Travel Blogger Shares Family Spring Break Tips
There’s no better place to spend spring break with your family than at the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast beaches.
We are beach lovers and there is something fun for everyone to enjoy, whether you want to relax on the beach, go kayaking or spend an afternoon shopping.
One of our favorite Alabama beaches family excursions is boating. Sail Wild Hearts offers several options, including an amazing Kayak Adventure Snorkel Sail. My tween and teen both loved this experience and there was even impromptu hula-hooping aboard this spacious 53-foot catamaran! During the cruise, Wild Hearts drops anchor at a small island where you can kayak, paddleboard or snorkel. We enjoyed spotting dolphins during our sail, and the friendly and skilled crew strive to make this a fun experience for everyone on board.
If you’re looking to get back to nature, Wild NativeTours offers kayaking excursions from Gulf Shores. The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tour is a 3-hour excursion into this 7,000-acre wildlife habitat for migratory birds, nesting loggerhead and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse. Named as one of the 10 natural wonders of Alabama, Bon Secour means “safe harbor” in French, and visiting this area is a great way to connect with nature. The experienced guides with Wild Natives are also extremely knowledgeable about this coastal dune ecosystem.
Sometimes you need a little break from the sand and surf. If you are heading inland after a day at the beach, The Track Family Recreation Center is a big hit with kids of all ages (and adults who are young at heart, as well!). My daughters loved the go-kart track and we all had a blast, literally, on the blaster boats, which I guarantee will put a memorable spin on traditional bumper cars. We always play mini golf when we go to the beach, and The Track offers a fun course for kids of all ages as well as a large video game arcade.