The Transformation begins The moment your Toes Touch our sugar-white sand, and you hear The sound of waves lapping The shore. suddenly, you’re in a whole different state of connection. life seems To slow down, senses are magnified, and families are strengthened in gulf shores and orange beach. 

The Alabama Gulf Coast’s 32 miles of pristine white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise water set the scene for memories that will last a lifetime. There’s nothing more relaxing than playing in the sand and surf, but the fun doesn’t stop there. When you’re ready to venture off the beach, you’ll find a wide variety of activities and attractions for all interests and ages.
Soar above the coast on a mile-long zip course, splash around at a water park, take a go-cart for a spin, play a round of mini golf or experience an animal encounter at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Take to the sky on one of the Southeast’s largest Ferris Wheels, para sail over the Gulf of Mexico, or take a helicopter tour. Explore the many trails for walking and biking, or take a dolphin cruise. Hit the links on one of the many great area golf courses, reel in the big one on a fishing charter, or dive below the surface and explore Alabama’s first whole-ship diving reef, the Lulu.

Party on the sand in May at the Hangout Music Festival; enjoy fresh local seafood, art, crafts and entertainment at the Annual National Shrimp Festival
in October; or kick up your heels when nearly 200 songwriters perform at multiple venues during the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival in November.
Seafood is the centerpiece of dining in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and an abundance of restaurants from casual to upscale feature the fresh, local seafood the area is known for. Families will love the variety of restaurants from open-air to beachfront, many with live entertainment and children’s play areas.

No trip to the beach would be complete without a souvenir or two, and you’re sure to find that something special at one of the area’s many specialty shops and boutiques. Serious shoppers will delight in the bargains and selection of name-brand retailers at the nearby Tanger Outlet Center.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach’s accommodations choices include beachfront condos, nationally-known hotels, private beach houses and full-service resorts, with accommodations to fit any budget. With so many choices, you’re sure to find the perfect place to make memories and reconnect.

Start planning your trip today. Visit us online at: WWW.GULFSHORES.COM  or call 888-610-5290 to request our 2015 Vacation Guide.