Must Sees on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Hi all! Somehow this posted yesterday, before it was all finished! Here's the finished version, enjoy! 

If you follow along with LBS on Instagram, you know I visited the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast last month. I love so many things about that area: the food, the scenery, the people... I could go on and on. This week (since I finally have a break from thesis-ing!) I wanted to share a few of my favorite spots on Alabama's Gulf Coast...

BEACHY LOCALES ON THE ALABAMA GULF COAST:

  • Fort Morgan
  • Orange Beach/Perdido
  • Perdido

 

FORT MORGAN

I love Fort Morgan. Its just West of the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area, and perfect for families, couples, or anyone else looking for somewhere to stay thats a little less.. intense? Especially during spring break, when the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area is a little overrun with college students, Fort Morgan is a great escape from the hype, where you can enjoy the beach & have some quiet too! 

WHERE TO STAY:

The Beach Club:

WHAT TO EAT:

Beach Club Dining

The Sassy Bass Amazin' Grille

Behind the Pines - this one is technically in Gulf Shores, but this one has good reviews!

WHAT TO DO:

Explore the literal "Fort Morgan"

Day trip to Dauphin Island via the Mobile Bay Ferry

Visit the Estuarium & Sea Lab on Dauphin Island


ORANGE BEACH/ GULF SHORES

I really love Orange Beach, there's always something to do or see, and there are so many options its easy to find something for anyone! From mini-golf to laser tag, to live music and fruity drinks, art galleries and shopping there's really something for everyone. There are a few of my favorites:

WHERE TO STAY:

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PHOENIX West

THE ENCLAVE

WHERE TO EAT:

Sassy Bass Caribbean Grille

SEA N' SUDS

King Neptune's Seafood Restaurant

Original Oyster House

WHAT TO DO:

Shopping, Games, Eats at The Wharf

The Orange Beach Escape Room is one of my favorites! 

The Southern Grind Coffee House is another great spot here! I love the "Chicken Avocado Ranch Quesadilla"!

Go to a concert at The Wharf

If you're wanting to splurge on a boat tour, check out Orange Beach Sailing Charters! They have lots of different options – whether you're a couple looking for a romantic sunset sail, or a family looking for a fun day trip with the kids! 


A Shot from our beautiful room at the Mediterranean! 

A Shot from our beautiful room at the Mediterranean! 

PERDIDO KEY

One of my favorite things about Perdido is the quiet, laid back feel it tends to have. The first time I stayed here 

WHERE TO STAY:

Perdido Sun 

Mediterranean at Perdido Key

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WHERE TO EAT:

Cobalt Restaurant - "Contemporary Coastal Cuisine" y'all, I tried everyone's food. everything was amazing. And the view was SO PRETTY.

The Flora-Bama Ole River Grille

Shrimp Basket - So there are several Shrimp Basket locations on the Alabama Gulf Coast, but the people at the one in Perdido are my favorite! They were so nice! 

The Crab Trap

WHAT TO DO:

Artworks Studio & Gallery - LOVED this gallery! A great place to see local art & meet some friendly locals! We stayed a while and asked what some of the artist's favorite places were – we got some great advice! 

 

The Flora Bama - this one is a must-visit for those wanting to experience the touristy nightlife scene of the coast. Good music, great location. Have yourself a bushwacker.

Click Through for Some of My Favorite Pictures at the NAM:

 

If you don't mind driving(about 20 minutes out of Perdido) the National Naval Aviation Museum is a must see! The Angels are so cool! 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading guys! Have you been to the Alabama Gulf Coast? Where's your favorite place? Let me know in the comments! It helps your favorite place get more attention & can help other people when they're planning a trip to the area!

xo, Lauren