Things to do in Gulf Shores, Alabama ~ Southern Vacation Rentals
Are you planning a group getaway to Gulf Shores this year? This exciting slice of coastal paradise on Alabama’s Gulf Coast offers no shortage of fun. From local color at iconic restaurants to classic Gulf Shores landmarks and everything in between, this is the place to visit if you’re traveling with a group. To get the scoop on some of the best things to do in Gulf Shores, we asked a local about some of the best places to go during your stay. Read on for our top picks on dining and activities during your vacation!
Looking for a healthy bite to eat in Gulf Shores? Picnic Beach offers a huge variety of good, clean eating options – even the barbecue is clean! From smoothies and fresh juices to meat platters and burgers to die for, there isn’t a bad thing on the menu. Or, treat yourself to lunch at the Pink Pony Pub, a “World Famous Beachfront Restaurant and Bar.” That’s right – the Pink Pony Pub is located directly on Gulf Shores’ beach. Their claim to fame is “surviving hurricanes since 1956” and they have a menu chock-full of fresh salads, seafood specials, and their World Famous Pink Pony Pub Nachos. This is one of those places you have to see to believe.
Meanwhile, for fine dining, head about 20 minutes east into Orange Beach to Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina. You can experience casual dining at Fisher’s Dockside as well, but for fine dining, you’ll definitely want to try Fisher’s. The dinner menu consists of some of the best swordfish, pork shank, and seared jumbo scallops around. Be sure to save some room for the macaron ice cream sandwich and a cup of French press coffee from Fairhope Roasting Company!