3 Reasons to Plan a Late Spring Weekend Getaway to the Beach

Eva Faircloth - April 17, 2014

Spring Break is winding down on the Gulf Coast and Memorial Day weekend is a month away.  This time of year is the calm before the storm on Alabama’s beaches.  The time of year when travelers turn their attention back to work and school before heading to the beach again for a summer vacation.  This is also the perfect time of year to plan a weekend getaway trip to the beach, and here are three reasons why.

Beaches, Restaurants and Attractions are Less Crowded

Anyone that has traveled to the Gulf Coast during the summer season knows that things can get a little
crowded.  You won’t be able to get into restaurants without a wait and you’ll need to hit the sand early to get a front row view of the water.  During the late spring season, however, you’ll almost feel like you have the beach all to yourself.  Occupancy rates are about a third of what they are during the summer which means you typically won’t encounter a wait at restaurants and you won’t need to rush to claim a spot on the beach.

Rental and Shopping Specials are Easier to Find

The cost of a beach vacation is at its highest during Spring Break and summer, but savvy travelers can save big on a getaway during the time between these two peak seasons.  Rental management companies will offer special rates that can save you up to 40{593ca358ebbb6b248a88fe086ad15661ba1d8045a0f3115fbc6c502c523f4b29} on accommodations, and local restaurants offer daily specials that can help you save big on dining costs.  Many of the stores at the Tanger Outlets offer deep discounts on spring items in order to make room for summer inventory during this time as well.

The Weather is Perfect

The Gulf Coast is prone to cold snaps thru mid-April, but beginning in late-April the weather will warm up for good.  Late spring days are typically sunny and the temperatures are in the low 80’s.    Vacationers that visit the coast during this time of year will experience warm temperatures without the high humidity of summer.  It truly is the perfect time of year!