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. 

Live Music at The Wharf
There’s nothing like the melody of rolling Gulf waves and calling seagulls to put you in a beach state of mind. But sometimes you’re in the mood to sing along to a tune that’s a little more lively. When you feel the need to jam...Read more
From watersports to pleasure boating, there are so many ways to experience the beautiful waterways of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. If you’re looking for peaceful beauty and thrilling adventure, kayaking can offer the best of both worlds. With an abundance of beautiful bays, scenic...Read more
Beautiful beaches and great activities may be our top claim to fame on the Alabama Gulf Coast, but our fresh seafood isn’t far behind. Visitors and foodies flock to our shores every year to dine at local restaurants and sample delicious seafood straight from the...Read more
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
Gulf Shores beaches
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
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
Gulf Shores 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