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Gulf Shores
This resort community is known for its bright white beaches and soothing warm water. Daytime activities include scenic cruises, dolphin-watching and hiking. A great place for families, Gulf Shores has The Track, a family recreation center with bumper boats, and also the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

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Gulf Shores Welcome Center
Gulf Shores Welcome Center
Owner description: Both welcome centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer season (mid-May through mid-August), the center hours are extended to 6 p.m. on weekdays... more Owner description: Both welcome centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer season (mid-May through mid-August), the center hours are extended to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and the weekend hours change to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The centers are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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, 27 miles of paved/enhance trails 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. less
Attraction type: State Parks; Beaches
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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Owner description: The Gulf State Park Pier offers features such as indoor seating for concession area, indoor retail area for tackle and souvenirs, comfort stations at the midpoint of the pier... more Owner description: The Gulf State Park Pier offers features such as indoor seating for concession area, indoor retail area for tackle and souvenirs, comfort stations at the midpoint of the pier (seen in picture above) and wheelchair accessible rail fishing. The new pier has 2,448 feet of fishing space available along the rails. less
Attraction type: State Parks; Piers & Boardwalks; Beaches
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Gulf Shores Public Beach
Gulf Shores Public Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
A 6,000-acre nature preserve with a number of endangered species.
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails
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Gulf Shores Seafood
Gulf Shores Seafood
Ranked #1 of 171 Restaurants in Gulf Shores
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Hope's Cheesecake Incorporated
Hope's Cheesecake Incorporated
Ranked #2 of 171 Restaurants in Gulf Shores
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Flip Flop Deli Shop
Flip Flop Deli Shop
Ranked #3 of 171 Restaurants in Gulf Shores
Price: $4 - $9
Cuisines: American, Deli
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
S & S Seafood Market
S & S Seafood Market
Ranked #4 of 171 Restaurants in Gulf Shores
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Hog Wild Beach & BBQ
Hog Wild Beach & BBQ
Ranked #5 of 171 Restaurants in Gulf Shores
Price: $5 - $27
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hampton Inn Gulf Shores
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Gulf Shores
$115 - $347
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores
$118 - $314
Ranked #10 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores
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Paradise Isle Resort
3.5 of 5
Paradise Isle Resort
$116 - $290
Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores
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Staybridge Suites Gulf Shores
3.0 of 5
Staybridge Suites Gulf Shores
$141 - $320
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores
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Courtyard Gulf Shores Craft Farms
3.0 of 5
Courtyard Gulf Shores Craft Farms
$128 - $326
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores
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The Beach Club
3.0 of 5
The Beach Club
$194 - $707
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores

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Kiva Dunes Resort
4.0 of 5
Kiva Dunes Resort
$292 - $1,052
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores

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