An Easy Guide to Getting Around Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

As your partner in paradise, Turquoise Place is always looking to provide advice that helps you enjoy an amazing experience on the Alabama Gulf Coast. We recently asked our followers to share their most pressing questions about the area – and you didn’t disappoint! We got so many great answers that we can’t wait to cover, starting with this great question:

“Are there any taxis, Ubers, or other car services to go to restaurants and attractions?”

We’re glad you asked! Transportation isn’t one of the most fun parts of planning a trip, but it’s extremely important if you aren’t bringing your own car. Some of the most wonderful parts of our area aren’t easily walked to, even from a convenient location like Turquoise Place!

Luckily, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have you covered for car services. There are a variety of ways to get around the area that can help you explore everything with ease!

Taxis in Orange Beach

First, let’s talk Taxis. There are several local taxi services that can easily and affordably transport your group to any destination in our area. Companies like Ms. Mary Taxi Service or A-1 Taxi Service provide 24/7 service to all the local areas and can even make some recommendations of their own.  Coast Cab is another great option that offers easy online scheduling, fast response times and family-friendly service.

Shuttle Service in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

If you’re traveling with a larger group, you may want to select a shuttle service. Coastal Express Shuttle is a local company that uses multi-passenger vans to transport large and small groups across the area. They even offer pre-set excursions to some of the area’s best acts and entertainment – some with prices that include show tickets and onboard snacks!

Gulf Coast Tours is another great choice that offers a line of comfortable coach buses with great features like onboard Wifi, restroom facilities, and satellite TV.  You can even reserve a luxurious limousine to paint the town in proper style!

Ridesharing in Orange Beach

Uber and Lyft both operate in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, offering easy rideshare options to those who want to explore economically. These types of transportation are extremely convenient, allowing you to request a ride right from your device by downloading the company app. Simply type in your location and desired destination to have a certified driver pick you up in front of your Turquoise Place condo.

Of course, Turquoise Place is so packed with great amenities and activities that you may never want to leave! Just in case, tuck these transportation services away for your next trip to our relaxing resort!

The Perfect Holiday at Turquoise Place

The holidays are here and heading to Orange Beach is a great way to guarantee a season that’s merry and bright. Just picture it – holiday meals you don’t have to cook (or clean up after), sandcastle snowmen that don’t make you shiver, and long strolls down miles of scenic shoreline. Add in days of festive family fun and you’re well on your way to a wonderful holiday season!

Enjoy a Fuss-Free Thanksgiving Feast

If you’re taking a Thanksgiving trip, visit our sister resort, The Beach Club, for a delicious Thanksgiving feast. On Thanksgiving Day, dine at the resort’s Coast Restaurant and let their team of culinary masters serve you a traditional feast full of holiday flavor. The three-course menu includes a hearty main course that offers your choice of roast turkey, house-made smoked salmon, or marinated Berkshire pork, each with savory sides and all the trimmings. Seatings are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and reservations are required.

If you prefer to dine in the comfort of your condo, let The Beach Moms deliver the Thanksgiving turkey right to your table! This family-style dinner includes options for 6 or 12 and includes rich roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with country dressing, green bean casserole, and more. Best of all, delivery is free if you sign up for a Beach Mom’s Concierge Package!

Holiday Events

Kick off the holiday season on December 4 at Santa’s Ride through the City. He’ll ride through areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway accompanied by his North Pole helpers and the Gulf Shores High School Steel Drum Band. You can track his ride on the website to be sure you get the best viewing spot.

Did you know Santa can skydive? See it for yourself at the annual Flora-Bama Santa Drop on December 11. The day begins with a variety of free kids’ activities and live holiday music, followed by a bold skydive by the big man himself. Once he lands on our sandy beaches, you can say hello and snap a photo completely free of charge!

Gulf Shores Christmas Boat Parade

Later that same day, head to LuLu’s for the famed restaurant’s annual Lighted Boat Parade. It’s a Christmas parade full of coastal style as brightly decorated boats make a holiday drive all the way to The Wharf. Stick around after the show to enjoy a host of festive activities!

