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From where to see live music in Gulf Shores to free things to do in Orange Beach, we’ve got every inch of the adventure spectrum covered. We can tell you the best places to go shopping, how to catch a great fishing charter, and where to grab a tee-time on nearby golf courses. But what’s our favorite (and most popular attraction) of all? The sparkling Gulf of Mexico, of course. So what are you waiting for? Go make some memories!

Attractions, Adventures, & Coastal Fun!

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    Things To Do On Your Couple’s Getaway To Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

    Romantic dining spots. Dolphin cruises. Beach strolls. Kayak adventures. Alabama's Gulf Coast has everything you need to enjoy the perfect couple's getaway. Read more

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    Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Facebook Page

    Things To Do For Young Adults Vacationing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

    Need a break from pulling all-nighters in the library or working long weeks? Escape with your crew to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for a much-needed getaway. Here are some of our top picks for fun things to do on your vacation. Read more

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    OWA Parks & Resort Facebook Page

    Things To Do With Young Kids On Your Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Vacation

    From beautiful beaches, to amusement parks, to educational adventures in nature, it’s easy to make memories your kids will treasure for a lifetime. The options are endless, so it’ll take more than one visit to the area to fit them all in! Read more

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    Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Facebook Page

    5 Nature-Filled Adventures on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

    From our gorgeous white-sand beaches and sparkling bayous and lakes, to pitcher plant bogs, wildlife refuges, and nature preserves filled with unique flora and fauna, coastal Alabama is a one-of-a-kind place waiting to be explored. Read more

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    The Hot Shop Facebook Page

    The Gulf Coast Artisan Trail

    Handmade souvenirs, made yourself or by a local artisan, are so much more special, and can be treasured for years. From decorative crafts to homemade goods, the Gulf Coast has several unique souvenir options. Read more

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    Hangout Music Festival Facebook Page

    5 Gulf Coast Events You Don’t Want To Miss

    From multi-million dollar boat shows to fish-flinging beach parties, the Alabama Gulf Coast offers fun-filled events for visitors of all ages. Read more

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    Paddling Adventures on the Alabama Gulf Coast

    From Cypress swamps and freshwater lakes, to bayous, lagoons, and marshlands, the Alabama Gulf Coast's diverse waterways are perfect for paddling, whether by kayak, canoe, or paddleboard. Read more

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    James Spann - Facebook Page

    Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

    There are so many incredible places—and ways—to enjoy a sunset in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, by land and by water. Come discover some of our favorite locales for catching a Gulf Shores and Orange Beach sunset. Read more

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    Outer Limits VR Game Room FB Page

    Up for a Challenge, Anybody?

    Here on the Alabama Gulf Coast, we have plenty of places where you can immerse yourself in all the action! Bring your family and friends to experience these challenging activities that will test your skills. Read more

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    Sandcastle University FB Page

    Happy Sand-Castling!

    Wanting to take your sandcastle game to the next level on your upcoming vacation to the Alabama Gulf Coast? With some top tips and a little help from the pros, you’ll be creating masterpieces in no time. Read more

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    The Wharf FB Page

    Entertainment for the Whole Family: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Edition

    Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama are known for being a top family vacation destination. The area’s wide array of activities ensure there is something for all ages to enjoy, no matter the pace of your vacation. Read more

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    OWA FB Page

    Fun Outdoor Activities & Attractions for Your Vacation on the Alabama Gulf Coast

    Looking for fun ways to spend your summer vacation on the Alabama Gulf Coast? We’ve got you covered!  From nature walks and parasailing adventures, to amusement parks and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Read more

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    Bellingrath Gardens FB Page

    Gulf Coast Floral Therapy

    Stop and smell the roses at these gorgeous locations along the Alabama Gulf Coast that are brimming with beautiful blooms and scenic views. Read more

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    Kiva Dunes Facebook Page

    Fore the Love of Golf

    You can barely swing a 7-iron on the Alabama Gulf Coast without hitting one of our exquisite golf courses. Some are technically challenging, some are playable for golfers of all skill levels, but all of our courses are visually stunning. Read more

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    Photo Courtesy of Battleship Memorial Park

    4 Lessons to Learn

    The stories you’ve read in history books and those you’ve never heard before come to life when you visit our local historic sites. Plot your course for learning with these must-see locations. Read more

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    The Spa at The Beach Club Facebook Page

    Focus on You

    Indulge in a little pampering while you are on vacation. Let skilled hands work out all the kinks. Or follow along with a yoga or fitness instructor. It’s all about you, and that’s okay. Read more

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    Choose Your Path: 3 Different Ways to Spend Your Day

    Ahhhh, vacation. Every day done your way. What the schedule looks like is completely up to you – whether you intend it to be a day of building sandcastles in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach or a day of bouncing from one city to another. Read more

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    Peninsula Course, Courtesy of Honours Golf

    Golfing for Family Time or Me Time

    We’ve all recently been faced with more time at home with our family. Some days this is a wonderful thing, but other days . . . golf is a wonderful escape! It is also perfect for additional family time, if you are wanting that. Read more

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    Who Loves The Track Family Fun Park?

    Seeing The Track in Gulf Shores at the foot of the Intracoastal Waterway bridge before going onto Pleasure Island is the kids & kids-at-heart signal your vacation has begun along the Alabama Gulf Coast! Be sure to go back for friendly family fun! Read more

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    2 Ways to Experience Family-Friendly Competition

    Family Friendly fun x two! Did you know Fat Daddy’s Arcade and The Track Family Fun Park are sister companies? Two classic Gulf Shores & Orange Beach attractions are the perfect way to spend the day (or night) during your Alabama Gulf Coast vacation! Read more

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