Are you searching for the ultimate spring break destination? Look no further than the Alabama Gulf Coast! With moderate temperatures, low humidity, fewer crowds, and sugar–white sand beaches, Gulf Shores is a fantastic vacation location for the spring break season. Keep reading to learn how you can have the best Gulf Shores spring break ever!
The Best Gulf Shores Spring Break
DAY 1 – Dolphin Cruise in Orange Beach
Spend a relaxing day out on the water looking for dolphins and other marine life while you cruise the coast. Book a dolphin and nature cruise, dolphin eco-tour, or a sunset tour from one of the many local charters. No matter what time of year it is, this is a terrific way to do some dolphin spotting while enjoying the coast’s beautiful waters.
DAY 2 – Beach Day
Enjoy a day on the beautiful pristine public beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast, such as Gulf State Park. You can unwind and leisurely stroll along the shore, collecting shells and watching the pelicans, seagulls, and dolphins. If you’re craving excitement, hit the water on a jet ski or challenge someone to a game of beach volleyball. You can also sit on the deck of one of the beachfront restaurants and bars and dine on fresh seafood. Whether you’re with a group of college student spring breakers or treating yourself to a family spring break, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime at the Gulf Shores beaches.
DAY 3 – Golf
It’s time to take advantage of the pleasant temperatures and get in a few rounds of golf. There are many local golf courses to choose from. Alabama’s highest–ranked public golf course is Kiva Dunes, which incorporates natural dunes for a coastal feel. This windy course is sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay and gets the breeze from all sides.
If you’re looking for a more family-friendly activity for the kids to enjoy, try your hand at a fun-filled game of miniature golf!
DAY 4 – Kayak Tour
Picture yourself on the water, silently gliding along while you get an up-close view of local birds, mammals, and marine life. Kayak tours allow you to experience the beautiful Gulf of Mexico waters from a whole new perspective. You can book a tour that explores areas of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge that aren’t accessible to vehicles. Here, you can observe belted kingfishers, great blue herons, and cormorants.
DAY 5 – Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
If you’re an animal lover, no trip to Gulf Shores is complete without visiting the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. The zoo is home to over 600 species of animals, including 22 endangered species. For an unforgettable experience, check out the animal encounters available. You could have the opportunity to hold a baby kangaroo!
DAY 6 – Hiking
Some of Alabama’s last remaining undisturbed coastal habitat has been incorporated into the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The sanctuary is a resting spot for migratory birds, with over 360 different species of birds being documented on the grounds, including hummingbirds, the snowy plover, and occasionally a burrowing owl. Several nature trails wind through various habitats – beaches, dunes, wetlands, maritime forests, and scrubs. Spring is the perfect time (little to no humidity or bugs) to explore the various habitats and their inhabitants of this coastal region.
If you’re looking to reconnect with Mother Nature and bring your furry family member along, check out Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. This pet-friendly park consists of interconnected nature trails that span over 27 miles. Your pup will have a blast exploring the trails and roaming through swamplands, freshwater marshes, and lush forests.
DAY 7 – Hangout Music Festival
Usually held on the third weekend in May, Hangout Music Fest is a three-day extravaganza held in Gulf Shores on the beach. Various musical genres are featured, and past performers include Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Dave Matthews Band, The Avett Brothers, and more! Purchase a ticket to the Hangout Music Festival and dive into three fun-filled days of constant music, food, and drinks.
Book Your Gulf Shores Spring Break Headquarters
Do you need the perfect beach house for your springtime vacation? Harris Vacation Rentals is here for you! We offer top-notch vacation rentals in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach. Our properties vary in size and come with fantastic amenities, so you’re sure to find the ultimate place for your group.