In this, Friday, July 1, 2016, beach goers take to the Gulf Shores for a long holiday weekend in Orange Beach, Ala. A long, busy holiday weekend along the Gulf Coast and elsewhere is helping boost a surge in tourism in Alabama, and officials hope visitors will set another record for spending in 2016. Industry leaders say hotels and condominiums in Baldwin County are reporting high occupancy rates for the July 4 holiday, which coastal tourism promoter Kay Maghan said is considered the “super peak”of the beach season. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
In this, Friday, July 1, 2016, beach goers take to the Gulf Shores for a long holiday weekend in Orange Beach, Ala. A long, busy holiday weekend along the Gulf Coast and elsewhere is helping boost a surge in tourism in Alabama, and officials hope visitors will set another record for spending in 2016. Industry leaders say hotels and condominiums in Baldwin County are reporting high occupancy rates for the July 4 holiday, which coastal tourism promoter Kay Maghan said is considered the “super peak”of the beach season. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) Brynn Anderson AP
In this, Friday, July 1, 2016, beach goers take to the Gulf Shores for a long holiday weekend in Orange Beach, Ala. A long, busy holiday weekend along the Gulf Coast and elsewhere is helping boost a surge in tourism in Alabama, and officials hope visitors will set another record for spending in 2016. Industry leaders say hotels and condominiums in Baldwin County are reporting high occupancy rates for the July 4 holiday, which coastal tourism promoter Kay Maghan said is considered the “super peak”of the beach season. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) Brynn Anderson AP