Being a Snowbird Has Never Been so Much Fun
While walking in a winter wonderland may sound fun for a while, shoveling snow and defrosting your car make walking on sandy beaches sound like a much better option. With so many fun things to do in warm scenic areas, snowbirds are heading south to find their perfect winter vacation destinations.
But, just what makes being a snowbird so fun these days?
- Snowbird Clubs. Winter visitors don't have to leave everyone behind when traveling. More northerners traveling to winter vacation destinations are forming snowbird clubs for each snowbirding state. This means, you can reconnect with other winter visitors from your area, as well as meet new people. Snowbird Clubs offer a way to connect with not only other visitors, but also with the community via fundraisers and even theatre productions. For example, Alabama snowbirds will find a thriving flock of friends in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Snowbird clubs on the Alabama Gulf Coast put on a theatre production each winter. The production is well attended by locals and visitors, alike. Walton County, Florida Snowbirds in Northwest Florida hold regular meetings, host activities like ballroom dancing, Zumba, tennis, fishing and more.
- Day Trips. Just because you've selected a winter vacation destination doesn’t mean youhave to stay put in that one location. Experience other destinations during your trip. Snowbirding on the Gulf Coast, for example, offers numerous day trip opportunities. Many snowbird clubs will arrange a bus trip to the casinos in Biloxi, Miss. It's also an easy drive for you and a few friends when you're a Florida snowbird or an Alabama snowbird from Gulf Coast towns such as Gulf Shores, Perdido Key, Pensacola Beach or Navarre.
- Snowbirds Become Coastal Residents. Being a snowbird is a fun way to explore new winter vacation destinations that you may want to become your full-time residence. A large number of snowbirding vacation evolve to become complete relocations, especially for our Florida snowbird friends! So, vacation, explore and perhaps even relocate!
With so many fun things to do in the winter, it's no wonder snowbirds are extending their winter vacations by weeks or even months. If you're only now considering adopting the snowbird lifestyle, read our blog for tips on living the lifestyle: Four Tips for Living the Snowbird Lifestyle.