Attractions in Gulf Shores are unlimited on and near “Pleasure Island.” If you’re looking for fun and excitement you can start at Waterville USA. Take a dip in the wave pool or slide down a spiraling water slide just to get a rush. Top it off with a few go-cart and roller coaster rides and you’ve had your thrill fix for the day. “The Track” is another entertainment center for you and your children with lots of rides, go-carts, bumper boats, arcade and mini-golf.
Hit the streets for a breezy stroll and check out some of the most unique souvenir shops around only a block away. A good start would be Souvenir City. You’ll know it when you see it because you’ll enter the front door through a gigantic sharks mouth (also a great spot to take a memorable photo as well!). Other great shops include Surf Style, Alvin’s Island, Beach Bazaar, Island Outfitters and Pier 33. When you’re finished shopping, have some lunch at one of our most popular restaurants in Gulf Shores. The Original Oyster House is right around the corner and we’re sure you’ll find it’s one of the best around (try some of their famous fried pickles!). Or you could try “De Sotos” or Mikee’s” or “Rib & Reds” or “The Shrimp Basket” or “Gulf Shores Steamer” or “Docs Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar” or “Live Bait Food & Spirits” or “Papa Rocco’s” and “Wolf Bay Lodge“. If you prefer to watching the waves lapping upon the beach while you eat, try “The Pink Pony Pub”, “Sea N Suds”, “The Hangout” or “The Flora-Bama” famous for the annual “Mullet Toss”. All these restaurants serve great food.
When you’re finally done eating, walk one more block to the beautiful sugary white sands of the Gulf Shores beach. Have a seat on one of the nearby benches to relax and listen to the waves while you digest your lunch. If you can overcome that tired feeling and hold off the nap, how about a free dolphin cruise? Nothing is more tranquil than unwinding on a pontoon boat and watching beautiful mammals you rarely get to see swim right up to your boat in their natural habitat. As a guest of Anchor Vacation Rentals, you get FREE dolphin cruises and deep sea fishing trips with your reservation.
Many attractions await you on the Alabama Gulf Coast if time permits. Like the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Deep Sea Fishing trips leaving from Orange Beach Alabama, Adventure Island, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, The Wharf, the Gulf State Park Pier and Lake Shelby in the Gulf State Park, several mini-golf courses and a variety of signature golf courses in or near Gulf Shores Alabama.