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How to Spend Thanksgiving in Orange Beach

The holidays can be filled with hustle and bustle, but this year resolve to make Thanksgiving different. Leave the stress of the season behind and opt for an Orange Beach Thanksgiving. Autumn is one of the perfect times of year to visit Alabama’s beaches thanks to milder temperatures and fewer crowds. A holiday getaway on […]

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7 Festive Reasons to Spend Christmas in Orange Beach

Plan a worry-free holiday during everyone’s favorite time of year. With a spectacular beach, pleasant temperatures and plenty of holiday activities, you’re sure to have a very, merry visit. If you decide to venture out, check out some of our favorite events for Christmas in Orange Beach. Events for Christmas in Orange Beach Have you […]

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Orange Beach Wedding Services at Turquoise Place

Start planning your Orange Beach wedding and reception with the expert beach wedding professionals at Turquoise Place. Our wedding professionals specialize in ceremonies, receptions, and creating happy memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re making new memories or renewing your vows, Turquoise Place offers all the services to make your dream day a reality. […]

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8 FAN-tastic Ways to Tailgate at Turquoise Place

Is it an away week for your team? Why not tailgate in Orange Beach? Pack your team colors and touchdown at Turquoise Place for a winning weekend cheering on your team. Grill on a Gulf-front Balcony If football means firing up the grill, you’re in luck. Every condo balcony at Turquoise Place Orange Beach features […]

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Best Spots in Orange Beach for Local Flavor

Vacations are a time to rest and relax, but they can also be a time to explore and experience the local flavor of your destination. And, by flavor, we don’t just mean all the great beach eats in Orange Beach. We’re talking about what makes this beachside city tick – from restaurants to attractions to […]

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Easy Orange Beach Day Trips

During your next visit to Turquoise Place consider taking a quick and easy day trip. Orange Beach is just a short drive from some of the Gulf Coast’s most scenic and family-friendly cities, towns, and attractions, including the world’s largest naval aviation museum and a peaceful island located at the entrance of Mobile Bay. Consider […]

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6 Things to Do for Labor Day in Orange Beach

With the last official hoorah of summer coming up, it’s time to book your vacation for Labor Day in Orange Beach. It sure seems that the summer goes fast, and Labor Day weekend begins Friday, Aug. 30. But, no worries. There’s still time to take an Orange Beach vacation and enjoy an array of great […]

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The Best 2019 Fall Events in Orange Beach

Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are serving up fall’s hottest events! From toe-tapping, legendary bands to succulent seafood festivals, there’s something for every vacation style with fall events in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. While fall brings visitors from near and far to enjoy the beach’s best events, mild temperatures, warm water and unbelievable sunsets […]

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Things to Do in Orange Beach AL at Night

Looking for things to do in Orange Beach, AL at night? You’ve come to the right spot! Orange Beach offers a smorgasbord of family-friendly and adult-centered activities and attractions that can be enjoyed early in the evening and later at night. From free fireworks to dolphin sunset cruises, read on to see our top ideas […]

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9 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Orange Beach

Summertime means building sandcastles, floating in a lazy river, hunting ghost crabs and laughing until your belly hurts. It means family vacations and creating lifelong memories. Make tons of memories and keep the kids busy with our handy rundown of kid-friendly things to do in Orange Beach. Kids love animals. On the Alabama Gulf Coast […]

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Things to Do in Orange Beach AL for Adults

Whether you’re on a honeymoon getaway, a romantic retreat, traveling with friends, or enjoying a weekend without the kids, Orange Beach has plenty of options for adult entertainment. From exploring the back bays of Orange Beach to happy hour drinks and live music, there’s so much to-do in Orange Beach. See the top things to […]

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2019’s Best Summer Orange Beach Events

When the temperature starts rising, the Orange Beach events get even hotter! Whether you want to sing along with your favorite country music singer, watch the Blue Angels’ high-flying feats or dine with pirates, you’ve got plenty of options during a vacation on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. Check out some of our favorite Orange Beach events […]

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Take a Peek Inside Our Beach Bag

Are you making a beeline to Turquoise Place this summer? Don’t forget all the essentials as well as some extras to make your Orange Beach vacation even better. Wondering what’s in our beach bag for the perfect day of sand and surf? We’ve got it all covered. 1.) First up, we pack a cooler with […]

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Fourth of July Festivities on the Gulf Coast

