10 Fun Family Activities in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach


6.) Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is popular, and your tweens and teens will love exploring this water sport on calm inland waters or the rough waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Be sure to check the beach flag warning system and monitor water conditions.

7.) Create family memories that will live forever by taking a dolphin cruise. Go in search of dolphins with the whole family.

8.) Take a hike! Yeah, really! Gulf Shores has many hiking trails that can be relaxing family strolls or serious walking/running opportunities. You might see wildlife such as alligators or deer, but definitely different species of birds. Pack a picnic and stop along the way for the perfect family outing.

9.) The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and IMAX Dome Theater are the ultimate in rainy day fun! A top Alabama attraction for many years in a row, this destination is suitable for all ages with interactive exhibits, larger-than-life IMAX films, and hands-on learning experiences. It’s a short drive from nearby Mobile, but offers a fun way to drive around the area in the morning or afternoon.

Get ready for family fun in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach this summer in Alabama. Remember to book your activities in advance so that your trip is not interrupted!

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