A warm Gulf breeze washes over you as your boat’s hull cuts smoothly through crystalline turquoise waters. You turn your gaze to the horizon where the blue sky and water meet to become one. Boaters understand. It’s a different world on the water: it's your world. In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, you can select from several boat rental options so you can have an unforgettable day on the water.
From funky souvenir stands and elegant fashion finds to your standard outlet mall stores, the opportunities to buy and window shop in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are endless. Find out what kind of beach shopping you can get done when you take a trip to Alabama's Gulf Coast this season!
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach aren't just for lounging in the sand and relaxing under the sun. If you want to add some excitement to your vacation, be sure to check out the nightlife in Gulf Shores. The fun keeps going when the sun goes down on the beach. Here's what you can expect when you hit the town.
That's an equation that really adds up! An education doesn't only happen in a traditional classroom. Leave those four walls behind because on the Alabama Gulf Coast a classroom comes in all shapes and sizes. One day you may get a lesson in marine biology at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, complete with touch tanks and a walk through a maritime forest. The next, you and the kids may find yourself exploring a nearly 200-year-old fort and watching re-enactments of some of the South's most storied military battles. Kids learn the most amazing things when they're having fun!
The entire family can enjoy a homeschool vacation or field trip on Alabama's beaches. When the kids ask, "Where are we going next?" what they're really asking is, "What can we learn next?" By spending your morning learning how to create a blown-glass ornament and your afternoon wading through the surf in search of sand dollars, hermit crabs and other interesting sea creatures, you've fully submerged yourself into an interactive and engaging edutainment experience.
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Do you love a great shrimp dish? Or, maybe a piping hot bowl of gumbo or oysters on the half shell gets your stomach growling? Do you like to top off dinner with a big slice of key lime pie or sip a bushwacker? If so, take a culinary journey of our local restaurants with one of our Eat Your Way Crawl Itineraries. The itineraries take you from breakfast to dinner with a different stop for your favorite seafood, shrimp, oyster, gumbo, key lime pie and bushwacker specialties.