Orange Beach on 4th of July is brimming with firework spectaculars and parties. While we celebrate the birth of our country and independence, we also look at ways to celebrate with family and friends. Picnics and fireworks are a must, but you can upgrade your experience with an Orange Beach 4th of July vacation and […]

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Things to Do in Orange Beach when it Rains

In case of those rare rainy beach days, we’ve collected the best things to do in Orange Beach when it rains, including nearby destinations and popular indoor attractions. Explore the best things to do in Orange Beach when it rains! The Factory Where: 18948 Oak Road W, Gulf Shores Contact: (251) 202-0900 Jump, bounce, dodge, […]

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Orange Beach Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We’ve compiled a complete Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Orange Beach-loving moms. Browse these fun and thoughtful finds.

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Golf in Orange Beach: Where to Play a Round

Bring your sticks and check out the great golf in Orange Beach on your next beach trip. There are numerous driving ranges and practice facilities, and most clubs have onsite PGA pros who offer lessons to fine-tune your game. Of course, the views are pretty spectacular too! Nearby Golf in Orange Beach Tip: Golf in […]

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9 Best Orange Beach Memorial Day Weekend Events

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial summer season, and Orange Beach is packed with great, family activities. Read on for Orange Beach Memorial Day weekend events and activities that offer something for everyone in the family.   Orange Beach Memorial Day Weekend Events   42nd 2019 MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament May 23-27 J&M Tackle, […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Book Your Orange Beach Vacation

Maybe you’re thinking it’s a little too early to book a summer or even fall beach vacation. But, did you know the time is actually now? Booking early means you get additional perks, so stop procrastinating and start planning. The sense of relief will be amazing, and it gives you something to look forward to […]

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3 Great Reasons You Need to Rent a Cabana at Turquoise Place

Are you ready to upgrade your Turquoise Place Orange Beach vacation? We’ve got the perfect option to add even more luxury and convenience to your getaway – a Gulf-front cabana at Turquoise Place. Located just steps from the main outdoor pool, the cabanas feature a full bathroom with walk-in shower, couch, mini-refrigerator, microwave, sink, blender, […]

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Avoid These Four Costly Mistakes When Booking Your Orange Beach Vacation

Summer vacation is a time designed for relaxation and fun, but a lack of planning can eat up valuable time, cost more money and leave you feeling like you missed out on things you wish there had been time for. Let’s be totally honest. Usually mom is the vacation planner, along with all the other […]

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Orange Beach Condos with Lazy River

Enjoy unrivaled luxury at these Orange Beach condos with lazy river relaxation at Turquoise Place Resort. Perfect for families and groups of all sizes, these beachfront condos offer a luxurious getaway with picturesque views and generous amenities, including access to various outdoor and indoor pools, and the 450-foot lazy river. Select from three-, four-, and […]

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7 Fun Ways to Spend Easter in Orange Beach

Ready to hit the beach for the Easter in Orange Beach? It’s a wonderful time to welcome spring and get in some family fun.   This year, Easter falls on April 21, when the temperatures hit an average of 76 degrees during the day and dip to the high-50s at night. We call that perfect […]

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Condos Near Hangout Festival Gulf Shores 2019

Searching for the best condos near Hangout Festival 2019? You’ve come to the right spot! Turquoise Place Resort in Orange Beach is just minutes from the concert grounds, has tons of on-site amenities, boasts spacious, beachfront condos and rentals with added features, and is also offering an exclusive Hangout Music Fest 2019 ticket package for […]

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The Ultimate Spring Break in Orange Beach

Bid farewell to the short, gray days of winter and welcome the blue-sky days of spring with a family spring break in Orange Beach. We know it can be hard to break away from work and everyday life, but this spring is the perfect time to trade work for play and soak up family time […]

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The Top Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parades & Festivities For 2019

Celebrate Mardi Gras Alabama style with a slew of Orange Beach Mardi Gras parades and events happening in 2019. From colorful parades to evening Mardi Gras masquerades, there’s plenty to do in and around Orange Beach for Mardi Gras! Discover the best Orange Beach Mardi Gras parades and festivities happening in 2019! Lulu’s Birds of […]

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8 Festive Orange Beach New Year’s Eve Events

Welcome in 2019 near the sand and the surf of the gulf with these exciting Orange Beach New Year’s Eve events. From family-friendly fun, like fireworks and kids activities, to events catered towards adults, find out how you should ring in the new year along Alabama’s Gulf Coast!   New Year’s Eve Dinner & Celebration at […]

