Covering 32 miles of white-sand beaches, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer both thrilling adventures and relaxing vacations.
“There is so much to see and do along the Alabama Gulf Coast from simply soaking up the sun on the beach or relaxing on a sunset cruise, to more active adventures like hiking, kayaking and zip line tours,” said Beth Gendler, vice president of sales for Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism. “After a full day of exploring, groups can get their fill of scrumptious seafood straight from the Gulf of Mexico at locally owned and operated eateries, ranging from delicious dives to resort-casual fine dining.”
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park is home to 6,150 acres of stunning wildlife and natural habitats with one of the largest fishing piers on the Gulf Coast. Segway tours and kayak and paddleboard rentals within the park help groups capture a true sense of place, and allow them to take in all of the flora and fauna of Alabama’s Gulf Coast.
A multiuse entertainment district located along the Intracoastal Waterway in Orange Beach, The Wharf features a marina, event center, 10,000-seat amphitheater, shops, restaurants, a hotel, condos and a new zip line course. The Gulf Adventure Center gives adrenaline-seekers a speedy ride along eight zip lines overlooking the complex and waterway.
Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
With a stunning new gallery and gift shop, the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach showcases and sells artwork from over 120 local artists. Guests view the works of potters, painters, sculptors, and glass and textile artists for free. Home to a glassblowing studio and a pottery workshop, the center provides a variety of classes.
Located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Gulf Shores, Jimmy Buffett’s sister’s restaurant, LuLu’s, serves up fresh seafood, burgers and signature cocktails in a high-energy atmosphere. LuLu’s is a one-stop shop for fun experiences with a large gift shop, outdoor bars, an arcade, a ropes course and plenty of upbeat, live music.
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism