When I was in the third grade I lived in Fairhope and I loved it.
We visited Fairhope specifically to go to the Gumbo Shack. It has been written up in a couple of places and was on a tv show. The gumbo was the featured item. But I adored the raw oysters.
There was shade overlooking the bay. It was a lovely day. There is a rose garden that will be wonderful when the roses are blooming, but they are healthy and full of the burgundy new growth.
The shady sidewalks and peaceful streets made it a pleasant place to visit.