Park your flip-flops on Alabama’s Gulf Coast
Powdery soft white sand caresses your bare feet while turquoise waves lap the shore. Your mind lets go of the endless to-do lists, and suddenly you’re in a whole different state of connection. Life seems to slow down, senses are magnified, and families are strengthened in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
The Alabama Gulf Coast’s 32 miles of pristine beach front sets the scene for memories that last a lifetime. After frolicking in the sun and surf, you’ll find a wide variety of activities and attractions for all interests and ages.
Have an Adventure
Adventurers will flock to the Hummingbird Ziplines’ mile-long zip course, experience the thrilling plunge of a water slide at Waterville USA, or zip around an amusement park in a go-cart. A bird’s eye view of the area is available during a helicopter tour or with a ride on the Gulf Coast’s largest Ferris wheel.
See who is peering back at you along the area’s many walking and biking trails, or catch a glimpse of dolphins playing during a scenic cruise. Then, get up close and personal with animal encounters at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
Golfers are driven to play the area’s great area golf courses, designed by some of the best names in golf while anglers are sure to reel in the big one on a full- or half-day fishing charter. Meanwhile, divers have a new reason to explore the Gulf with Alabama’s first whole-ship diving reef, the LuLu.
Be a Part of the Battle
Step back in time at historic Fort Morgan as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of the battle of Mobile Bay and Siege of Fort Morgan in August with a re-enactment, demonstrations and fireworks display.
Have a Great Meal
After a fun-filled day, refuel with fresh local Gulf seafood featured at an abundance of authentic coastal restaurants. Families will love the variety of restaurants from open-air to beach front or casual to upscale, many with live entertainment and children’s play areas.
No trip to the beach would be complete without a souvenir or two, and you’re sure to find that something special at one of the area’s many specialty shops and boutiques.
Get a Room
Park your flip flops at a Gulf Shores or Orange Beach accommodation that is sure to satisfy any budget. With a vast lodging selection spanning from beach front condos and branded hotels to private beach houses and full-service resorts, you’re sure to find the perfect place to make memories and reconnect.
Don’t forget to mark your October calendar for the National Shrimp Festival and enjoy fresh local seafood, art, crafts and entertainment. Then, kick up your heels when nearly 200 songwriters perform at multiple venues during the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in November.
Start planning your trip today. Visit us online at GulfShores.com or call 866-324-7766 to request our 2014 Vacation Guide.
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