Breakfast with Santa at the Erie Meyer Civic Center on December 21 is your last-minute chance to catch him before Christmas. Starting at 8 a.m., families will feast on a hearty breakfast of sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes as Santa makes his way around the meal. Admission is $5 and children under 3 are free.

Cozy Christmas Condos

Turquoise Place is your home away from home for the holidays, and we’re here to help you get in the Christmas spirit. Our luxurious beachfront condos offer plenty of space for everyone to spend the season, and our relaxing resort full of amazing amenities is a fantastic place to get festive with your favorites.

The Beach Moms even have you covered for a cheerful holiday tree! They will deliver and setup a fully-decorated 4’ Christmas tree in a prominent area of your condo before you arrive so you’re greeted with Christmas cheer. Choose between traditional (reds, greens, and golds) or coastal (blues, teals, and silvers) decorations to celebrate the season in your preferred style. What a tree-t!

Ready to feel holly and jolly this holiday season? Book your stay at Turquoise Place today!

Why Fall is Fab at Turquoise Place, Orange Beach

Fall is officially here, and the Alabama Gulf Coast is more amazing than ever. While cheery bonfires and oversized sweaters are great, those of us in Orange Beach prefer to fill our fall season with perfect weather, pristine beaches, spectacular sunsets, and fun fall events.

Whether you’ve been here before or you’re new to our beautiful beach community, we know you’ll FALL in love with autumn in our area – especially if you stay at Turquoise Place. Here’s why fall is so fab on the Gulf Coast.

Turquoise Place in Orange Beach

FALL-ing Rates

The crowds aren’t the only thing that drops in size when summer ends. Fall in Orange Beach rental rates are some of the best prices of the year, making your amazing beach vacation even more affordable. You can even enjoy great prices on other parts of your trip, as many local attractions, tours, and activities offer lower prices during the off-season.

Best of all, you get the same summer perks for a fraction of the price with Spectrum Resorts! You’ll still enjoy on-site amenities, amazing beachfront views, luxurious condos, and superior service.

Amazing Autumn Sunsets

While there’s no bad time for a beachfront sunset stroll, fall in Orange Beach is especially fantastic. The skyline colors are more vivid than at any other time of year, blending into breathtaking shades of orange, red, yellow, and pink that play across the waves. Twilight temperatures are crisp and cool, creating a perfect setting to stroll the few feet to our sunset shoreline – or just soak it in on your spacious beachfront balcony.

There’s actually a science behind those stunning scenes- fall weather patterns create dry, clean air and low humidity, allowing more colors of the spectrum to reach our eyes without scattering through particles in the atmosphere. Those colorful autumn leaves have nothing on our spectacular fall sunsets!

Fun Events this Fall in Orange Beach

Fall is festival season on the Gulf Coast, and nobody does fun events like Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The season has plenty of events to suit every style, from family-friendly seafood festivals to aerial acrobatics to craft beer cook-offs and more. While Covid has caused many of our annual fall events to be cancelled for 2021, you can still have a spectacular (and socially distanced) time this year at events like Freedom Fest, Flora-Bama’s Oktoberfest, or the 2021 Blue Angels practice shows.

Most are free and open to the public, but the more popular fall events require that you reserve your rental in advance – so book your autumn beach adventure today!

Our Top 5 Travel and Entertainment Podcasts

When looking for suggestions on where to go and what to pack for your next vacation, there are some great podcasts that will make traveling a breeze. Check out five of our favorites below!

Travel Podcasts We Love

The Travel Voice by Becky

Travel is a passion for host Becky Beall, and her podcast allows listeners to follow along on a journey of beaches, mountains, cruises, theme parks, and more. Becky offers excellent tips and advice and regularly brings in guests to get down to the nitty-gritty about destinations. Becky is a regular in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and you may have heard her talk about her visits to Turquoise Place and The Beach Club from time to time.

Vacation Mavens

Tamara Gruber and Kimberly Tate are the Vacation Mavens, a family travel podcast offering destination guides, family travel tips, and ideas for parenting on the go. Tamara is a Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation veteran. You’ll definitely want to follow along in her travels.

