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Orange Beach, AL, is known for its sparkling blue-green waters, sugar white-sand beaches, and lots of fun in the sun. Whether you’re vacationing with your family, going on a romantic getaway, or reuniting with friends, this area sure to satisfy all your beach vacation expectations. In Orange Beach, you’ll find stunning beachfront accommodations (check out ours here) that have everything you need to feel at home. No matter where you choose to reside during your trip, you’ll always be near the best Orange Beach activities 

If you’re considering embarking on a getaway to Orange Beach, AL, along the Gulf of Mexico, you’re in for a treat! This area is filled with fun-filled things to do. With water sports, amusement parks, golf courses, and serene beaches, you’ll be in heaven! Enjoy a family-friendly day in the great outdoors as you hike through the picturesque Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry TrailHead to The Wharf and take in the view from the top of the Ferris wheel. End your evening with a relaxing sunset cruise along the water. Rainy day? No problem! The Coastal Arts Center will keep you dry as you check out local artwork and try your hand at creating a pottery masterpiece.  

Browse our collection of blogs below to learn all about the best Orange Beach activities. This gulf-front playground is waiting to be explored by you! 

Orange Beach Activities
07/15/2021

The Ultimate Orange Beach Summer and Fall Guide for Orange Beach

Plan Your Next Orange Beach Vacation with This Guide! Summer and fall are both great times to visit Orange Beach! ... Read more

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Gulf Shores Activities
11/4/2020

How to Spend the Best Three-Day Vacation in Gulf Shores

Are you guilty of letting your paid time off go unused? According to the Washington Post, 55 percent of Americans ... Read more

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Gulf Shores Activities
09/24/2020

How To Have the Best Pet-Friendly Vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama

A vacation to the Alabama Gulf Coast has something fun for everyone in the family, including your four-legged family members! Here at Harris Vacation ... Read more

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Gulf Shores Activities
02/5/2020

How to Have the Best Memorial Day in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and that means it’s officially time to start planning your getaway to Gulf ... Read more

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Fort Morgan Activities
12/18/2019

How to Explore Gulf Shores Off the Beaten Path

If you’re planning a trip to Gulf Shores, you’ve probably already know about popular attractions like Waterville, USA , The ... Read more

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Gulf Shores Activities
11/28/2019

8 of the Best Things to Do in Gulf Shores on a Rainy Day

So, you’ve been dreaming of sun-kissed beaches and turquoise water, but Mother Nature has other ideas? Don’t let a little ... Read more

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Gulf Shores Vacation
11/20/2019

Everything You Need to Know About Gulf Shores vs. Orange Beach

It can be difficult to choose the perfect location for your family beach trip, especially when there are so many ... Read more

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Orange Beach Activities
02/18/2019

You Need to See These Awesome Orange Beach Boat Rentals

Salty air, ocean breeze, and blue skies for miles. This is what the perfect Gulf Shores day looks like. One ... Read more

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Orange Beach Activities
02/4/2019

The Best of Dog Friendly Orange Beach Vacation

There’s one thing we can all agree on: Vacation is awesome. If you’re like us, you mark off the days ... Read more

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Gulf Shores Activities
12/24/2018

What You Need to Know About Dolphin Cruises in Gulf Shores

Nothing says “Welcome to Gulf Shores” like seeing a dolphin jump out of the water. During your next beach vacation, ... Read more

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