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Fairhope Avenue

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Address: Fairhope, AL
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: The main shopping area in this picturesque resort town.

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Southern Snowbirds

I only had the opportunity to spend a few hours in Fairhope but I think I could have spent days visiting all the cute little shops and boutiques! To make the most of your visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Samantha B
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Pinson, Alabama, United States
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Pinson, Alabama, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I only had the opportunity to spend a few hours in Fairhope but I think I could have spent days visiting all the cute little shops and boutiques! To make the most of your visit, stop by the history museum first and pick up a map of the area with all the shops and restaurants highlighted!

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Dallas, Texas
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439 reviews 439 reviews
215 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This place reminded me of a number of small artist towns like Eureka Springs, Arkansas, or Pacific Grove, CA. The main street, Fairhope Avenue, is a hotbed of local shops, restaurants, and flowers. The white twinkle lights are left in the trees lining the street year-round. It is very walkable and quaint. The parking is free. If you have an... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We own a condo on Fairhope Avenue between downtown and the Pier and it is the best location in Fairhope! Fairhope Avenue is a beautiful, multi-purpose street with beautiful flowers year round, shops, restaurants and residential all within a few minutes of each other.

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Irvington, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a nice place to walk, with a variety of little shops and places to eat. It is close to the water, which for me is a plus. The people are friendly and though much smaller, it reminds me of Asbury Ave in Ocean City, NJ.

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Okemos, Michigan
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925 reviews 925 reviews
369 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went with friends up to Fairhope to see this town. A beautiful area is Fairhope Avenue, BUT do not go there in February on a Sunday. Almost all the stores were closed. We still enjoyed walking up one side and down the other. The flowers along the sidewalks were beautiful.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A nice downtown with local establishments and good variety. The park is just a couple of blocks away if you have kids that need to get out and exercise. It was just rebuilt about a year ago and is very nice. Pet friendly for leashed pets.

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Midwest
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had a fun day browsing the quaint shops in the area. So nice to get away from e touristy shops along the beaches...friendly and helpful staff everywhere! Bought some unique balsamic vinegars...be sure to check out the Happy Olive!

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Vermont
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

What a great Main Street to stroll! Quaint shops, really friendly people! Cats Meow was my favorite.

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Brandon, Mississippi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

cute and trendy shops all along both sides. Trees are covered in little twinkly white lights.....no parking meters....all parking is angle or parallel.

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The Villages, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nice mix of restaurants and shops. Plenty of parking near the library if you can not find on the street parking. The white Christmas lights added "bling" for Christmas.

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