5 Ways to Reward Athletes with Fun at the Beach

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

For athletes coming to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to compete, the destination can be a reward in itself. After a day of serious competition, there are plenty of ways to reward your team with great eats, fun activities and some team bonding. Our top five:

Nights at The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL

1.) Nights at The Wharf
Not only a hub for dining and shopping, The Wharf offers loads of entertainment options under the stars. Hang around for the nightly SPECTRA Sound & Light Show. Take a ride on the tallest Ferris wheel in the southeast. Play a round of miniature golf. Or, gather your team for a concert at The Wharf Amphitheater.

2.) Reel in good times with Reel Surprise Charters
An Orange Beach charter fishing trip will have your team hook, line and sinker. If your group is large, consider a four-hour charter on a head boat. Also known as a party boat, these vessels can accommodate dozens of anglers. Be sure to bring along a cooler of drinks and snacks, sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat.

The Hangout, Gulf Shores, AL

3.) Eat and chill at The Hangout
The Hangout is the ultimate beachfront party experience. Dine in the cool indoors or at the casual picnic tables outside as your team rocks out to live music, takes epic selfies with the Shaka Hand, and bonds over courtyard games. With great menu options, everyone will find something they love.

4.) Shop ’til you drop at Tanger Outlet Center
Just a few miles up the road is Tanger Outlets in Foley. With stores like Adidas, Nike Factory Outlet, and Golf 4 Less, you can find great deals on all your favorite athletic brands. Show some love to your team mom by giving her a gift from Vera Bradley, Fragrance Outlet or Bath & Body Works!

5.) Play, shop and dine with allergy-friendly menus at LuLu’s
Lucy “LuLu” Buffett knows how to cater to people with all kinds of food allergies. This restaurant is known far and wide for accommodating food allergies such as soy, egg, dairy, and even gluten. Besides great food, there are super-fun activities such as the three-story Mountain of Youth ropes course, getting an island vibe makeover with henna tattoos and hair wraps, and daily live music.

When you come to the beach to play, you really get a chance to play!

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