Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Blog

Looking for some insider information to help you plan your next vacation on Alabama’s white-sand beaches? We’ve got all that and more! Read our blog to discover the best places to eat, shop, and play, as well as vacation planning hacks and tips. 

Packing list
It happens to all of us – you arrive at summer vacation only to discover you’ve forgotten to pack your swimsuit. Or your towel. Or that beach read you’ve been waiting to devour. The way you pack can make or break your summer beach vacation,...Read more
Memorial Day at the beach
It may not be officially summer yet, but Memorial Day weekend is a great time to make a break for Alabama’s beaches. In fact, families flock to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this holiday weekend to enjoy warm weather, cool Gulf surf and a variety...Read more
Are you planning a family vacation to Gulf Shores? Now that you’ve landed on the perfect destination, it’s time to start looking for the perfect place to stay. You have plenty of options – the area is full of accommodations for groups of every shape...Read more
Two kids playing in the sand on the beach
How do you make the beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast even better? You bring the whole family for days full of fun in the sun! We get it - planning a family trip can be stressful. But things are always better at the beach,...Read more
Family Activities
There’s no better place for families to enjoy fun in the sun than the Alabama Gulf Coast. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are popular beach destinations that boast stunning coastal scenes and amazing attractions in a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re coming to relax...Read more
Low-Country Boil
Eating out isn’t always easy when you’re dining as a family. It can be even harder when you’re on vacation, especially if you aren’t familiar with the area. You have to do a little research on restaurants before heading out: Which ones are cool with...Read more
Mom & Daughter Gulf Coast Vacation
There’s nothing worse than a vacation that feels like work. You know the kind - the trips where you spend more time making reservations and running the roads than actually enjoying yourself. By the time you get back home, you need a vacation to recover...Read more
Alabama Gulf Coast
Once a prized local secret, the Alabama Gulf Coast has grown into a bustling beach destination. Most new visitors to the area know it all as Gulf Shores, but there are actually three distinct communities on our coast: Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and Fort Morgan...Read more
Gulf Shores
You’re planning to spend spring break in Gulf Shores. You’ve told the ones you’re bringing, booked a convenient Gulf Shores condo rental, and arranged transportation. Now all you have to do is decide how you’re going to spend your time when you get here! Luckily,...Read more
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Festival of Art
A trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast is an event all in its own - but adding a little extra fun never hurts! Between lounging on the beach and exploring our amazing attractions, you can attend a number of exciting area events that are guaranteed...Read more
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