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If you are traveling with your kids, there are many activities for your family to enjoy along the Gulf Coast. Hanging out at the beach or in your vacation rental can provide entertainment for most of your trip, but exploring the local attractions can be a fun adventure for the day. Harris Vacation Rentals is a family-owned company with deep roots in the area, so our team is prepared to help you plan your day.

Places to Check Out

  • The Park at OWA–When you buy a day pass to The Park at OWA, you get access to all 23 of their attractions, the splash pad, and plenty of amusement park restaurants and food carts. The park also hosts special events, such as concerts and shows, so make sure to check the schedule to see if any are happening when you visit. The Park at OWA is designed for the whole family to enjoy, offering a range of attractions from thrilling roller coasters to a classic ferris wheel.


  • Sail Wild Hearts–Booking an ocean charter gives you a unique view of the Gulf Coast’s beauty. There are a variety of catamaran rental options available, whether you are hoping for a romantic sunset cruise for two or a dolphin-watching adventure for your whole family. Sail Wild Hearts can even accommodate large groups of up to 49 if you are traveling with a large group or planning a special event, such as a birthday party or wedding party. These charters are popular in the spring and summer seasons, so we recommend booking your charter as early as possible by calling 251-981-6700.


  • Tiki’s Mini Golf–This putt putt place delivers a lot of family fun without breaking your budget. It costs five dollars per player, which includes the club, ball, and unlimited play. Your family can take your time and play through as many times as you would like. The course has 18 holes with a zombie tiki apocalypse theme. Tiki’s Mini Golf is rarely overly crowded, so your family can play through without feeling rushed. This attraction is appropriate for all ages; they even have smaller plastic clubs for younger children.


  • The Track Family Recreation Center–From a large arcade to a three and a half story go-kart track, The Track Family Recreation Center has a variety of choices for your family. There is a whole section of the park dedicated to children called Kid Country, which has smaller-sized attractions like a train, ferris wheel, a carousel, and more. The Track Family Recreation Center is a popular choice in Gulf Shores because of the diverse activities available. When your family cannot decide between putt putt or roller coasters, you can still have both in one location. Your whole family will find attractions to enjoy during your visit. The arcade is a great choice for a rainy day at the beach too. 


  • Waterville USA–Waterville USA has plenty of thrills for guests of all ages. On both sides of the park, there are attractions geared towards younger guests, such as a merry-go-round, carnival rides, and a bounce house. There is also the Fun Depot on the dry side or slides and geysers in WaWa World. The amusement park side of the park includes go-karts, mini golf, and roller coasters. The water park accommodates whatever speed you are interested in, from a lazy river float around the park to fast-paced water slides to an endless wave pool. 


If you are ready to plan your adventure to the Gulf Coast, finding the right place to stay is the first step. Contact Harris Vacation Rentals to find a comfortable home away from home for your family today!