Regardless of whether you enjoy power shopping or browsing at a slower pace, there are plenty of shopping options on the Gulf Coast.

The Wharf in Orange Beach is a resort destination with a diverse selection of vacation rental, entertainment, retail and dining options.

Whether relaxing in a luxury condominium alongside the magnificent marina, enjoying the 9,600-capacity amphitheater or watching a movie at one of the 15 screens at Carmike Cinemas, visitors can enjoy browsing unique boutiques, attending concerts with some of the biggest names in music, riding the tallest Ferris wheel this side of the Mississippi River, and dining in restaurants that range from casual to fine dining.

Several nighttime hot spots offer live music.

Tanger Outlets complex in Foley is a shopper’s paradise. Located just north of the beach in Foley, Tanger’s shops appeal to a diverse audience.

With more than 120 outlet stores to choose from, you can accomplish all of your Christmas, birthday and anniversary shopping for the rest of the year. Plus, if you happen to leave something at home, it’s just a quick drive north to get to Tanger.

Villagio in Perdido Key offers a well-rounded experience for those who enjoy shopping, dining out, spa treatments, art galleries or even just attending fun events.

Outlets include T.C.’s Seafood Market, Perdido Massage, Barefoot Gypsy Boutique, Artworks Studio & Gallery, The Jellyfish Restaurant, The Market & mainly Shoes, and New Attitudes Salon & Day Spa.

Also on site at Villagio is Meyer Vacation Rentals’ Perdido Key office.

Uniquely local shops and boutiques also dot the Alabama/Florida Gulf Coast, with goods ranging from handmade items crafted by local artisans depicting the beauty of the area to upscale fashion and accessories and resort wear.

Most of the shops are very close to condos and beach houses and your family's 3-bedroom Gulf Shores vacation condo.