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The Ultimate Vacation Travel Guide to Alabama’s Gulf Coast

If you’re planning the ultimate vacation to Alabama and want to know what to experience, see and enjoy in Alabama’s Gulf Coast region then you’re going to love all that I have to share today. This is the perfect destination for beach-lovers. You’ll experience a variety of hotels and homes to rent that are located right on the beach and plenty of restaurants to dine in while you enjoy all that a beach vacation has to offer.

Houses on Alabama's Gulf Coast

Where should I stay in Gulf Shores Alabama?

There are many accommodations located near the beach for you to stay in Gulf Shores Alabama. Some of the highly recommended locations include The Beach Club Resort and Spa, Staybridge Suites Gulf Shores, Seawind Condominiums, and Royal Palms.

Each of these hotel options offers a variety of room and package options that will suit the solo beach lover or couples getaway vacationer. Regardless of who you’re traveling with, the places to stay in Gulf Shores Alabama mentioned above will give you a comfortable place to stay with close access to the beach to enjoy all that the beaches at Alabama’s Gulf Coast have to offer.

Another option is to rent your own beach house! There are so many amazing rentals in the area – you can’t go wrong! Here’s a list of my favorite beach houses on the Gulf Coast.

The most amazing beach rental on Alabama's Gulf Coast

Where do the locals eat at Gulf Shores?

Here are some of the most loved beachgoers restaurants. Each of these dining locations are popular places to enjoy a meal or two during your vacation at Alabama’s Gulf Coast. I highly suggest you review this list and make plans to eat here during your ultimate beach vacation:

  • LuLu’s Gulf Shores Restaurant
  • The Original Oyster House
  • Sea-n-Suds
  • Tacky Jacks
  • Bahama Bob’s Beachside Café
  • Hopes Cheesecake
  • Flying Harpoon
  • Sunliner Diner

The above list of these places where the locals eat at Gulf Shores will give you plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking to have a drink, a little dessert or a full course meal, you’ll surely find a place to cure those hunger pains during your vacation to Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

Read More: Top 6 Places To Eat In Gulf Shores / Orange Beach, Alabama + Some Honorable Mentions!

What are things to do in Gulf Shores Alabama?

And finally, as part of my ultimate vacation travel guide to Alabama’s Gulf Coast, I’m going to share some of the best things to do during your time here.
The Beach – enjoy the white sandy beaches under a canopy or perhaps go wave jumping in the beautiful waters of the Gulf Coast in Alabama.
Gulf State Park – take a look at the park’s weekly calendar and select a few fun activities to enjoy at Gulf State Park during your vacation in Alabama’s Gulf Coast.

  • Sailaway Charters Eco-Tours – take a tour and learn all about the life cycle of oysters that come from this area and more info about the blue crabs here.
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo – enjoy seeing bears, lions, and leopards to name a few of the animals living right here in Alabama’s Gulf Coast Zoo.
  • Coastal Segway Adventures – try your hand at a Segway tour that travels through Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Gulf State Park.
  • Sail Wild Hearts’ Sunset Cruise – finally go on a sunset cruise to experience the beauty of the sun setting over the open waters of the Gulf Coast.

The dreamiest pool on the Alabama Gulf Coast

There you have it, your ultimate vacation travel guide to Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Surely this list of ideas of where to sleep, where to eat and where to go on an adventure to will help you plan your next vacation to the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama.

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