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Football on the Beach: The 5 Best Places to Watch Your Favorite Team

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 8/28/14 11:36 AM

Now that summer has come and gone, fall is upon us. That can only mean one thing down on the Alabama Gulf Coast, football season. There is nothing better than watching your favorite team with a group of friends in a great atmosphere while enjoying great food. If you find yourself visiting Gulf Shores or Orange Beach during football season, we have a few suggestions on great spots to catch the game. 

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Topics: Traveler Tips, Gulf Coast Dining

Liven Up Your Beach Vacation with a Skate Park, Alligators and Laser Tag

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 8/21/14 12:34 PM

There are several activities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that the entire family will find entertaining.  From putt-putt golf and go-karts to arcades and water parks there is something for everyone.  Sometimes, though, the more adventurous family members can get bored with the same activities year in and year out and want something a little different.  No worries, the Gulf Coast has the bases covered there as well.  Here are three activities you can find near the coast that everyone can enjoy but are more interesting for those looking for something a little out of the box.

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Topics: Local Activities

Here's Why Fall is the New Summer on the Gulf Coast

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 8/14/14 4:19 PM

School is starting back and some kids are experiencing back-to-school blues, so give them something to look forward to. A fall break at the beach will give the kiddos something to look forward to, and you can offer it as a reward for good behavior and grades. The rumor on the island is that fall is the new summer. It’s not as hot; there are shorter wait times at your favorite restaurants and shorter commute times. 

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Topics: Gulf Coast Events, Traveler Tips

The Thunder Rolls on the Coast August 22

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 8/7/14 3:33 PM

Thunder is the last sound you want to hear when you are relaxing on Alabama’s beautiful beaches unless it’s the roaring sound coming from Thunder on the Gulf. Fans of all ages are eagerly anticipating the annual powerboat races on the liquid race course in Orange Beach. The speed, the adrenaline and the anticipation of seeing what high powered speed boat is going to win are memories in the making. 

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Topics: Gulf Coast Events

4 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning a Beach Wedding

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 7/31/14 1:01 PM

Beach Weddings are beautiful and classic, and there is something very romantic about exchanging your vows outdoors at sunset with the sound of the waves crashing in the background.  Here are some tips to help you plan a beautiful beach wedding.

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Topics: Gulf Coast Events

Battle of Mobile Bay Brings History to Life August 1st through 3rd

Posted by Colby Turner on 7/24/14 12:53 PM

            This August 1st through 3rd, re-enactors from all over will come together to relive the Battle of Mobile Bay at Fort Morgan’s historic location in Gulf Shores. “Damn the torpedoes!” will be heard once again along with authentic music, tall ships and artillery fire.

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Topics: Gulf Coast Events

Simple Seafood: Chef Brody's Shrimp Linguine

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 7/17/14 5:15 PM

Shrimp happens all over the Alabama Gulf Coast. In last week’s blog, we described an award-winning shrimp dish prepared by Spectrum Resorts’ very own Executive Chef, Brody Olive. Now, we are in the kitchen with Chef Olive and he is teaching us the Brody way to create succulent Shrimp Linguine.

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Topics: Traveler Tips, Gulf Coast Dining

Experience Chef Brody's Award Winning Seafood Dish in Your Own Kitchen

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 7/10/14 11:33 AM

Coastal cuisine is a much sought after delicacy on the Gulf Coast. There is nothing like fresh eating fresh Gulf seafood with friends and family. With all of the well known restaurants and eatery’s specializing in seafood, no one should ever go hungry. You can find fresh shrimp, crab and fish at many of the areas established restaurants.

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Topics: Traveler Tips, Gulf Coast Dining

Is The Wharf The Perfect Location for a Family Day Out?

Posted by Spectrum Resorts on 7/3/14 1:39 PM

When it’s time to take a break from the beach or pool and go on an excursion, The Wharf in Orange Beach is the perfect place to find everything you need for a fun-filled, laid-back day or evening out. With the many options available along the Alabama Gulf Coast, we are recommending the Wharf because it is centrally location with shopping, dining, and fun for the entire family.

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Topics: Local Activities, Traveler Tips

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on the Gulf Coast: Here's What You Need to Know

Posted by Spectrum Guest Blogger on 6/26/14 12:19 PM

Between the months of May and October, we share the beach with our nesting neighbors, the endangered sea turtles. Several types of sea turtles make the treacherous journey to our sandy shores in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach where females will lay up to 100 eggs per nest.

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Topics: Traveler Tips