Sugar-white beaches, fresh seafood, championship golf courses, charter fishing trips, wildlife areas and historic sites are just a few of the treasures Gulf Shores has in store for its visitors. Foley, a town about 20 minutes from the Gulf, is a water-sports paradise. Surrounded by back bays and rivers, there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation and fresh seafood. This area is the perfect getaway and has a little something for everyone.
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What To See & Do
Tanger Outlet Center
Shop more than 120 true manufacturers’ outlet stores and save up to 70% off original retail prices.
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Explore the natural habitats of more than 450 animals at Animal Planet’s “The Little Zoo That Could.”
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
A large migratory bird stopover, this refuge also offers hiking, surfing and fishing.
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
This fort played a major role during the Civil War and was used in the Spanish-American War and both world wars.
Enjoy 32 miles of breathtaking, turquoise Gulf water and sugar-white sand. Championship golf, fishing, dining and more activities are available.
Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf
Enjoy the island and pirate theme of the Jean LaFitte and Blackbeard miniature golf courses.
The Track Family Recreation Center
A fun park with go-kart tracks, bumper boats, kiddie rides, miniature golf, 5,000-square-foot arcade and 110-foot Skycoaster.
An 18-acre amusement park with a completely renovated water park.
The “Bird of Paradise” Biplane Rides
Take a sightseeing tour over southern Alabama and the Gulf Coast aboard a historic 1928 Travel Air 2000 biplane.
Enjoy inshore, offshore and back-bay fishing for individuals or groups. Take in the Gulf’s beauty on a dolphin or sightseeing cruise.
Where To Stay
Gulf Shores Plantation
This resort is eight miles from historic Fort Morgan. Experience the perfect beach vacation with a prime location and excellent amenities.
Phoenix All Suites
Overlook the Gulf of Mexico in these conveniently located suites.
Gulf State Park
At Gulf State Park, you'll find cabins, campsites and lakeside cottages in addition to a number of recreational opportunities.
The Beach Club
The perfect location for a beach retreat, this waterfront home sleeps 17.
Where To Eat
LuLu’s at Homeport Marina
LuLu’s is a Gulf Coast favorite known for its live music, laid-back approach to food and exciting beach vibe.
Original Oyster House
Overlooking Big Lagoon, Original Oyster House is famous for its homemade pies.
Known as “the Home of the Throwed Rolls,” Lambert’s location in Foley has also become known for its meat, vegetables and desserts.
Enjoy drinking, dancing, live music and the signature Wipeout Burger at the home of the popular Hangout Music Fest.
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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train
The Mobile Regional Airport is a joint public and military-use airport serviced by four airlines offering 50 daily flights to and from Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte and Atlanta.
Mobile Regional Airport
8400 Airport Blvd.
Mobile , AL 36608
The Gulf Coast is accessible via Interstate 10, the southern terminus for Interstate 65.
Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Mobile. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.
2545 Government Blvd.
Mobile , AL 36606