Fort Morgan is located on a narrow stretch of peninsula jutting off the mainland into the sunny, welcoming shores of Alabama's Gulf Coast. Situated on Mobile Bay, Fort Morgan itself is a masonry star fort which dates back to the early 19th century and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The surrounding area on the Gulf Coast is very popular for its beaches and water sports, drawing visitors from all around the world.
Some of the top activities for visitors to Fort Morgan and the Alabama Gulf Coast include:
-Fort Morgan Historic Site: The Fort Morgan site itself should not be overlooked as you rush to the beach or hurry to start your fishing trip. Take a tour of this fascinating site, which is interwoven into the lore of some of America's most storied historical events.
-Fishing charters: Sport fishing is one of the most popular draws of Alabama's Gulf Coast. Board a Fort Morgan ferry or fishing charter to spend a day on the water, or rent your own boat and gear and head out to try your luck.
-Golf: Alabama's Gulf Coast draws golf enthusiasts all year long, with its world-class courses and beautiful weather.
-Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: If you're visiting the area with your family, spending a day in the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is highly recommended. Filled with exotic wildlife, the zoo offers educational entertainment for kids of all ages.
-Nature trips: The area's Gulf State Park is dotted with lakes and sand dunes and is an excellent place to relax on the beach. For nature lovers, there's the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, a bird-watcher's paradise for the rare and colorful native species it attracts. This is a perfect activity if you're looking for a pet friendly Fort Morgan outing.
During your stay on Alabama's scenic Gulf Coast, stay in a vacation rental rather than competing with the crowds at the area's hotels. Your options include everything from waterfront condos to luxury homes. Vacation rentals are ideal whether you're visiting with your family, on a group vacation, or enjoying a romantic getaway.
If you're craving more southern adventure, New Orleans is fairly close to Fort Morgan. The sunny state of Florida is also only a short drive to the east, with the cities of Tallahassee and Panama City lying within easy distance.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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