If you’re looking for a bargain without a sacrifice in quality, just a half hour away from Gulf Shores in Foley you’ll find more than 120 brand name and designer outlet stores at Tanger Outlets. You’ll find everything you need – and didn’t know you needed – at Tanger Outlets. From beef jerky to Crocs, it’s here. Tanger is kid-friendly, too, with strollers to rent and free kids’ meals every Tuesday in the food court.
If you’re craving an upscale experience, look no further than SanRoc Cay. Located right on the waters of the Cotton Bayou in Orange Beach, this shopping mall offers a true resort experience. You can buy everything from a facial at the spa to your next deep-sea fishing trip. SanRoc Cay is more boutique and specialty than your average shopping center. You won’t find a Nike shop or a Target here.
The Wharf in Ocean Beach
For a more kid-friendly shopping center, head to the Wharf. Boutique shops offer a quaint shopping experience, while regularly scheduled family entertainment keeps your little ones satisfied and occupied. The Wharf even has a nightly light show for the kiddos. You can zipline, watch a movie, play mini golf or ride the Ferris wheel here.
Pelican Place at Craft Farms
If you’re trying to hit the big-name stores all in one go, look no further than Pelican Place at Craft Farms. You’ll find big names such as Target, Bath & Body Works and Books a Million as well as smaller, local shops. Cobb Theaters is located at the perimeter of the shopping center. Nearby are other major stores such as Walmart, Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby and Home Depot.
OWA has it all – even a roller coaster. The shopping mall is centered on a 14-acre lake and features 21 amusement rides, plus a huge selection of amusement park games and a new splash pad for the little ones that has a six-foot water dome. In case you’re looking for lodging, OWA even has a hotel, the Towneplace Suites by Marriott.