Things to Do in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Endless Fun on the Amazing Gulf Coast

At Perdido Beach Resort, you have access to dozens of things to do in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and beyond. Whether you're here with family or with a group, there's endless things to do in the Gulf Coast. Nearby Pensacola, scenic beaches, and other adventures make for an amazing Gulf Coast vacation.

Sail Wild Hearts | 1 Blocks

27200 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561

Wild Hearts is setting sail for gulf adventures this spring and summer season on the Florida and Alabama Gulf Coasts. After a complete refit over the winter months, come board this 53-foot, open-ocean catamaran and sail the turquoise waters of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. Docked at the Perdido Beach Resort, Wild Hearts can comfortably accommodate up to 49 passengers for dolphin cruises and sunset sails, as well as private cruises. Discounts are available on daily cruises for groups of 12 or more.

Florabama | 2 Miles

17401 Perdido Key Dr, Perdido Key, FL 32507

The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package (aka The Flora-Bama or "THE BAMA"), located on Perdido Key in Pensacola, Florida, adjacent the Alabama/Florida state line, is a world famous honky-tonk, oyster bar, beach bar, and landmark among Gulf Shores attractions, touted as being America's "Last Great Roadhouse". The Flora-Bama takes its name from its location on the Florida-Alabama border line. The Flora-Bama property truly does lie in both Alabama and Florida with the bar sitting right on the line.

Sanroc Cay Marina | 1 Blocks

27267 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561

Whether you enjoy unique Orange Beach courtyard events, shopping, dining, learning, pampering, dolphin cruises, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, diving, parasailing, jet-skiing, or simply spending a day on our beautiful Gulf water… Everything you need and more is right here at SanRoc Cay!

The Amphitheater at the Wharf | 6 Miles

23325 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach, AL 36561

For the biggest entertainment on the coast, look no further than The Amphitheater at The Wharf, with big acts, big sound and a big experience. This 10,000-seat, tiered venue is located at the heart of The Wharf and ensures that each guest has a great view. To make this experience bigger yet, two giant screens flank the stage so that everyone has a front-row view. Surrounded by giant pines and wetlands, The Amphitheater's background is the even bigger, natural beauty of the Gulf Coast.

Tanger Outlet Foley | 14 Miles

2601 S McKenzie Street, Foley, AL 36535

Tanger features brand name and designer fashions and accessories for the entire family, jewelry, housewares and china, home décor, luggage, toys, books, compact discs, food specialties, and much, much more. You'll find entire stores filled with merchandise from your favorite brands.

Gulf State Park | 6 Miles

20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Gulf State Park’s two miles of beaches greet you with plenty of white sun-kissed sand, surging surf, seagulls and sea shells, but there is more than sand and surf to sink your toes into. Inside Gulf State Park there is a championship golf course, new beach pavilion, rental cottages, tennis courts, camp sites, hiking trails, zipline, and a fishing pier that is 20-feet wide and extends 1,512 feet into the Gulf. This and much more make Gulf State Park the perfect in-state vacation or out-of-state adventure.

Back Country Trail & Eco Tours | 1 Miles

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex through Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama and the Gulf State Park. Explore the timeless beauty of the Butterfly Garden, the mystical Freshwater Marshes and the Coastal Hardwood Swamps. Catch a glimpse of a Bobcat on the Twin Bridges or a White Tailed Deer on Gulf Oak Ridge. View an Alligator basking in the sun and be sure to bring your camera to capture the adventure.

Waterville USA | 8 Miles

906 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Waterville USA, or simply known as Waterville, is a 20-acre water and amusement park located a quarter-mile from the Gulf of Mexico in the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Gulf Shores Parkway.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo | 8 Miles

1204 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo opened in June 1989 as Zooland Animal Park. The zoo was founded as a private enterprise by Joey Ward of Gulf Shores. In 1991, the Ward family created the Zoo Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, and donated the 17 acres of prime real estate that makes up the zoo today. Three years later, the Ward family and the Erie Meyer Foundation graciously donated an additional 13 acres, which are still undeveloped.

Fort Morgan | 30 Miles

110 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Fort Morgan has been standing sentry at the mouth of Mobile bay for 180 years. Built after the war of 1812, the fort was designed to protect the shipping channels of Mobile Bay and the port of Mobile. It was 30 years before the fort had to defend the mouth of the bay. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., CST, except for the award winning “Tuesday Twilight Tours” in June and July, when visitors can learn about the life at the Fort with — rifle demonstrations, the responsibilities of the Laundress, and cannon firing!

National Museum of Naval Aviation | 20 Miles

1750 Radford Boulevard, Suite 3465, Pensacola, FL 32508

The National Museum of Naval Aviation is one of the largest and most beautiful air and space museums in the world. Share in the excitement of Naval Aviation's rich history. See 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum's nearly 300,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on the Museum's 37-acre grounds.

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