The Perfect 3-Day Gulf Shores Vacation

Day 1 – Hit the Beach!

Checklist for the perfect 3-day Gulf Shores vacation.

Yes – hit the beach! You drove this far for a beach vacation, to get your time in the sand! Don’t forget the sunscreen to ensure a pleasant vacation for all three days. See our handy packing list for the beach here. After playing in the surf head back to your Orange Beach condo and freshen up. Make your way to a memorable dinner at the Cobalt restaurant. Enjoy stunning sunset views while eating outdoors. You’re in the Gulf so go ahead and order some fresh local seafood! It’s an exciting and busy place during the summer but so worth it.

Cobalt Restaurant
28099 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561


Day 2 – Rise and Shine

Rise and shine with a biscuit from the Southern Grind Coffee House. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this one. It’s a short 5-minute drive from the condos. The coffee is fantastic, and the atmosphere is clean and cute. Bagels, croissants and full breakfast are also available and noteworthy. If you prefer a midday break try them for lunch or a “shut the front door” delicious gelato! They also have a great selection of “Southern” themed gifts and décor, pick up something for the home to remember your trip. Our condos do have full kitchens if you want to play it cool and cook a meal at home tonight. Go back out for an evening swim at the pool after eating. Don’t forget to wait 30 minutes ;).

Southern Grind Coffee House
4751 Main St #116, Orange Beach, AL 36561


Day 3 – Get it All In!

Last day, so go ahead and squeeze the life out of today! Hit the beach one more time to finish your tan. Later, get a real seafood fix at Doc’s Seafood before heading home. Fresh seafood with generous portions is a long-standing tradition here. Don’t forget to make a trip to Souvenir City, AKA The Shark Place family owned since 1956 in Gulf Shores, for your personal hermit crab to take home with you! Mix and match and fill up on the memories. And last but not least, book your next 3-day Gulf Shores vacation with My Beach Getaways, so you have something to look forward to while driving home.

Doc’s Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar
26029 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561

Souvenir City
24644 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561



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