Summer fun is in full swing in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach! Come savor the season with us.



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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach E-tidings
June 18, 2013
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• Measuring Summer Fun
• Key Lime Pie
• Rachel Replies - Vacation Planning
• Upcoming Events
AROUND THE ISLAND
Measuring Summer Fun 
Deep Sea Fishing
How do you measure your summer beach vacation fun? Is it how many fish you reel in on a deep-sea fishing adventure?  You're in luck! Summer is a great time to fish in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.

Or do you measure summer with the tradition of sending the kids to camp? Gulf Shores & Orange Beach has a great selection of camp experiences with nature, the arts, and even in the kitchen! Your kids will definitely be happy campers.

Maybe you gauge your summer by the number of amazing concerts and shows you attend. Score again! SummerTide Theatre is underway now. July brings Alabama and the Dave Matthews Band to The Amphitheater at The Wharf. And Casting Crowns takes the stage in August.

And at the end of the summer, we bring it all together for one amazing event - SEC BeachFest! Join us August 15 - 18 as we kick off the SEC fall football season with legendary coaches and players, football clinics, a fishing tournament, a golf scramble, a 5k run, concerts and alumni happy hours.

Wow! Now that's a summer full of fun - no matter how you measure it!

   
LOCAL FLAVOR
Key Lime Pie  
Hope's Cheesecake Key Lime It's tart. It's sweet. And that very first bite is a wonderful taste confirmation that this is summer at the beach!

Found on the menus at many local restaurants, you can sample a different Key Lime pie each meal during your vacation. Okay, you might not want a slice for breakfast, but then again...

Here are a few hot spots for this cool treat!
Bahama Bob's King Neptune's
Cosmo's LuLu's
The Hangout Original Oyster House
Hope's Cheesecake (pictured) Tacky Jacks

   
RACHEL REPLIES
Q: We've never been to your area before, but are planning our first trip this summer. How do we get started?
A: Planning a vacation to a new area can be a little intimidating. There are so many things to consider: lodging, attractions, dining, activities, the list goes on. But here in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, we try to make it easy for you with several great planning tools.

If you prefer a traditional printed vacation guide, we'll mail you one. If you like an interactive online vacation guide, we have that too. If you turn to your smartphone for planning, we have a mobile site and an amazing free app.  And of course we have a website full of helpful information.

We recently asked our Facebook fans what tools they use to plan their Gulf Shores & Orange Beach vacation. Check out their answers.

   
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eventsUpcoming Events 
SPECTRA, a sound and light spectacular, at The Wharf
May 4 - August 24
SummerTide Theatre presents: Jubilee-Songs of and about Alabama
May 31 - June 28
Twilight Tours of Fort Morgan
Tuesdays/Thursdays, June and July
Alabama: Back to the Bowery Tour
July 5
Dave Matthews Band
July 23
Casting Crowns with special guest Francesca Battistelli
August 1
2013 SEC BeachFest
August 15-18
sports eventsSee our upcoming Sporting Events

See our complete Calendar of Events.

 

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