Travel with Annita

Follow travel enthusiast Annita Thomas down the street, around town, across the states, or exploring the world. Annita has visited Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and shares her experiences – from beach eats and drinks to putting her toes in the sand.

Travel Planners Radio Show

What began in 2000 as a two-hour talk show discussing all things travel has expanded through syndication and is available via podcast. Enjoy the fun presentations of Kevin and Sue McCarthy.

Bonus Podcast!

Stringer Universe by Shannon Entin and Fadra Nally

Fame, travel, and entertainment are the cornerstones for these talented ladies who keep the scoop genuine for their blog and podcast. You’ll laugh and relate when Shannon and Fadra share their favorite Netflix binges and spoilers. Both Shannon and Fadra have spent time exploring Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, so you may even hear a little about your favorite beach destination from time to time.

The best thing about podcasts? They are perfect when you’re stuck in a car heading to work or while on a road trip (to our white-sand beaches). Take advantage of loads of archived shows to give you details and ideas that will make your vacation planning easier.

When it’s time to shift from planning your beach vacation to making the arrangements, browse the available condos at Turquoise Place in Orange Beach.  

Travel Tips for Flying to Orange Beach

I’m a land-locked beach lover stuck in Ohio – so every chance I get – I run to the airport and make the quick flight path to Pensacola, Florida. All to get to my favorite destination: Orange Beach, Alabama. Why? Because I’m two steps from the beach at my favorite spot – Turquoise Place!

Here are a few travel tips:

Turquoise Place in Orange Beach

Why Turquoise Place?

I’m currently planning my next trip – this time with my BFF – and we looked at other destinations – but I knew – I wanted to come back to Orange Beach and Turquoise Place!

Everything I love is in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! The food, the drinks, the fun – I have all my favorite places I can’t wait to go back to!

There’s always something new!

Every visit, I’ve found someplace new to visit! I discovered the Pink Pony Pub on my last visit – um – yes please! #beachdrinks

Outdoor Pools at Turquoise Place Orange Beach Alabama

Turquoise Place is perfection!

These condos are really a destination in themselves. The beach is right there. There are great places to eat, multiple indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river, gym, and more – plus the condos are incredible. The view – the hot tub – it’s just amazing! A quick trip to the grocery and you’re set for the week! And, if you use The Beach Moms exclusive concierge package for Spectrum Resorts guests, then you don’t even have to go to the store.

Another plus? If you do feel the need to venture out – you’re a quick Uber ride from all the best restaurants and attractions.

How do I Get to Orange Beach?

For me – It’s all about “de plane de plane!” I’m not a fan of driving more than 3-4 hours and, unfortunately, that will not get me to a beach! So, I fly! For me, it’s easiest to fly into Pensacola. They have a good selection of affordable flights and they’re always on-time (knock on wood). There’s no direct flights from Cincinnati – but other cities are lucky enough to have direct flights.

While I can’t go direct – it’s typically a quick layover and if I leave in the morning – I’m toes in the sand that afternoon! THAT is a vacation win!

How do I get around Orange Beach?

Rental Car
When I’m going on my own or like this upcoming BFF trip – I’ll rent a car. I have so many favorite restaurants and activities I want to do – a rental car makes it super easy. Plus – my BFF is flying in from Iowa – so we’re timing the flights so we can meet up in Pensacola and jump in the rental car together! GIRLS TRIP!

Uber
Other visits, I meet up with my friend that lives a few hours away – so she drives in. For those trips, I grab an Uber from the Pensacola International Airport to Turquoise Place. It’s a relaxing ride and I chat up with my driver to find a new place that is a must-stop place!

Plus, if you’re mainly just hanging at out at the resort you can always find an Uber to head to the fun can’t-miss adventures like the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo or one of the dolphin cruises.

All in all, traveling to Orange Beach by air is easy and Turquoise Place always helps me make sure that I have sand between my toes as quickly as possible! (Don’t forget to reserve those beach chairs!)

