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9 of the Best Things to Do in Gulf Shores with Kids

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Are you looking for fun things to do in Gulf Shores with kids? If so, you're in luck! Our area is filled with dozens of family-friendly activities, attractions, and unique ways to spend time together. Whether you're planning a family reunion or you're simply looking for something new to do with your kids at the beach this year, you'll find plenty of options in Gulf Shores, AL.

You can download our FREE Vacation Guide for even more recommendations of things to do in Gulf Shores with kids. It's full of our best recommendations for great ways to experience everything our area has to offer!

9 of the Best Things to Do in Gulf Shores with Kids

1. Spend a Day at the Beach

Finding ways to keep your kids entertained is easy at the beach in Gulf Shores, especially if you stay in a convenient oceanfront beach house! A simple day at the beach offers a variety of classic family activities to enjoy. Your kids will love playing in the water, building a sandcastle, going for walks, chasing after seagulls, and so much more.

2. Explore the Beautiful Landscape

While the sparkling blue waters and sugar white sand beaches are the main attraction in Gulf Shores, the area is filled with equally scenic landscapes off the beach. If you explore these scenic areas, you'll find unique wildlife, beautiful scenery, and plenty of new places to discover together. Consider visiting these great outdoor areas:

3. Learn Local History

Gulf Shores, AL, and the surrounding area is rich with important maritime history. You can spend a day at any of these historic sites to learn more about this local history and to see impressive battleships, aircraft, and old military bases:

4. Visit a Unique Attraction

There are a variety of great things to do in Gulf Shores with kids, no matter what their interests may be. Consider visiting one of these unique attractions the next time you stay with us!:

5. Plan a Trip During an Exciting Event

If you're looking for ways to excite teenagers or older children, consider planning your Gulf Shores vacation in conjunction with fun special events. These events always bring live music, great food, and plenty of fun to Gulf Shores:

6. Go Fishing

Fishing is one of the most popular activities in Gulf Shores for adults and children of all ages. Whether you want to spend an hour or two on the pier or an entire day at sea, there is a fishing excursion on the Alabama coast for you and your family! And if you ask us, one of the best places to start is at the Gulf Shores fishing pier. If you'd like to go on a finishing charter, we recommend using Zeke's Lady Fishing Charter! They are included as one of the activities you receive when you book with Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals.

7. Take a Dolphin Cruise

Children delight in knowledgeable and friendly ship captains and the ocean spray. Adults often enjoy the informative narration and beautiful scenery that accompany the ride. And, everyone aboard a Gulf Shores dolphin cruise loves the playful dolphins that swim alongside the boats! We recommend using Southern Rose Dolphin Cruises for your cruise. It's one of the companies included in your vacation rental when you book with us!

8. Play Golf

Do you have young golfers in your group? If so, you'll find plenty of great places for them to perfect their game during a Gulf Shores vacation. Or, for something a little less formal, plan a mini golf excursion for the whole family. Consider visiting:

  • Gulf Shores Golf Club (included activity)

  • Lost Key Golf Club (included activity)

  • Soldiers Creek Golf Club (included activity)

  • Beachside Mini Golf (included activity)

9. Go Parasailing

For your slightly older children, they'll enjoy flying through the sky above the beautiful Gulf Coast. Adults and children alike will love a bird's eye view of the beach and open water. See everyone walk or swim around as you bask in the ocean breeze floating through the air. We recommend using Blue Sky Parasail & Watersports, which is one of the companies included with your vacation rental when you book with us! And while you're up in the air, play a game and see who can spot your vacation rental first.

Let Us Help You Plan a Memorable Family Vacation Today!

Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals started after our family fell in love with Gulf Shores, AL. Now, we strive to share our love for the area and the family-friendly atmosphere it fosters with everyone who stays with us. Whether you're planning a beach vacation for 4 or 34 friends or family members, we can help you plan a memorable trip that everyone in your group will love.

We offer a wide variety of large vacation rentals with luxury amenities, high-end furnishing and decor, handicap accessible elevators, spacious living areas, and homes stocked with all the beach-day essentials you need. We have beautiful beachfront homes with private pools, modern kitchens, and plenty of space to accommodate everyone. Browse our vacation rentals and start dreaming about your next vacation in Gulf Shores. Then, give us a call! We'd love to help you plan your stay!

See you in Gulf Shores,

Susan & Geoff Gaberino

Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals