How To: Gulf Shores Beach Vacation with Kids

Gulf Shores vacation with Kids

Whether you’re looking for a place to eat, a place to play, or the perfect vacation home, these are our favorite ways to take a Gulf Shores beach vacation with the kids!

Where to Eat

Each of these restaurants offers kid-friendly cuisine as well as a family-friendly atmosphere featuring activities your little ones will love like play grounds, sandy play areas, arcades, rope courses, and more.

  • The Hangout
  • Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s
  • GT’s on the Bay
  • Bubba’s Seafood House
  • Tacky Jack’s Gulf Shores

For a full list of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Restaurants, be sure to check out


Where to Play

If you plan to take your kids, these activities, attractions, and adventures are sure to please both the children and adults in your group.

Known for its iconic five story volcano, Adventure Island is the perfect spot for you and your family to enjoy mini golf, paddle boats, go karts, bumper boats, a rock wall, kiddie rides, and an arcade with more than 100 games – plenty of ways to bring out your competitive side.

Fat Daddy’s Aracde is conveniently located in Orange Beach near Bubba’s Seafood House and Adventure Island. When you wake up to a rainy day forecast and the kids are clamoring for something fun to do, take them to Fat Daddy’s for hour upon hour of enjoyment. With more than 80 arcade games there really is something for everyone.  And if you are all about the prizes, many of the games generate tickets that you can take the redemption center.

With its myriad of shopping and dining options, The Wharf in Orange Beach is a great way to spend a morning, afternoon, or evening! Even for the kids in your group, there’ll be no boredom with the outstanding entertainment that The Wharf is famous for. Whether it is a headliner in concert at the Wharf Amphitheater, the nightly Spectra light shows during the summer, putt-putt, a zipline tour, or a Ferris wheel ride, there is always something to enjoy.


Where to Stay

 When you’re traveling with your kids in warm weather months, proximity to the beach and pool access become priorities, which is why these vacation homes are favorites among parents spending spring break or summer in Gulf Shores.

 For a full list of rental houses with pools in Gulf Shores, check out the full list of homes with pools here at Fort Morgan Property Management.


Fort Morgan Property Management
6930 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA
(800) 959-7326