5 No-fuss Ways to Spend a Summer Night
Our family's favorite time of day is sunset as the temperatures drop and the world gets just a little bit quieter. That's especially true at the beach!
When the day visitors pack their things and head home, we love having the beach to ourselves. In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, we have found lots of places to enjoy as the sun goes down. In no particular order, here are five great ways to welcome the summer evening with your family.
1. Walk on the beach
This might seem like a no-brainer, but a sunset walk along the water is amazing. Birds seem to enjoy it, too, and put on quite a show. The beaches are quiet, the surf is the only sound. Walk along the water's edge as the sun slips away on the horizon.
2. Bike the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
Bikes are a great way to explore Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, whether renting for a day or for your whole vacation. The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail at Gulf State Park is one of the best places to ride with miles of trails to enjoy. In the evening, fewer visitors are on the trails, which means they're quieter. Take a break at one of the many swings along the trail and take in the sounds of nature - frogs croaking, birds singing and the breeze blowing through the trees.