Can’t Miss Experiences

On the Gulf Coast!

Many of our guests love spending a week relaxing on the beach. Others want a little bit more action on vacation. The great news is – the Gulf Coast is a great location for both! Here are some experiences you don’t want to miss in Gulf Shores and The Florida Panhandle:

Can't miss gulf coast experiences.

Along the 30A

Bike Riding

Everywhere you go in 30A, you will find people on bikes. Most of the communities are pedestrian/bike friendly, so you can enjoy a stroll to the beach or a bike ride to a restaurant pretty much anywhere. We recommend bringing or renting bikes while you stay in this area!  More info on bike rental at this link. 

Timpoochee Trail

For a more rustic biking or hiking experience, try out the Timpoochee Trail. It is 19 miles of paved bike and walking trails that connects twelve of the 30A neighborhoods, parks, dune lakes, and town centers. 

Beach Bonfire

We love a quiet evening on the beach with a warm fire. You can hire a company that will get the necessary permits, set up the fire and chairs, and bring s’mores! Check out some of the companies that offer this service at this link

Art Galleries

One of the prominent features of this area is the artist scene. For information about galleries across the region, check out this link.

Gulf Shores/Orange Beach

Dolphin Kayaking

On this guided tour, you get the chance to experience the Gulf Coast’s favorite mammal up close.  Even if you don’t get to encounter a dolphin, you will enjoy beautiful scenery, learn about the coastal ecosystem, view other wildlife and get a little exercise with, this amazing excursion. For more information, including booking options, click here.

Deep Sea Fishing

The Alabama Gulf Coast is a well-known spot for deep sea fishing because it is so close to the edge of the continental shelf drop in the Gulf. For more about fishing in this area, check out our 2024 Fishing Guide.

Zoo Animal Encounters

For the animal lover in your group, why not get up close and personal with a sloth, giraffe or kangaroo? Visit the Alabama Gulf Coast zoo and sign up for an animal encounter or a keeper chat. Admission and other information here. 


Glow Paddle

A very different kind of kayaking experience! The kayaks are LED lighted, so you can move through the waters of Pensacola with a little bit of shine. This company also offers day-time and clear-bottom kayaking experiences. Book at this link.

Downtown Pensacola

Enjoy the daytime and/or nightlife of Downtown Pensacola! A unique, historic town with plenty to do in the daytime and after-hours. 

It’s Your Turn to Experience the Gulf Coast

Come discover the excitement of the Gulf Coast or just relax on our lovely white sandy beaches. Or both! Book now at our website

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