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Stay on top of the latest headlines and issues affecting Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Fairhope, Perdido Key and the surrounding areas on Meyer Vacation Rentals’ News Page.

Here are a few recent headlines and news snippets from around the area:

 

Orange Beach Tops List For 2016 Vacations

TripAdvisor reviewers have named Orange Beach No. 2 on its top 10 list for travelers’ choice destinations on the rise. (MORE)

 

Poseidon’s Playground Gets A Little More Fun

A pyramid, a rocket and a steel structure were deployed at Poseidon’s Playground, an artificial reef located in Orange Beach, giving divers more unique statues to explore. (MORE)

 

2016 Hangout Fest Tickets On Sale

Want to attend Hangout Fest 2016? Buy your tickets and reserve your preferred accommodations before both run out. (MORE)

 

Shorts & Flip Flops For The Christmas Tree Lighting At The Wharf

It was a festive—and warm—scene at The Wharf in December as people enjoyed the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Bands played, children sang and wrote letters to Santa, and more. (MORE)

 

Dune Restoration Underway At State Park

The Gulf State Park Enhancement Project team has begun work to restore the equivalent of more than 50 football fields of dunes flattened in 2004 during Hurricane Ivan. (MORE)

 

Stay tuned to our News Page for regular updates on local news.

July is National Vacation Rental Month!

Consider a Vacation Rental in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach!

July is the ideal time to take a vacation. School’s out, the weather’s nice, and it’s the right time to make memories and have an adventure.

Finding the perfect vacation spot can be a challenge. First, you have to find the right location. After finding the right location, your focus turns to deciding on the type of amenities you prefer. Hotels offer limited space, and things can get cramped, depending on the number of people in your party. Have you ever considered a vacation rental in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach? You should!

Why? Here are some advantages:

Vacation Rentals yield more space and privacy. Vacation Rentals are practical for families and large groups. Sharing a space blends the idea of togetherness with enough breathing room for everyone. Vacation rentals in complexes also provide additional amenities such as golf, private pools, and tennis courts.

Vacation Rentals offer variety. From the cozy one bedroom condos to the sprawling 12 bedroom castles on the beach, there’s something for everyone. Depending on your price range, you can choose your own property for your vacation. You can even choose to be near the beach, the golf course, or high in the sky! The possibilities are endless. Most properties are also located in gated communities and residential neighborhoods. This allows you to blend in, experience the local culture, and have the security of knowing you and your family are safe.

Vacation Rentals also offer elements of comfort. Vacation Rental properties are often loaded with amenities. Private pools, multiple master suites, state of the art kitchen appliances, and high speed internet are featured in a number of condominiums and large houses, all while making it feel like home. You can have a truly relaxing vacation.

Don’t want to eat out? All properties have fully equipped kitchens. Fully equipped kitchens can give you an opportunity to make healthy meals for you and your family. Most vacation rentals have refrigerators and wet bars that are ideal for entertaining guests and sharing a snack.

The Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast Offers the Ideal Vacation Setting

With miles of white sands, rolling waves, and turquoise waters, the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast is the perfect backdrop for your next vacation. Count on Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to provide the ideal place to relax, unwind, and have a fantastic time.

Three Foods You Have to Try While in Gulf Shores

Most people look forward to their Gulf Shores vacations because of the region’s white-sand beaches and stunning turquoise and blue waters, but the traditional cuisine of the area is also a draw for many vacationers.

The city’s location on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico means the opportunities to try the freshest seafood are plentiful. The chefs in the area mix the best local ingredients into traditional Southern cooking, treating visitors to some of the most unforgettable flavors during their South Alabama vacation.

3 Gulf Shores Foods

Try a po-boy made with blackened crawfish, soft-shell crab or a catfish filet for an extra-authentic Gulf Coast experience!

With so many delicious options at all of the Gulf Shores restaurants, your choices are numerous. But let us suggest three regional specialties to try during your stay.

Gumbo

No trip to the South is complete without gumbo. Depending on where you go, this Southern stew consists of some combination of sausage, chicken and shrimp, but in the Gulf Shores area, most establishments add regional catches like crawfish, oysters, crab meat and other fish to the traditional base. No matter which version you order at which restaurant, this dish is sure to please.

Oysters

Sure, you can get oysters at many coastal vacation destinations, but the Gulf Coast is famous for this delicacy. Try them cold on the half shell at any number of Gulf Shores area restaurants, or sample them steamed, fried or baked. Not sure which to order? Many eateries offer a platter with a variety of deliciously prepared oysters.

