What Not to Miss on a Beach Girlfriend Getaway

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

There are two things that I am always up for: traveling with my best girlfriends and Alabama beaches. When you combine these, you have the perfect weekend getaway.

The Alabama Gulf Coast is the perfect place to relax on the beach, but it is so much more than just a beach destination. When I have traveled to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, I have experienced some of the best attractions that Alabama has to offer. From local fishing charters on the Gulf to a plethora of shopping experiences, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach has it all.

Spontaneity creates a great way to travel; however, if you are like us and have a limited amount of time, you have to manage it very well before it slips away. A quote comes to mind: “Time flies when you’re having fun” – and it goes even faster when with my girlfriends.

To help with the decision-making process, I have included a quick guide of the top 5 things that shouldn’t be missed when you and your girls hit the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

The Wharf Shopping


You’ll enjoy several types of shopping experiences in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, from souvenir shops to outlet stores. Those are all there for your retail therapy. Walking around The Wharf, you’ll find everything you would need, from shops to entertainment and, of course, those mid-morning cocktails to get your day amped up for beach life.

A short drive from the beach is the nearby Tanger Outlet Center. With 100+ name-brand stores, it will definitely require a couple hours to walk around.

Beach Life

Who doesn’t like a trip to the beach, especially on Alabama beaches that boast 32 miles of pristine white sand for you to sink your toes in and relax by the cool rolling water?

If you are interested in taking up a new activity, there are a wide range of rentals available for your sporting pleasure, ranging from stand-up paddleboarding to kayaking, and even charters for dolphin and sunset cruises.  It’s the perfect spot to combine adventure with relaxation.

Beach Club Spa

Spa Day

Relaxing on the beach may sound like the perfect environment, but girls being girls, we always love to be pampered! Having a stereotypical spa day should always be factored into your girlfriend getaways, particularly when you are at the beach.

Many resorts on the beach offer various services from manicures and pedicures to Swedish or deep-tissue massages.

Resorts along this stretch of coastline frequently offer services to pamper visitors; however, one resort has gone above and beyond by allowing their services to be performed either poolside in a private cabana or in your condo. Turquoise Place by Spectrum Resorts is the ideal resort if you are looking for first-class treatment, but, of course, there are myriad other choices depending on your preference.


One thing that most people try to experiment with is food, and the one place that you want to try new types of food is on the coast in Alabama. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have the freshest seafood I have experienced, and it will undoubtedly send your taste buds into heavenly overload.

Cayman Grill in Orange Beach, for example, offers excellent service, amazing cuisine, and real Southern hospitality that will immediately make you feel like you are part of the team. I would highly suggest sampling baked oysters, but I don’t think you could go wrong with anything on any of the menus in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.


After a day of relaxing, grab your girls and get ready to cut loose with karaoke and dancing at one of the many hot spots in town. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach features sought-after venues for you to wind down your day and mingle with locals and tourists alike.

Head down to the Alabama beaches today and see for yourself exactly what Southern hospitality and ultimate relaxation is all about. The sun and sand are waiting on you to pay a visit, so what are you waiting for?


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