Enjoy Cajun flavors at the Louisiana Lagniappe, one of the restaurants at SanRoc Cay in Orange Beach

Looking for a leisurely evening that will please both parents and kids? Head to SanRoc Cay, across the street from Orange Beach rentals, and explore the boutiques, taste Cajun or Italian flavors, and watch the fishing charters roll in from a day out at sea.

Orange Beach's SanRoc Cay makes a leisurely evening activity

Perhaps you've spent all day playing on the beaches in front of your Orange Beach condo rental, or maybe the kids are tuckered out from seeing attractions in Gulf Shores like the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo or Waterville USA, the local waterpark. Still, when you're on vacation, not one night is to go to waste!

For a relaxing evening activity, head over to SanRoc Cay, where you can do a little shopping and watch the fishing charters come in from a day out at sea - the kids will especially love seeing what the anglers have reeled in!

Check out the shops

Enjoy Cajun flavors at the Louisiana Lagniappe, one of the restaurants at SanRoc Cay in Orange Beach.As you stroll through this marina and shopping plaza, stop in to some of the boutiques to sneak in some shopping - whether you're looking to treat yourself or want to get some unique souvenirs for friends back at home. Fortunately, these shops are located right near many Orange Beach rentals, so it will be easy to return for more goodies later!

Stop and see the fish

The best time to stop by SanRoc Cay is right before dinner - that's when you can walk over to the marina and see the fishermen cleaning their catches from the day. The kids will love seeing the many types of fish and the techniques these professionals have for getting them ready to take home.

Dig into a fresh catch

The restaurants in this particular plaza are some of the best in the area, and the two options ensure everyone will be pleased. At the Louisiana Lagniappe, you can enjoy the freshest catches from right out on the marina, served up with traditional Cajun flavors. Ask to sit out on the wrought-iron-fenced balconies to watch the fishing charters come in as the sun sets. Downstairs at Cafe Grazie, you can pretend you're in Venice as you taste the many authentic Italian dishes created with the day's catch.

Before you leave, check in with some of the boat rental and fishing charter companies set up along the marina to see if you can book a water adventure for tomorrow!

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