Disclosure: Complimentary admission was provided. All opinions and thoughts are my own and are not influenced by others.
During my recent press trip to Gulf Shores, we experienced several days at The Beach Club, a Spectrum Resort. The resort allows guests to enjoy the amenities available without having to leave the parking lot. But you can not visit Gulf Shores, Alabama without sightseeing and visiting a few family attractions in the area.
The Wharf in Orange Beach offers music, shopping and dining experiences unlike no other. My family had the opportunity to enjoy the festivities during our recent stay but to sweeten the experience even more, Darius Rucker and the Eli Young Band was also performing at The Wharf Amphitheater that same evening. Imagine riding The Southeast’s Largest Farris Wheel at The Wharf AND listen to Darius Rucker play live simultaneously. It was definitely an ah-ha moment! This summer you can experience that same feeling when bands like Zac Brown, Daughtry and much more perform this summer.
Aside from family attractions like Sharkey’s Family Adventure Park, Arena the Next Level and the the Farris Wheel,you can also enjoy 100 Days of Summer Event happening The Wharf. You can also find Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill restaurant and my personal favorite: The Louisiana Pantry-Chef Tom Wolfe.
If furry friends is more to your liking, you can take the family to Alabama’s Gulf Coast Zoo. Home to the Little Zoo that Could, Alabama’s Gulf Coast Zoo is just a block away from Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Our family enjoyed our time at the zoo which offered several animal encounters like the Kangaroo Encounter.
Additional encounters are also available to families at a low cost per person. Tiger Encounters, Kangaroo Encounters, Lemur Encounters and coming soon: Reptile Encounters are also available. More than 500 animals call Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo home. more than 500 animals. A petting zoo, reptile house, aviary are a few of the exhibts available at the zoo. Don’t forget to stop and visit the live animal shows throughout the day.
Feeling hungry? We had the opportunity to enjoy dinner at Cayman Grill located a few miles from The Wharf. Cayman Grill offers waterfront property in Orange Beach, Alabama. The food offers Caribbean flavors and features fresh Gulf Seafood. As you can see our family enjoyed the variety of dining options at Cayman Grill. The kids won’t get bored at Cayman Grill with their 8,000 gallon fish tank. Tell Diddy, their new puffer fish we said Hi!