Are you contemplating a weekend getaway along the Alabama Gulf Coast but worried you won’t have enough time to experience the best of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach?
Don’t worry, keep reading as we will give you the perfect itinerary to make the most of a short weekend break along this stretch of pristine coastline.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach retreat or ready for some adventure and fine dining, Alabama’s beaches are the place to be. The beauty of this part of Alabama is that you can experience a lot in a short amount of time.
Spend an afternoon at The Wharf in Orange Beach to enjoy a little retail therapy with a variety of local boutique establishments likely to attract your attention. For a fun-filled, family experience, visit High Cotton Bath Company and make your very own bath product with your favorite fragrances. In terms of interactive experiences, this is certainly one of the most unique options available.
INSIDER TIP #2: Don’t try and cram too many attractions into a weekend getaway on the Alabama Gulf Coast…why? You will definitely want to return after your first trip!
Eat the Best Cuisine on Alabama’s Beaches
Choosing where to eat is going to be the most difficult decision given that there are so many amazing places to experience for all meals throughout the day. For breakfast, visit The Ruby Slipper Cafe to sample the best Eggs Benedict in the south or perhaps Brick & Spoon to indulge in the wonderfully named Bananas in Pajamas.
If a late brunch option is your preference, the vibrant Sunliner Diner is unequivocally the best option on the Gulf to sample a 1950s themed restaurant with delicious menu options. For a more traditional lunch option, Picnic Beach is the place to go to sample the best barbecue while a variety of vegan options are also available.
Dinner options are endless but two of our favorites include Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s for live entertainment and a wide variety of cuisine options or for some of the best seafood, head over to GT’s on the Bay while also enjoying epic waterfront views.
INSIDER TIP #3: Sample the best of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach’s seafood scene but be sure to leave space for the decadent creations at The Yard Milkshake Bar.