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Relax at an Orange Beach resort.
Courtesy Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

If You Go

SLEEP

Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast is an impeccably restored, century-old mansion that breathes Southern hospitality.
From $169
(251) 965-7321
www.magnoliasprings.com

Sunset Properties manages a broad range of beach cottages and condos straddling the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay on the quieter west end of Gulf Shores near Fort Morgan.
Rates vary based on property.
(251) 543-1370
www.sunsetproperties.com

Turquoise Place is Orange Beach’s latest, swankiest beach-condo landmark, with dual towers encased in glimmering turquoise glass right on the Alabama Gulf Coast’s busiest strip of sand.
From $800
(866) 966-6451
www.spectrumresorts.com

EAT

King Neptune’s in Gulf Shores is famous for its Royal Red shrimp, down-home setting and crowds of hard-core shellfish fans.
(251) 968-5464
www.kingneptuneseafoodrestaurant.com

Lulu’s at Homeport Marina serves up some mean seafood gumbo, sweet Intracoastal Waterway views and a grass-fed Cheeseburger in Paradise that was recently inducted into Alabama’s “List of 100 things to eat before you die.”
(251) 967-5858
www.lulubuffett.com

The Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar is a local favorite for its charming, tucked-away setting (in sleepy Bon Secour), 45-foot-long oyster bar, Southern-style surf and turf faves and heavenly slabs of Triple Chocolate Pie — best consumed out on the Spanish moss-covered patio.
(251) 949-5086
www.tintoprestaurant.com

DO

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
(251) 968-5732
www.alabamagulfcoastzoo.org

Cetacean Cruises
(251) 550-8000
www.cetaceancruises.com

Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach and the Hot Shop
(251) 981-2787
www.orangebeachartcenter.com

Fairhope Boat Company
(251) 928-3417
www.fairhopeboat.com

Foley Railroad Museum
(251) 943-1818
www.foleyrailroadmuseum.com

Fort Morgan
(251) 540-7127
www.preserveala.org/fortmorgan.aspx

Sailaway Charters
(251) 974-5055
www.sailorskip.com

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
(251) 928-9792
www.weeksbayreserve.com