Turquoise waters and sugar-white sand beaches

There’s no better place to make vacation memories than on Alabama’s 32 miles of sugar-white sand beaches. This family-friendly destination on the Gulf of Mexico has seen generations return year after year, and with so much to see and do, it’s no wonder. Beyond the beautiful beaches, there are a wide variety of activities and attractions for all interests and ages.

Family fun

The fun doesn’t end when you venture off the beach. From waterparks and golf courses to fishing charters and watersports, there’s something for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy miles of walking and biking trails, dolphin cruises, diving or snorkeling trips, and birding. History buffs can explore the area’s rich history at Historic Fort Morgan and the local museums. And for shoppers seeking the perfect souvenir, the island’s many boutiques, souvenir and specialty shops are perfect for treasure hunting.

Fresh, local seafood

Seafood is the centerpiece of dining in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and an abundance of restaurants feature local seafood fresh from the Gulf. Atmospheres range from relaxed to upscale with choices for every dining style, and many are destinations of their own with live music, children’s play areas and activities.

Castles on the sand

Accommodations range from beachfront condos and national hotel chains to private beach houses and full-service resorts. Amenities vary by property, and many include indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, lazy rivers, on-site dining, fitness rooms, full-service spas, children’s activities and more. But perhaps the most popular feature is the view.

Genuine Southern hospitality

We know your vacation experience begins long before your arrival in our destination. When you book lodging, attractions and activities directly with area businesses, you’re working with local residents who know the area and are dedicated to providing you with a great vacation experience, from planning through departure. Some say it’s out genuine Southern hospitality that makes the difference, and it’s what keeps them coming back year after year.

Visit us online at GulfShores.com to learn more about Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. And be sure to request a copy of our 2018 vacation guide, a 100-page magazine featuring a photographic tour of the area, accommodation information, area maps, things to see and do, and great places to eat.

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