Alabama May 08, 2016
Everyone From Alabama Should Take This One Awesome Vacation Before They Die
The perfect vacation spot is hard to find. You want somewhere fun but still laid-back and beautiful without being too crowded. And if you can get there without even having to leave Alabama, well, that’s a huge plus. For all of these reasons and more, Fairhope is the perfect place for your next vacation.
Fairhope is a mid-sized city in southwest Alabama, but it's full of small-town charm.
Small shops and cafes line the streets of the historic downtown district, as well as endless rows of colorful blooms.
Fairhope has a long history as an artist's colony. The Eastern Shore Art Center keeps the tradition alive, featuring art classes and members' artwork.
Fairhope's position on Mobile Bay means you'll have plenty of opportunities for water activities, like fishing from the Fairhope Pier. Fairhope is also a great place to experience the jubilee phenomenon that occurs in Mobile Bay, in which many species of sea creatures swarm the shallow waters.
The city has so many lovely parks, you could spend most of every day outside, spending lots of quality time with your friends or family.
Where to stay: Point Clear Cottages offer Southern hospitality and charming accommodations in very scenic surroundings on the bay.
Where to enjoy a casual meal: Two Sisters Bakery & Deli
Whether you're looking for a home-cooked meal or a quick lunch, the fresh and flavorful sandwiches, salads, breakfasts and baked goods at Two Sisters will put a smile on your face.
Where to enjoy an upscale meal: Gambino's Italian Grill
Gambino's is a longstanding favorite with locals and visitors alike. The great service, atmosphere and food will instantly win you over.
End your days, of course, with some of the most beautiful sunsets in Alabama.
Pictured: Orange Street Pier
Pictured: Steadmans Landing
Have you ever been to Fairhope? What’s your favorite place to vacation in Alabama?