Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Fun on Alabama's Gulf Coast

Haunted houses, costume contests, spooky trails, ghosts, ghouls and more make the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast a great destination for Halloween fun for the whole family.

The Wharf (4550 Main St.; Orange Beach) - Scream for the Arts Haunted House and Halloween celebrations are open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday for all ages and a special hair-raising experience from 8 to 10 p.m. is not recommended for younger children. Cost: $4 (proceeds benefit Gulf Shores High School Fine Arts program). Details: (251) 224-1015

LuLu's at Homeport Marina (200 E. 25th Ave., Gulf Shores) - 3rd annual BooLu's Haunted House from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Older children and adults wander through a spooky maze and younger children can play Halloween games. Cost: $5 donation to benefit arts programs in local schools. Details: (251) 967-5858.

City of Gulf Shores (David L. Bodenhamer Center, 310 W. 19th Ave., Gulf Shores) - Halloween Family Fun Day from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Carnival games for less than $1, costume contest, a cake walk and "Panic in the Park Haunted Trail" at Kid's Park. Details: (251) 968-1424 or (251) 968-4420.

City of Foley (Downtown Foley, Hwy. 59 & Hwy. 98) - Uptown Foley Halloween Party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Costume contest for all ages, a cake walk, bounce houses, a ticket drawing for free prizes from Stacey's Ole Tyme Soda Fountain, games, free treats, face painting and much more. Concessions on site will benefit the Boy Scouts. Details: (251) 943-1200.

Vacation prices are not frightening since Meyer offers a 50% discount on your Halloween condo rentals and a 25% discount on house rentals (4-night minimum).

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