The Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour Concert at The Wharf on August 6, 2021, and you scored some great
tickets for your friends and yourself. Congratulations! Now it’s
time for you to plan your Girl’s Weekend Getaway to the Alabama
Gulf Coast. We think that’s
an awesome idea! We all remember when Alabama, featuring Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook from Fort Payne, Alabama were new to Country Music. It’s
hard to believe we have been enjoying their distinct sound for this long. But
we have. We grew up with them! And now that we are a bit more mature
than we were 40 plus years ago, our tastes have changed. But our love of Gulf
Beach and Fort
Morgan, just like our love of
Country Music, has just grown sweeter than Momma’s tea over the years.
While you’re visiting our island paradise, you and your girlfriends should
really try the following:
1. A Luxury Penthouse Stay
Years ago, we would go
to a concert and be happy to just sleep in the backseat of our Mom’s station
wagon if we didn’t have a place to stay. We’ve even gone so far as to
head to the beach with nowhere to stay in mind, and, after spending the whole day
on the beach, found ourselves too tired to drive home, so we slept in a car all
night. But now we’ve got real adult lives and real adult jobs and our
tastes have changed significantly. While the old wagon’s backseat was
alright for the younger versions of us, today we like a little more comfort
when we travel. I know I do! I, too, am planning to see Alabama
at The Wharf. (The first time I saw them was in the 70s…the
nineteen – seventies… at the county fair… in Tuscaloosa! Yes…I am that
old! And wow! We’ve all come a long way since then….but I
digress…) This time I am excited to see them play at The Wharf in Orange
Beach. And, because I
want to spend the weekend away from my house, just like you, I already have the
perfect place to stay reserved. I am sleeping, not in my car, but in a
wonderful beach home near Fort Morgan. Where are you ladies staying? Sunset Properties has the perfect penthouse condominium beach home in Orange Beach or luxury beachfront condo in Gulf Shores already ready for you and your besties. Would you rather
stay in an exquisite single family beach home located right on the beach?
Check out Eden’s Waters where you will see first-hand what spending a weekend in a luxury
Gulf-front beach home feels like. Go ahead! Spoil yourself!
And your girlfriends! After all, this may be the last time you all come
to Gulf Shores to see Alabama in concert. Might as well
make it the absolute best possible weekend you can! Do it up right!
2. A Spa Day
Speaking of spoiling
yourselves, how about planning a spa day while you’re in town? Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are home to some of the best day spas in the state. Eden Spa and Salon in Orange Beach offers a wide variety of
services and it is easy to find. Eden Spa is located right in the Palm Point shopping
center in Orange Beach. Don’t want to leave your luxurious beach
home? Call them, they will come to you! They offer services to help
you with hair, nails, skin and body care. Serenity at the Beach, also located in Orange Beach, is another great option for some
top-notch spoiling. They offer services from pampering your hair and
nails to pampering your whole body with deep tissue, stone and stress relief
massages. This is a must-do for any girls’ weekend. Be sure to
reach out to these wonderful day spas and make an appointment ahead of
time. Don’t wait or you might miss your opportunity to enjoy this
important part of any girls’ weekend.
3. A Personalized Souvenir
You probably have all
the koozies, magnets and airbrush t-shirts you can stand already at home.
How about taking home an “adult souvenir” from this trip? Your girls’
weekend out to see Alabama may just be a once-in-a-lifetime event. And
since you’re doing this weekend with your ride-or-die sisters, you want to make
the best memories possible, right? Then be sure to visit the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach while you’re on our island. The talented
and professional group at the Coastal Arts Center offers classes on making
blown glass original art. You can literally make your own souvenir!
Create something especially beautiful with your besties and make a great memory
in the process! The Coastal Arts Center also hosts visual arts classes and pottery
demonstrations. This is a great way to pass an afternoon either before or
after your day spa outing.
4. A Delicious Dinner
After a spa trip or
making the perfect souvenir, you will definitely be hungry. There are so many great restaurants to choose
from on our island. New restaurants squeeze their way in, and some are
well received, and some seem to leave on a Gulf breeze. And while we all
have our new favorites, I suggest you try at least one of our restaurants that
has been here for many years. If you’re looking for “tried and true” as
we say, enjoy dinner at DeSoto’s in Gulf Shores. DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen is a local favorite. How good is this place? Sunny
105.7 FM, our local island radio
station, holds a People’s Choice Award contest each year for locals to vote on their
favorite places to eat, play, etc. Sunny 105.7 has done this for many,
many years. And DeSoto’s has won this award many, many times!
Another local favorite is Doc’s Seafood Shack located on Canal Road in Orange Beach.
When you hear the word “shack” you might shy away from eating here. Don’t
let the name fool ya! The good folks at Doc’s have been serving up some of the best seafood on our island for
over 35 years. You don’t stay relevant for that long if you aren’t doing
something right. Both of these are great suggestions for a fun girls’
night out dinner. These two restaurants prepare their seafood a bit
differently, but both are amazing places to eat! Hey, why not try one on
the first night you’re in town and the other for lunch or dinner the next
5. A New Look – Head to Toe
What girls’ weekend trip
is complete with a little shopping? With the Foley Tanger Outlets just a few minutes away, there is no excuse why you all can’t
spend some time soaking up some retail therapy. Last year, the pandemic
seemed to rob us ladies of our customary relaxing shopping experiences.
For months, many of our favorite stores were closed or the items we could buy
were limited. Welcome to post pandemic outlet mall shopping! While
you’re in south Baldwin County for The Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour Concert at The Wharf in Orange Beach, be sure to visit one of our
favorite pedestrian malls located in Foley, Alabama. The Tanger Outlets in Foley are open and shopping is encouraged. With great stores
featuring Kate Spade New York, Polo/Ralph Lauren and Coach just to name a few, why would any shopaholic deny herself the
opportunity to “get her fill” of upscale bargains? I can’t think of one
reason! Be sure to check out all of the ninety-seven stores that make this mall one of a kind in Coastal
The Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour Concert at The Wharf will certainly be a great event to
attend. I, for one, cannot wait! I am looking forward to spending
the weekend in my Sunset Properties “home away from home”. Even as a member
of the Sunset Properties Team, I enjoy the luxury of staying in a perfectly
stocked, tastefully decorated beach vacation home now and then. Like an
amazing Sunset Properties beach home, coastal spa days, DeSoto’s and Doc’s
never disappoint. And shopping at Tanger
in Foley always leaves me smiling! Enjoy your stay. Enjoy your
outings. Make lots of memories.
Take lots of pictures! And, if you haven’t already booked your vacation
home, be sure to give us a call. We have your getaway home ready for you
and your group!
We wish you a safe and
fun concert weekend. And…hey… we might just be the folks singing
right beside you at the concert! We’re glad you’re planning to make Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan your “home in Alabama” even if it’s just for a
couple of nights!