Things To Do

Vacationing along Alabama’s Gulf Coast offers an array of activities. From lounging on the beach to a day of shopping at the Tanger outlets. From a day of golf, deep sea fishing or parasailing over our turquoise waters . . . you can find it all at Alabama’s Gulf Coast.Visit our calendar of events to see what’s happening during your next trip to our beaches.

View the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Digital vacation guide here

“Once There” . . . Your search tool for all activities in and around our beaches!!!

Alabama Gulf Coast Real Estate

For more information regarding properties along the Alabama Gulf Coast, contact Anna Lisa Nist, Broker of Alabama Beach Vacation Rentals, at 888-258-7009.

Beach Photography

While you are in the Gulf Coast area with your family, why not have a professional take pictures of all of you on the beach and have wonderful memories that would last a life time.

Shore Shooters Beach Photography

Sun Shots Photography

Surfside Photography

Concerts/Events at the Wharf

For the biggest entertainment on the coast, look no further than The Amphitheater at The Wharf, with big acts, big sound and a big experience. This 10,000-seat, tiered venue is located at the heart of The Wharf and ensures that each guest has a great view. To make this experience bigger yet, two giant screens flank the stage so that everyone has a front-row view. Surrounded by giant pines and wetlands, The Amphitheater’s background is the even bigger, natural beauty of the Gulf Coast

Concert Schedule

Dining

When all that action (or lying around on the beach) makes you hungry, our beaches and backwaters offer up some incredible choices for a night out to eat. Here are some of our favorites:

 

Dolphin Cruises

The Gulf Coast area provides several places to enjoy dolphin tours, picnic cruises, sunset, cocktail & dinner cruises, cigar & cognac cruises and more.

Cold Mil Fleet Dolphin Cruises *recommended by ALBVR

Glass Bottom Dolphin Tours

Southern Rose Dolphin Tours

 

Family Fun

In between your relaxing naps on the beach, you can enjoy all the popular Orange Beach and Gulf Shores attractions.

 

 

 

Fishing  

For the best game of catch you’ll ever have, let us hook you up throughout the year! From back bay and trolling trips to Gulf Coast fishing charters and cruises, drop your lines and enjoy the experience!

 

 

Golf Courses 

It’s always tee time along Alabama’s Gulf Coast! Championship-caliber golfing is just a stroke away at any of the area’s renowned courses.

Peninsula Golf & Raquet Club
Craft Farms Golf Courses
Kiva Dunes
Glenlakes
Lost Key
The Lakewood Club

Rock Creek Golf

 

Gulf Coast Zoo

The zoo is tucked away just blocks from the beach and is home to more than 290 animals. Lions, tigers, bears, monkeys and macaws are just some of the creatures that inhabit this Gulf Coast oasis. There’s also a petting zoo, reptile house, aviary and daily animal shows in the summer.

The Gulf Coast Zoo

Historical Sites & Museums

Check out the Historical Sites & Museums across the Gulf Coast.

The National Museum of Naval Aviation
USS Alabama Battleship
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Gulf Coast Exploreum and Kid’s Museum

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico

Baldwin County Heritage Museum

Movie Theatres

There are movie theatres, and then there are entertainment destinations where it’s an absolute pleasure to see aCmovie. True to their commitment to providing customers with the absolute best movie-going experience, every local theatre is designed to provide guests with the highest-quality audio and visual presentation, unsurpassed comfort and outstanding customer service.

Cobb Pinnacle Theaters
AMC Classic 15 at the Wharf
Giant Screen Theater at the Naval Aviation Museum

Pet Sitting Services

Don’t want to leave your dog behind. Check out these services and feel more at ease for your vacation retreat.

Heilmeier’s Bed & Biscuit
Coastal Pet Resort

Rentals (Baby & Beach Items)

Need beach chairs or baby beach accessories? Check out these websites:

Water Rentals
Baby Beach Rentals
Specialty Rentals

Sailing 

Our local marinas offer a variety of sailing options if you are interested in a relaxing day on the Gulf of Mexico.

Sail the Daedalus

Useful Links

Links that might be helpful in your search for things to do at the beach:

Gulf Shores Convention and Visitors Bureau

Mobile Bay Ferry Schedule

Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce