Girlfriends at Picnic Gulf Shores AL

Girlfriend Getaway Itinerary

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Relax, unwind and reconnect with your best girlfriends this fall on Alabama’s white-sand beaches. Take advantage of our second summer, from Labor Day until Thanksgiving, to celebrate friendships, reminisce, make new memories and laugh ’til it hurts. Use our three-day itinerary as your guide to Keep On Summering

Day 1

The Southern Grind Coffee House


Today is shop-till-you-drop day! That means you’ll be starting your day at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Swing by The Southern Grind Coffee House and enjoy a beach chic atmosphere with your specialty coffee. Whether you want a hearty breakfast or something on the lighter side, the Orange Beach coffee house has plenty to choose from.

Shopping at the Wharf


Browse dozens of unique boutiques to find the perfect souvenir to commemorate your girlfriend getaway. Sure, it can be a cup with the city and year or you could pick from designer labels and fun fashions! The choice is yours. 

Villagio Grille in Orange Beach


No doubt all that shopping can work up an appetite! Dine al fresco at Villaggio Grille and feast on Italian favorites like Seafood Pasta with Gulf shrimp, scallops and lump crab meat topped with Alfredo. 

Fusion Spa


Say “ahhh” at the spa! Stop by Fusion Spa for a well-deserved mani/pedi session. You may need to throw in a hot stone massage for good measure. 

Condo Dinner


After your muscles have relaxed from your massage, put on your coziest of socks at your condo and spend the evening catching up with your best girlfriends. Opt for takeout or use a meal delivery service like Gulf To Go. These folks will deliver delish beach eats from a variety of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants.

Day 2

Café Beignet in Orange Beach


With gorgeous views of white-sand beaches, the perfect breakfast may just be the one you have on your balcony. Nibble on fruits, cheeses and muffins. Fresh beignets from Café Beignet are also a yummy treat. 

Woman Reading on Alabama's Beaches


Today is a beach day! With 32 miles of white-sand beaches, you’ve got plenty of room to stretch out with a good book and good company. Soak up the sun and catch up on the latest events in each other’s lives. Be sure to pack a lunch, since you may not want to leave the beach.

Soul Bowlz in Gulf Shores


After all that sun, replenish your body with a delicious concoction of super fruits at Soul Bowlz in Gulf Shores. These frozen treats combine exotic fruits, hemp seed granola and come drizzled in local honey.  

Back Bay Sailing Adventures at Sunset


For an experience like no other, charter a sunset sailing excursion with Back Bay Sailing Adventures. Keep your eyes open for dolphins and enjoy the breeze off the bay.

Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails Mac and Cheese


If your group of girlfriends love a great craft cocktail, visit Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails for dinner. Pair the savory Crawfish Mac & Cheese with your favorite cocktail and you’ve got the recipe for a great night!


Day 3

Playa in Orange Beach


No one likes to say goodbye, so soak up every moment of memory making with brunch at Playa at Sportsman Marina in Orange Beach. Say “cheers” to mimosas or sip a Pink Pineapple, a sweet and tangy frozen blend of tequila, vodka, Fresh Victor Cactus Pear and pomegranate. 

High Cotton Bath Company


Some of the best souvenirs are the ones you make, especially when you make them with friends. Schedule a Signature Experience with High Cotton Bath Company and take home a scentful souvenir, as well as memories of a terrific, fun afternoon.

Fisher's Dockside


Put on your favorite dress and make reservations at Fisher’s Dockside. This gorgeous location has both indoor and outside dining (in case you’d like a close-up water view) and offers some of the finest dining in the south. Truly a memorable experience, we know you will make some more fabulous memories.

This is just a small sampling of all there is to do in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach while you Keep On Summering. Find more restaurants, attractions and events in our website directories.