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Get out a fishing line and catch a tan at Gulf Shores

Miles of white sandy beaches, sunshine-flooded skies and inspiring vistas await visitors in Gulf Shores, Alabama. If you're bringing the kids, you can take them to the zoo, introduce them to fishing, or combine learning with leisure by visiting a few historical sites, like the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, where decommissioned American ships are laid to rest.


What to see

While vacationing in the Gulf Shores, you'll definitely want to spend time on the beach. You can also try to reserve a time slot with a charter boat captain to experience the thrill of reeling in a fresh catch. If you like to keep active, you can rent a kayak for a solid workout as you explore the Gulf by water. For dry-land activities, lace up your hiking boots to see nature firsthand, or stroll around a historical site like Fort Morgan.

On the beach and in the water

With miles and miles of coastline, it's easy to claim a sand section for yourself, so don't forget your book and lounge chair. Kayaking, parasailing and surfing are just a few of the Gulf Shores' water activities available to take part in. Several water sports rental shops in the area lease ocean kayaks, and as you paddle around the coast, you'll discover the tranquility of Alabama's waterways. For a thrill, book a parasailing tour; the experience will have you soaring over beaches and ocean water.

Fishing expeditions

There are many experienced boating captains in the region who will take you out to well-known fishing areas in the back bay areas, or in the Gulf. They'll make sure you're fishing in a spot most likely to have you landing a big catch. To participate in an even more relaxed fishing experience, you can rent equipment, toss in a line from the pier and sit back waiting for a bite.

Land-based activities

If you prefer vacation adventures for land-lovers, take a trek down the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. During the hike, you'll stroll among lush, fresh-smelling greenery on your way to the Gulf State Park Beach. The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail is another nature-filled hike, where you can spot some incredible feathered friends. Look for squabbling hummingbirds and the majestic Great Blue Heron.

The zoo

More than 500 different animals are on display at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and the location even offers hands-on encounters to enhance a visitor's experience.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

You'll journey back about seven decades when you stop by the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Curators allow you to tour the Alabama herself and more than 25 antique military aircraft.


Places to stay

Gulf Shores hotels range from luxurious resorts on the beach to affordable motels a short walk from the coastline. Booking a waterfront room in advance is recommended if you desire stirring views of sunrises and sunsets over the beach. This is enhanced by balconies that come with many rooms, so be sure to check when booking. San Carlos is a newer option in the area that offers a beach service and accommodates for dream weddings.


Best time to visit

To skip the crowds, avoid vacationing during the summer. Winter and fall are the area's off-season, so you'll get the best travel deals then.

Whether you're in the mood for a relaxing weekend on Alabama's sandy beaches or have a more high-adventure trip in mind, the Gulf Shores offer a sunny place to get away and enjoy nature.

Recently Rated Gulf Shores Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Beachside Resort Hotel
2.7 / 5
42 reviews
3 stars $59
Country Hearth Inn Gulf Shores
2.8 / 5
49 reviews
2 stars $45
BEST WESTERN on the Beach
3.7 / 5
50 reviews
3 stars $79
Holiday Inn Express & Suites GULF SHORES
4.3 / 5
32 reviews
3 stars $76
Courtyard by Marriott Gulf Shores Craft Farms
3.8 / 5
21 reviews
3 stars $89
Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores
2.4 / 5
37 reviews
2 stars $43
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores
3.1 / 5
132 reviews
3 stars $50
Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores
2.4 / 5
34 reviews
2 stars $49
Staybridge Suites GULF SHORES
4.5 / 5
35 reviews
3 stars $89
Seawind Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
3.5 / 5
2 reviews
4 stars $239

Gulf Shores hotels

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Featured Gulf Shores Hotels

From $59

1 Beachside Resort Hotel

3 stars
2.7 / 5 42 reviews

610 West Beach Blvd Map

Budget-friendly and Gulf views right by the beachBeachside Resort Hotel is just steps from the beach. The 100-room hotel sits across the street from the sandy Alabama coastline, and its outdoor... More

HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This place was a nightmare to say the least. We arrived at 11:00 P.M. to a room with NO heat, NO hot water, and a toilet that would not flush properly. We were so tired from our ride that we...
Jan 20, 2015
From $76

2 Holiday Inn Express & Suites GULF SHORES

3 stars
4.3 / 5 32 reviews

160 WEST COMMERCE AVENUE Map

Property offers free hot breakfast, nearly two miles from the beachHoliday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores offers contemporary accommodations with modern appeal (sleek headboards,... More

Pleasant stay
Room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Hotel is convenient to everything in Gulf Shores. Breakfast is typical for a free hot breakfast, which is to say, edible but not exciting.
Dec 1, 2014
From $49

3 Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

2 stars
2.4 / 5 34 reviews

213 W. Fort Morgan Rd Map

Stay and Save 15%

Stay within minutes of the beautiful Gulf Shores beaches at the pet friendly Magnuson Hotel Gulf Shores. Admire exotic animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and spend an afternoon dodging... More

Days Inn, not Magnuson
According to our reservation, we were to check in at 3:00. The lady tells me we check in at 4:00. My husband goes back in to get the key. The pool area was stifling hot. We were flexible because it...
Sep 2, 2014
From $181

4 Crystal Tower Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

1010 West Beach Blvd. Map

7th. Night Free

Located on West Beach, Crystal Towers is a 20-story Condo with an enclosed walk-over to the beach. It features two swimming pools, one inside and one outside with a full deck. The beautiful granite... More

