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.

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