You may already be familiar with the Tanger Outlets in Foley, but there is also a quaint, walkable shopping district in the heart of the charming town of Fairhope, located about halfway between Gulf Shores and Mobile, Alabama. This picturesque Southern town features alluring bayside promenades where you and your extended family can share special moments and take group photos before heading back to the main strip of boutique stores where you can find anything and everything under the Alabama sun.

Time to shop!

There's more than just shopping in downtown FairhopeYou'll encounter many hidden treasures in the town of Fairhope, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes so that you can stop at every store. Local vendors proudly sell handmade goods and some even import unique trinkets and antiques from overseas.

At these inviting, nostalgic storefront shops, fashionistas can pick up an elegant dress or a casual beach outfit that's fit for all tastes. You may even find fabulous wardrobe additions at one of the selective consignment shops.

Picture-perfect town and the art to match

Whether it's your first or dozenth time visiting the Gulf Coast area of Alabama, taking home a one-of-a-kind painting of beautiful Fairhope is a sure sign you've had an unforgettable vacation. Numerous art galleries dot the town, each more inspiring than the next, and you can feast your eyes on works by local crafters who specialize in mediums such as print, painting, watercolor and even sculpture.

Stock up on beauty products

Do you want to look extra special for a dinner with your loved ones? Maybe you're in the mood to get pampered, or you feel like spoiling your daughter, sister or mother with a manicure and pedicure or a massage. Whatever the case, you can pick up a number of beauty products at the boutiques in Fairhope, as well as book an afternoon of relaxation at any of the salons in town.

There's really nothing you can't do on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, so now is the perfect time to reserve your family vacation in a beach house or condo perfectly suited for you and your family.