Gather your Girlfriends for a Beach Getaway
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Today, more than ever, women are wearing many hats: wife, mother, career woman, team mom, room mom, caregiver…you name it. And, with those ever-increasing demands, it is easy to forget about nourishing ourselves, including girlfriend relationships which are so vitally important. Hence, gal pal trips!
The Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area offers such great options when traveling that it really takes all the guess work out of the trip. If you have a large group going, I recommend a Gulf Shores condo with lots of room to all stay in the same place. You’ll have a kitchen, so bring along your favorite beverages to share and enjoy over late-night talks on the balcony – yes, you want a balcony! Just a couple of you going? An Orange Beach luxury hotel might be the ticket for you in that case. You’ll have full service daily for cleaning, making beds and fresh towels. The area offers many choices for every budget concerning lodging.
Knowing we don’t always get more than a long weekend with our girlfriends, I put together this three-day itinerary for a fabulous time at the on Alabama’s white-sand beaches! Use it as a guide if you need help planning.
Arrive and check in at a Gulf Shores hotel or Orange Beach condo. Usually check in is around 3 to 4 p.m. so plan on arriving and enjoying some time on the beach for that first-night sunset. Enjoy a late dinner at a Gulf Shores hot spot such as LuLu’s at Homeport Marina (dinner and live music each evening) or The Hangout (also known for live music and a great choice of seafood creations).
Beach time or activity time is just the ticket to relaxing with friends. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a dolphin cruise while in the area. If you are an active group, Wild Hearts offers a kayak adventure cruise, but if you want to soak in the natural beauty of the area, then opt for a sunset cruise. A weekend away should always include one night of getting dressed up and enjoying an upscale restaurant with spectacular culinary delights.