Monday, October 21, 2013

Nothing Like a Songwriters Festival to Spruce Up Your Golf Vacation

Ever golfed in November? Cold temperatures, dreary weather, hands freezing as you try to putt…if you’re playing up north somewhere in November.

Try playing in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach in November and it’s a completely different story. Yes, it’s cooler weather from summer, but it’s a comfortable coolness—certainly not freezing. And for those who enjoy a little live music (or a lot of live music) during their golf vacation, the next big chance is coming up in November.

The 29th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival is scheduled to take place November 7th – 17th in the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach area. Interested in seeing the potential music stars of tomorrow? This is the place to be. Multiple venues in Perdido Key, Pensacola, and Gulf Shores & Orange Beach will be featuring both up-and-coming musicians and Grammy award winning songwriters.

It’s a good time to book a Gulf Coast golf vacation: spend the day on the golf course, spend the evening enjoying a variety of music. The perfect fall vacation.

Start planning now!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Shrimp Festival and Golf: A Perfect October Vacation Combo

I’ve said it many times, and I’ll say it again: golf in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach in the fall is a wonderful thing. You simply can’t beat the weather (and the fall rates!). But if you want to really pinpoint a perfect date for your fall golf getaway, plan to be there October 10th – 13th.

Not only is October an ideal time of year to visit the Gulf, but this specific time frame is when the 42nd Annual National Shrimp Festival is taking place in Gulf Shores. This is a very popular Gulf Coast event, not only for the 200 pounds of delicious shrimp that is prepared each day (in addition to other edible treats) but also because of the ongoing live music, the arts and crafts vendors, and activities like the sandcastle contest and the new “Shrimp Festival Idol” competition.

It’s an excellent event to combine with a golf vacation. The festivities go on throughout the day, so you can squeeze in a round of golf on one of the area’s signature golf courses at whatever time suits you. It’s an ideal event for families, too—plenty for kids to do at the Children’s Activity Village.

And if you feel like stepping up your physical activity level, you could always participate in the Shrimp Fest 10K/5K Run—a good way to work off all the good food you’ll undoubtedly be eating.

Make a point to be there—you won’t regret it.