Summer Beach Vacation

There’s Still Time to Summer!

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL

Sneak in Your Summer Beach Vacation

Summer is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to plan your family beach vacation in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! Spontaneous getaways make for better memories, anyway, right?

No matter what your budget or style, you can plan the ultimate summer vacation full of sunshine, sugar white sand beaches, shopping, amazing food, one-of-a-kind adventures and time together in coastal Alabama. Just pack your flip flops, slip on those sunglasses, and set aside some time to be together at the beach. Keep scrolling for ideas to plan the perfect escape to the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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Charter Boat
Guys fishing on a boat

Fishin’ for Memories on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Many of our visitors find deep sea fishing and back bay adventures are the most exciting ways to experience the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico and coastal Alabama. Our experienced charter fishing captains are full of Southern hospitality and charm. And they know exactly how to help you reel in big catches and an amazing time! Choose from inshore and offshore charter options, or spend a day on the Gulf State Park Pier.

New to fishing?

Sign up your whole family for the Angler Academy, one of our family-friendly Signature Experiences in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.



Lodging and Vacation Deals

Find your Escape

Wherever you stay along our sugar white sand, local business owners’ genuine Southern hospitality is always the standard. Choose from beach condos, beach houses, hotels, resorts and campgrounds! Planning a vacation on a budget? Check out our Special Offers for the best deals on lodging and area activities. Okay, you’ve heard enough; It’s time to find your perfect place along the sand in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan.

Beach Bites

There's Still Time to Indulge a Little

We know restaurants top your beach getaway priorities list, so we’re sharing the scoop on summer dining in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. From unforgettable fresh seafood, to American classics, buffets, and icecream by the beach, coastal Alabama’s food scene alone has many visitors returning year after year. Make sure you try at least a couple of our Fan Favorites during your visit. Happy eating!