10 Things To Do in Gulf Shores, AL on summer with the family

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Gulf Shores, Alabama is the perfect place for a fun, relaxing, and unforgettable family beach trip! There are so many great things to do in Gulf Shores, Alabama both on the beach and inland.

Here are the 10 Things To Do in Gulf Shores.

#10 Hang out at Gulf State Park Beach.

If you are looking for a fantastic Gulf Shores beach, the Gulf State Park is the place for you! There is a small entrance fee but it is worth it for the sugar-white sand beach and crashing waves. We spend the afternoon hanging out on the beach, playing in the sand, and crashing into the waves.
It is a large beach area so there is plenty of room for everyone. They have a nice bathroom area with outside showers for when you are ready to clean up and head home. You just can’t beat a day at the beach!

#9 Be amazed at the Alligator Alley

We had heard amazing things about Alligator Alley so we were super excited to check it out! When you first get there you wonder if you are in the right place because it seems like there couldn’t be a swamp there. Then as you walk in the experience just gets better and better.

#8 Jet Skiing at Orange Beach Marina

When by the ocean you must jet ski! We have taken a couple of jet skiing trips now with the kids and we always have a blast. Though I have to say my need for speed is not as great as the kids. Driving a jet ski 40 MPH along the Alabama coastal waterway with one kid in front of you and one behind can get a little stressful.

#7 Rent a Banana Boat at Gulf Shores

Take a 15-minute ride on a banana-shaped boat pulled behind a Waverunner! Enjoy the novelty of riding on a banana with your kids as you laugh and bounce along the waves!

#6 Have a blast at Mermaid Cruise

Yes, you read that right- Mermaid Cruise! Fulfill your little one’s wildest dreams on this cruise. Not only are you guaranteed to spot a mermaid, but you and the kiddos also get to swim and take pictures with the super friendly mermaids.
If you have a mermaid lover in your family, this 2 hours cruise is for you!

#5 Inshore Fishing Trip at Gulf Island Charters

The perfect fishing trip if you have younger kids who aren’t quite ready for a deep-sea fishing trip. The owner is a Dad himself so he knows how to make the trip great for kids! It is about a 2-3 hour trip so come prepared.

#4 Deep-Sea Fishing

If fishing is your thing than Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is a great place for you! There are a lot of great ways to cast a line while you visit. From half-day to full-day deep-sea fishing to inshore fishing to fishing charters you will find the right setup for you and your family.

#3The Spa & Salon at The Beach Club Resort & Spa

Looking for something relaxing to do?! This is the place for you! Melia and I got pedicures and did mini facials and it was a perfect way to spend our morning. We felt pampered from the minute we walked into the door all the way to the end. They have a variety of services they provide so be sure to check them all out.

#2 Visit Oak Hollow Farm

I know I mentioned beach vacation, but have to also recommend taking the drive out to Oak Hollow Farm to take in the peace and beauty and to go on a horseback ride. This beautiful farm is family-owned and has one of the most beautiful barns – perfect for a barn wedding – that I have ever seen!

#1 Enjoy the whole day at The Wharf

Want to do a dolphin cruise Gulf Shores style? The Wharf is the place to go. They offer a dolphin cruise multiple times throughout the day. We recommend sunset. You’ll head out on the water and literally drive in circles when they spot a dolphin so no matter where you are sitting you can see them.

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