Po-boys

Po-boys may be ubiquitous in the southern U.S., but the freshness of the shrimp, oysters, fish and crab used in these hearty sandwiches is unparalleled. Try one made with blackened crawfish, soft-shell crab or a catfish filet for an extra-authentic Gulf Coast experience! Mikee’s Seafood in Gulf Shores serves up these varieties along with several others.

Originally posted at MeyerRe.com

Furry Friends Can Frolic Freely Near the Beach

“Run, Spot, run!”

Residents and visitors used to hear (or shout) this quite often along the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach shorelines. When laws were drafted to require our little and not-so-little four-legged friends to be kept on leashes and away from the public beaches, state park, Fort Morgan and wildlife refuge, that command faded away. But now both cities offer a welcome alternative.

Let your best friend play freely at a dog park in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, Alabama.

Recently opened is a fenced area near Sportsman Marina on Canal Road. The Orange Beach Dog Park makes it possible for your pet to enjoy unleashed playtime within its boundaries, thanks to the many folks who donated money and/or time to make this possible. Those in charge obviously had a sense of humor, as the park boasts strategically placed fire hydrants!

Just across the street from the Adult Activity Center and just south of the Bodenhamer Recreation Center in Gulf Shores is the Beason Wilkes Dog Park. Water is available in the small fenced area that will accommodate dogs of all sizes, with smaller dogs in the front and larger dogs just behind it. And yes,  fire hydrants are available there, as well.

If you are planning to bring your dog with you when you visit the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast, Meyer Real Estate will be pleased to help you locate dog-friendly vacation rental properties.

Stay informed of local activities, vacation rental specials and more by subscribing to this Discover Alabama Beaches blog and Meyer Muse, and by following Meyer Real Estate on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.

Pillars of Mobile: Greek Revival Era

Pillars of the Community—Mobile’s Greek Revival Movement.

In a literal and figurative manner, the pillars of Mobile form both the backdrop and the forefront of this current exhibit at The Museum of Mobile.

As a partner exhibition to John Sledge’s newest book, The Pillared City—Greek Revival Mobile, you’ll find engaging stories about the people behind Mobile’s columned architecture of the early 1800s.

Once considered a fortified colonial town, Mobile pushed forward to become a modern American city. The book’s author, an architectural historian with the Mobile Historic Development Commission, shares his passion for the buildings of the era through the lives of the people who made them possible. The buildings take on an almost human quality, allowing museum visitors to actually feel the city come to life.

The Pillars of the Community exhibit is now in its last few days, closing on Sunday, January 10, 2010. The Museum of Mobile, located at 111 S. Royal Street in downtown Mobile, is open Monday through Saturday 9–5 and Sunday 1–5. Admission is just $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for students, and free to those under 6.

Plan now to attend—you’ll never see Mobile through the same eyes once you experience this enlightening exhibit.

Make a visit to Mobile part of your beach vacation when you stay with Meyer Real Estate. Take advantage of the specials and hot deals to enjoy the best prices and the greatest variety of beach accommodations year-round.

Paying Homage to Our Veterans

Please remember our veterans on their special day: Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

Please remember our veterans on their special day: Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

We will soon be celebrating Veteran’s Day. Wednesday, November 11, in fact. Just about everyone knows someone who is a veteran of military service. But do you know how Veteran’s Day came to be, and the original intention behind the designated day?

Initially called Armistice Day, it was to commemorate the temporary cease-fire between the Allies and Germany, which occurred on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November in 1918. This eventually became a permanent truce at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending World War I.

To pay homage to those who served and those who gave their lives to keep us safe and secure our freedoms, President Wilson called to cease all business for two minutes at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1919. He also encouraged the public to participate in parades and public meetings.

Eventually the recognized annual holiday was moved to Mondays, but more recently it was returned to its true day of significance, making November 11 the official holiday.

We encourage you to learn more about the history of Veteran’s Day by visiting any of the following links:

http://www.military.com/veteransday/History.htm

http://www.history.army.mil/faq/vetsday/vetshist.htm

http://www.history.com/content/veteransday

http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/

To show our appreciation to those who have served in our military branches, Meyer Real Estate is inviting all veterans to relax at or near the beach between November 6 and November 15, 2009, while enjoying a $50 discount in addition to our already-reduced prices. The $50 discount is also applicable any time of year when no other special is being redeemed.

For anyone who wishes to join us in Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Orange Beach (Alabama) or Perdido Key (Florida) for Veteran’s Day or anytime through December 30, 2009, let us entice you with 50% savings on condos and 25% savings on houses at or near the Alabama/Florida beaches.

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