Memorial Day Kicks Off Summer On The Gulf Coast

The countdown to the summer season's official kick-off is only a few weeks away. With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, it's time to plan your trip to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach. Start packing your bags and making your beach supply list! The holiday weekend will be here before you know it.

Whether you're in the market for budget-friendly accommodations or a full-service luxury resort, the Gulf Coast offers something for everyone. For the best deals in the area, on the beach and off, be sure to check out Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism's Specials and Hot Deals page. Find free-night specials and other great deals to fit your budget.

After you've booked your accommodations, the fun really begins. Check out the list of 101 Things to Do at the beach. You can even add to the list online, as well as add your own photos. We've listed a few below to help get you started on a weekend of fun in the sun.

  • Sit in a low beach chair at the water's edge and let the waves crash over you.
  • Ride the Ferris wheel at The Wharf.
  • Stop at Hope's Cheesecake for cheesecake on a stick.
  • Take family portraits on the beach.
  • Take the ferry to Dauphin Island.
  • Read a book on the beach.
  • RELAX!

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