SunsetPicture yourself kicked back in a beach chair, catching some rays while gentle gulf waves fall against the shore nearby. There is no better way to spend a vacation right? We couldn’t agree more. Fall is a great time to enjoy a beach getaway in a Gulf Coast vacation rental for many reasons. The beaches are much less crowded during the fall, allowing you and your loved ones to enjoy the sandy shoreline a little more. The beach isn’t the only thing with smaller crowds, restaurants, shopping centers and other area attractions are easier to get to, as well.  Another reason to vacation along the Gulf Coast during the fall are lower rates, and who doesn’t love to save a little money on a vacation?

Next on the list are the unbeatable sunsets. With the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico, you can spend your evenings walking down the beach watching the sky light up with different shades of oranges, pinks and reds as the sun slowly sets over the horizon. If that doesn’t sound like paradise, we don’t know what does. The fall events in Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama are another great perk. During the month of October, Destin holds their annual Destin Fishing Rodeo as well as the Destin Seafood Festival, which takes place October 2-4. Also in October, Gulf Shores hosts their National Shrimp Festival, Pensacola offers an Art & Wine Festival and Panama City Beach sponsors Thunder Beach Fall Rally. The final and most important reason to choose an Alabama or Florida vacation rental in the fall? The mild temperatures! Be sure to check out our vacation rental specials for an even better deal on your fall getaway.