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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are lucky enough (and – if we’re being honest – beautiful enough) to play host to many collegiate national championships and conference championships throughout the year. more

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Kaiser Realty by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Coastal Half marathon

Photo Courtesy Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission

The Run the Beach Half Marathon Series, which takes place in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach throughout the year, is the perfect way to vacation and stay in shape. more

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Waterville Escape Room in Gulf Shores

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From utterly creepy to absolutely family-friendly, a variety of escape rooms are available in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. more

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Every October, the Annual National Shrimp Festival takes over the streets of Gulf Shores, Alabama for a long weekend of live music, delicious food, and arts & crafts. more

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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

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Unable to resist anything that so perfectly combines beauty & history, we sat down with the historian of the USS ALABAMA to find out what it was like for crewmen to be aboard the ship during wartime & about the highlights of visiting the park today! more

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Things to do on a Rainy Day in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Rachel Leah Hall

There are plenty of activities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach that make rainy days just as fun as the sunny ones! more

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Coast360 Beach Games are back for 2017! Join us at Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores each Thursday starting June 8, for lots of summer fun with games and prizes. more

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Never in a million years did we think we would be able to see a Bellsprout on a car dashboard…better yet an Eevee in a living room or a Tentacool at the beach, but here we are! more

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There’s a world of underwater excitement beneath our waves, and over 17,000 artificial reefs waiting to be explored! more

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Sunset cruise with Sail Wild Hearts

Becki Henry

The nightlife on the Alabama Gulf Coast is as varied as the ages of those who wish to experience it. For that reason, we’ve got plenty of activities for different age groups. more

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In its fourth year, The Wharf Uncorked (September 14-16, 2017) brings new delectable flavors, culinary talent, exotic wines, and, of course, Gulf Coast hospitality to Orange Beach for a worthy cause. more

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Yoga on the beach

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We’re detailing our favorite ways to stay in shape during your Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation. more

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There’s always live music playing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and we don’t want you to miss one single rocking band. more

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We’re covering Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley, and we even venture to Pensacola, Fairhope, and more. Conquering this list would make for one (or five) epic vacations! more

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Whether you’re looking for souvenirs or need to grab a gift for someone, any gift on your list can be found at Tanger Outlets in Foley. more

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They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as free things to do in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach (and beyond), and we’re about to spill the beans on 13 of them. more

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Don’t walk, run to the Coast’s best trails (ok, ok, walking is fine, too). more

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