Girlfriend's Guide to a Gulf Shores Vacation

Girls Trip to the beach

Getting away with your girls is a great way to reduce stress, strengthen friendships, and make lifelong memories. When that girlfriend’s getaway is in Gulf Shores, it’s even better. The area is full of gorgeous beaches, amazing restaurants, exciting entertainment, and all sorts of amazing ways to paint paradise with your best gals. Whether you want to wine and dine, relax, and recharge, shop ‘til you drop or dance the night away, we’ve got your go-to guide to a great girls’ getaway in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Gulf Shores Activities for A Great Girls’ Getaway

Beaches. Before all else, you’ve got to schedule some beach time. We’ve got 32 miles of white-sand beaches, and each stretch is more breathtaking than the last. You can soak up some sun, cool off in the salty surf, and sink your toes in the sand as you bask in beachfront bliss with your besties. Don’t forget to let The Beach Moms handle your beach chair reservations to secure the best spot on the sand!

Shopping. If you need some retail therapy, there’s no shortage of ways to shop ‘til you drop. From local boutiques and specialty stores to outlet malls and sprawling shopping centers, it’s easy to find everything you need (and lots of things you didn’t) on a girls’ shopping day in Gulf Shores.

Spa Day. Bring your girlfriends for a day of blissful pampering with a soothing spa session. The Spa & Salon at The Beach Club offers a wide variety of massages, facials, body treatments, salon services, and more so everyone can relax in their own way. Arrive early to enjoy a mimosa and prepare for your pampering in the on-site relaxation room.

Nightlife. Grab your girls and get your groove on with some exciting nightlife action. The Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar is a world-famous bar that features nightly live music and the best bushwackers in town. You can also catch late-night karaoke at Pink Pony Pub or head to The Club at Live Bait to dance the night away with live DJs and rockin’ local bands.

Great Restaurants with the Girls

Red or White. Visit this wine and gourmet center at The Wharf to snack on tasty tapas and sip on a glass (or two) from over a dozen curated wines that change with the season. You can even create perfect pairings with a wine cheese board designed to complement their red or wine selections.

Brick and Spoon.You can’t beat a girls’ late brunch at Brick and Spoon. Their upscale take on the day’s best meal features items like shrimp and grits, eggs benedict with housemade hollandaise, fresh beignets and bananas foster. You can also build your own Bloody Mary from a full list of top-shelf vodkas, zesty seasonings and premium add-ons.

The Gulf.This chic beachfront restaurant is built from repurposed shipping containers and features wide outdoor dining with panoramic views of Alabama Point. Their seasonal menu features fresh local seafood and pairs perfectly with their custom cocktails and relaxed coastal vibe.

The Gulf restaurant

Great Rentals for your Group

Enjoy luxurious accommodations and VIP perks when you book your girlfriend’s getaway with Aqua Vacation Rentals. A beautiful beachside cottage offers spacious living areas, room for 8 guests and a short walk to scenic beaches and city convenience. Or, book a 3-bedroom condo at the luxurious Bel Sole’ to enjoy amazing amenities like private beach access, heated pools and hot tubs, an on-site fitness center and more. As a guest with Aqua Vacations, you’ll also enjoy complimentary attractions, concierge options and premium service for a hassle-free getaway to the Gulf Coast.