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Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Gulf Shores

Enjoy the area's live music, festivals and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Gulf Shores. Renowned for its beaches, sporting events and seafood restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Gulf Shores

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Gulf Shores a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waterville USA (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Zooland Mini Golf (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Gulf State Park Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Gulf Shores

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Gulf Shores

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gulf Shores is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bellingrath Gardens and Home (29.7 mi / 47.8 km)
  • Gulf Shores Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Gulf State Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Perdido Key State Park (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Weeks Bay Reserve (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Gulf Shores

The nearest airport is in Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), located 33.4 mi (53.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Mobile, AL (MOB-Mobile Regional), which is 44.5 mi (71.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Gulf Shores?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,989 holiday lettings near Gulf Shores. From 1,720 Houses to 8,900 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Gulf Shores area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gulf Shores?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gulf Shores:

  • Brigadoon Trail: 600 holiday homes
  • Surf Side Shores: 1,337 holiday homes
  • Orange Beach East: 6,477 holiday homes
  • Royal Lagoons: 226 holiday homes
  • Pass Chateau Harbor: 38 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gulf Shores?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gulf Shores. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Gulf Shores Golf Club: 10,520 holiday lettings
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo: 10,970 holiday lettings
  • Zooland Mini Golf: 10,989 holiday lettings
  • Gulf State Park Golf Course: 10,775 holiday lettings
  • Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club: 10,270 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gulf Shores listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gulf Shores?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,720 Houses in Gulf Shores. Our other popular types of Gulf Shores holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8,900 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 119 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 119 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gulf Shores?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 9,730 holiday homes with pool available in Gulf Shores. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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