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How to Plan a Family Reunion at the Beach

Planning family reunions takes a lot of dedicated planning. Check out our blog to learn more on how you can successfully plan a family reunion at the beach!

Organizing family reunions can be detail-oriented, tedious, time-consuming and stressful. There are so many aspects to prepare for, such as vacation rentals, travel, meals and entertainment. Thankfully, planning a family reunion can be done with ease on Alabama's beaches.

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Vacation Rentals & Lodging 

Before booking accommodations for a family reunion, research vacation rentals, an all-inclusive resort, or lodging options to see who offers the best group rates. If you are on a conservative budget, fall is a great time to visit Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The weather is wonderful and rental rates drop for the shoulder season. If budget is not a concern, consider organizing a summer reunion. Alabama's beaches are in full swing with summer festivities and events, including concerts, Waterville USA, watersports rentals, and much more.

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a convenient drive-to destination from many southeast and Midwest cities. Interstates 65 and 10 allow easy access to Alabama's beaches, and the Baldwin Beach Express is one of the fastest and most direct routes to our shores. For those flying, Mobile Regional Airport is just over an hour from Gulf Shores and Pensacola International Airport is less than an hour away. A family reunion at the beach is definitely worth the commute.

Family Dining 

Dining together is one of the most memorable experiences of any gathering as food can really bring people together. Spending quality time around the table with relatives is a bonding experience filled with fun. You can choose from so many unique dining options when planning a family reunion here on Alabama's beaches. GT's on the Bay offers indoor and outdoor seating, a view of the water, and a playground in a fun, family-friendly environment. Restaurants such as Lucy Buffett's LuLu's offer lots of entertainment on top of delicious food, including live music, a beach area with buckets and shovels, beach volleyball and more. Some restaurants, including Cobalt in Orange Beach, also offer event space for private parties.

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Activities for the Whole Family

Beach days are a must. And when looking for activities on and off the beach, plan some team games like beach volleyball, sandcastle building competitions or scavenger hunts. Activities like these are great for spending quality family time together.
Start planning your family reunion at the beach with the official Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Vacation Guide. Handle it all with ease when choosing Orange Beach, Gulf Shores or Fort Morgan as your next reunion location.


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