When you think of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, where do your thoughts go? Do you think of a fishing trip on the back bays or in the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico? What about a round of golf with a warm Gulf breeze? More than 32 miles of beautiful white sand are also a big draw. There are hundreds of reasons to choose a coastal Alabama family getaway.
The Alabama Gulf Coast is well known as a fishing hot spot. World-class marinas, fishing charters and high-profile tournaments draw anglers to the area from far and wide. As much as we love fishing, there is always a little extra time for other activities.
Plan a day for the links if you enjoy an outdoor adventure on a manicured golf course. You’ll find more than 200 holes along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Play on courses designed by golfing greats Arnold Palmer, Jerry Pate and Earl Stone. If you don’t want to pack your clubs, many courses offer rentals.
The beach is one place you can be any time of day for fun or relaxation. A swim in the Gulf or sunning on the beach are always favorite activities. Want to relax? You can’t beat a beach chair and a good book as a stress eraser. If you are looking for a little more activity, try your skill at skimboarding or surfing. Opportunities abound to get on the water with rentals for kayaks, paddleboards and personal watercraft. You can even get above the waves on a parasailing adventure.
When you aren’t playing on the beach, check out the off-beach fun such as amusement parks, miniature golf, water parks and go-carts. After watching a beautiful Gulf of Mexico sunset, get ready for an evening out. The nights come to life at the beach with good eats, live music, dancing and more! There’s even a new craft beer brewery for the adult crowd.
What fun adventures will you be pursuing during your Gulf Shores and Orange Beach getaway?