The Alabama Gulf Coast is Family Friendly

It’s that time of year again. The kids are out of school and ready for a fun time with family.

If you’re traveling to the Alabama Gulf Coast for a sporting event this summer, why not make it a family vacation? Our beaches are jam-packed with family-friendly action.

three fishing poles


Downtime before, after or between games means you’ll be able to experience the numerous choices for entertainment in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Diamond sponsor The Wharf features dining, shopping and entertainment for all, including a giant Ferris wheel. On a hot summer day, slide into some fun after the big game at Bronze sponsor Waterville USA, a giant water park for kids both young and old.


Anglers will love to reel in a big one on the Gulf of Mexico. Bronze sponsor Reel Surprise Chartersboasts a fleet of charter boats with experienced captains who are ready to help you get the catch of a lifetime. Those with older kids in tow might want to take a deep sea or offshore adventure, while those with smaller children should opt for an inshore or nearshore boating experience. If you’d prefer to keep the children on dry land, the Gulf Shores State Park pier is a fantastic choice.

Dolphin Cruises 

Would your family like to see dolphins play in their natural habitat? The kids will delight in watching these majestic creatures showing off for dolphin cruise passengers. Cruises are also a relaxing way to spend time together while checking out the beautiful scenery and vegetation of the Alabama Gulf Coast.

two young kids building a sandcastle


A plethora of restaurants on the Alabama Gulf Coast offer fresh seafood straight from the Gulf. This area features beach dives, upscale dining and everything between. For those picky little eaters, you’ll find numerous kid-friendly restaurants with appealing children’s menus.


This may seem a bit obvious, but the white sand and turquoise waters make the beach an ideal place to spend time with the family. Everyone will enjoy building sandcastles, wading or swimming in the water, basking in the sun, and listening to the waves. It’s a wonderful way to unwind after a big game.


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