The soft, sugar-white sands and warm turquoise gulf waters of Alabama beaches make up a relaxing oasis. As you step out onto the pillows of white sand beneath your feet, you can instantly feel the salty sea breeze brush against your skin, hear the soothing crash of the waves upon the shore and see the wide open skies above you. Within seconds, you’re transported to a world that you will never want to leave. Add in seafood straight from the Gulf, panoramic views and plenty of fun family activities, and you might find yourself planning your next trip here before the current one is even over.

Plan an Alabama Vacation for the Whole Family.

Summertime is a season where families often travel together and there are several Alabama vacation sweet spots from Huntsville to the Gulf Coast with attractions the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s spending time on a lake, exploring space, bird watching or kayaking Alabama’s waterways, the state has a number of destinations that are filled with fun for the whole family. 

Lake Guntersville, Guntersville:

Lake Guntersville State Park offers many family-friendly outdoor activities for an incredible scenic vacation. The state park is located on 6,000 acres of woodland along the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama. Visitors can stay at the park’s hotel or in one of the mountain-setting chalets or cottages. A campground also is available to those who would rather camp. Families enjoy more than 30 miles of hiking trails, picnicking, fabulous vistas and numerous sites for viewing wildlife. It is the winter home of the American bald eagle and the Park features educational programs. 

In addition, there is the Screaming Eagle Ziplining at Lake Guntersville where visitors can soar through the air like eagles among the treetops of Taylor Mountain. Lake Guntersville State Park partners with Historic Banning Mills to offer one of the best...

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Featured Locations & Events

Whether it's soaking up the sun or kayaking through the dunes, Alabama has some of the greatest beach experiences waiting for you.

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Gulf Coast Life

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The Wharf

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Audubon Bird Sanctuary

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Fairhope French Quarter

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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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Bellingrath Gardens & Home

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Find an Alabama Beach Experience

Explore beach locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
Guides Tours Or Rides
Various locations in Orange Beach
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Parasail high above beautiful coastal Alabama waters. We have a money-back guarantee and an 11-12 minute flight time. See our reviews on Trip Advisor. We are open March-October.
11959 Barin Field Road
Foley, AL 36535
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Outdoor Recreation Site
26986 Fish Trap Road
Elberta, AL 36530
We are a full-service boat yard including concrete floating docks, a slip dry storage building, ship store, gasoline and high speed diesel pumps, pump-out facilities, 24-hour security and more.
Vacation Rental
1804 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Vacation rental homes on beautiful Dauphin Island. Over 65 homes available in a variety of Island locations, sizes and price ranges.
21240 Miflin Road
Foley, AL 36535