My Favorite Kid-Friendly Attractions on Alabama's Beaches
When your family loves a destination, don’t the things you do become more than just vacay-fun? Don’t they become like family traditions?
Our family loves Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and we return as often as possible. The family activities we cherish have become our beach traditions, things we don’t mind doing each time we visit. Sure, we like variety, but there’s something special about the memories we make at these local attractions.
USS Battleship Memorial Park, about 40 minutes from the beach, has been a favorite place to stop, stretch our legs from the long drive south, and learn about history. Each year, our kids get older and can absorb more about the battleship’s history, the service members who served in it, and the planes and submarines that helped win wars.
Cetacean Dolphin Cruises is just one way our family catches its breath during a visit to Gulf Shores. We let the captain do the driving while we rest and wait with expectation for a sweet glimpse of the dolphins dancing in the bay. It’s good to see the world the way my kids do: with awe and wonder. This cruise reminds me to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the beach with my family, and the kids LOVE it!