Your Family Spring Vacation Planned Via Video

Your vacation planned in 3.5 minutes? Why, yes, it's possible! Well, maybe it won't be completely planned, but you'll be off to a good start with some great ideas. We're showing you five things to kick-start your family spring break planning. Which one will be first on your list?

Get Wild at the Zoo

Bring your crew to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo for a morning or afternoon with hundreds of animals. If you’re really feeling adventurous, opt for one of the animal encounters. Hold baby kangaroos, take a selfie with lemurs and even get up close and personal with the resident reptiles!

Sandcastle Building 101

The beach is a no-brainer, so we’re including some expert tips for building a sandcastle fit for kings and queens. If you really want to take your vacation and sandcastle-building skills up a notch, check out Sand Castle University for tips and tricks for an all-around fun day on the beach.

Cool Ice Cream Spots

You can’t have a beach vacation without ice cream! The fans have spoken and told us their favorite spots for ice cream in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. When you’ve got a hankering for a cold, creamy treat, we have places that fit the bill.

Experience the Past at a Historic Fort

One of the perks of Historic Fort Morgan? It’s such a cool spot, it doesn’t even feel like a history lesson. It’s easy to spend a few hours or even an entire day exploring the grounds of this Civil War Fort. It’s open daily and routinely holds guided tours, but you can also pick up a map and explore on your own with your family.

Know Your Flags 

One of the most important things you can do to prepare your family for your vacation in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is to learn the beach flag warning system. Put the numbers for surf condition updates in your phone for easy access.

  • Gulf Shores surf conditions: 251-968-8433
  • Orange Beach surf conditions: 251-981-7873

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