Destination guide

Experience Fort Morgan in vacation home rentals

Perched at the end of a long spit of land jutting out into the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Morgan has a long U.S. Naval history and has seen plenty of action, most notably the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864. Fast-forward to today and fortunately the area's wartime days are over. Instead of soldiers kitted out in full garb, you'll more likely see vacationers in shorts and flip-flops basking on the peninsula's sun-drenched beaches, or crossing the bay on boats. It's also a surprisingly good spot for migratory birds, turtles and other wildlife species. It's all waiting at your Fort Morgan vacation rental.

History

Historic sites near Fort Morgan vacation rentals

History buffs will love the heritage sites of Fort Morgan. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Historic Blakeley State Park, a wooded nature retreat near the river with Civil War events, and the Gulf Shores Museum, a local history museum with artifacts and exhibits within an old-fashioned home. You could also visit Battleship Memorial Park, a military history park and museum with a collection of aircraft and military artifacts.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Fort Morgan vacation homes

More family fun can be found in the nearby attractions. If you can manage to nab one of the Fort Morgan vacation rentals that line the peninsula, you can hop on the Mobile Bay Ferry and discover the spot where Admiral Farragut shouted his famous order, "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead". Afterwards, you could take them to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo where they can feed the donkeys and deer, or on one of the 24 gondolas which hang from the old-fashioned Ferris Wheel soaring 100 feet over Orange Beach.

Activities

Things to do near your Fort Morgan summer rental

If you're thinking of an activity-laden vacation with the little ones, Fort Morgan has got you covered. On and off the peninsula, there is a ton of things to keep them occupied. You know what they say, happy kids, happy parents. Within a short drive of your Fort Morgan vacation rental, you can take them to race around the go-kart tracks, let them scamper around on the rope courses, or practice their putting skills on the mini-golf course. They won't say no to a day at Waterville USA either, where they can run amok on the wave pools and slides.

Weather

Local weather for the trip to Fort Morgan vacation rentals

While the summer break months are the busiest, it can get a little crowded along the peninsula. Your best bet is to score a Fort Morgan vacation rental in spring or fall. Between March and May, or September and October, the prices on rentals drop, the beaches are far less crowded and the climate is more comfortable. If you're planning to swing your clubs on the golf courses, or go hiking along the coast, you'll be pleased you booked in the slightly cooler months. The winters tend to be milder here than the rest of the US and the rental prices drop to rock-bottom.

Natural features

Experience nature at Fort Morgan

Nature lovers won't be disappointed when they stay in a Fort Morgan vacation rental. The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is made up of several ecosystems, from dunes to wetlands, which provide habitats for plenty of species, including turtles which haul themselves onto the beach to nest. Bird watchers will be particularly taken by Fort Morgan - the peninsula lies on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail and includes more than 350 recorded bird species. If you've brought your fishing rod, you can cast into the bay from the peninsula's banks, then sit back and wait to land a big one.

Beaches

Top beaches near Fort Morgan vacation homes

Fort Morgan offers beautiful beaches for swimming and sunbathing. Vacation homes are available near places like Gulf State Park, a serene park with beaches, trails, pier fishing, golf, tennis, and zip lining, and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, a beach refuge with migratory birds, sea turtles, and other wildlife. You could also visit Alabama Point East, a beach park with sand dunes, a lively boardwalk, and picnic areas.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fort Morgan?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,924 vacation rentals near Fort Morgan. From 1,380 Houses to 3,324 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fort Morgan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fort Morgan?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fort Morgan:

  • Morgantown: 689 vacation rentals
  • Surf Side Shores: 1,523 vacation rentals
  • Fort Morgan Pines: 147 vacation rentals
  • Southpointe: 51 vacation rentals
  • Royal Lagoons: 216 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fort Morgan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fort Morgan. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fort Morgan: 5,466 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club: 10,546 vacation rentals
  • The Wharf: 10,660 vacation rentals
  • Gulf State Park: 10,720 vacation rentals
  • Weeks Bay Reserve: 9,153 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fort Morgan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fort Morgan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,380 Houses in Fort Morgan. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fort Morgan include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,324 rentals available
  • Cottages: 111 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 111 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fort Morgan?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,966 vacation rentals with pool available in Fort Morgan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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