5 Family-Friendly Adventures to Plan on Your Next Vacation to Alabama Beaches 

A vacation to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach is full of family fun adventures and here are a few of our favorites!

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Embarking on a family vacation is an exciting opportunity to create lasting memories and a visit to the Alabama Beaches is a long-time favorite.  If you’re searching for a perfect blend of fun and relaxation, look no further. In this blog, we’ll explore five family-friendly adventures that promise to make your next vacation truly special.

Ferris Wheel at The Wharf

Kick off your family vacation at Alabama beaches with a spin on the Ferris Wheel at The Wharf. Located in a vibrant coastal setting, this iconic attraction provides breathtaking views of the surroundings. It’s a perfect way to enjoy a scenic overview of the area while sharing laughter and excitement with your loved ones. The Ferris Wheel at The Wharf is the largest in the southeast and offers riding opportunities for those that are handicap. This is a great start to family friendly adventures in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Hammock Time Tiki Tour

For a unique and laid-back experience, set sail with Hammock Time Tiki Tours. Cruise along the water in a charming tiki boat equipped with comfortable hammocks, watching the dolphins jump out of the water all around the boat. It’s a leisurely way to explore the coast, soak up the sun, and enjoy the gentle breeze. Kids and adults alike will appreciate this relaxing adventure as you island hop. Captain Glenn’s knowledge as you cruise past huge homes on Ono Island will allow you a glimpse into the lives of both the rich and famous. This is one of the best way to see the other side of the Gulf Shores!

Sea View Tours

If kayaking and outdoor adventures are your thing, you need to take a tour with Sea View Tours! These glow in the dark kayaks departs from behind Cobalt and takes you for an adventure across to Bird Island. Here you can crab or roam the island looking for other wildlife. This kayak adventure is perfect for families and couples and will be one of the most interesting things you have ever done. This family friendly adventure encourages team work and agility and is a rewarding experience.

Coastal Arts Center

Nurture your family’s creativity at the Coastal Arts Center. Engage in hands-on art activities, explore galleries featuring local artists, and participate in workshops suitable for all ages. It’s a fantastic way to add a touch of culture to your vacation while fostering your artistic side. Choose from making pottery or blowing glass and take home a unique piece of art. Take time to explore the art center and explore the stunning grounds for all the inspiration you need. 

Ride the Duck Boats

At High Tide Daiquiris and Mimosas, Duck Boats are in the bayou that connects with the bay. On good weather days, visitors can rent the boats and explore the bayou, along with the wildlife that lives here. Sadly, we were not able to do ride them because the winds were high. However, this could be a fun family outing away from the hustle and bustle of most tourist attractions. 

Planning a family vacation involves finding activities that cater to everyone’s interests, and these five adventures offer a diverse range of experiences while you are in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Whether you’re soaring high on a Ferris Wheel, relaxing on a tiki boat, exploring the coastal arts scene, or embarking on a Duck Boat tour, each activity promises family-friendly fun. So, pack your bags, create unforgettable memories, and make your next vacation an adventure to cherish for years to come.


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