5 Fun Family Things to do in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan
So you’re headed to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan for a week in June and you want to do some outside stuff with your honey and the kiddos. You’ve already been to The Track and, even though you love Waterville USA, you want to do something just a little different. Remember the old days when you went biking around the island with your parents? Looking for some ideas similar to that? Well, you’re in luck! We, at Sunset Properties know and appreciate the importance of spending quality time with those you love because we are a family-owned, family oriented company. Here are our suggestions for 5 Fun Family Things to do Together in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan while you’re vacationing in June.
- Beach Volleyball
Ok, so you’re at the beach and the first thing you want to do is feel the sun on your shoulders and the sand between your toes, right? Well, why not turn those wonderful feelings into a fun family game of beach volleyball? There are a couple of nets around our island already set up and waiting for you to arrive. Bring your own ball, plenty of sunscreen and some cool water and you’re all set. For a list of suggested items to bring to the beach every day, check out blog about things to put in your beach bag. Volleyball nets are located at The Public Beach in Gulf Shores and at Cotton Bayou, a part of Gulf State Park, in Orange Beach. Gulf Shores is a great place to go watch the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship games held in May and it is a great place for us to all be beach volleyball champions all summer long!
Since 2000, the global hide-and-seek treasure hunt game of Geocaching has taken off. More and more places to hunt for treasures are being added all the time. Did you know you can search for treasures right here in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan? The Coastal Alabama Cashers have hidden lots of treasure boxes or “caches” around our island and they are just waiting to be discovered. Learn about our island and its ecosystem. Discover lesser traveled places and find treasures! What a great way to spend a summer day! To join the Geocaching craze, visit www.geocaching.com and sign up. It’s an easy-to-use fun free app. Kids and adults alike enjoy this interactive game. Your fist find is right off Fort Morgan Road! Make memories unlike any others. So set aside some time, open your app, load up the kiddos and head out for adventure. Explore our area in this unique way…and to quote Dr. Seuss: oh the places you’ll go!
- Escape Room
One of the newest attractions on our island are the Escape Rooms. If working as a team to solve clues sounds like fun, you and your family will love the challenge of an Escape Room. This activity is one that will take the whole family working together to complete. There are several scenarios from which to choose. Some Escape Rooms allow younger children and some have age restrictions, so its best to use our links provided here to determine which family outing will work for yours. You’ll need to make reservations and choose your game scenario, so start by checking out Gulf Coast Escape Room for all the details of their Escape Room experiences. Another option is XIT Escape Room located at Pelican Place at Craft Farms. A third option is the Escape House located at Waterville USA. Located on the site of the world famous waterpark in Gulf Shores, the Escape House is sure to thrill your whole family. Make sure you add this fun family outing to your “to do” list this Summer 2019 while you’re vacationing along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Your whole family will enjoy this unique experience and you’re sure to take home some memories like no others.
- Mini Golf
What is a trip to the beach without a game of mini-golf? It is one of the most economical and entertaining ways to spend some time playing with your family. There are several places to play mini-golf around our island. Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf is a fun course that is built with a pirate ship theme. Tiki’s Mini Golf and Bike Shack, located right next to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is also a favorite. Once known as Zooland Mini Golf, this course is a timeless classic for any tourist or local alike. A third option for mini golf is Adventure Island Mini Golf. Adventure Island is so easy to find. Just drive East on Beach Boulevard, toward Florida, and look for the big bright volcano across the street from the Gulf in Orange Beach. The kids will love the volcano and you will love the quality family time you all spend together. Another option for mini golf is The Wharf Mini Golf. Visiting The Wharf in Orange Beach is on most folk’s minds while at the beach, but did you know they have a mini-golf course? That’s right! So while you guys are shopping for the whole family, don’t forget to get in a round of family mini-golf!
Bike riding is always a great way to get the whole family outside and doing something together. Remember how much fun you had as a kid exploring our island with your parents? In the old days, we had to strap our bikes to the back of the station wagon and bring them down. Traveling with our bikes has become a bit easier now, but if you don’t want to haul your bikes to the Alabama Gulf Coast, we know where you can rent some for your outing. Visit Tiki’s Mini Golf and Bike Shack. This fun little Gulf Shores business has plenty of bikes to choose from. Another option for bike rentals is Beach Bike Rentals in Orange Beach. Along with all the entertainment and safety equipment you’ll need, like helmets, bells and baskets, Beach Bike Rentals has a wide variety of bike options. Look for choices like cruiser bikes, tandems, adult trikes, children’s bikes, pull behinds and other child carriers as listed on their website. Their website also shows in detail several suggestions for outings. Check out Beach Bike Rentals for help with planning your whole day touring our island with your family.
With so many things to do as a family along the Alabama Gulf Coast, you’re sure to find the perfect way to hang out with your peeps! And with so many great beach home rentals available from Sunset Properties, we know we can get you all set with your accommodations, as well. If you have a small family, check out Dunes 705. This adorable condo located near Fort Morgan sleeps up to six comfortably. If your family is a little larger, give 4 Shore a look! Located just off West Beach, this amazing home sleeps up to eleven folks! Sunset Properties is happy you’re coming to visit us and we cannot wait to meet your whole family!