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is the voice behind Food Hussy, a food and travel blog since 2008. Heather shares about her travels, great eats and copycat recipes from the destinations she visits on her website. Follow Heather’s travels on her website and social media.

Easy Fly-In Options for an Orange Beach Vacation

Travelers, both domestic and international, are beginning to uncover one of Alabama’s most beautiful treasures–the Gulf Coast beaches. With several airports within an hour’s drive of Orange Beach, it’s easier than ever to experience Alabama’s white-sand beaches!

Airports Near Orange Beach

There are great options for airports near Orange Beach, but depending on where you are coming from and what airline you choose, pricing can be different. Below are a few choices for consideration.

The closest airport to Orange Beach is Jack Edwards National Airport (JKA) only 15 minutes from Orange Beach (nine miles) via Alabama’s Coastal Connection. JKA is a small airport with less airline options, mostly private flights. However, plans are underway to construct a $10 million terminal to welcome commercial air service by 2023. JKA offers three car rental companies including Hertz and Enterprise, limo and taxi service, as well as ride share service (Uber and Lyft).

Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is 46 minutes away from Orange Beach (30 miles) via FL-292 E. Most major airlines fly to Pensacola (and Frontier offers non-stop flights to and from Orlando three days a week) plus you will find 10 rental car companies at PNS including many popular ones like Hertz, U-Save, National and Budget. Also available is the Pensacola Airport Shuttle to or from Orange Beach for around $75.

Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) is an hour and 20 minutes from Orange Beach (70 miles) via I-10 W. American Airlines, Delta and United all fly into MOB, and there are four rental car companies available at this airport.

Another option is the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) located slightly more than 200 miles away (3 hours and 10 minutes) via I-10 W. Major airlines fly into MSY and ground transportation is plentiful with taxis, buses, shuttles and major rental car companies (Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise and Hertz to name a few). Many travelers take advantage of sometimes lower rates to fly into New Orleans and enjoy a little time there before making their way to Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

Before Flying into Orange Beach

Take the hassle out of your vacation by utilizing the Beach Moms Concierge Service available to Spectrum Resorts guests. The Beach Moms are well-known in Orange Beach for their attention to detail. Services they offer include grocery shopping and putting away prior to arrival, and restaurant and excursion reservations. They can also reserve beach chairs and schedule cabana rentals by the pool just for starters.

Getting Around

Orange Beach offers big-city amenities when it comes to local transportation. There are ride shares like Uber and Lyft, taxi services and, the most convenient, rental cars at the airport when you fly in.

Balcony Hot Tub

Turquoise Place Amenities

Turquoise Place offers visitors access to beautiful spaces in gorgeous high-rise buildings showcasing 3- to 5-bedroom condos that include fully appointed kitchens, spacious rooms, washer/dryers, Gulf-front views, oversized balconies with personal hot tubs and grilling stations plus so much more. There are also plenty of on-property perks like the poolside bar and grill (open seasonally) that serves beach eats and drinks, tennis courts, three outdoor pools, two indoor pools, hot tubs, a lazy river and a playground. The beach itself is such a gem with sugar-white sand beaches juxtaposing amazing turquoise waters. You’ll never want to leave!

Book direct with Spectrum Resorts and eliminate the risk factors with the only 100% Satisfaction Guarantee in the area. Guests can enjoy a no-worry experience creating peace of mind that’s simply irreplaceable.

As visitors discover the beauty of Alabama’s stunning, unspoiled beaches, they additionally realize the value of this coastal community’s properties like Turquoise Place, scrumptious restaurants, and the myriad of activities and excursions available. All of these factors compel travelers to not only drive in for a nice getaway, but also consider flying in, both domestically and internationally, for a spectacular beach destination bar none.

Search our available Orange Beach rentals today and see why Turquoise Place continues to be a favorite among travelers.

9 Reasons Parents Love Turquoise Place

It’s hard to imagine being bored at the beach, but if you’re traveling with kids it’s bound to happen. While adults can spend hours just sitting in the sand, kids are all about exciting entertainment – and you can only sell building sandcastles for so long.

