Top Eight Reasons to Vacation on Alabama's Beaches
It's tough to narrow down all the reasons you should plan a vacation to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, but we've compiled a list of eight reasons it should be on your must-plan list.
Affordable Lodging. Whether you're on a budget or looking for a luxury resort, there are lodging accommodations in every price point. Campgrounds, hotels and many condos offer budget-friendly rates throughout the year, and even in summertime. If your dates are flexible, consider fill-the-gap specials or a past-guest discount at your favorite rental management company. You should also occasionally check the hot deals page on our website for new listings.
Coastal Cuisine. Mouthwatering culinary creations at many Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants are prepared by world-class chefs. In fact, Flora-Bama Yacht Club's Chef Chris Sherrill placed third overall in the 2015 World Food Championship seafood category. In addition, Chef Bill Briand of Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina is a 2016 James Beard Foundation semifinalist. The 2016 World Food Championships will be held at The Wharf in Orange Beach Nov. 11-13.
White-sand Beaches. With more than 32 miles of beaches throughout Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, there's a place for you to park your flip flops. Even if you aren't staying in a beachfront condo or beach house, there are 13 public beach access points with parking available.
Popular hot spots abound in both beach cities, offering performances by local and regional musicians. You'll find atmospheres that are family friendly, as well as those with late shows for adult audiences. Visit our music and nightlife calendar to see what's happening during your next vacation.