A Snowbird’s Guide to Winter Activities in Gulf Shores at The Beach Club

Eva Faircloth - December 19, 2019

Flocking to the warmer weather of the Alabama Gulf Coast is a rite of passage for our snowbird friends. If you’re staying at The Beach Club Resort & Spa, you’ll have far more than great weather to look forward to! The Beach Club offers a variety of winter activities in Gulf Shores, both on and off-site that are perfect for our winter visitors.  They’ll take you back in time, introduce you to new places, or just give you a fun way to spend a few hours (or a weekend). So, grab your vacation planner and be sure to mark down the dates for these fun winter activities at your Gulf Shores AL resort!

Spectrum Welcome Reception

Date: January 7 & February 14
Time: 2pm
Cost: Free
Bring your ticket from rentals for admittance.

Join us in the Island Room as we welcome you to our resort for the winter season! This nautical-themed reception will start your trip off on the right foot as you mingle with other guests and enjoy refreshments and greetings from your friends at The Beach Club. The reception should top your list of winter activities in Gulf Shores for fun and fellowship!

*This is the perfect time to say hello to people you’ve met on The Beach Club Snowbirds Facebook Page! If you haven’t joined yet, it’s a great way to connect with fellow snowbirds and find new friends for your stay. 

Brandon Styles Trip Down Memory Lane Dinner Show

Date: January 25
Time: 5pm
Cost: $34 for Spectrum Members and Guests, $38 for Non-Spectrum Guests and Owners
Register at the
Club Desk by January 11

Take a trip down memory lane to the tune of your favorite 1950-1970’s songs! Master impressionist Brandon Styles will channel the voices of the past as he performs popular songs by nearly 40 classic artists. You won’t believe it’s not Frank Sinatra himself! Before the show, enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner buffet presented by Groovy Goat.

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winter activities in Gulf Shores - 1920s Dinner and Dance

1920’s Dinner and Dance

Date: January 31
Time: 5pm
Cost: $34 for Spectrum Members and Guests, $38 for Non-Spectrum Guests and Owners
Register at the Club Desk by January 24th, 2020

Celebrate 2020 by stepping into another great decade – the 1920s! This themed dinner and dance bring back the Roarin’ 20’s to the sounds of the Tony Bowers and Friends band. Enjoy a fresh buffet (that’s not from the 1920s) full of delectable dishes like pan-smoked salmon and chicken piccata. Be sure to dress in your best Gatsby finery for one of the best winter activities in Gulf Shores. Make a stop in our complimentary photo booth to capture your 2020 for decades to come!

Relay for Life Bingo Night

Date: February 11
Time: 6 pm
Cost: $10 per person
No registration needed

B-I-N-G-O spells great fun for a great cause! Come out and try your hand at winning some great local prizes as you compete in 20 rounds of bingo or get lucky in our 50/50 drawing. Spelling has never been so fun! All proceeds benefit the Relay of Life of Baldwin County. 

Mobile Mardi Gras Trip

Date: February 15
Time: 12 pm
Price: $45 Spectrum Members and Guests, $50 Non-Spectrum Guests and Owners
Register at the Club Desk by February 5

In this thrilling taste of Mobile history, your first stop is the Mobile Exploreum. Here you’ll learn about a history that belongs to all of us – the dinosaurs. Explore the interactive Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit and watch them come to life on the new PCI Digital Dome. After a delicious lunch, we’ll take to the streets to experience a unique part of Mobile’s history – Mardi Gras! Take home beads, moon pies and memories from six popular parades as they roll through the streets of downtown.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Brunch

Date: February 28
Time: 10 am
Price: $27 Spectrum Members and Guests, $30 Non-Spectrum Guests and Owners
Register at the Club Desk by February 21

It’s not Tiffany’s, but this traditional southern buffet is just as iconic. Join us at a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-themed brunch to start your day with a delicious southern meal of scrambled eggs, bacon and smoked sausage links, loaded grits with cheese and scallions, southern-style biscuits with sawmill gravy and more. When it comes to winter activities in Gulf Shores, this brunch is one of the most delicious around!

winter activities in Gulf Shores - New Orleans Trip

Stennis Space Center/New Orleans Trip

Depart: February 19 at 7am
Pricing Varies by Room Size
Register at the Club Desk by January 28

This overnight trip will take you out of this world and then drop you into the heart of New Orleans. First, stop at the Stennis Space Center to explore 20 galleries and exhibits that are all about space. When you’re ready to come back to earth, we’ll travel to downtown NOLA for an overnight stay on St. Charles Avenue.

Watch a famed New Orleans Mardi Gras parade pass right in front of the hotel that evening and enjoy a late lunch the next day on The Steamboat Natchez to learn about the city’s founding on the Mississippi River. Spend the time between exploring the best places in the city for a taste of spicy Cajun flavor.

More Winter Activities in Gulf Shores at The Beach Club

Date: Tuesdays and Saturdays, January 5 – March 4
Free for Spectrum guests; prices vary by craft for Non-Spectrum guests
Book at The Club Desk

Find your inner DIY-er at one (or all) of our bi-weekly craft classes. From building birdhouses to basket weaving and more, you’ll learn how to make a variety of masterpieces by hand – and get a complimentary craft to take home with you!

For the latest schedule, view the Activities Calendar.

Live Music at The Village Hideaway

Date: Every Tuesday, January – March
Time: 4-8pm

Each Tuesday, join us in The Village Hideaway for delicious food and toe-tapping tunes by great local artists. Guests who are young or young at heart will love a game of pool or taking a swing on the HD Golf Simulator. Spectrum guests receive a 10% discount with their Spectrum Resort wristband!

For the latest live music schedule, visit the Music Calendar.

Say “Ahh” at The Spa with Winter Specials

Open: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Vacation means relaxation – and there’s no better place for it than The Spa & Salon. Drop in for a massage, brand new hairstyle, or relaxing pedicure – this full-service spa has everything you need to pamper your cares away. Spectrum guests receive a 10% discount with their Spectrum Resort wristband!

Don’t forget to ask about our Spa Loyalty Program! Get six punches on your exclusive loyalty card and you’ll receive $100 in spa services for your next visit. As if you needed any other reason to come back for some more me-time!

There are many other daily and weekly winter activities in Gulf Shores at The Beach Club. Check out the Activities Calendar for an hour-by-hour look at everything going on at the resort!


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