TripBuzz found 100 things to do with kids in or near Gulf Shores, Alabama, including 73 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Orange Beach, Fairhope, Foley and Pensacola.
From Pirate's Island Adventure Golf to Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, the Gulf Shores area offers 68 different types of family activities, including: Golf, Mini Golf, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Recreation Centers.
Gulf Shores, AL
With the motto Small Town, Big Beach, its easy to see what draws visitors to Gulf Shores, Alabama. The coastal community features light, soft sand and water excursions to enjoy in the warmer months including fishing, boat cruises and watching the dolphins play close by. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and the annual fairs and festivals invite tourists to visit year round.
With programs such as the Zoo Camp designed especially for children, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is the permanent home to more than 500 animals, including lions, tigers and monkeys. It also has a reptile house and an aviary. Daily shows are programmed in each summer.
Gulf Shores Beach is a scenic white-sand beach commonly visited during the warmer months of the year. Visitors to the beach enjoy swimming, relaxing in the sand, or viewing the marine wildlife (including dolphins) that live in the water.
Visitors can zip over the heads of alligators at Hummingbird Ziplines, Gulf Shores. The experience takes around two hours on a line that runs between seven towers. Views of the Gulf and speeds up to 35mph.
Led by a fishing captain with 18 years of experience, Little Lagoon Fishing provides visitors with the opportunity to fish along the Gulf Shores. Inshore, near shore, and back bay fishing trips are available.
Besides being the longest fishing pier in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier also has indoor seating and souvenir shops. It has 2448 feet available for amateur and professional fishermen.