Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
- Saltwater Sportsman: "America's Best Winter Fishing Destination"
- BestLifeOnline.com: "The 30 Best Beaches in America"
- Tripping.com: "8 Best Spring Break Destinations in Alabama" (mentions Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf State Park, Waterville USA, Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, King Neptune's, Orange Beach Pirate Ship, Cetacean Cruises, Dolphins Down Under, The Wharf, Adventure Island, Fort Morgan Historic Site and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge)
- BudgetTravel: "America's 10 Best Winter Beach Retreats" (mentions Gulf Shores Steamer and Perdido Beach Resort)
- Mobile Bay Magazine: "Mobile Bay's 2017 Class of 40 Under 40" (Brody Olive of Perdido Beach Resort)
- Expedia: "Canadians Choose the Top 18 Cities to Visit in 2018" (mentions Down Under Dive Shop, Hangout Music Festival and Nolan's)
- TravelingMom: "11 Best Places to Travel in the Eastern United States"
- Orbitz: "Best Place to Get Married in All 50 States"
- Architectural Digest: "The Most Beautiful Coffee Shop in Every State in America" (The Southern Grind at Hotel Indigo)
- Food & Wine: "The Most Romantic Restaurant in Every State" (Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina)
- Travel+Leisure: "The Best Hotel in Every State" (Turquoise Place)
- Golf Advisor: "Top 100 Courses Thru the First Five Years of Ratings" (Kiva Dunes ranked #92)
- GOBankingRates: "Best Places in Every State to Get a Vacation Home" (City of Gulf Shores)
- LoveExploring.com: "Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in Every State" (Staybridge Suites)
- LoveFood.com: "The Most Charming Restaurant in Every State" (Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina)
- Sport Diver: "World's Best Dives: Top 10 Dynamic Dive Sites" (mentions The LuLu)
- Birmingham Business Journal: "Which are the best hotels and resorts in Alabama?" (Perdido Beach Resort, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Turquoise Place and Crystal Tower by Young's Suncoast)
- Family Vacation Critic: "10 Best Family Beaches in 2018" (Gulf Shores Main Public Beach; mentions LuLu's, Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, Gulf State Park and The Beach Club)
- LoveExploring.com: "The Best Place to Stay in Every State Under $100" (Gulf State Park Outpost)
- Travel Channel: "10 Terrific U.S. Beach Festivals to Check Out This Season" (Hangout Music Festival and Mullet Toss)
- Reader's Digest: "The Best Spring Break Getaways in Every State" (mentions Alligator Alley, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Fort Morgan, Original Oyster House, The Hangout and Bahama Bob's)
- Red Tricycle: "The Best Zoos in the U.S." (Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo)
- The Active Times: "The Best Amusement Park in Every State" (Waterville USA)
- Golfweek: "Golfweek's Best 2018: Courses You Can Play" (Kiva Dunes)
- U.S. News & World Report: "30 Small Beach Towns that Should be On Your Radar" (mentions Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier)
- LoveToKnow: "Best Family Beaches on the East Coast"
- PopSugar: "Best Places to Relax in the United States"
- Active Times: "The Best Beaches for Families in 2018"
- Coastal Living: "The Best Little Beach Towns to Visit in Spring" (mentions Hangout Music Festival)
- Southern Living: "The Best Pecan Pies in Every State" (Luna's Eat & Drink)
- Reader's Digest: "The Best Weekend Getaways in Every State"
- TravelPulse: "The Best Beach Bar in Every State" (Pirate's Cove)
- Reader's Digest: "The Best RV Parks in Every State" (Gulf State Park; mentions Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail)
- Red Tricycle: "The Best Ice Cream Shops in Every State" (Matt's Homemade Alabama Ice Cream)
- TripAdvisor: "America's 20 Most Kid-Friendly Places for Family Vacations" (Alabama Extreme Watersports)
- U.S. News & World Report: "The 50 Most Beautiful White Sand Beaches in the World" (mentions Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo)
- Cheapism: "The Best Seafood Restaurants in All 50 States" (Cobalt)
- Trips to Discover: "9 Prettiest White Sand Beaches in the United States" (mentions Cold Mill Fleet)
- Flight Network: "21 of the Best Food and Drink Festivals in North America" (Annual National Shrimp Festival)
- TravelPulse: "America's 30 Most Charming Seaside Towns"
- UPROXX: "The 'Must Visit' Theme Park in Every State in America" (Waterville USA)
- CheatSheet: "The Best Beach Towns in America for Retirees in 2018"
- Travel Mamas: "13 Best Hotels with Lazy Rivers" (Turquoise Place)
- Reader's Digest: "The Most Charming Small Town in Every State" (mentions The Wharf and Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina)
- Orbitz: "The Best Places for a Bachelorette Party in All 50 States" (mentions Perdido Beach Resort and MOXIE Lifestyle Fitness Studio)
- TravelPulse: "The Best Summer Town in Each State"
- StepOutside.org: "10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping" (Gulf State Park campground)
- TravelBagsWithAnnita.com: "Top Three Places to Celebrate National Oyster Day" (mentions Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Original Oyster House, Papa Rocco's, Shellbanks Selects, Murder Point, Navy Cove and Hangout Oyster Cook-Off)
- U.S. News & World Report: "30 Top Family Weekend Getaways" (mentions Sand Castle University)
- TripAdvisor: "15 Best Small Beach Town Getaways in America" (mentions The Wharf)
- Family Vacation Critic: "10 Best Beach Vacations that are Even Better in the Fall" (mentions Orange Beach Pirate Ship Adventures and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge)
- FlipKey: "15 Best Golf Destinations in America" (mentions Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores Golf Club and WildNative Tours)
- Country Living: "The 12 Best Beach Towns to Visit this Fall"
- Eat This, Not That: "The Absolute Best Ice Cream Shop in Every State" (Chocolate Corner & Ice Cream)
- Brit+Co: "8 Family Beach Vacations that are Even Better in the Fall"