The Top Five Best Gulf Shores Attractions

Gulf Shores, Alabama is the perfect vacation destination for beach bums and all that love long days in the sun. With pristine, white sandy beaches, beautiful, clear Gulf of Mexico waters, and endless attractions, Gulf Shores is the dream vacation for any type of traveler. Here are some of the top, must do attractions when visiting Gulf Shores. 

Dolphin Watching Cruise

Gulf Shores offers over 50 boating tours that allow visitors to get a glimpse of the friendly dolphins swimming and playing around. The tours allow for you to take to the waters, enjoy the sunshine, and see dolphins up close. Perfect for families with children who love animals.

Kiva Dunes

Perfect for golfers, beginner and advanced alike, is Kiva Dunes. An award-winning golf resort bordered by forest and Cyprus trees and cut by streams of water, making it a beautifully relaxing course to play. The resort also offers lessons for those who need a little practice and for those you don’t golf, a day on the greens can be spent relaxing and watching.

The Alabama Gulf Zoo

The Alabama Gulf Zoo is home to more than 500 animals and takes up over 17 acres of beach-side land. The zoo is also famous for the Animal Planet television series, The Little Zoo That Could, that details the zoos efforts to care for and protect their animals after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The zoo includes a petting zoo, reptile house, aviary and much more. Visitors are able to interact with animals such as tigers, lemurs, kangaroos, and reptiles up close, of course with the supervision of zookeepers.

LuLu’s Homeport

Known as one of the best restaurants in Gulf Shores, LuLu’s Homeport serves up to 4,000 people a day. The top dishes include succulent red snapper, shrimp loaf, and mahi-mahi baskets. Also available during the usually lengthy waits for a table, are fun activities for kids and adults alike to enjoy. The Mountain of Youth, a three story climbing wall for kids and adults, a sandbox, beach volleyball, and live music daily are just a few examples.

Fort Morgan

Learn more about Gulf Shores history at Fort Morgan, which has been around for over 100 years protecting Mobile bay and the surrounding areas from attacks from the sea. When visiting, explore the historic turn of the century military buildings and exhibits featuring military weapons, uniforms, letters, photographs, and personal items belonging to soldiers. The fort also often features historical reenactments.

There is never a shortage of fun to be had while visiting Gulf Shores, Alabama. Whether your visiting with your family or for a romantic getaway, Gulf Shores has something for everyone to enjoy.

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