That’s why Turquoise Place is the perfect spot for your family beach vacation. Our luxury beachfront resort is made to please every member of your group, from the tiniest tot to those ill-tempered teens (and even you moms and dads). You’ll find family fun, great kids activities, outdoor games, and plenty of other options to keep everyone occupied.

Here are nine reasons parents love Turquoise Place.

1. The Spectrum Club Lounge

Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t always shine on the shore. If your trip gets a surprise shower, rest assured that the Spectrum Club Lounge has you (and your kids) covered. It’s packed with plenty of indoor fun for all ages: gaming consoles, pool and ping-pong tables, family board games, and more.

2. Amazing Activities

If your kids get sick of swimming (it does happen), Turquoise Place offers a range of on-site activities during summer that are fun for all ages:

Before you arrive, download our weekly resort guide to get a glance at what’s going on during your trip.

3. Mocktails & Menus

Parents of picky eaters, rejoice! Our poolside bar and grill offers kid-friendly menu options to delight the pickiest palettes. You can even order a fun and fancy mocktail.

Turquoise Place Lazy River Orange Beach

4. Options to Play Your Way

You’ll never hear “there’s nothing to do!” at Turquoise Place in Orange Beach. Our resort features a number of ways to play the day away that are guaranteed to engage and entertain every member of your family. Our beautiful stretch of beach is always an option, but you can also splash in one of our indoor or outdoor pools, float the lazy river, or play on our newly renovated playground.

5. Fun Family Games

It’s fun and games for every guest at Turquoise Place! You’ll find friendly ways to get in the game scattered throughout the resort, from life-sized chess and checker boards to poolside cornhole boards and more.

6. Convenient Cabanas

Our convenient cabanas mean no lugging your littles back to the condo for that much-needed afternoon nap. Each one has everything you need for a re-energizing rest: air-conditioning, flat screen TV, a full bathroom, and an easy view of the main outdoor pool to keep watch on the rest of your crew.

Cabana 8 Retail at Turquoise Place Resort Orange Beach Alabama

7. Cabana 8

Forgot your pool toys and floats/sunscreen/extras? We got you covered! Cabana 8 has all of your beach essentials just steps from the pool so you can get your gear without disrupting the kids’ fun.

Lunch Change of Pace

8. Delicious Dining

After a full day of fun in the sun, the last thing you want to do is stand over a hot stove. Turquoise Place makes it easy to skip the long restaurant lines and still enjoy a delicious family meal! Change of Pace is open until 8 p.m. (seasonally) for casual poolside dining, or you can book a private chef with our premium Beach Moms concierge package.

Treat the kids to snow cones.

9. Snow Cones

When temps (and tempers) rise, chill out with a delicious poolside snow cone.

Top Six 2021 Summer Events in Orange Beach

Summer is for beaches. Beaches are for fun. Put them together and what have you got? A summer to savor – at least on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

But it’s not all sand and sunshine! Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are also serving up some of summer’s hottest events, from trophy-catch fishing tournaments to amazing acts of aviation and more. If you’re still planning your summer getaway to Alabama’s beaches, be sure to plan stops at one (or all) of these top 2021 summer events in Orange Beach.

2021 Summer Events in Orange Beach

Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo

June 11-13, 2021
Flora-Bama Ole River Grill

Kick off the summer season at the “funnest” fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast: the annual Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo! Always heralded as one of the best summer events in Orange Beach, this three-day Captain’s Choice fishing competition is open to all anglers and offers great prizes in over 30 categories, from catfish to billfish and everything in-between. Come for the fishing but stay for the fun three-day beach party!

C Spire Concert Series Presents: John Pardi

June 18-19, 2021
The Wharf Amphitheater

Come party with Jon Pardi and special guest Larry Fleet as part of the C Spire Summer Concert Series. Space is limited and masks and social distancing will be required at one of the most fun summer events in Orange Beach.

OWA’s Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2021
OWA

Celebrate Independence Day the Gulf Coast way with a family-friendly party in downtown OWA, where you’ll enjoy fun activities, live entertainment, and a fabulous fireworks show timed to toe-tapping tunes.

