Deciding on the best state for a family vacation can be difficult. All families are different and have different ideas of fun. So, stop searching for “family fun near me,” and head down south! Your children can choose from several things to do in Gulf Shores, such as Alligator Alley, Mermaid Cruise, and The Wharf, oh my! Enter the adventurous world of Gulf Shores, Alabama, where your family’s wildest dreams come true.
Have you ever imagined standing in the same room as over 200 alligators? Alligator Alley offers a guided adventure to an elevated viewing platform where you’ll see alligators relaxing, sunbathing, courting, and nestling. Guests can also take a nature walk, on an elevated boardwalk, to see the alligators and other local creatures in their natural habitat. Finish your alligator alley adventure indoors where you’ll hold, feed, and maybe even cuddle baby alligators. During designated feeding times, you can learn how to feed the adult alligators properly.
Your Gulf Shores family vacation is not complete without seeing a dolphin or two! The Sunny Lady Dolphin & Sunset Tours are the ideal way to observe dolphins from the comfort of their luxurious boat. The dolphin cruise accommodates up to 133 passengers and has three decks. The boat features a snack bar, restrooms, and a temperature-controlled cabin. The Dolphin Cruises are about 1.5 hours long through Orange Beach’s scenic bays. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins jumping around in their natural habitat.
Mermaids are out and about in Gulf Shores, and now is your time to finally meet them! Head to Orange Beach, AL, and board the beautiful 50-foot covered pontoon boat. During the cruise, the mermaids will ask the guests to help collect their magical seashells to protect their homes. The mermaids say that each child holds a magic that seashells absorb for protection. Depending on the weather, there will be a point when you can dive into the water with mermaids.
Anchor Vacations Inc.
After your long day of adventures, continue your family fun time back at your Anchor Vacations rental. Our affordable, cozy rentals will make your family feel right at home. Your Gulf Shores Beach House rental may include easy beach access, Gulf waterfront views, covered parking, or an indoor pool! View the rental homes available during your vacation. Book your vacation rental today, because you can’t create these unforgettable memories anywhere else. Alabama is easily the best state for a family vacation.