Things to Do in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores AL
Whether a weekend getaway or a family-filled week long vacation, explore all the attractions that Orange Beach & Gulf Shores has to offer.
The Alabama Gulf Coast is filled with opportunities for those of all ages. Slip-it on a waterslide or putt-it on one of the local putt-putt courses. If the larger greens are your favor, we have eight world-class golf courses within a 15-minute drive. With one of the South’s largest outlet malls, you’re sure to have hours of shopping fun! After you have found your perfect vacation rental in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, find some great ways to spend time during your trip. If you have questions about your trip, contact us!
Alabama Gulf Coast Attractions
Let’s talk about some cool coastal activities for a hot day of fun! There is Adventure Island with tons of things to do, including a volcano that erupts nightly. Waterville USA features 20 acres of water and amusement park rides and games. Located at the Wharf is the largest Ferris wheel in the Southeast with a 10,000-seat amphitheater and an attraction called “Monsters of the Deep” with life-size replicas of killer sharks. This just names a few of the many wonderful and fun things for the whole family to enjoy.
Alabama Gulf Coast Shopping
The Alabama Gulf Coast has an abundance of shops for you to peruse while you’re here with us. There are gift and specialty shops for that unique souvenir, retail stores you know and love, and an outlet mall with over 120 stores to choose from. You’ll find antique shops that are perfect for bringing a little nostalgia to your stay and for the decorator, numerous art galleries and home décor stores that will satisfy even the most discriminating taste.
Alabama Gulf Coast Restaurants
Just think about it…after a long day of relaxing on the beach or playing the back nine you find yourself in the cozy and laid-back atmosphere of one of our many fantastic restaurants for a meal like no other. From fresh succulent Gulf shrimp from the grill to an Angus ribeye to die for, it’ll be one of those meals to write home about. Most have daily specials and kids’ meals so bring the whole family.
Alabama Gulf Coast Golf
What could be better that teeing up at one our premier Golf Course designed by some of the greatest names in golf like Arnold Palmer and Jerry Pate? Not much if you’re a diehard golf enthusiast… are we right? You’re just a stroke away from more than 13 of the finest golf courses you’ll find anywhere.
Alabama Gulf Coast Nature
Get back to nature here on the Alabama Gulf Coast with an exciting dolphin cruise and be awed struck at how beautiful these mammals are up close. Take a parasail trip over the Gulf of Mexico and feel one with the wind. If you enjoy a good walk then you’ll love the more than six miles of nature and beach access at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail winds through more than 50 birding sites in Baldwin and Mobile counties.
Alabama Gulf Coast Historic Sites
There is so much history here on the Alabama Gulf Coast you’ll want extra time to take it all in. Visit historic Fort Morgan, Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum, Gulf Shores Museum and you can’t miss a voyage to Mobile or Dauphin Island on the Mobile Bay Ferry. While in Mobile be sure to check out the USS Alabama Battleship Park for an exciting tour of the ship and the submarine USS Drum.
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Fishing
Alabama is home to the largest charter fishing fleet on the Gulf Coast. A great variety of inshore and offshore fishing excursions are available for that big fish story you’ve dreamed about! Many of our restaurants will allow you to “bring in your catch” and they will prepare it for you…how’s that for service! If you’re looking for a 1 stop shop contact Capt.Tom Ard 251-979-2682 or visit Orange Beach Fishing Charters. Capt. Ard offers both inshore and offshore charters and has been in the charter industry his whole life. We regularly refer guest to Capt. Ard because of his years of experience and knowledge. If you would like a 10% discount on your trip use coupon code sugarsand2017 when you book.