Don't you wish you could easily see the whole Gulf Coast during your trip to Perdido Key? Embarking on scenic adventures in a new sector of the state or country is a fun idea for a vacation and a great activity for those who enjoy road trips to new lands. Whether you're a native of Alabama who wants to deeply explore the southern coastline or a newbie to the area, you can find yourself cozy Perdido Key condos and set off on a scenic drive from one end of the coast to the other.
Not sure where to go? Here's a helpful how-to on getting from one part of Alabama to the next:
One of America's famous byways, the Alabama Coastal Connection, gives you a clear view of dozens of renowned sites, including Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and Gulf State Park. The route is about 130 miles, but make sure to plan for quite a few stops along the way, as you won't want to miss the abundant photo opportunities, such as gorgeous ocean vistas, lush green forests and freshwater marshes.
Does food inspire many of the decisions you make in life? Then taking a culinary road trip of Alabama's Gulf Coast is the perfect vacation idea for you. Only a short drive away from plenty of Perdido Key houses are famous eateries, markets and specialty shops that are just waiting to be explored, and all you have to do is hop in the car and get cruising. One fun adventure takes you between Mobile and Fairhope, which will show you some of the more bustling areas of Alabama's coastline. Be sure to bring back some treats from the Visitation Monastery Gift Shop so you'll have something sweet to snack on back at your Perdido Key vacation rental. This unique, historic site was founded in 1833 and the onsite visitors' shop has some of the best handmade chocolates around. It doesn't get much tastier than a homemade, chocolate-covered marshmallow, does it?
Cruise on water
Though not a "road trip" in the traditional sense, a ride on the Mobile Bay Ferry is an exhilarating and beautiful journey past some of the most well-known landmarks in southern Alabama. During your adventure, you'll get to see Civil War sites like Fort Morgan, gorgeous public beaches on Dauphin Island and coastal wildlife that calls the Gulf home. Open throughout the spring and summer, this ride is a favorite among those who live here year-round and visitors who just spend a week or so at one of the many cozy Perdido Key vacation rentals in the surrounding area.
Plan your trip now
Summer comes and goes quickly, and before you know it, you're getting the kids ready for school once again. Make sure you squeeze in at least one summer trip to Perdido Key, whether it's just a few days or a long road trip adventure, and soak up everything the Gulf Coast has to offer.