-Welcome to Gulf Shores Alabama-
Gulf Shores is a vacation destination unlike any other, offering endless possibilities for family fun. People come from all over to take advantage of the thirty two miles of unspoiled beachfront, some of the nicest beaches in the U.S. While it is the beaches that often attract visitors to our fair shores, there are numerous attractions offering many unique experiences, including a Zoo, two historic Civil War Forts, a National Wildlife preserve, Estuarium, WWII Battleship, birding trail, water and amusement parks, one of the region's largest outlet malls and an eclectic assortment of shops and galleries. The restaurants offer seafood as fresh as it gets and the area offers Amercia's best public golf course bargains, including nearly 300 holes of golf designed by some of the greatest names in golf - Larry Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Jerry Pate, Early Stone, Bruce Devlin, etc. and some of the Gulf Coast's best fishing. For a variety of reasons, it just doesn't get much better than Gulf Shores.
Gulf Shores vacation rentals come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Gulf Shores condos as well as condo rentals in Orange Beach are plentiful and usually the top choice of guests to the area. Gulf Shores condos offer a combination of greater space than a hotel room, fully furnished kitchens and resort type amenities that make for a great family vacation value. The hotels in Gulf Shores - Orange Beach have been somewhat limited over the past few years with only a handful of beachfront options. However, there have been several new hotels built that should open in 2009 that will offer more off-beach hotels in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Beachfront homes are few and far between in the Orange Beach area, but there are quite a few vacation rental houses in Gulf Shores. West Beach and the Fort Morgan area of Gulf Shores both have a large number of beachfront rental homes to choose from. However, it is often difficult to find vacation rental homes available during the peak seasons.
The Gulf Shores Central Reservation Service gives visitors to our area a head start in planning their vacation. While most of our guests seem to find their way to the Gulf Shores area looking to relax on the white sands by the caribbean-like waters of the Gulf, the Gulf Shores - Orange Beach area also offers a wide variety of options for spending a week of leisure, including golf, shopping, deep sea fishing, scuba diving and many other beach related activities.
Sea N Suds - Favorite of Guests & Locals
The restaurants in and around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are a pleasant surprise to most guests. While the greater Gulf Shores area is obviously a great place to get the freshest seafood possible, guests are often surprised to find a broad array of cuisine choices and even some of the finest white tablecloth dining this side of New Orleans. In addition to the fresh seafood fare, diners will be pleased to find restaurants also serve more traditional southern fare, Carribean, Cajun and Oriental specialties. You can choose from seaside family hangouts where sandy feet are welcome, white-linen candlelit romantic dining for two, or downright dives that serve up some of the finest food and fun to be found.
Tanger Factory Outlet - 120 Brand Name Stores
The greater Gulf Shores area offers a number of opportunities for those who like to spend their vacation shopping, including one of the nation's largest designer factory outlets and the new Wharf shopping and entertainment complex. Guests visiting the Tanger Factory Outlet Mall will can browse among the best brand names and find guaranteed low prices at over 120 outlet stores. The restaurants, movie theater, amphitheater, ferris wheel, putt-putt golf and many unique shops found at The Wharf delight guests to our area who find their way to the newest attraction on the intercoastal canal. The Gulf Shores - Orange Beach area also features numerous galleries, boutiques and eclectic shops that offer wares that simply cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Kiva Dunes Beachfront Golf Resort
Gulf Shores is rapidly
developing a reputation as a premiere golf destination, with many challenging
and picturesque courses only a short drive from the heart of the Gulf Shores - Orange Beach area. Links
designed by world-renowned architects like Arnold Palmer, Jerry Pate, Bruce Devlin and Earl Stone capitalize
on woods and wetlands, bays and bayous for scenic, yet challenging play
at reasonable prices.
The Gulf Shores - Orange Beach area offers a total of 9 signature courses, with quite a few more only a short drive away, offering vacationers a golf experience to fit every skill level and budget. Additionally, many vacation rental companies and hotels in the area offer packages that include lodging accommodations and golf play.
For those who have yet to experience all that the Gulf Shores - Orange Beach area has to offer, you should consider trying us for your next beach vacation. For beautiful beaches, great golf, unmatched fishing, unique shopping, fresh seafood, theme parks and all the things that make for a great family beach vacation, you will not find a better destination than Gulf Shores Alabama.