5 Unique Ways to Spend Your Summer Vacation

The beach is the number-one reason visitors choose the Alabama Gulf Coast as their vacation destination.

The white-sand beaches combined with Southern charm create the perfect place for a beach retreat. The endless days basking in the sun and sand are things we dream of, and the excursions and vacation adventures create great summer memories.

Make sure you dedicate plenty of time with your feet in the sand. However, when you aren’t at the beach, we recommend taking advantage of these unique ways to spend your summer vacation.

1.) Take home a handmade souvenir from Harmony Creek Farms in Orange Beach. Make your own soaps and bath bombs (and include the scents of the beach). It’s a great reminder of your summer vacation! The products used at Harmony Creek Farms are local and natural, and they use quality oils that create lots of lather. Check out the seasonal soaps and make sure you sign up for one of the summer classes.

2.) Let the resident ceramic artist at the Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach show you how to make beautiful artwork in The Clay Studio. A variety of techniques – including clay hand building, wheel throwing and painting – create unique pottery.

3.) If you’re a thrill seeker looking for an adventure, experience the beach by air with BeachFlight Aviation on a Light Sport Trike. With a bird’s-eye view of the coast, this sightseeing tour flies high over Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and even beyond. If you’re not an aviation enthusiast, this may be the ride of your life and an unforgettable memory.

4.) Make plans to visit the golf course for a family-friendly game of FootGolf. Play 18 holes of the area’s newest sport by combining golf and soccer. No equipment is needed except a good pair of tennis shoes and some sunscreen. Visit one of the most sought-after courses at Craft Farms Golf Resort’s Cotton Creek course and spend the day doing something different.

5.) For high-speed adventures and extreme jet fun, reserve your spot on the Alabama Gulf Coast’s only Jet Boat Thrill Ride. Reach exciting speeds, slide across the water and experience wild twists and turns all while getting completely soaked. Get your adrenaline going with 360-degree turns on a wild ride aboard this 30-foot New Zealand-style jet boat.

Plan your next beach vacation or a weekend getaway with ease using our vacation guide.

Don’t miss out on a great adventure or a family-fun outing and discover the treasured moments of a Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation.

5 Unique Ways to Spend Your Summer Vacation

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