11 Unique Things to Do in Gulf Shores

Alabama is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. However, there's so much more to do than enjoying the white sands and turquoise waters.

Let's take a look at a few unique things to do in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach whether it's your first visit or your 27th.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is home to many animals you wouldn't expect to see at the beach. Schedule a special interaction during your visit.

Pet a Kangaroo

Sandcastle University has classes available year-round in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Maybe you'll discover a hidden talent!

Build an Epic Sandcastle

Try your hand at glassblowing or clay throwing at The Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach.


Eat lunch at Picnic Beach BBQ and never worry about ants! Place your order and grab a blanket.

Picnic Indoors

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