Top Four Things to Do on a Girlfriend Beach Getaway

Whether you're renewing friendships or taking the stress out of everyday life, there's no better place for a girlfriends' getaway than Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. There's a lot of fun to be had during a beach vacation, so settle in, grab your computer and let's get going!

First things first: Reserve a great place to stay. Beach accommodations abound along the Alabama Gulf Coast, and there are even lodging packages put together just for girlfriend getaways. Orange Beach hotels, Gulf Shores condos and beach houses each have their own perks, including kitchens, pools, tennis courts and onsite laundry facilities. Wait a minute – no one's doing laundry on a girlfriends' getaway, right?

Top Four

Fantastic fun things waiting for you

four girls sitting in beach chairs by the shore
Alabama Gulf Coast Beaches

1- Beach! Of course, sinking your toes in the sand is a must-do activity. Grab a beach chair or claim a piece of sand with your beach towel and enjoy the sun-kissed skies and the turquoise-blue water of the Gulf of Mexico. Get in some great exercise with walks down the beach, and collect seashells to decorate a picture frame showcasing your getaway memories.

2- Eat! Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have more restaurants than you can imagine, and certainly more than you can visit during a weekend getaway. With all the tempting food choices and delicious drinks, you may need to extend your getaway to a week-long vacation! Whether you’re in the mood for fancy or fun, seafood or steaks, you’ve got a selection of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants prepared to make your vacation delicious.

3- Shop! You’re among friends – some of your best friends, in fact, and there’s no better way to while away a day than shopping the Alabama Gulf Coast. There are outlet stores, specialty boutiques and all sorts of shops that will tempt even the pickiest of shoppers. Get some cool beach souvenirs or find that perfect pair of shoes.

4- Adventure! See the sights or experience something new. Maybe you and your friends want to try paddleboarding or kayaking. How about ziplining while enjoying views of the Gulf and Lake Shelby? The Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park has all of these activities (and more) available. Prefer something a little more artsy? Try The Hot Shop or Clay Studio at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach and make your own piece of art to remember your time at the beach with your girlfriends.

four girlfriends shopping outside
Shop till you drop

There’s so much to do and there’s always a concert or live theater performance to be found. You’ll want to keep up with the latest activities and events by returning often to our Calendar of Events.

Don’t forget the cameras. A girlfriend weekend is perfect for selfies and fun photos with each of your friends. See you at the beach!

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