Fairhope is best known for its romantic, sweeping views of Mobile Bay and the storybook charm of its shops and flowers. It is truly captivating. As you stroll the shady waterfront parks or browse the century-old downtown, you know you are enjoying a special treasure of the deep South. It's tranquil and refreshing and appeals to something deep in everyone.
In the picturesque downtown, just up the hill from the bay, you'll find shops, boutiques, cafés, art galleries and gift shops galore. The flower-filled downtown (where even the trash receptacles double as planters!), is reminiscent of an Old World village, with its refined upscale atmosphere and its something for everyone composition.
If you're looking for that special gift or a treasured antique, you'll find the perfect shop in downtown Fairhope, but you will also find great shops selling almost anything else you might need, including children's toys, clothing for the whole family, pet supplies, books, art supplies, and gourmet foods, even hardware and everyday groceries.