It’s our Beachside Bucket List – Spring Edition! Have you ever been on vacation, gone back home, and then see something you wish you had done while you were there? We’ve solved that problem by compiling the “Beachside Bucket List” for Spring trips to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Have a look at the 5 things you won’t want to miss during your Spring beach trip!
Sea-N-Suds Restaurant – Gulf Shores, AL.
For over 45 years Sea-N-Suds Restaurant & Oyster Bar has been a staple of Gulf Shores. Situated on the sugar-white sands of the Alabama Coast, Sea-N-Suds has provided great food and great memories to thousands of families. If you are wondering what to order, you can never go wrong with a dozen oysters and a cup of gumbo!
Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf – Gulf Shores, AL.
Fore! Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf takes putt-putt up a notch. Not only are you playing a round of mini-golf, but you are also retracing the footsteps of famous pirates like Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. Climb the mountain, cross over streams and even see a mystical waterfall all while having tons of fun!
Hummingbird Zipline Course – Orange Beach, AL.
This one is for the thrill-seekers! Now located at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama the new Hummingbird Zipline Course has over 6,000 feet of zip lines. This adventurous attraction features eight zip lines, speeds of over 30 mph, and tower heights that reach up to 115 feet! You will have one of the most spectacular views of Orange Beach while you soar through wetlands, over bays, and parts of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Flora-Bama – Orange Beach, AL.
You’ve got to get a t-shirt from the iconic Flora-Bama, home to some of the area’s largest events like The Interstate Mullet Toss and Frank Brown Songwriters Festival! The Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar straddles the Florida and Alabama state lines, meaning you can literally be in two states at once. If you’re of drinking age, grab yourself a bushwacker while you’re grabbing your Flora-Bama swag. Just trust us on this one.
The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo – Gulf Shores, AL.
Once featured on Animal Planet as “The Little Zoo that Could”, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is bigger and better than ever. They will be opening in their brand new location in March 2020, just in time for spring break. Get hands-on experiences with lemurs, kangaroos, and even snakes! Enjoy sweet moments with the family by letting the kids buy a cup of food to feed the animals. You won’t want to miss the chance to see all the love that went into this new zoo location.
It’s hard to narrow the list down to 5 “must-do’s” when there are so many amazing things to experience in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Hopefully, this list will keep you from experiencing those *FOMO moments once you get home. Whether you decide to check off our bucket list or your own, our only wish is that you enjoy your family spring break visit to the beautiful Alabama Beaches.
*FOMO = Fear of Missing Out (for all of us non-teenagers)