How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Beach Vacation
Beach vacations are popular for families, and with good reason; they offer something for everyone.
The beach might be the number one draw, but coastal dining, boating, fishing, hiking and shopping add to the experience. With just a bit of planning, they are also economical.
So, how do you plan a vacation that pleases everyone? Start at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, of course!
Where to stay
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer a wide variety of lodging options including budget hotels, high-end hotels, Orange Beach condominiums and Gulf Shores beach houses. Pet-friendly options are even available, so your furry family friend can come along (though dogs are not allowed on the beaches). Numerous dog parks are available for your furry friends.
Planning Tip: If traveling on a budget, don’t rule out condos and beach houses. They offer kitchens, living space and amenities you won’t get at a budget hotel. Staying in a condo or beach house, you can cook your own meals to save money on dining out.