Get ready for mornings, afternoons and gorgeous nights on Gulf Shores' beaches!

Every summer, new events and activities take over the Gulf Coast to entice new vacationers and keep the veteran visitors coming back annually. There are fun happenings at The Wharf and other coastal attractions and lively kids' activities so the whole family will enjoy their stay from beginning to end.

Always something new to do along the Gulf Coast

Summers in Gulf Shores are never, ever boring, and the locals who encourage visitors to vacation here see to that. Whether you're checking out the beaches, checking into one of the sleekest vacation properties around, scoping out the music scene or getting your child into a new sport or hobby, Alabama's Gulf Coast offers it all, and summer may be the best time ever to take advantage of all the Gulf Shores treasures you'll find. 

Here are some of the top reasons to head to the beach during the summer:

Variety at The Wharf

Get ready for mornings, afternoons and gorgeous nights on Gulf Shores' beaches!A variety of boutique, specialty shops and restaurants create a lively atmosphere at The Wharf located directly on what some call the North Shore - the Intracoastal Waterway. Dining options include Bimini Bob's and Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Wolfe's Louisiana Pantry.

Beach Retreat

Crystal Towers is one option for Gulf Shores vacation rentals that is situated right along the waterfront and gives guests everything they could possibly need all within their cozy unit. One of former guests' favorite features is the temperature-controlled bridge that provides a safe and cool passageway from your Gulf Shores condo to the private beach club. Whether you're looking to lounge by the pool, float in the lazy river or relax your muscles in the hot tub, this club is the place to be on a quiet summer day.

Fun for kids

There's always some new activity for the kids to enjoy when you visit Gulf Shores.You can even find a day camp in the area to keep them active and having fun. An example is the Gulf Shores Ballet camp for 3- to 5-year-olds. The classes will teach little ones technique, etiquette and even a little history about the art of ballet. Tacky Jack's has kid-oriented activities around noon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at their Gulf Shores restaurant located on the Intracoastal Waterway.

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All of the rental destinations along the Gulf Coast offer stunning beaches, but each has its own per

Choosing your Gulf Coast vacation destination

The Gulf Coast area is small enough that you can get to all of the best attractions no matter where you stay, but these four destinations along the shores of Florida and Alabama each carry their own unique flavor and some may suit your vacation interests better than others.

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