Foley, Alabama is a small, classic Southern town located near the Alabama Gulf Coast with roughly 16,000 inhabitants. Whether you’re attending one of Foley’s fun events like the Heritage Harbor Days or just passing through on a Southern road trip, Foley offers a little slice of relaxation and hospitality to every visitor.
Foley has something of interest for almost anyone—from nine city parks for nature lovers to a train museum for railroad enthusiasts, this idyllic little town has an unexpected concentration of fun. Heritage Park, one of Foley’s most beautiful outdoor spaces, appeals to younger visitors with the Charles J. Ebert, Jr. Memorial Train that offers free train rides around the park (board at the Foley Depot Museum). Visit the Museum, located inside a railroad station from 1908, for a blast from the past back to when Foley was an important agricultural hub and the railroad played a major role in the community. For shopaholics, the Foley Downtown Historic District (on the National Register of Historic Places) has several great options—visit Jan’s Art Studio for a unique souvenir. For more shopping, make a pit stop at the Tanger Outlet Center to visit a few of the 120+ stores with clothes, accessories, and more at bargain prices. If you’re visiting in November, make sure to participate in the annual three-day Heritage Harbor Days celebration when the citizens of Foley send a boat to an exchange city full of its trademark food, crafts, and music and receive the same in return. Those interested in the history of medicine and healthcare should be sure to pay a visit to the Holmes Medical Museum, located in Baldwin County’s first hospital. See medical tools and oddities in the virtually unchanged space. Getting hungry? Visit The Gift Horse for an incredible buffet spread, including apple cheese casserole! Stop by Stacy’s Old Tyme Soda Fountain for a sweet treat after dinner. Lastly, the town offers free, no reservations required walking tours of historic downtown Foley—they start at 10am on Saturdays at the Foley Welcome Center.
The most popular and closest day trips from Foley are located in the Alabama Gulf Coast area, only around ten miles South from town. Some of the closest beaches include Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Animal lovers will enjoy the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, located just North of Gulf Shores. Pensacola, Florida, roughly 45 minutes from Foley, has beautiful white-sand beaches along with a cute downtown district. Military buffs will enjoy visiting the National Museum of Naval Aviation, also located in Pensacola. Panama City Beach, Florida, a popular destination for college students on Spring Break, is 2 hours and 30 minutes from Foley. Montgomery, Alabama, roughly 2 hours and 45 minutes from Foley, will appeal to those interested in history due to the Alabama State Capitol and the Civil Rights Memorial.
Whether you are simply stopping through Foley for a night as a part of a trip or if it is your main destination, we make it easy to find the perfect place to stay. We offer Foley vacation rentals and Foley short term rentals throughout the town. If you want to be close to the shopping at the outlet mall, stay near the South part of town. For more of a historical immersion, stay near the Downtown District located right in the middle of town. Whichever part of Foley you want to experience, you can compare rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews and more on Tripping. Book your Foley rental today!
Foley is easily accessible by both U.S. Highway 98 (East/West) and State Highway 59 (North/South)—these highways intersect right in the middle of the town. The Foley Municipal Airport is located three miles northwest of the city center, and the nearest large commercial airport is located in nearby Pensacola, FL (Pensacola International Airport, PNS). Only 30 miles East from Foley, the airport offers flights on Delta, US Airways, American Airlines, AirTran, and United to and from destinations worldwide. There are plenty of options for taxis—call A Better Cab, located in nearby Orange Beach, at (251) 517-0257 or Blue Dolphin Taxi, located in Foley, at (251) 981-1700.
Find the best Foley vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 57 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Foley range from $59 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 50 homes in Foley offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 41 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 41 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Foley offers 18 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Foley where the top providers in that area are Expedia, Booking.com, and HomeAway. There are 15 Expedia rentals, 14 Booking.com short term rentals and 13 HomeAway vacation rentals.