Sun, sand and sports: The perfect vacay for sports families

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Beach tournaments combine two amazing things; sports and vacation. For families who spend a lot of time at the ballpark, much of traveling and vacation time is used for out-of-town tournaments. In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, sports families can experience the perfect combination of sports and the beach for a great game.

The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL
The Wharf in Orange Beach

Alabama’s beaches have incredible area amenities, accommodations for all size groups and coastal cuisine that make everyone feel like a winner. Keep the entire family happy with sun, sand and sports for a memorable vacation on the Gulf Coast. Consider making your weekend event a week-long vacation.

The beaches are the main attraction in Alabama, and the destination has amenities everyone can enjoy when the games are over. Whether it’s just family or the entire team, excursions keep everyone entertained and refreshed. Put these Gulf Shores and Orange Beach attractions on your must-do list.

  • Located in Orange Beach, The Wharf is an entertainment district with shopping, dining, concerts and unique attractions including a Ferris wheel. Click here for a Buy One Get One Free Ferris wheel Ride.
  • Tanger Outlets are located just north of Gulf Shores on Highway 59 in Foley. Find the latest fashion trends and discover your favorite brands between games. At Tanger, you can find everything you need from sportswear to beachwear. Join TangerClub to get exclusive perks and access to additional savings.
  • Gulf State Park added some nice new features to its already beautiful backdrop. Alabama makes it easy to enjoy Mother Nature on the 25 miles of paved Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. Keep everyone active while enjoying miles of white-sand beaches, park adventures and wildlife.

Nutrition is important before and after every sporting event, not only for the players but everyone in attendance. Before it’s time to dine, take a look at Top Seven Restaurants to Refuel and Recharge after the Big Game. Browse suggestions on area restaurants including Doc’s Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar, Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar, Cobalt the Restaurant, DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen, Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s and Matt’s Homemade Alabama Ice Cream.

Lazy River Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

There are countless lodging options along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Choose from Gulf-front condominiums, hotel suites, beachfront cottages and much more. Take a look at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sports Commission Lodging Sponsors for group rates, promotional codes and valuable information on accommodations.

Turn your beach tournament weekend into a vacation, and plan your well-deserved play time with family and friends. While at the beach, browse our calendar of events.


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