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2019 Orange Beach Events for Your Beach Vacation

The beachside cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are well known for amazing beaches and superb culinary treats, but there are also festivals and events galore that attract visitors year ’round. As you’re planning your Spectrum Resorts vacation at Turquoise Place, schedule it during an Orange Beach event for even more fun in the […]

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The 12 Top Orange Beach Christmas Events

Trade in the snow for snow-white sand and scape the winter blues with these Orange Beach Christmas events. Christmas time is just around the corner and we don’t want you to miss out on holiday fun for the entire family. Discover the can’t miss Orange Beach Christmas events happening in 2018!   Ice Skating Rink […]

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How to Plan the Ultimate Girls Getaway in Orange Beach

When it’s time to disconnect from the everyday to reconnect with your best girlfriends, make a beeline for the beach for sun, fun and friendship. A girls getaway in Orange Beach is the perfect opportunity to wine and dine and recharge the soul. But, what do you need to know to plan the ultimate girlfriend […]

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Why You Should Purchase Travel Insurance

  When planning an Orange Beach vacation, it’s always a good idea to have a checklist. Whether you prefer putting paper to pen, using the notes section on your phone or just making a mental note, there are reminders that need to be included. Travel insurance should be one of those things on your list, […]

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Top Can’t-Miss Orange Beach Events this Fall

There are so many can’t-miss Orange Beach events and festivals in the fall on Alabama’s beaches, it may make your vacation planning a little more difficult! One thing is for sure, no matter when you visit, you’re certain to find lots of fun and lots of food on your next Orange Beach AL vacation. Browse […]

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6 Ways to Cool Off with Orange Beach Water Sports

When summertime temperatures soar, many beachgoers look for alternate ways to cool off. Both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer a multitude of activities for water-loving visitors. Get ready to splash in the surf, paddle off into the sunset or even soar high above the water on your next beach vacation with these Orange Beach water […]

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Catch the REEL Deal with Orange Beach Fishing

Boasting a subtropical climate, boats to rent or charter, eight public boat launches and great cook-your-catch restaurants, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are ideal areas to drop a line and reel in dinner. Best of all, these fantastic fishing opportunities are just a short distance from Turquoise Place Resort in Orange Beach, AL. If you […]

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4 Fun Restaurants for Lunch in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores

One thing is for certain when vacationing on Alabama’s white-sand beaches – there will be no shortage of culinary temptations! From the finest and freshest seafood to all-American cuisine and everything in between, there’s a bit of it all at these restaurants for lunch in Orange Beach. Here’s a tip that’ll help you avoid crowds […]

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Book Direct: What Does it Mean, and Why Should You Do it?

While shopping for your next vacation you may have come across articles and ads encouraging you to “Book Direct”, but may have been unsure of what that means.  Booking direct means booking your vacation directly with the rental management company rather than through booking sites like VRBO, Booking.com, or Airbnb. So why should you book […]

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Tips for Planning Your Summer Vacation

Your summer vacation is supposed to be filled with quality time and relaxing family fun. Don’t let the planning process create unnecessary hassle and stress associated with trying to plan the perfect vacation.  Ensure a hassle-free planning process by following these few easy tips. Read reviews Reviews by real guests provide valuable insight that some […]

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Hotels vs. Vacation Rentals – Which is best for your family?

You did it! You have completed all the research and found the perfect destination for your family’s next vacation. Imagine yourself taking tons of photos to share with your friends! Now the next step begins – booking a place to stay. Should you book a hotel or a vacation rental? How do you decide? Don’t […]

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Leave Only Footprints – Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that, according to Conserve Energy Future, over one million seabirds are killed by ocean pollution each year? Or that 300,000 dolphins and other marine life die each year from entanglement in polluted plastics and items. You may wonder how this pollution is entering the ocean in the first place. Most ocean pollution […]

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10 Things to Expect When Vacationing on the Gulf Coast

While you’re vacationing at one of our Alabama Gulf Coast rentals, there are some things you can always expect on the Gulf Coast, but we can guarantee you’re going to love it!

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You Should Book Your Summer Vacation Today – Here’s Why

Now that Spring Break is over, many families are turning their attention back towards work and school until Memorial Day.  This means that most families will also wait until late May or June to book their summer vacation at one of our Orange Beach vacation rentals.  Many vacationers believe that better deals can be had by […]

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What exactly is the Clean Bed Guarantee?

