Two Days Away in Fairhope, Alabama

A photo of a hammock at the Grand Hotel in Fairhope, AlabamaOn the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, life is savored at a slower pace—friendships are made over oyster dinners, and children feel the wonder of digging their toes in the sand while pelicans dip and dive in the shimmering waters. Fairhope is a wonderful place to live, but visitors can borrow the bliss for a while. 

The town boasts quaint shops selling everything from French antiques and luxury bedding to starfish jewelry and signed best sellers. And bring your appetite, please—whether you’re craving sweets or seafood, your taste buds will thank you. When you’ve strolled the streets to your heart’s content, make your way to the bay at sunset for an unforgettable show.