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Things to do in Gulf Shores

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Music Venue
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“It is not only a restaurant that has live music, but also hosts special events such as the Hangout Music Festival.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Always a good time at Jimmy Buffett sisters place! Great open air bar and restaurant. FUN, FOOD, MUSIC!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Zoo
“Our up-close and intimate Animal Encounters are unique educational opportunities to learn about some of our most gentle and fascinating animals in a safe, supervised environment. Appropriate for all ages, it’s a fun, foto-fantastic must-do at the zoo!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“The best part of Gulf Shores... 6000 acres of pristine bio-diverse land. There are 23 miles of Bike Trails to explore.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Entertainment
“If u want to cool off with the family ..without the sand . This is the place to be.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Wharf has great Restaurants and Shopping, Concerts and Boat Docks. Ride the famous Ferris Wheel too!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Wharf in Orange Beach has it all - fabulous restaurants, upscale shopping, live music and a vibrant nightlife.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“LOVE this bar and grill right on the beach! Ask for Kevin! He will lead the karaoke and get you singing!!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
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“Lil expensive but food taste great, I recommend the Red Snapper or catch of Day. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Nature
“Enjoy fishing from the pier if you desire, or just enjoy the views. There is a fee to get onto the pier payable at the entrance of the pier. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Racetrack
“The Track offers a variety of fun activities for the family. They have go-carts, putt-putt, roller coasters, an arcade and more. Come and have a great time with your family.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great food, atmosphere, and reasonably priced. You are made to feel like family.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“You can be ON the beach in 30 minutes!!! your host, (Cathy) will help you find the quickest way to get to the beach. During summer traditional vacation holidays the roadways are the most crowded. The beaches are beautiful all season long and you can enjoy them any day of the week , not just on Holidays.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Peoples Choice Awards Best Lunch, Best Dinner, Best Seafood - 14 years in a row. Locals homestyle favorite. Open 7 days 11am - 9pm.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great live music at night, incredible oysters and the best pizza in Gulf Shores, AL. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Off the beaten path, but so worth the short drive. This is a true local favorite for fresh seafood. Not a seafood lover? There are plenty of excellent non seafood dishes to choose from. Try the triggerfish...soooo good!”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Music Venue
“It is not only a restaurant that has live music, but also hosts special events such as the Hangout Music Festival.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Always a good time at Jimmy Buffett sisters place! Great open air bar and restaurant. FUN, FOOD, MUSIC!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Wharf has great Restaurants and Shopping, Concerts and Boat Docks. Ride the famous Ferris Wheel too!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“LOVE this bar and grill right on the beach! Ask for Kevin! He will lead the karaoke and get you singing!!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
“Lil expensive but food taste great, I recommend the Red Snapper or catch of Day. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great food, atmosphere, and reasonably priced. You are made to feel like family.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Peoples Choice Awards Best Lunch, Best Dinner, Best Seafood - 14 years in a row. Locals homestyle favorite. Open 7 days 11am - 9pm.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Off the beaten path, but so worth the short drive. This is a true local favorite for fresh seafood. Not a seafood lover? There are plenty of excellent non seafood dishes to choose from. Try the triggerfish...soooo good!”
  • 13 locals recommend

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