Stay in Luxury
During our mother/daughter vacation to Alabama’s beaches, we stayed in a luxury resort in Orange Beach. Complete with a balcony hot tub and panoramic views, it was the perfect place to chat over morning coffee and afternoon wine.
However, if you and Mom don’t plan to spend a lot of time in your vacation rental, consider a beachfront hotel. Take advantage of daily housekeeping services and complimentary breakfast for a relaxed and hassle-free getaway.
Breakfast and Biking the Backcountry Trails
Ready to kickstart your day with a light, energy-packed breakfast? Head over to Soul Bowlz for a handcrafted Acai bowl before the two of you burn some calories on a bike ride through the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trails. The Gulf State Park’s bike-sharing program offers a great way to get out and explore trails. With a number of bike racks throughout the park, you can easily find a spot to start your adventure. If you choose to park at Woodside Restaurant, rest your legs and grab lunch after an energizing ride admiring the wildlife that resides in this natural habitat.
Enjoy Retail Therapy
A stereotypical mother/daughter trip wouldn’t be the same without an afternoon of retail therapy. On our last visit, my mother and I found there’s no shortage of opportunities to fill our car with great finds!
If you love outlet shopping, add Tanger Outlet Center in nearby Foley to your itinerary. Here, you’ll find more than 120 brand name and designer outlet stores. A visit to The Wharf in Orange Beach can’t be missed, either. We love a stop at SanRoc Cay, as well. You’ll find everything from fun and funky boutiques to coastal décor at both centers. At The Wharf, order up a dose of caffeine at The Southern Grind Coffee House and then head to High Cotton Bath Company to indulge in the natural and organic bath, body and beauty products. If you have time, you can create your very own signature fragrance!