When the weather cools down on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, The Wharf in Orange Beach heats up, offering visitors and guests staying at Orange Beach vacation rentals the chance to keep warm with fun family events. There's something to do just about every day at The Wharf, so keep your calendar open for all of the great activities you and your family can enjoy while you're vacationing in the Gulf Shores area.

The Wharf on Ice

Nothing says it's the holidays quite like a slippery adventure around an ice skating rink. If your kids still don't know how to skate, now is the perfect time to teach them! During a few weeks each winter, The Wharf sets up a rink where children of all ages can slide and glide. Located on the ground floor of the complex, in the west parking garage, the ice skating rink is open for several hours each evening and all day on weekends, giving you ample time to perfect your skills before going back to your Orange Beach rental and warming up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate and marshmallows.

So much to do at The Wharf

No matter the season, there's always plenty to keep you busy at The Wharf. Overlooking the marina, you can admire the many boats of all sizes and configurations. Get your hearts pumping during a game of laser tag or bazooka ball at Arena The Next Level. Shop to your heart's content at the many boutique-style stores for all ages and tastes. Sample wonderful sweets or enjoy a casual or gourmet meal at one of the fine eateries. Catch the big movie of the season showing on one of 15 screens, and ride the Ferris wheel to treat yourself to an amazing view of the island.

So bundle up in your best warm sweater - it's time to get into the winter spirit and make your way to the Gulf Coast of Alabama!