Blue Angels Air Show

Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show

July 7-10, 2021
Park East on Pensacola Beach

Head just over the Florida state line to ooh and aah at one of the most spectacular aviation attractions of the year. The Blue Angels will be demonstrating daring feats of bravery as they roll, tuck, and maneuver through the skies at speeds up to 700mph.

Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf

Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf

July 14-17, 2021
The Wharf Marina

Catch the finale of the acclaimed Gulf Coast Triple Crown Series – and some mega Marlin – at this renowned summer billfish tournament. It’s free to spectators, so head to the Wharf to view the weigh-ins and party with the prize-winners at one of the best summer events in Orange Beach.

Labor Day Car Show

September 4, 2021
OWA

Ride out the end of summer in style at the 4th annual Labor Day Car Show. The streets of Downtown OWA will be lined with the rarest rides around, including hot rods, antiques, classics, custom builds, and more. Trophies will be given to the coolest cars from every decade, so be sure to cruise over!

To start savoring your summer early and enjoy these fun summer events in Orange Beach, book your stay at Turquoise Place today. You’ll have your choice of our luxurious beachfront condos, plus plenty of prep time to plan the ultimate summer adventure on our shores.

In the meantime, don’t miss our pro-beach bag packing tips!

Top 2021 Orange Beach Spring Events

With its warming weather and soothing breeze, spring is better at the beach. It’s at its best In Orange Beach, where a variety of spring events can help you shed the winter blues and welcome the season in Gulf Coast style. If you’re visiting our beaches this spring, check out one of these great events to make your trip as beautiful as a spring bloom.

*Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, these events are subject to cancel or change at any time. Please follow local mandates by staying safely distanced and wearing masks when required. Follow each event page for updates and information.

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Spring Events

Orange Beach Festival of Art - Orange Beach spring events

Orange Beach Festival of Art

March 13-14, 2021
Orange Beach Waterfront Park

The island’s first rite of spring is a weekend-long celebration of artistic beauty. More than 100 area artists showcase a variety of media in visual, performing, musical, and culinary arts, offering every attendee something new to see, hear, taste, and enjoy. The festival is FREE and open to the public, so don’t miss your chance to welcome spring in stunning style.



St. Pawtty’s Day at OWA

March 13, 2021
Downtown OWA

Another one of our favorite Orange Beach spring events! Our furry friends love to celebrate spring, too – and now they can! The 4rd annual St. Pawtty’s day lets you don your spring-green apparel and take a four-legged romp around the fun of downtown OWA in nearby Foley. A themed pet parade, dog-gone activities, and plenty of yummy treats make this a day that’s gone to the dogs. Be sure to bring your leash and clean up after your pup.

BBQ & Blues Cookoff

March 13, 2021
Heritage Park, nearby Foley, AL

Spring brings you cheer – and we’re bringing you the blues! The annual BBQ & Blues Cookoff spices up your early spring with a delicious BBQ cookoff and then cools it down with the sounds of cool blues musicians. If you’re a fan of warm spring weather, delicious southern BBQ, and good music, you’ll feel right at home at this mouth-watering event.

German Sausage Festival

March 27, 2021
Elberta Town Park, nearby Elberta, AL

If you need a break from the beach, the semi-annual German Sausage Festival is a popular spring event for locals and visitors alike. Besides all the German sausage and sauerkraut you can eat, you’ll also find traditional festival fare, fun family games, live music, and more than 200 arts and crafts vendors. All proceeds benefit the town of Elberta and local non-profit organizations. It’s a great way to soak up the spring weather and help support our Gulf Coast community at the same time.

Zydeco & Crawfish Festival

Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run

April 17, 2021
Waterway Village, Gulf Shores

A Gulf Shores and Orange Beach spring isn’t complete without crawfish, and the Zydeco & Crawfish festival serves them up by the bucket full. Start the day off by working up an appetite at the 5K or 1-mile fun run races. Afterward, crack open those salty shells while you enjoy live music from the best Zydeco bands around and browse original arts and crafts by local artists.

