New to the forum and have some questions I am hoping members here can help with! We live near Bham, Al. and we have only visited Gulf Shores/Orange Beach as well as Panama City Beach with our children My husband and I are thinking of taking a short trip in Sept. (3 days with no children) and are interested in staying in the Santa Rosa, Seagrove or Grayton Beach area. However, again, we have never stayed in or near any these areas. We would prefer something less crowded but still a few restaurants we can select from. Am I on the right track in selecting locations? Also, I probably need to google the distance to these locations from Bham, Al. of course the closer the better.... Any advice on where to stay and vacation rental accommodations for 2 people would be much appreciated!