The Wharf at Orange Beach is a spectacular complex with a number of different activities for you and your family to enjoy. The large movie theatre and concerts at the Amphitheater help to make your getaway in Alabama's Gulf Coast unforgettable.

If you're not quite sure of what you can do besides play on the beach while staying at your Orange Beach area vacation rental, here's a list of some of the activities you can enjoy at The Wharf, whether you're staying for a weekend, a week or an entire month.

1. Ride the Ferris wheel

What could possibly be better than riding a Ferris wheel with views of the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama? At The Wharf, you can take the entire family onto this sky-high machine and hold on tight for an exhilarating trip more than 112 feet into the air. As the largest Ferris wheel in the Southeast, this ride is definitely a must.

2. Watch a film at Carmike Cinemas

The most recent blockbusters are always playing at the Wharf 15 Carmike Cinemas movie theater. Whether it's a perfectly sunny day or it happens to be raining, you can enjoy a few hours in the great indoors by watching action films, romantic comedies or the latest family-friendly animations.

3. Shop 'til you drop

Unique boutiques and specialty shops are located at The Wharf, including local storefronts where you can pick up a beautiful souvenir or personal trinket to remind you of your Gulf Coast getaway. Be sure to take your kids to the Build-A-Bear Workshop, where they can create a cuddly, nautical-themed pal to bring home with them.

4. Sweet dining

You'll definitely want to feast on delicious Gulf Coast seafood every chance you get, and at The Wharf, the restaurants are sure to please any palate. Plus, many of them offer outdoor seating - some overlooking the marina - so you don't have to spend a minute away from the gorgeous scenery.