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Travel Directory: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach | Alabama

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Adventure, fun, relaxation…you’ll find it all on Alabama’s white-sand beaches


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A cool breeze, soft sugar-white sand and the sounds of waves crashing along the shore are what you greet you when you arrive in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Here, life seems to slow down, worries fade away and families create memories that will last a lifetime. On Alabama’s beaches, you’re in a whole different state of happiness.


The Alabama Gulf Coast’s 32 miles of pristine white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise water set the scene for memories that last a lifetime. There’s nothing more relaxing than playing in the sand and surf, but the fun doesn’t stop there. When you’re ready to venture off the beach, you’ll find a wide variety of activities and attractions for all interests and ages. 


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Gulf Coast Beaches
Catch a thrill on a water slide at Waterville USA, or take a go-cart for a spin. Play a round of mini golf or experience an animal encounter at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Take to the sky on one of the Southeast’s largest Ferris Wheels, parasail over the Gulf of Mexico, or take a helicopter tour. Explore the many trails for walking and biking, take a dolphin cruise, or observe the various wildlife that inhabit our destination. Hit the links on one of the many area golf courses, designed by some of the greatest names in golf; reel in the big one on a full- or half-day fishing charter; or dive below the surface and explore Alabama’s first whole-ship diving reef, the LuLu. Step back in time at historic Fort Morgan, or learn about the area’s Native American heritage at the Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum. 


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Gulf Coast Beaches
Party on the sand in May at the Hangout Music Festival; enjoy fresh local seafood, art, crafts and entertainment at the Annual National Shrimp Festival in October; or kick up your heels when nearly 200 songwriters perform at multiple venues during the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in November. 


Seafood is the king of the booming culinary scene in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. An abundance of restaurants from casual to upscale feature the fresh, local seafood the area is known for. Our chefs, restaurants and destination have garnered much attention with their unique meal creations, use of underutilized and invasive species, and world-class culinary events and competitions. Many area chefs create memorable dishes using locally-sourced ingredients like cheeses, produce and, of course, seafood that will leave you wanting more. Whether you’re looking for upscale dining or a mom-and-pop seafood shack, Alabama’s beaches have something for everyone. With open-air and waterfront restaurants offering live entertainment and play areas for children, family-style dining is easy during your beach vacation.


No trip to the beach would be complete without a souvenir or two, and you’re sure to find that something special at one of the area’s many specialty shops and boutiques. Serious shoppers will delight in the bargains and selection of name-brand retailers at the nearby Tanger Outlet center.


Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer a vast selection of accommodations from beachfront condos and branded hotels to private beach houses and full-service resorts, with accommodations to fit any budget. With so many choices, you’re sure to find the perfect place to make memories and reconnect.


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