For many, a vacation experience isn’t complete without shopping. Here on the Gulf Coast, we aim to please.
Tanger Outlet – For over a decade, the Tanger Outlet has attracted visitors looking for top brands at discounted prices. Located in nearby Foley on Highway 59, this shopping mecca has over 120 brand name store from Coach Factory to the Crocs Outlet to the Polo Ralph Lauren factory store. Open 7 days a week including all major holidays.
Pelican Place at Craft Farms – Pelican Place at Craft Farms in Gulf Shores features unique specialty stores like Sand Dollar Shoes along with national favorites like Target and Bed Bath and Beyond. Catch a movie at the Pinnacle Theatre with 14 screens featuring the latest movie releases and summer blockbusters.
San Roc Cay – San Roc Cay, located in Orange Beach, is an upscale shopping center and marina that features some of the shopping essentials of any beach vacation: swimwear, sportswear and spas. Enjoy delicious casual or upscale dining, or if you’re more adventurous, charter a fishing boat from the marina and catch your own supper.
Dining & Nightlife
The sun may have set, but don’t let that stop you.
Nolan’s Restaurant and Lounge – This longtime local favorite, located at Sawgrass Landing in Gulf Shores, offers award-winning steaks and seafood in a serene setting overlooking the bayou in the heart of Gulf Shores. With live dance music nightly, Nolan’s lets you kick it up a notch after a relaxing day on the beach.
Cosmos Restaurant and Bar – You can come casual to Cosmos at Fish Camp Landing in Orange Beach, but don’t expect casual service or food. The local hangout offers excellent service and a varied menu that includes sushi, fresh local seafood, succulent steaks, savory chicken, and much more. Plus, you can enjoy nightly entertainment on the outdoor deck. Cosmos is located on Canal Rd in Orange Beach.
LuLu’s- LuLu’s, Gulf Shores’ famous waterfront restaurant is owned by Lucy Buffett and her famous brother, Jimmy. LuLu’s made the move to the beach from Weeks Bay where it thrived for five years before landing under the Highway 59 Bridge on the Intracoastal Canal. Homeport, a full-service marina adjacent to the restaurant, opened in January of 2005.
With casual seafood dining, cheeseburgers in paradise, specialty tropical drinks, live music, and a sand dune for the kids, LuLu’s is a one of a kind. Easy to find by boat, plane or car, LuLu’s is more than a meal – it’s the time of your life.
The Hangout- The Hangout – A celebrated beachfront club and restaurant, the Hangout’s origins date back to the 1950s and 1960s, when it was an open-air arcade and burger joint. These days, the Hangout is back and better than ever. In addition to “world-famous” wings, it’s also home to the Hangout Music Festival in May.
Flora-Bama- The legendary Flora-Bama, located on the beach at the Alabama, Florida line, has been a “Redneck Riviera” institution since 1964. After a near-death experience at the hands of Hurricane Ivan, the bar and grill not only survived but thrived. Known for its nightly music, occasional celebrity sightings, and infamous bushwhacker drinks, the Flora-Bama is a must-stop on every visitor’s list.