Surviving Rainy Days During Your Sportscation
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
You’ve dreamed of your upcoming Alabama beach vacation for months. You packed several swimsuits, enough sunscreen for a year of sunny days and every beach toy ever made.
Then, a few weeks before vacation, you check your weather app’s long-range forecast, thrilled to see sunny days ahead. And then it happens. You get to the beach just in time to welcome . . . rain. Lots and lots of rain.
Not to worry! Even when a trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast becomes soggy, there’s a silver lining to those cloudy skies. You don’t have to stay stuck inside a hotel room because there’s plenty to do to keep the blues at bay.
If it’s just wet but not stormy, enjoy the uncrowded beach. Put on swimsuits and walk along the water’s edge anyway. Just follow the guidelines set out by the Beach Flag Warning System to keep your family safe. Admit it; dancing in the rain sounds at least a little bit fun. Right?
When cabin fever sets in or the weather dictates that going to the beach is not a smart option, there’s plenty of off-beach adventure to keep every family member entertained.
The Hangout provides a group-friendly location with a fun beach vibe that will have you wanting to hang out all day long. This large restaurant boasts a fantastic gift shop and plenty of photo-worthy spots, including their Wish Wall. Stop by in the summer for their magical Pirates and Princesses breakfast, which is sure to be a good time. ARGH!
LuLu’s offers both food and fun and can accommodate large groups. Stop by the indoor arcade to play before and after you eat. You’ll be treated to live entertainment daily at 5 pm, and their extensive allergy menu allows everyone on the team to eat safely.
Tacky Jacks offers plenty of covered outdoor dining areas to enjoy the view even when it rains. This restaurant will keep you fed all day and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Savor fresh seafood and nachos that the entire team will love.
These are just a few of the many things to do on our shores to make the most of your vacation, no matter the weather. A rainy day at the beach doesn’t mean a bad day! Since you can’t change the weather, embrace it. Get out and explore everything there is to do beyond the beach in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Or stay in and get creative. If you’re anything like us, you might find the best memories are made when you least expect them.
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