Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, Alabama - Gulf Shores AL Weekend Getaway

Preview: With white sand and gentle warm water, the Gulf Coast is by far one of the state’s greatest attractions. The cooling offshore breezes provide a respite from the hot, humid temperatures found around Alabama in summer. Although the Gulf Shores beach area has plenty of concessions and is usually crowded, it’s not impossible to find an isolated beach walk—you need only venture a few miles west. To the east of Gulf Shores is Orange Beach, a heavily developed coastal strip between the Gulf of Mexico and Perdido Bay, with its peaceful bayous and creeks. Both towns are separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway—with 32 miles of white-sand beaches and things to do, from amusement parks to golf and minigolf, to sailboat charters. This chapter helps you plan a getaway in the Gulf Coast region. Inside you'll find information on what to see and do, dining, lodging, nightlife, shoping, the outdoors, and how to get there.
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Fodor's Gulf Coast Getaways Guide Book

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