Mullet Toss

April 23-25, 2021
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar

If there’s one event that you can’t miss during a Gulf Coast spring, it’s Mullet Toss. Each year, thousands of beachgoers crowd onto the shores of the Flora-Bama for a weekend of fishy fun. Participants line up to toss a mullet over the Florida-Alabama state line – mostly for fun, but also for bragging rights. Rentals go fast, so be sure to book your Turquoise Place rental early to guarantee your condo. It’s definitely one of the can’t-miss Orange Beach spring events.

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

May 6-9, 2021
Downtown OWA

Soar into spring at this unique festival of flight. For three full days, enjoy a host of aviation activities like tethered balloon rides, twilight balloon glows, and daily balloon ascensions (weather and wind permitting). If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, you can also wander the shops at OWA, enjoy live music, sample dozens of local food vendors, and more. This even is well attended each year and rentals go fast, so be sure to book direct with Spectrum Resorts at Turquoise Place early to guarantee your spot!

If you’re spending spring break on our shores, treat yourself to the break you deserve at Turquoise Place. From luxurious rentals with private balcony hot tubs to poolside cabanas and on-site dining, our Orange Beach resort brings fun to every family member. Browse our available rentals and book your spring stay today!

8 Ways to Refocus on Yourself in 2021

As we enter a new year, thoughts turn to resolutions and a focus on our health. It’s easier than ever to keep in shape with fitness apps, watches, and livestream classes. Taking a vacation doesn’t mean you have to put your wellbeing on hold. Turquoise Place in Orange Beach offers the perfect place to refuel, recharge and refocus, and here are eight ways to do just that.

The beach makes a fantastic place to soak up Vitamin D, reduce stress, and get exercise. Fortunately, your Turquoise Place condo is just steps from the Gulf of Mexico. Beach chair and umbrella rentals, available spring through early fall, are available to help you make the most of your beach time. New boardwalks with ramp creates an easier way to transport your gear to the sand, too.

Turquoise Place anticipates re-opening all its swimming pools this spring, including three outdoor pools, a kiddie pool, two indoor pools, and the lazy river. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. It gets your heart rate up, builds endurance, helps maintain a healthy weight, and tones muscles. It’s a great all-over body workout.

Relax your muscles in our saunas and steam rooms, located on the fourth floor of each tower. Saunas increase circulation, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, flush toxins from the body, and relieve stress. Steam rooms do all of that, plus promote skin health and loosen stiff joints. These amenities will also reopen in spring 2021.

Fitness rooms offer a beautiful view of the Gulf for your workout. Furnished with top-of-the-line Atlantis equipment, you’ll find elliptical machines, treadmills, squat and bench press racks, and free weights. Discover the fitness rooms on the fourth floor of each tower.

Find your Zen with a beach yoga session. Nothing centers your soul quite like a quiet morning of focus and reflection. Schedule a private session on our beaches with Glow Yoga.

Another excellent form of exercise is bicycling. Fortunately, Turquoise Place is just a mile and a half from the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail at Gulf State Park. Rent a bike from Beach Bike Rentals or Infinity Bicycles. Then strike out on the seven trails that make up more than 26 miles of the system. You’ll traverse several ecosystems and see some of the local wildlife, maybe even an alligator.

Sticking to a healthy diet is made simple at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants that specialize in locally-sourced food. Picnic Beach in Gulf Shores offers vegan and vegetarian options, as well as gluten-free menu items. The Southern Grind Coffee House in Orange Beach serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with smoothies, salads, sandwiches, and even a vegan burger on the menu. You can also get grocery delivery and have a pantry of healthy choices waiting delivered on the day of your arrival. Our well-equipped kitchens have everything you need to prepare meals in your unit.

Leave stress behind. We know stress creates a myriad of physical ailments, including high blood pressure, cardiac issues, headaches, and more. A beach vacation is all about relaxing. Just having a good night’s sleep can make a huge difference. Our comfortable, luxury rentals and onsite services make it easy to do just that. After all, there is no better place to fall asleep than to the lulling sound of waves just outside your window.

Book your wellness vacation at Turquoise Place Orange Beach. Browse our luxury condos to find the one that best meets your needs.