Things to Do
in Gulf Shores Alabama
Fun Stuff with the Family
Gulf Adventure Center - The Gulf Adventure Center has the newest attraction on the coast: a mile-long course of ziplines through the state park, and along the beach highway. Also available are Lake Shelby kayak and paddle board rentals.
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier - Construction of the new pier is complete. It is the only public pier on the Gulf in Alabama. The new pier is the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico at 1540 ft !
Gulf State Park - The Pier and Ziplines aren't the only attractions at Gulf State Park... it's also a great place to stay, whether you're pulling an RV or staying in the lakeside cottages. There's a Nature Center, hiking and biking trails, fishing and picnic areas, an 18-hole golf course and more !
Bicycle Rentals - Cruisers, 3 speeds and tandems delivered to your area condo or beach house !
The Wharf - The Wharf is a full-featured entertainment complex located on the Intracoastal Canal in Orange Beach. It features a protected back-water harbor on the Intracoastal, with Gulf access through either Mobile Bay or Perdido Bay. Condos are available for sale or vacation rentals. "Main Street" is lined with a ton of shopping, dining, and entertainment listing options. There is a modern 15-screen movie theater with stadium seating, and the largest Ferris wheel in the South ! The Amphitheater at the Wharf brings in major entertainers year-round.
Magnolia Corn Maze - Magnolia Springs Alabama. Does a Haunted Forest event around Halloween time. They also do field trips and birthday parties. Be sure to check the site for special event dates and times.
Barnhill Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch - Loxley, Alabama. They also have a Haunted Hayride during the Halloween season and a hay maze for Kids Age 3 and Under. Features also include a Cow Train, Corn Box (Think Sand Box but with corn kernels), Corn Cannon and Hayrides. Check their website for more details and dates.
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
See the Blue Angels & The National Naval Aviation Museum - NAS Pensacola, or nation's first Naval Air Station is steeped in history and tradition. One of the first steps in the career of any Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard pilot, Pensacola has been training naval aviators since 1913. Home to the National Naval Aviation Museum and world renowned Blue Angels flight demonstration team, this should be on the agenda for any young kids with their heads in the clouds !
Go Out to Eat
Attend Annual Festival or Events
Dauphin Island Estuary
Visit Fort Morgan & Ride the Mobile Bay Ferry
Take a Day Trip
Boats & Sailing
Cook Some Gumbo
Attend an Annual Festivals and Events
Take a Dolphin Cruise
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Golf
Gulf Saltwater and Inland Fishing
Visit Gulf Shores Museum
Ride a Train
Gulf Shores / Orange Beach Nightlife
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Karaoke
Books to Read on the Beach
Check out the Songwriters Festival
Read about Beach Warning Flags, Jellyfish, More
Attend Gulf Shores Area Churches
See the full sized alligators at Alligator Alley in Summerdale, just north of Gulf Shores. To the east in Elberta you can visit the closest thing we have to a botanic garden at Biophilia Nature Center, Native Nursery, and Bookstore, which has 20 acres of carnivorous plants and other native plants and wildlife. To the north, in Spanish Fort there is the Five Rivers - Alabama's Delta Resource Center. This new facility will introduce you to the Alabama Delta and has hiking trails, canoe trips, and various exhibits. Also near there is Meaher State Park, a 1,000 plus-acre park on scenic Mobile Bay. Also in the neighboohood is Historic Blakeley State Park in Spanish Fort. The state park has about 11 miles of hiking and bike trails and a boardwalk adjacent to the Tensaw River. Also, this is the site of the Civil War's last major battle.
For those who are history minded: The Baldwin County Heritage Museum in Elberta has showcases what life was like in the 1800's. The museum, features a working windmill and some outdoor agricultural exhibits. Up that way is also Fort Mims Historic Site in Stockton, where Creek Indians killed over 500 pioneer settlers. There has been recent interest in this important site of early settlers.