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 Fun 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. 

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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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Fairhope French Quarter

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Find an Alabama Beach Experience

Explore beach locations and attractions you should visit the next time you're here.
Outfitter Or Equipment Rental
6320 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, AL 36605
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Guides Tours Or Rides
1215 Commerce Drive
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Experience an aviation adventure activity unlike any sightseeing tour. You can fly the aircraft over Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and beyond with the help of an FAA-certified instructor.
Vacation Rental
24711 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561
We have it all from cozy gulf view studios to luxurious gulf front condos to grand beach homes, and everything in between.
Outdoor Recreation Site
18250 Dauphin Island Parkway
Coden, AL 36523
Dauphin Island fishing pier
Guides Tours Or Rides
4673 Wharf Parkway West
Orange Beach, AL 36561