From $89

5 Staybridge Suites GULF SHORES

3 stars
4.5 / 5 35 reviews

3947 Gulf Shores Parkway Map

Fresh and fully equipped: Suites five miles from the beachStaybridge Suites Gulf Shores opened in 2009, so expect up-to-date amenities (flat-screen televisions, oversize work desks) as well as a... More

Weekend Getaway
I took my wife and daughter to gulf shores for a quick weekend trip. The great thing about staying at the hotel was the staff, hot breakfast, and proximity to beaches, Target and Publix. Good value...
Jul 9, 2014
From $89

6 Courtyard by Marriott Gulf Shores Craft Farms

3 stars
3.8 / 5 21 reviews

3750 Gulf Shores Parkway Map

Rate includes breakfast

The new state-of-the-art lobby at The Courtyard by Marriott Gulf Shores Craft Farms features flexible spaces, free Wi-Fi and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via the... More

First year anniversary
Nice hotel, clean and service average. There was a café but was closed because they said it wasn't busy. I had to go and find something to eat at 9:00 at night, No one told us they don't clean the...
Nov 17, 2014
From $50

7 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores

3 stars
3.1 / 5 132 reviews

3600 Gulf Shores Parkway Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

Freshly renovated rooms and free breakfast in Gulf ShoresFresh off a 2008 renovation, Microtel Inn And Suites Gulf Shores offers rooms for surprisingly low rates. Its Highway 59 location makes a... More

Slept in Car it Was Sooooo Bad
Hotel reeked of cigarettes and it was filthy. The stench was unbearable and I could not stop my allergies once the mold, dust and dirt hit my nose. People were noisy, but if that had been the only...
Sep 11, 2014
From $43

8 Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

2 stars
2.4 / 5 37 reviews

3049 W 1st Map

Stay and Save 15%

The Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores is located less than two miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Morgan, and within easy driving distance of Mobile, AL, and Pensacola, FL. Visit The Track, a... More

Good for cheap
It wasn't that bad of a place for a little weekend getaway. We slept there two nights and spent all day on the beach and all night out so we really weren't there that much at all. It was perfect...
Sep 22, 2014
From $79

9 BEST WESTERN on the Beach

3 stars
3.7 / 5 50 reviews

337 E Beach Boulevard Map

Rooms with a view: Beachfront lodging in Gulf Shores, Ala.As the only major chain hotel on the Gulf Shores coast, Best Western on the Beach lets guests stay by the water without blowing their... More

holiday getaway
Hotel is in a great location. The staff was wonderful. We had a great beachside room. The pancake restaurant located inside the hotel was awesome.i would definitely recommend this hotel.
Dec 29, 2014
From $239

10 Seawind Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

401 East Beach Boulevard Map

7th. Night Free

Seawind in Gulf Shores offers twenty floors of luxuriously appointed condominium units, all directly on the Gulf of Mexico. This magnificent tower is accompanied by a quaint, six-story sister... More

awesome condo, very nice private beach
we stayed in the 3 bedroom condo.my husband and myself,my sister and my mother.was very spacious.the only issue was the 3rd bedroom is a bunkbed and a very small room which would be nice for...
Sep 4, 2013

11 San Carlos Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

365 E Beach Blvd. Map

Come stay in the Heart of Gulf Shores at one of the newest condominiums in the area, San Carlos. This seventeen story high rise sits directly on 370 feet of the famous sugar-white sandy beaches of... More

From $247

12 Alabama Gulf Coast Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

3145 Gulf Shores Parkway Map

7th. Night Free

Located directly on the stunning white sands of the Alabama Gulf Coast, these condominiums offer Gulf front views, swimming, boarding, fishing, and some of the best gulf seafood is just minutes... More

13 Royal Palms by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

561 East Beach Blvd. Map

7th. Night Free

Pristine beaches, the refreshing waters of the Gulf of Mexico and natural beauty abound at Royal Palms in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Located directly on the beach, guests will fall in love with both the... More

From $146

14 Sanibel Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
5.0 / 5

1524 West Beach Blvd Map

7th. Night Free

Located across the street from the beach, this newly constructed condo offers views of the gulf and lagoon. A large outdoor pool and hot tub with plenty of sunbathing space and a fitness center and... More

From $104

15 Grand Beach Condominiums by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

572 East Beach Boulevard Map

7th. Night Free

Located across the street from the beach, this low-rise condo offers unobstructed views of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. An outdoor pool and hot tub with plenty of sunbathing space are offered for... More

16 The Palms by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

26266 Perdido Beach Blvd. Map

7th. Night Free

From its location directly on the sugar white sands overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, The Palms is an Orange Beach destination chock full of indoor and outdoor recreation and fun. Beach fun and... More

From $45

17 Country Hearth Inn Gulf Shores

2 stars
2.8 / 5 49 reviews

3025 W First Street Map

Basic, budget-friendly, and a mile and a half from the beachAt Country Hearth Inn of Gulf Shores, guests get what they pay for. The no-frills hotel offers basic, motel-style accommodations about a... More

Hotel Stay
It is what you'd expect it to be, a 3 star hotel. Across from Lulu's bar and grill.......about 1/2 mile from the beach. We didn't stay in the room much because we were sight seeing and going to the...
Jan 15, 2015

18 Crystal Shores East & West by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

921 - 931 West Beach Blvd. Map

7th. Night Free

From breathtaking views from balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, to the unique connecting indoor/outdoor pools with a whirlpool waterfall, Crystal Shores has vacation rentals on the Gulf of... More