Memorial Day is quickly approaching, so it's time to start making your plans and packing your bags to celebrate summer on Alabama's white-sand beaches.
This year's holiday weekend is slated for May 28 to 31. For the best selection of Gulf Shores hotels and Orange Beach condos, browse the special offers on our website.
A Memorial Day beach vacation is a tradition for many families - and if it isn't, maybe it's time it became one! Want some suggestions for how to while away your time on Alabama's white-sand beaches with your family?
Rent a jet ski. Get your adrenaline pumping as you skim the back bays or the Gulf of Mexico on a personal watercraft.
Make dinner an event. Plan an early lunch at a Gulf Shores restaurant with fun, family entertainment and things to do. The Hangout is a lively spot for burgers, and kids love the giant sand pile, limbo competition and other hourly contests. Plenty of other beach restaurants make family dining a good time, too. You could even fire up the poolside grill at your beach condo and prepare dinner with a view while the family splashes in the water.
Stop by Adventure Island in Orange Beach and experience the eruption of its five-story volcano, complete with vibrations and steam. While you're there, challenge the family to a game of laser tag or a paddle boat ride on Lost Lagoon Lake. In Gulf Shores, plan a race on the Wild Woody at The Track or stop by Pirate's Island for a game of putt-putt. For more amusement park activities, visit our directory.