You have your condo or beach home in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach booked. Awesome! We have no doubt you’re envisioning long days by the pool or down on the sand, but what else do you have planned to keep you and the kids entertained while on vacation this summer?
If you had counted on the beach or pool being enough, don’t worry. It will certainly fill up most of your time. But, in the event someone gets burned (pack lots of sunscreen!) or everyone is a little waterlogged by day five, it doesn’t hurt to have a plan.
Lucky for you, Coastal Alabama offers plenty of things to do in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores for families and kids of all ages. If you will have little ones in tow, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is an incredible experience that everyone will enjoy. Featuring a wide range of animals and enclosures, this attraction is not only fun, but educational. Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf provides an outlet for the competitors in your group, while Waterville USA offers thrilling water adventures.
Speaking of water adventures, water sports are ample along the beach. This includes everything from lazily paddling along on a stand up paddle board to riding a wave runner at high speed along the waves. For the daredevils in the family, try parasailing high above the waves. You can get a great deal on a ride from our preferred partners with Southern Perks as our guest.
Dining can also be a fun family event while on a beach vacation to the Gulf Coast. Seafood is the name of the game around here, as well as traditional southern cooking. You will find both, as well as a wealth of activities, at LuLu’s on Homeport Marina. Not only is the food delicious, but you can enjoy live music while the kids play in the arcade, dig in the sand or climb the ropes course.
If family fun and plenty of things to do for kids is high on your vacation must-have list, choose a beach vacation in Orange Beach or Gulf Shores!