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Things to Do in Gulf Shores, Alabama on a Beach Vacation

Vinam Pachkhede Sep 28, 2019
Hit the Gulf Shores for an awesome beach vacation. Toss your flip-flops into the sugar white sand, indulge in nail-biting adventure sports, and experience the culinary diversity at this coastal destination.

Bewitching Beach Activities

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Float with the breeze high above the water and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Gulf Shores.

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Jet Skiing

Spotting the dolphins while riding a jet-ski might just be the coolest thing you can experience. 

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You’ll get goosebumps as you take it to the skies and look down at the mesmerizing view of the shore. 

Banana Boat Ride

Enjoy the splash of water while your banana-shaped boat cuts the waves and takes you through the ocean.

Attractions Worth Exploring

Gulf State Park

With lots of biking, walking, and hiking trails and abundance of wildlife, the Gulf State Park is a gem you shouldn’t miss.

Fort Morgan

Take a stroll around this pentagon-shaped building that has served in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Spanish American War, and World Wars.

Adventure Island

Take a break from the beach and spend a day at this theme park. Feel the weird vibrations of the volcano, play lazer tag or golf, and do not miss go-karting and bumper boats.

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

An initiative to protect threatened animals, you’ll see here songbirds, alligators, Alabama beach mouse, and many more.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Featured on the ‘Animal Planet’ channel, the zoo is an adobe for around 500 animals. Watch the animal show and interact with Kangaroos, rumors, and sloths.

Places to Grab a Bite


Highly recommended by the locals, your kids would have a swell time slurping the homemade popsicles and playing at the sandy area.

The Hangout

One of the most vibrant places in town, sip some cocktails while you groove on the live music and send your kids to the foam party.

The Gulf

Mexican, Asian, and Australian flavors blend at the Gulf restaurant. The natives gush over the fish burger served here.

City Donuts

Start your day with delicious donuts and some coffee at this cute, warm local bakery.