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Gulf Shores, Alabama, is located in the heart of the Alabama Gulf Coast and is quickly becoming a popular spot for fun-filled beach vacations. If you’re in the mood for a change of scenery during your stay in coastal Alabama, embark on a day trip to a nearby charming town. We’ll tell you about some of the best Gulf Shores day trips we think you’ll enjoy.  

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The Best Gulf Shores Day Trips 

Pensacola, FL 

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Only a 55-minute drive away from Gulf Shores 

Pensacola is a family-friendly beach town filled with history and nature. The city has a proud military heritage and is the home of the famous Blue Angels, officially known as the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. During your day trip from Gulf Shores to Pensacola, pick from many top-notch activities and attractions.  

Theodore, AL 

Only a 90-minute drive away from Gulf Shores 

If you’re craving a relaxing day with fresh air, nature, and breathtaking flowers and landscaping, you need to head to Theodore and take a stroll through a spectacular garden.  

Mobile, AL 

Only an hour-long drive away from Gulf Shores 

Head to Mobile and embrace everything the city has to offer. Mobile is known for being the home of the oldest Mardi Gras celebrations in the country, historical sites, and mouthwatering fresh seafood and southern comfort dishes.  

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It’s time to plan your Gulf Coast getaway! Browse our properties and find your dream vacation home. Whether you’re looking for beach views, a private pool, a hot tub, or a pet-friendly rental, we’ve got you covered! Book your stay with us today.  

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