square foot wave pool, a slide with a 60-foot drop, a surfing simulator, a lazy river, and much more make Waterville USA one of the best Gulf Coast amusement parks! Right at the heart of Gulf Shores, it’s not only fun but convenient, too!

The New Kid in Town: Owa

Currently under construction, the newest Gulf Coast amusement park will be 520 acres of all the fun you could ever imagine! The new amusement park will be about 9 miles from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on County Road 20 and Foley Beach Express. The word, “Owa,” is Creek for “big water.” The park will feature a water park, amusement park, and a mimicry of a southern town with a downtown district, warehouse district, and amusement park district.

Don’t Miss Out on All the Fun!

You simply can’t go wrong with a trip to any of these fantastic Gulf Coast amusement parks! You’re going to make sweet, fun memories the kids will never forget! And, when you download our free Vacation Guide, the fun won’t have to end! It’s full of great ideas for ways to make your summer vacation that much better. Here at Sunset Properties, we want you to have the very best time here on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. That’s why we strive to offer beautiful, convenient, and comfortable beach houses and condos, perfect for you and your family. You’ll feel right at home in our vacation rentals. So, browse our availability today and see for yourself how great your vacation can be! We are eager to host you, so contact us today to book your stay!