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When on vacation relax and…smell the chocolate and treat yourself to some! Or how about coffee, donuts, an ice cream scoop (or banana split) or a glass of wine. You can get all that plus play some arcade games too at Kayden's in Orange Beach. Read more

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Gulf Shores, AL is where sand, bands & fans all meet for Hangout Music Festival. Take what you think you know about music festivals and throw it out the tour bus window. Hangout Fest is music’s most luxurious weekend in a pristine beach setting. Read more

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Take a visit to Red Beard’s Treasure Chest and Silver Lining Market in Summerdale, AL, just a short drive from Gulf Shores beaches. You will find antiques to yard art and anything in between all in two stores. Your treasures are waiting to be found! Read more

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Meyer Park playground area is under renovation. Project is estimated to be complete in April 2019. Pavilion, horseshoe pits and open grass fields remain open to the public during the construction period. Read more

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When you think of Mardi Gras, you can’t help but picture the festivities, merriment and excitement that surrounds the carnival season. And there’s no better place than on the Gulf Coast to get your Mardi Gras fix. Read more

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The Hangout tells the culinary tale of the ideal family-friendly restaurant that leaves both adults and children wanting to return again and again. Read more

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From waverunners to runabout boats, Happy Harbors covers all of your on-the-water adventure needs. Read more

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What’s better than Christmas at the beach? Read more

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Shop ‘til you drop for a new wardrobe, souvenirs, beauty and health products, or fill your home with art and coastal décor from our chic beachwear and coastal home furnishing stores and don’t forget those beach souvenirs. Read more

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The Fall is one of the best times to visit Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. With cooler temperatures, lower prices, and fewer people, a fall beach experience is like nothing else in the world. Read more

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From souvenirs and beachwear to vacation-worthy treats, your shopping needs may be varied, which is why the Original Oyster House Boardwalk is such a desirable location for one-stop shopping! Read more

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If you're vacationing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, on-the-water adventure is likely on your to-do list, and Happy Harbors has you covered! Read more

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Why is everyone flocking to OWA? It’s your one stop spot for fun, shopping, dining, thrill rides, and even lodging! Read more

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Choosing Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for your vacation destination is a no-brainer when it comes to fishing, boating, seafood, and relaxing. One of our most popular attractions is our signature golf courses. Read more

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The Track Gulf Shores

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If your family is looking for entertainment beyond the beach, The Track Family Fun Park in Gulf Shores is your answer! Read more

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The Track Gulf Shores

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Fat Daddy’s Arcade is one of the area’s top attractions for family-friendly entertainment, featuring more than 80 arcade games, a large redemption counter with great prizes, & a concession stand featuring pizza & drinks. Read more

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Your plans for this spring should have you heading our way to enjoy car shows, live music and a plenty of food in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! Read more

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Spending the day on the water is not only the reason you’re in Coastal Alabama in the first place, it’s the perfect way to soak in the sun, spend time with family, and have an adventure! Read more

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USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama

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While Gulf Shores and Orange Beach may be bursting with sun and surf, the Gulf Coast is also full of history that is just waiting to be explored. Read more

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