You’ve seen it in all of our marketing. You’ve heard it over and over again mentioned in the Spectrum Experience, but what exactly is the Clean Bed Guarantee? You might be thinking, “Oh you have clean beds, well I sure hope so!” Spectrum Resorts has taken the Clean Bed Guarantee much further than just a […]

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Five Reasons to Book Your Vacation Early

Seriously, stop reading this blog immediately and go ahead and book your vacation.  Ok, maybe not right this second, but definitely soon.  Why would you wait?  There are several advantages for the planners that book their vacation months in advance rather than waiting until the last minute. You’ll Have More Available Rentals to Choose from […]

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Things to Do During Inclement Weather on the Gulf Coast

The sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in the sky. Picture perfect weather is what everyone is expecting during their beach vacation. Unfortunately, sometimes rain and sleet do happen. In that case, you shouldn’t have to stop your dream vacation from continuing just as planned. We have created a list of the top […]

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How to Make the Best of Valentine’s Day When You Are Single

It’s Valentine’s Day, and that means those lucky enough to be in love with that special someone will be doting or doted upon with gifts, heart shaped candy, flowers, romantic dinners and the sort. For those who chose the single life or the single life chose you, you can still have fun and not hate […]

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Reasons to visit the Gulf Coast in Winter

Spring is coming and down on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Spring is already here. Why should I take my vacation a little early and not wait for Spring Break? Well you can freeze for a few more months and miss the sounds of the waves on the beach or take an impromptu vacation when the […]

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3 Ways to Get Your Family Out of the House on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away and with that being said, so is family filling your house and the cleaning spree you have been on for the past week is about to end only to have your house turn into a disaster zone with the amount of people milling around. We all love […]

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Fall Fun and Activities on the Alabama Gulf Coast

The weather is getting cooler and the crowds are thinning out on the Gulf Coast, at least for a little while. While you are choosing your pumpkins for carving and costumes for Halloween there is more fun to be had that can be spooky and creative. Fall Festivals. When October and November roll in, so […]

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What to do? Water Sports

It’s hot outside and most days you end up at the beach, playing in the sand, building sand castles and goofing off in the water. For those adventurous types, a day at the beach is much more than you think and a little sand and water is not enough for a relaxing good time. These […]

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Back to School

It’s August and you know what that means, back to school is around the corner. Before you head back to school and back to PTA meetings, band practice and after school activities, spend the last weeks or days with your kids to prepare them for the upcoming school year. Go out and play. In the […]

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Summer Rainy Days on the Gulf Coast

In the summer, you always have rainy days and we need them to cool off from the Alabama heat. On those rainy days, typically you are cooped up inside. While you are inside and not on the beach or poolside there is always something to do. Tanger Outlets. Shopping while on vacation is inevitable, but […]

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Tips and Tricks for Beach Days

For most of us the beach, sand and waves are our happy place. For those who do not frequent the beach often, here are a few tips that beach goers should know. Jellyfish and wildlife. Anyone who goes to the beach notices the beach flag warning system, but a lot of people don’t know what […]

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How to Help a Sunburn

We all have those days where you go to the beach or pool and you apply sunscreen in the beginning, but you were there for three hours without reapplying. Things happen, you forget, you run out or you can’t keep the kids out of the water long enough for the sunscreen to set in. Then, […]

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3 Ways to Improve your Beach Photography

Settings, time of day and weather are a huge part of creating some of the best beach pictures. Always keep this in mind whether it’s a family portrait, couples pictures, or getting beach shots of the kids. Settings. The water is always a great setting or backdrop. If you have kids make sure you let […]

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5 Reasons to Visit the Gulf Coast in July

5 Reasons to Visit the Gulf Coast in July. July is one of the best and busiest times of the year to head down to the Gulf Coast and spend your summer days. But, why Orange Beach and Gulf Shores? Concerts – There are a ton of concerts throughout the summer at The Wharf, with […]

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5 Things to Do on a Rainy Beach Day

Rain always puts a damper on a fun day at the beach. When you envision a relaxing day of waves, sand and pure relaxation, you don’t expect it to rain. No one expects rainfall on their coastal getaways but weather is often unpredictable. When rain dampens your beach vacation, make the best of your time […]

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