Last month, we took a trip of a lifetime to Gulf Shores, Alabama with my husband, daughter, father in law, and sister in law and it was a blast. One of the best things about the trip was that there are SO many things to do with kids in Gulf Shores!
On our first full day in Gulf Shores, we headed straight to The Track after breakfast. We actually have already been to The Track before when we were in Branson, Missouri so we had an idea of what it would be like and it was extremely similar!
We had two kids with us, one is 10 and the other is 3 so we had quite an age difference, but there were a ton of activities for all age groups there…even adults haha!
The Track is a Go Kart amusement park that also has bumper boats, an arcade, and mini golf. They also have a kid rides section for the little ones like my 3-year-old which had a variety of “roller coasters”, a Ferris wheel, a train they could ride, and the spinning swings. My daughter is super young and wasn’t nervous to ride any of them so they are a great option for your younger children.
If you are a major thrill seeker, The Track also has a 110 foot skycoaster!
The Go Karts range in age requirements, but my 3 year old was allowed to be a rider with us on most of them! She had a blast riding them too!
All in all The Track is somewhere where kids of all ages and adults can have fun so it is a win-win to take the whole family here!
Orange Beach Pirate Cruise
That same afternoon we headed to the Hudson Marina after lunch for the Orange Beach Pirate Cruise. I have to tell you that if there is one thing that you splurge on for the kids this has to be it. We had SO much fun!
The cruise was about 2 hours long and the entire time the pirate staff entertained the kids with fun activities. I also have to say that the staff completely blew me away. When we got on the boat our daughter wasn’t feeling well and they went out of their way to include her in the activities that she wasn’t feeling up to participating in. They were SO sweet and accommodating, I honestly can’t say enough about how amazing they were to us.
They had free snacks and drinks for everyone and the best part is…we got to see dolphins!! As a Texas girl who has never seen a dolphin this was by far the most exciting part!
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
We also visited the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo one of the mornings we were there and absolutely loved it. This zoo was named “The Little Zoo That Could” by Animal Planet!
It was a smaller zoo, but had a lot to see! I actually prefer the size as opposed to a larger zoo with small children because they get so tired going through anything larger.
We made sure to participate in some of the animal encounters too which were super exciting. We now can say we have pet a kangaroo! They have animal encounters with kangaroos, lemurs, and reptiles for a small additional fee (I think it was $5 per person).
These are just some of the attractions for kids that Gulf Shores, Alabama has to offer. We weren’t there for long enough to try everything, but I am totally confident in saying that your kids will not be bored in Gulf Shores!
The final and probably the most important kids attraction is the beach! We had a blast as a family playing on the beach together.
Gulf Shores is one of the best family vacation spots we have been to and we got to experience a lot when we were there so if you have any questions about the destination please reach out to me!