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Go Beyond the Beach

With all there is to do around here, planning an itinerary can get stressful. But you can avoid that — take it from a local. Our staff picks highlight some of the best things to do in Gulf Shores, from must-see standards to out-of-the-way finds. Regardless of where you go, we think you’ll like it.

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    The Vibrant Wildlife Around Orange Beach

    August 19

    Where the bayou meets the beach, you can spot an endless array of exciting animals. Whether on land or in the water, Alabama’s Gulf Coast is home to a wide range of remarkable wildlife.

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    How Orange Beach Got Its Name

    July 21

    Built on the southern shores of Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Orange Beach is a popular seaside destination for watersports, wildlife, fishing, and more. But how did it earn the name "Orange Beach" in the first place?

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    Summer Fun at Orange Beach

    June 01

    With its reputation as a sunny beach town and exciting water sports destination, the summer months are the perfect time of year to spend at Orange Beach, Alabama. With the temperatures rising and the days stretching longer and brighter, good times are just waiting to be had along the waters of the Gulf.

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    Coastal Culture in Orange Beach

    March 02

    Spending spring by the sea translates to evening walks along the shore and morning surfing sessions. However, festival season has made it's way to Orange Beach. It’s time to break from the waves and indulge in what this family-fun beach town has to offer this month. 

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    Love Is In The Ocean Air

    February 03

    Move over Jimmy! LuLu is back and her home is open after weeks of renovation. If you’re looking for a vibrant atmosphere with live music, fun for the kids, and soul food that surely welcomes you to the South, head to Lucy Buffet’s LuLu’s during your stay in the Gulf Shores.

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    The Wharf Way is the Right Way

    January 03

    Aside from packing your bathing suits and flip flops, this year at Hotel Indigo Orange Beach, gather your jackets and skates and head to The Wharf for some fun on the ice! 

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    A Flora-Bama Holiday Extravaganza

    December 02

    Throughout the entire month of December, there will be plenty to do during your stay in Orange Beach, especially at Flora-Bama, the most famous beach bar in the country!

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    Tunin' Out The Waves

    November 04

    Music has no boundaries; whether you’re here for work, a reunion, or simply to recharge, from now until November 17th,  you have the opportunity to step away from the breezy shoreline and attend the 35th Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival.

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    Get Into The Halloween Spirit on Orange Beach

    October 07

    Are you visiting Orange Beach at the end of October? Why not get into the Halloween spirit with these spooky events. We've rounded up three ways to feel festive this month. 

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    Top Reasons You Should Travel With Your Dog

    September 02

    Vacation isn’t complete without your fluffiest family member. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top three reasons to travel with your dog.  

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    Savor the Last Days of Summer

    August 05

    Lazy days on the beach, enriching visits to the zoo, or relaxing days spent poolside—the choice is yours. It’s the last days of summer, and Orange Beach is thriving. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to pick our top three activities for August. 

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    Independence Day Street Party

    July 01

    Independence Day is just around the corner! Join the festivities on July 6th from 5 pm to 9 pm at The Wharf in what is known as the biggest street party on the Gulf Coast. It’s guaranteed to be a night to remember. 

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    Make New Family Memories at Adventure Island

    June 03

    Located in the heart of Orange Beach, Adventure Island is the place to be for families who love to make new memories together. No matter what age your little explorers are, they’re sure to have plenty of stories of thrills and chills to take home to their friends from Adventure Island. 

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    Roam the Backcountry on the Branyon Trail

    May 06

    All it takes is a quick look out your window to realize that the Hotel Indigo Orange Beach is surrounded by natural beauty. You’d have to look a little harder, though, to see beyond the beach. Thankfully, that’s easy enough. 

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