Girl plays at splash pad in Gulf Shores

Spring Break in Alabama: Get The Most Out of Your Stay!

Get ready to spring ahead and start planning your family’s vacation with these Spring Break 101 tips.  

The Alabama Gulf Coast has been a longstanding spring break destination for families searching for a warm-weather getaway and a break from school routines. Great pre-summer lodging deals, activities for all ages, and spacious white-sand beaches are a few reasons families return year after year.

Spring Break in Alabama: Get The Most Out of Your Stay!

Boy playing in Gulf


When searching for accommodations and great deals, check out the Gulf Shores Special Offers on our website. It’ll save you time and money. Plus, you can browse different types of lodging - from hotels to condos to beach houses! Also, The Lodge at Gulf State Park is the newest property on the beach in Gulf Shores. It’s a Hilton Hotel property centered on eco-tourism with easy access to the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, Lake Shelby, and Gulf State Park beaches. You'll find three onsite restaurants at the lodge, as well as a pool and wide-open beaches.

Visit the Top 4 Spring Break Beaches along Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Gulf Shores Main Beach
Orange Beach
Lagoon Pass Beach
Gulf State Park


Looking for coupons for attractions or dining? Stop in at Gulf Shores or Orange Beach Welcome Centers and a friendly staff member can offer assistance with free vacation planning information, brochures, maps, and recommendations for dining and area events. You’ll find a variety of coupons and discounts to your favorite beach attractions and restaurants.

Paddle boarding on the Alabama Gulf Coast
The Alabama Gulf Coast has been a longstanding spring break area

Spring Break Activities.

There is much to do on Alabama beaches. Kids, from toddlers to teens and even adults, love joining in when building sandcastles, swimming (many properties have heated pools or indoor pools), and other recreational opportunities. There are numerous parks and playgrounds for kids to run off energy and don’t skip the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo where you can get up close and personal with sloths, kangaroos, and lemurs.

The Wharf in Orange Beach is a family entertainment center with shopping, dining, movies (think rainy day fun), a marina, amphitheater, miniature golf, and a Ferris wheel. You can find something for the whole gang to enjoy at The Wharf.

The outdoor lovers in your family will enjoy watersports, including kayaking, paddle boarding, and newer activities like an Orange Beach Catboat Tour. Skim across the bay and down Ole River in your own, personal watercraft. Catboats seat two people and a guide will give you a fun tour with a twist. After all, where else can you experience a beach tour from a boat?

When you’re tired of gloomy winter days, go ahead and spring ahead to the blue skies and white sandy shores of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Start planning your family’s next spring break vacation on Alabama’s 32 miles of gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches.

Do you want more spring break ideas? Browse our family-friendly spring break itinerary. It’s packed with good eats and fun beach finds for your spring getaway in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.  


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