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Gulf Shores To Receive Portion Of $63 Million Grant For Alabama Gulf Restoration Projects

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation has approved $63 million for six Alabama Gulf restoration projects, including several in and around Gulf Shores, that will address high-priority conservation needs.

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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Area News

The Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Fairhope and Perdido Key area is like a second home for millions of people who choose this beautiful slip of coastline either for their vacation or to own a vacation rental property.

To keep you informed about important local, regional, national and international topics that impact the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast, this page will be regularly updated with top news stories and issues that impact the area.

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Hangout Oyster Cook-Off Oyster Shells To Be Recycled

When 70 chefs prepared oysters for thousands of Hangout Oyster Cook-Off patrons, plenty of shells were disposed of. But those shells will not be going into a landfill.

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Stay On Top Of Gulf Coast News With Meyer Vacation Rentals' News Page

Get up to speed on the latest headlines and news stories affecting Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Fairhope, Perdido Key and more on Meyer Vacation Rentals' News Page.

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Dune Restoration Work Under Way At State Park

The Gulf State Park Enhancement Project team has begun work to restore the equivalent of more than 50 football fields of dunes flattened in 2004 during Hurricane Ivan.

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It Was Shorts & Flip Flop Weather For Christmas Tree Lighting At The Wharf

It was a festive scene at The Wharf in December as people enjoyed the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Bands played, children sang and wrote letters to Santa, and more.

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Gulf Shores Zoo Opens Free For Christmas Celebration

Visit the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores on Saturday, Dec. 12, for an up-close-and-personal look at the animals during the "Christmas with God's Creatures" celebration.

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Poseidon’s Playground Gets A Little More Fun

A pyramid, a rocket and a steel structure were deployed at Poseidon's Playground, an artificial reef located in Orange Beach.

Lulu’s in Gulf Shores

Don’t Miss A Beat: Stay On Top Of Live Musical Performances

The sound of the surf may be music to your ears but it's definitely not the only option on our coast! Take your pick from a wide variety of music venues, specialty touring acts, local favorites and grand concerts on Alabama and Florida's Gulf Coast. Our concert page is constantly updated with the latest acts.

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2016 Hangout Fest Tickets Now On Sale

Want to attend Hangout Fest 2016? Buy your tickets and reserve your preferred accommodations before both run out.

Lighted Boat Parade

A Month-Long Coastal Christmas Celebration

Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and running through New Year's Day, the Gulf Coast's Christmas celebration offers lighted boat parades, holiday bazaars, ice skating rinks and even visits with Santa Claus.

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Town Center, Walkability At Heart Of Proposed Perdido Key Plan

Consultants have presented a draft master plan for Perdido Key that would create a town center concept, enhance walkability and gathering spaces, and suggest zoning changes to support the development.

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Governor: Gulf Shores Conference Center On Horizon

The state of Alabama will use a portion of its Gulf State Park Enhancement Project funds to construct a new Gulf State Park Conference Center in Gulf Shores.

Scuba Diving in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

New Vacation Trend: Scuba Diving On The Gulf Coast

Alabama has created the largest artificial reef program in the United States—tanks, barges, ships, bridge rubble, and other material. More visitors than ever are vacationing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for scuba diving excursions.

You can watch as firework displays mark the start of the new year in Gulf Shores.

Ring In The New Year, Coastal Style!

You can find some excellent New Year's festivities in Gulf Shores. Whether you're eager to join in on some community events or have a more low-key celebration, you can take advantage of all that the coastal destination has to offer this winter.

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Bring Mom To The Beach For The 2016 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Fest

Do something extra special for Mom for Mother's Day 2016. Bring her to the beach to enjoy the amazingly beautiful Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.

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3 Gulf Shores, Orange Beach Seafood Restaurants Make Top 10 List

If you want some fresh, succulent seafood, look no further than the Alabama Gulf Coast, where you'll find award-winning local restaurants like King Neptune's, Doc's Seafood Shack and the Flying Harpoon fill the bill for visitors and locals like.

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It’s Not A Haircut, Silly. It’s A Fish & We’re Gonna Throw It!

To be held the last full weekend in April 2016 at the Flora-Bama, the mullet toss draws thousands out to the beach to watch brave fish-throwers toss a mullet (not a live one, of course) across the Alabama/Florida state line.

Image Alt Text

Hangout Oyster Cook-Off Oyster Shells To Be Recycled

When 70 chefs prepared oysters for thousands of Hangout Oyster Cook-Off patrons, plenty of shells were disposed of. But those shells will not be going into a landfill.

