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Is a hassle-free holiday calling your name? Sit back and relax and spend Thanksgiving in Gulf ShoresAmazing fall weather and even better fall rates on your favorite Gulf Shores condos are just two of the perks of a holiday at the beach. What else do you need to know about spending Turkey Day on Alabama’s beaches? We have the details! 

Are you looking to spend Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores, but don’t want to miss out on quality time with family and friends? No problem! We offer an impressive selection of large group vacation rentals throughout Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan. 

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How To Spend Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores 

Wide-Open Beaches and Fantastic Fall Weather 

One of the perks of the fall season is our mild weather. The humidity is reduced, and temperatures range from the low-70s to mid-80s. Plus, you’ll benefit from fewer crowds on the beach during this season. You’ll have more than enough room on the sand for a game of football, volleyball, or horseshoes before you settle in for your Thanksgiving meal 

Cook a Mouthwatering Thanksgiving Feast 

THANKSGIVING FEAST

If you love to prepare a big, traditional Thanksgiving dinner for your family, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find plenty that we offer many beach houses throughout the Gulf Coast that feature fully-equipped kitchens fit for a chef. When you stay in a Harris Vacation Rental, you’ll have everything you need for the perfect holiday with spacious living areas, accommodating dining rooms, and pristine kitchens. 

Let Someone Else Do the Cooking 

If you’d prefer someone else to take care of the cooking, you’ve got options. Plan ahead and pre-order your Thanksgiving meal at Rouses Market or Publix in Gulf Shores. Both locations are open on Thanksgiving Day and offer traditional delectable meals prepared and ready to go. Simply heat them up, and you’ve got a feast fit for the family.  

If you want to get out of the house, load the family up and head to Flora-Bama for their Annual Thanksgiving Potluck. Bring your favorite covered dish and indulge in all the turkey and ham your appetite can handle. The event is free, all ages are invited, and you’ll feel like family the moment you walk through the door. 

Shop ‘Til You Drop 

Is the day after the holiday your favorite part of Thanksgiving? You’re in luck! You can have the ultimate Black Friday shopping adventure at Tanger Outlets in nearby Foley. You’ll find more than 120 stores, including Banana Republic, Columbia, Express, and more!  

Get Active 

After eating lots of delicious food, you might be craving an active day. Rent kayaks and paddle your way around the back bays of Orange Beach, or get your adrenaline pumping on the Hummingbird Zipline at The Wharf. Many of the activities and attractions you love during the summertime are still open for business during the fall months. However, days and hours of operation may be more limited. Be sure to call ahead. 

Where To Stay During the Holiday 

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As you plan your vacation to the Alabama Gulf Coast, many questions might immediately pop into your head: 

Harris Vacation Rentals is here for you to take all of your stress away. With our large selection of Gulf Coast rentals, we’ve got all of those bullet points covered! Our large group vacation rentals have everything you need to enjoy the holiday and will be the ultimate home away from home. When you end Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores, a hassle-free holiday at the beach is sure to become your family’s new favorite tradition.  

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Book Your Family Vacation With Harris Vacation Rentals Today!

Gulf Shores is known for its white sand beaches, deep blue waters, and amusing attractions. During the heat of the day, take a break from the high temperatures and treat yourself to an afternoon of shopping in Gulf Shores in Alabama. Leave some extra room when you’re packing your bags, because there are plenty of tempting trinkets to buy along the Gulf Coast! Read on to discover where to shop in Gulf Shores. Then, browse our family vacation rentals and start planning your vacation today!

Have the Most Fun Shopping in Gulf Shores in Alabama

There’s something to entertain every type of shopper in Gulf Shores. What will you discover during your trip?

Unique Shops

If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind stores, you’re in the right place! You won’t find a shop like Fran’s on 59 anywhere else. This specialty boutique, just a 15-minute drive from downtown Gulf Shores, sells a mix of antiques, garden sculptures, jewelry, and home goods. Fran’s on 59 is the ideal store for treasure hunters seeking their next great find!

Calling all candy lovers! The Chocolate Corner, voted Alabama’s #1 chocolate shop, specializes in all things sweet. Whether you’re searching for homemade fudge, beach-shaped treats, or ice cream, this is the place for you.

Malls

Do you want to shop ‘til you drop? The Foley Tanger Outlets has all of your favorite stores in one place. With over 100 stores to choose from, you’re bound to see something that catches your eye. Will you get a cute swimsuit at the Express Factory Outlet or a new set of clubs at Golf 4 Less? The choice is yours!

Our favorite mall in the area is The Wharf at Orange Beach. This all-in-one entertainment hub has it all. Spend the afternoon shopping, grab dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants, and see a movie or concert at night. Don’t miss a ride on The Wharf’s iconic Ferris wheel, either!

Need more recommendations? Check out our blog on the top five shopping malls in the area.

Souvenir Shops  

Of course, you can’t come back from vacation without a few souvenirs! Check out Souvenir City for everything from Gulf Shores koozies to shark tooth necklaces to T-shirts. We also recommend window shopping along Beach Boulevard, the city’s main street, for some great deals. You’ll find a plethora of souvenir stores just steps away from the ocean! Don’t forget to check these places out during your shopping in Gulf Shores in Alabama!

Soak up the Sun at Harris Vacation Rentals

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After you’ve explored the best shopping in Gulf Shores in Alabama, you’ll deserve some time to relax. Luckily for you, we know the perfect place! Southern Living at the Palms is a beautiful Orange Beach vacation rental with breathtaking views of the ocean.  The spacious three bedroom, two bathroom condo sleeps ten just steps away from the sea. Spend your days basking in the sun on the beach or at the pool, then cook a family meal in the fully equipped kitchen during the evenings. You and your family deserve a tropical vacation. Reserve your stay before this fantastic unit is all booked! Book one of our favorite condos and browse these amazing deals!