Four Fun Things to Do on a Guys Getaway
Grab the guys and throw some fishing gear and golf clubs in the car and take a trip to paradise, also known as Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
The Alabama Gulf Coast offers the perfect spot to do everything, or even nothing at all. Do you have a group of golfers? With more than 200 holes available, the Alabama Golf Coast is your place for swinging a golf club. Craft Farms, with its Cotton Creek and Cypress Bend golf courses, offers golf beneath tall pines that meander along rolling fairways shaded by Southern hardwoods. For a beachin' golf experience, tee off at Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores' beachfront golf resort. Lodging options include onsite beach houses and condos at Kiva Dunes. And you don't even have to bring your clubs, since all of the Gulf Shores golf resorts have golf clubs for rent. Or use Ship Sticks to have them delivered directly to your course of choice. Create a golf package that allows you to rotate among golf courses on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Putt easy knowing you're playing on courses designed by golfing greats Arnold Palmer, Jerry Pate and Earl Stone.
Does fishing have you and your friends hooked? Charter fishing, kayak fishing, pier fishing, surf fishing – so many ways to enjoy bringing in your next meal. Orange Beach is home to one of the largest charter fishing fleets on the Gulf of Mexico, with more than 100 experienced captains ready to make your day on the water memorable and fun. Don't want to use valuable trunk space for fishing gear? On an Orange Beach charter fishing trip, your tackle, bait and even license is included. At the end of a successful fishing day, take your catch to a hook 'em and cook 'em Orange Beach restaurant to enjoy bragging rights for the day.
A pub crawl may be one of the livelier ways to enjoy the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach nightlife, and it's certainly one with a lot of variety. Cruise the beach highway to the Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar. This Alabama Gulf Coast hot spot is on the border of Florida and Alabama and is home to the annual Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party. Concerned about driving? You're covered with the Flora-Bama bus or cabs waiting nearby.
At the main beach is The Hangout, a fun and funky place to try some brews and watch as locals and visitors alike enjoy the music, dancing and food. No pub crawl would be complete without a trip to Live Bait, an Orange Beach dive known for good food, drinks and live entertainment. Most bars and restaurants in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area boast seasonal nightly entertainment. Pull up a bar stool, order your favorite chilled concoction and enjoy the evening.
The best part about coming to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? The beach! Bring a football or Frisbee and let the games begin. Make it more challenging by playing in the Gulf. Watch out for those waves, though! Parasailing, kayaking, banana boat rides and paddleboarding are all great ways to enjoy a day or weekend on Alabama's white-sand beaches. Up for some high-flying adventure? Try the Hummingbird Ziplines at Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park and really get your getaway off the ground.