- The list below includes 69 free or cheap things to do in or near Gulf Shores, Alabama, including 53 different types of inexpensive activities like Mini Golf, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Recreation Centers and Visitor Centers.
- From Gulf State Park to Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Gulf Shores and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fairhope, Orange Beach, Foley and Pensacola.
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See the alligators up close and get a chance to hold a baby gator. In the feeding show, watch the staff feed these reptiles. You can also get the chance to feed the gators yourself.
The Big lagoon State Park is a 655-acre state park that has natural communities that range from pine flatwoods to saltwater pines. The park also has opportunities for camping, swimming, fishing, and boating.
Fairhope Avenue is the main shopping area in this picturesque resort town where you can find a charming flower filled downtown shopping district, filled with art galleries, restaurants, over 80 unique shops and an abundance of public art, and places to stop and get coffee or a drink.
Point Clear Fishing Adventures is a guided fishing charter trip company that specializes in Trout fishing in Mobile By. The company also offers tours of the Blakely River, the Tensaw River, and the Raft River.
The revolutionary educator Marietta Johnson is the focus of the Marietta Johnson Museum that contains artifacts about her life and work. She founded a unique school in 1907 that was even endorsed by John Dewey.
Salty Dog Paddlesports specializes in the new sport of stand up paddleboarding, one that combines surfing with kayaking. This company offers rentals, with a variety of equipment delivery options available, as well as training and even paddleboard yoga classes.
Fairhope's Christine Linson Gallery is an art gallery that features the work of Christine Linson, and artist who draws her subjects primarily from the Fairhope area and its landmarks. The gallery features prints and a variety of gifts.