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What To Do in the Gulf Shores Area

Activities to last a lifetime

With events year-round, maybe it’s a concert at the coast or an adventure at The Park at OWA, in Gulf Shores there’s always something happening and you will never get bored! Mobile, 30A, Destin, and New Orleans are a short drive away to add to your regional intake of exploration, fun, and entertainment!

Gulf State Park

Gulf State Park in the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama, has two miles of beautiful unspoiled beaches and enough activities to last a life time. The park covers 6150 acres, has camp sites and cottages for rent, miles of hiking trails, group pavilions, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and multiple fishing sites. There is a 900 acre lake for boating, fishing, water skiing, and swimming. The site also features nature programs and picnic areas. Both lake and ocean fishing are rated as excellent.

Gulf State Park
20115 Alabama 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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251.948.7275

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to more than 600 exotic animals including lions, tigers, bears, macaws, reptiles, lemurs and sloths to name just a few. The Zoo features a petting zoo, seasonal animal encounters and interactive shows during the spring and summer months. The best part is, the zoo will be relocating nextdoor, so you can walk to it!

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy

Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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251.968.5732

The Park at OWA

The Park at OWA features a great selection of traditional Midway games, fun rides for people of all ages, plus Wacky Waters, an interactive splash pad to help cool off! There’s concerts in the island amphitheater, celebrations in the streets, dining and lodging. With all the wonderful things going on, you won’t want to miss a thing.

The Park at OWA
1501 South OWA BLVD
Foley, AL 36535
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251.923.2111

Downtown Fairhope

Fairhope is a town located on the shores of beautiful Mobile Bay. It’s a place full of history, charm, and entertainment. The downtown has all the traditional warmth and friendly atmosphere of a walkable Southern town, with art galleries, street artists, boutiques and famous restaurants. Shop, dine, and stroll in this one-of-a-kind place!

Downtown Fairhope
N Church Street
Fairhope, AL 36532
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251.929.1466

The Wharf at Orange Beach

The Wharf is the Gulf Coast’s most inviting shopping and dining destination with lots of exciting entertainment and events. Top notch restaurants, local seafood favorites, and casual eateries are a great place to take family and friends. From Daiquiri Bars to Cigar Bars, The Wharf has an active night life with live music performances. Pamper yourself at one of the spas and salons or shop at dozens of locally owned boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops.

The Wharf at Orange Beach
23101 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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251.224.1000

Tanger Outlets Foley

Outlet shopping that’s worth the trip! You’ll find all your favorite stores and places to grab a bite to eat right here. The perfect place to spend some time, there’s lots of shade, a splash pad, carousel and outdoor playground for the kids, tables with umbrellas outdoors, and more! The bright colors of the shops reflect the local beach house colors. A wonderful place for all.

Tanger Outlets Foley
2601 S McKenzie Street

Foley, AL 36535
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251.943.9303