Dear Friends of the Gulf Coast,
This month at the Center for Gulf Coast Sustainability, we want to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! For those of you looking to take your loved ones on a surprise getaway, there’s no better time to visit the Gulf or SouthEast region, where we are enjoying the mild weather. Some might ask, what are some good places to stay for a romantic getaway? And here are my personal recommendations:
1) Dubbed the “Most Unique City in the U.S.” and the “Big Easy”, New Orleans is always a fun place to visit anytime of the year. However, most people will be visiting this weekend for the annual Mardi Gras festival. I recommend staying at a local Bed & Breakfast, the Crescent City Guest House (http://www.crescentcitygh.com/), New Orleans, LA, where the owners are most hospitable! I also recommend booking your reservations ASAP!
2) If you’re looking for more of a quiet retreat, visit the Coombs House Inn (http://coombshouseinn.com/) in Apalachicola, FL. It’s a small fishing town across the bay from a large State Park (St. George Island State Park). The Coombs House inn is historic and quaint, with a modern feel to it, and there is an abundance of outdoors activity to be found here.
3) For the music scene, stay at the Gameday Center (http://www.gagamedaycenter.com/) in Athens, GA, which is home to over 100 local bands. Athens is known for being the college town of the University of Georgia, hence the younger crowd and abundance of bars. Staying at the Gameday Center puts you within walking distance of all the hot spots.
We are proud to announce that the Gameday Center is now on our sustainable business registry as of February 2012. We leave you this month with a couple photos, courtesy of Lorena Snodgrass Photography (http://lorenasnodgrass.com), also on our registry.