Top Ten Kid Friendly Activities at Gulf Shores

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Find the Right Activities for Your Upcoming Vacation

Finding kid-friendly activities that the entire family can enjoy while on vacation can be a challenge – even on a beach vacation! Hanging out on the beach is by itself a great family activity. Sandcastle building, swimming in the surf and playing volleyball can easily take up the entire vacation itinerary! Still, there are so many things to do in Gulf Shores that, even if your kids get tired of the beach, there are plenty of engaging activities for them.

Here is our top ten list of things to do with kids on your next beach vacation. Let us know what your favorite ideas are for things that the whole family can do together. Contact us for recommendations on setting up your next family vacation and arranging the activities your family will enjoy.

1. Swimming

Kid-friendly waterpark in Gulf Shores

Of course! Swimming at the beach is a top activity! But, swimming someplace other than the ocean can be quite fun, too! Waterparks in the Gulf Shores area offer a wide range of amusements as well as water rides.

 2. Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge

A trip to Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge is a must! Join experienced guides to learn about the Loggerhead Sea Turtles and many other unique wildlife species that live in the area.

3. Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Open 9-4 daily, the Zoo offers animal encounters, Zoo camps and other activities for everyone.

4. Dolphin Watching

Dolphin watching is particularly kid-friendly and fun for everyone!

One of the more popular activities, dolphin cruises and excursions are widely available. Contact us for recommendations on taking your family to see dolphins in the Gulf.

5. Fishing

Either fishing off the dock or taking a fishing charter, hauling in some gulf seafood is a blast! Fishing is a particularly kid-friendly activity that the entire family can enjoy together.  Many options for doing some Gulf fishing are available, so contact us for recommendations.

6. Battleship Memorial Park

Ever wanted to see a battleship up close? The USS Alabama is a decommissioned World War II era battleship that is moored on the west side of Mobile Bay. You can visit the USS Alabama Memorial Park daily from 8am to 6pm.

7. Sports Watching

The Gulf Shores area hosts many sports tournaments and fun runs throughout the year.
From volleyball to tennis, tournaments take place on a regular basis. Take in some of the action on your next vacation!

8. Parasailing

Not necessarily for the faint of heart or perhaps for younger visitors, soaring into the air over the Gulf is a thrill! You can choose from a couple of options for a parasailing adventure, so call us today for help.

9. Boating and Sailing

Sailing in the bay or in Gulf waters is a relaxing adventure and fun for everyone. Sailing or powerboating charters are available for families or groups of all sizes.

10. Theater

The Gulf Shores Community Theater presents shows and musicals throughout the year. This local non-profit theater group even offers summer theater camps.

Looking for more? Check out our Attractions and Activities page!

If your family needs a day off from the beach, there is plenty to do in Gulf Shores. If you need help or recommendations for things to do, please contact our local staff for help. Ready to book your next beach vacation? Call us today at (855) 520-1788 or book online!

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