Pack a Picnic
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Sports Commission
Between events or while enjoying sportcations, a great way to experience the destination is to pack a picnic and take in the beach and beyond. Chew on these tips for inspiration.
- Scout out the perfect spot. Our soft, white-sand beaches are a natural fit for a picnic, but maybe you’re wanting to venture beyond the beach. Consider Gulf State Park or the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and discover coastal Alabama’s nine different ecosystems. Or, what about picnicking by water? Reel Surprise Charters offers family-friendly charter fishing options to fit any budget, time frame or group size.
- Plan your menu. Rouses Markets provide an excellent selection of local and regional food items whether you want to pick up prepared foods, like steamed seafood with all the fixings, or put together your own picnic spread. Eateries such as Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Rotolo’s Pizzeria and Sea-N-Suds are yummy options covering your cuisine bases.
- Gather your gear at Academy Sports + Outdoors. Whether you just need a picnic blanket and cooler or a more elaborate set-up, Academy has all your outdoor recreation equipment for the beach, trails or boat.
Picnic primed? Pack up and venture out for al fresco feasting along the Alabama Gulf Coast!