Begin your day with a shared Bloody Mary at Brick & Spoon
in Orange Beach. Fair warning! This is no ordinary breakfast cocktail. The Bloody Mary’s at this Orange Beach restaurant are so expansive they have their own menu. Select between dozens of spices, veggies and meats…yes…meats! Your custom creation will come piled high with interesting ingredients.
Paddle through the morning – and the waters of Alabama’s beaches – on a kayak
. If you really want some togetherness, opt for a double kayak! There are plenty of places to paddle, including Lake Shelby at the Gulf State Park, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Terry Cove, Little Lagoon and the back bays of Orange Beach. If the water is calm, you can even kayak near the shore on the Gulf of Mexico.
There’s no doubt all that paddling will work up an appetite. Visit The Royal Oyster
in Gulf Shores and order up a flight of fresh, local oysters prepared any number of ways. At The Royal Oyster, guests can mix and match their oyster preparation preferences, so there’s something for both of you. Top it off with one of the bartender's craft cocktails and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
On a couple’s getaway, you need time to relax and reconnect. Enjoy some downtime on Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches. During the second summer in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach (the time between Labor Day and Thanksgiving), the beaches are quiet and secluded. You may even feel like you have your own, personal slice of paradise. Take advantage of it! Bring your beach chairs, and ice chest full of your favorite drinks and just “be.” If your accommodations are not directly on the beach, head to one of the 14 public beach
Break out your best resort casual wardrobe and dine at Voyagers
in Orange Beach. Located in Perdido Beach Resort, Voyager’s is the perfect date-night restaurant. A candlelight setting coupled with mouthwatering menu offerings will be the perfect ending to a day of togetherness.