Gulf Shores is a coastal city in Alabama known for its Gulf State Park beaches, trails, pier, golf course and zip lines as well as wildlife experiences and history. At the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, visitors have the opportunity to see migratory birds and sea turtles in their natural habitat. In the western region of the city, Fort Morgan stands sentinel to guard Mobile Bay and has since the 19th century. At the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, families can not only see animals, but they can also get hands-on to pet creatures like kangaroos, sloths and lemurs.

    For great dining on the beach, the Hangout Gulf Shores offers beachside seafood. The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail offers hiking along dunes and wetlands, while those looking for shopping and dining can explore West Beach Boulevard. Golfers will find championship-level play at Craft Farms Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club. Military history is on display at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial where you can get on board a real battleship.

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    • 10 Best Things to Do in Gulf Shores

      Gulf Shores has been a popular haven for sun-seeking families on the Gulf of Mexico for years. If you’ve yet to discover all the outdoor fun, flavorful food and family-friendly activities this destination offers, there’s no better time than the present. From digging your toes into the soft white sands to kayaking across waters both in the ocean...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Gulf Shores

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Gulf Shores

      Gulf Shores may be better known for its sand, surf, and sunshine, but you can’t forget about the shopping, either. Once you’ve dusted the sand from your shoes and gotten your tan on, head to one of the malls, shopping districts and boutiques dotting the area. You’ll find a range of souvenirs, from luxury items from your favorite brands to...

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    • 10 Best Things to Do in Gulf Shores After Dinner

      Gulf Shores is known for its beautiful location on the Alabama Gulf Coast, where the fun doesn’t end after sunset. After lounging on the sparkling white sands, you’ll find entertainment suitable for a variety of tastes. Whether you’re looking to party or watch a live theater production, there are great things to do in Gulf Shores after dinner. Hang out...

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