Image Alt Text

Stay On Top Of Gulf Coast News With Meyer Vacation Rentals' News Page

Get up to speed on the latest headlines and news stories affecting Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Fairhope, Perdido Key and more on Meyer Vacation Rentals' News Page.

Image Alt Text

Dune Restoration Work Under Way At State Park

The Gulf State Park Enhancement Project team has begun work to restore the equivalent of more than 50 football fields of dunes flattened in 2004 during Hurricane Ivan.

Image Alt Text

It Was Shorts & Flip Flop Weather For Christmas Tree Lighting At The Wharf

It was a festive scene at The Wharf in December as people enjoyed the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Bands played, children sang and wrote letters to Santa, and more.

Image Alt Text

Gulf Shores Zoo Opens Free For Christmas Celebration

Visit the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores on Saturday, Dec. 12, for an up-close-and-personal look at the animals during the "Christmas with God's Creatures" celebration.

Image Alt Text

Poseidon’s Playground Gets A Little More Fun

A pyramid, a rocket and a steel structure were deployed at Poseidon's Playground, an artificial reef located in Orange Beach.

Lulu’s in Gulf Shores

Don’t Miss A Beat: Stay On Top Of Live Musical Performances

The sound of the surf may be music to your ears but it's definitely not the only option on our coast! Take your pick from a wide variety of music venues, specialty touring acts, local favorites and grand concerts on Alabama and Florida's Gulf Coast. Our concert page is constantly updated with the latest acts.

Image Alt Text

2016 Hangout Fest Tickets Now On Sale

Want to attend Hangout Fest 2016? Buy your tickets and reserve your preferred accommodations before both run out.

Lighted Boat Parade

A Month-Long Coastal Christmas Celebration

Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and running through New Year's Day, the Gulf Coast's Christmas celebration offers lighted boat parades, holiday bazaars, ice skating rinks and even visits with Santa Claus.

Image Alt Text

Town Center, Walkability At Heart Of Proposed Perdido Key Plan

Consultants have presented a draft master plan for Perdido Key that would create a town center concept, enhance walkability and gathering spaces, and suggest zoning changes to support the development.

Image Alt Text

Governor: Gulf Shores Conference Center On Horizon

The state of Alabama will use a portion of its Gulf State Park Enhancement Project funds to construct a new Gulf State Park Conference Center in Gulf Shores.

Scuba Diving in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

New Vacation Trend: Scuba Diving On The Gulf Coast

Alabama has created the largest artificial reef program in the United States—tanks, barges, ships, bridge rubble, and other material. More visitors than ever are vacationing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for scuba diving excursions.

You can watch as firework displays mark the start of the new year in Gulf Shores.

Ring In The New Year, Coastal Style!

You can find some excellent New Year's festivities in Gulf Shores. Whether you're eager to join in on some community events or have a more low-key celebration, you can take advantage of all that the coastal destination has to offer this winter.

Image Alt Text

Bring Mom To The Beach For The 2016 Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Fest

Do something extra special for Mom for Mother's Day 2016. Bring her to the beach to enjoy the amazingly beautiful Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Image Alt Text

3 Gulf Shores, Orange Beach Seafood Restaurants Make Top 10 List

If you want some fresh, succulent seafood, look no further than the Alabama Gulf Coast, where you'll find award-winning local restaurants like King Neptune's, Doc's Seafood Shack and the Flying Harpoon fill the bill for visitors and locals like.

Image Alt Text

It’s Not A Haircut, Silly. It’s A Fish & We’re Gonna Throw It!

To be held the last full weekend in April 2016 at the Flora-Bama, the mullet toss draws thousands out to the beach to watch brave fish-throwers toss a mullet (not a live one, of course) across the Alabama/Florida state line.

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Hear The Stories Behind The Songs At The 2018 Songwriters Festival In Gulf Shores

More than 200 songwriters will descend on Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Perdido Key for the 2018 Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival.

August 15, 2018 - Nightlife

Shrimp Fest 2018 Musical Acts Promise Everyone A Good Time

Enjoy a variety of musical acts from performers who will take the stage during the 2018 Annual National Shrimp Festival. See times and stage locations.

August 15, 2018 - Gulf Shores | Things to Do

Enjoy Beer, Food & Football At The 2018 Festival Of Flavor

Hit the quaint streets of downtown Foley, near Gulf Shores, for the 2018 Festival of Flavor for food, wine, beer and SEC football.

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