Retail & Recreation
Shopping transitions into much more at our many multi-faceted entertainment districts featuring dining, attractions, local spas, rides and games, ice cream and coffee shops. You can even take a watersports break during your shopping day. A number of store districts also include onsite marinas offering dolphin cruises, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and diving excursions, parasailing and Jet Skiing. End the day on a high note, watching the sun get lower in the sky on a sunset cruise.
Keep an eye on the clock, because you might find yourself staying late for some after-hours excitement. Come to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for a day of malls and shopping, stay for dinner at an amazing restaurant or eatery, then change the scenery for drinks, coffee or sweet treats. The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach might even be hosting a show you want to catch that evening. If you'd rather decompress after shopping, walk to the multiplex to catch a movie or enjoy some family fun time at one of the adjacent arcades.
A Taste of the Gulf
T-shirts may be the go-to souvenir for many travelers, but typical food from the destination is a tasty option as well. In Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, some specialty food markets will package your fresh seafood and gourmet products and ship them to your home address. This way, you can have a taste of Alabama's Gulf Coast waiting when you get home.
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When shopping souvenirs for the folks back home, you have to buy yourself a special gift too. Our eclectic boutiques and beach souvenir shops will help you find the perfect items from jewelry, t-shirts, farm-fresh pecans or something locally crafted like works of art or handmade bath and body products.
Suiting up for outdoor fun? Sporting goods/apparel stores will keep you outfitted and supplied for your favorite diversion, whether it’s Orange Beach fishing and Gulf Coast diving or Gulf Shores golf.
If fashion is your passion, look no further than national retailers or beachy clothing boutiques for resort-style casuals and fun accessories. Make sure to bring your new vacation clothes on your next visit or wear them at home to bring you back to the peaceful, sunny Gulf Shores.
An added bonus of shopping in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is how our shopping enclaves and promenades are al fresco. This means your treasure hunt will be accompanied by abundant sunshine and balmy warmth as you stroll landscaped streets past whimsical fountains and performance artists.