Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

PO Drawer 457 36547

Why Gulf Shores?

Located at the southern tip of Alabama on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is an ideal community for meetings of all sizes. Southern hospitality, mild temperatures and 32 miles of white-sand beaches greet attendees and guests with an escape for peaceful productivity. Whether groups are searching for a large beachfront convention hotel with a ballroom and breakouts or a luxury condo property with meeting space, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have a wide range of options accommodating up to 2,000 attendees. Seeking an offbeat space? Try the beach, coastal-chic brewery or a waterfront restaurant. Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism’s sales team is ready to work for you, saving you time and resources to help create a productive, interactive and memorable meeting with a relaxed coastal vibe. Complimentary services include: • Matching your group with the ideal property and sourcing proposals on your behalf • Recommending local services and suppliers, including team-building and off-site activities • Marketing and promotional opportunities, including custom save-the-dates

Distance from airport

  • Mobile Regional Airport

    65 mi. from city center

  • Pensacola International Airport

    35 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Golf on the Gulf Coast

It’s always tee time along Alabama's Gulf Coast! Championship-caliber golfing is just a stroke away at any of the area's renowned courses. Creatively designed and strategically placed, our courses have been designed by some of the greatest names in golf–Arnold Palmer, Bruce Devlin, Jerry Pate, Robert Von Hagge, and Earl Stone. With more than 200 holes to play, we’ve got the best game on the coast. From Scottish-style links to beachside greens, we promise to meet and challenge every level of skill. Dust off your clubs and swing into our action! Courses in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area: - Cypress Bend at Craft Farms ( - Glenlakes Golf Club ( - Gulf Shores Golf Club ( - Kiva Dunes Golf Club ( - Lost Key Golf Club ( - Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club ( - Cotton Creek at Craft Farms (

SanRoc Cay

On the east end of Pleasure Island, guests in Orange Beach can browse SanRoc Cay, which offers several retail stores, a handful of restaurants and a breathtaking marina.
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL, US 36561


While visiting the area for meeting-related happenings, be sure to cast your line for deep-sea adventures for time frames that will suit just about anyone's schedule! With some of the best captains anywhere to guide you on your voyage, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach fishing promises some of the best fishing anywhere. Alabama’s Gulf Coast is home to one of the largest charter fishing fleets on the Gulf with more than 100 experienced captains ready to help you reel in the catch of a lifetime. Add to that the fact that we have the only trolling alley in the Gulf, the nation’s largest artificial reef, and something biting year round, and you’ll find that any time is a great time to come play “hooky." Charter fishing options: Four-hour trolling trip: - Ideal for first-timers and those who are not sure they want to venture too far from land - Catch Spanish mackerel, cobia, and bull redfish - Expect to pay $600 to $1,200 for a boat that serves six people and $900 to $1,200 for a group of up to 10 people, depending on boat size and amenities Six-hour (half day) deep sea trip: - Leave the dock around 7 or 8 a.m. and head 12-20 miles into the Gulf - Catch red snapper, triggerfish and vermillion snapper - Expect to pay $1500 to $1800 for a group of 10 on a six-hour trip - Some boats can take up to 20 people Walk-ons: - Prices range from $60 to $95 per person depending on the length of the trip - Pay a per-person rate and share the expense of the charter with other individual passengers - Requires more flexibility in your schedule since it is based on when there are openings available - Likely to be on a larger boat and with many more people - Walk-on trips are most often available through area marinas Inshore: - Explore the areas around Perdido Pass, Fort Morgan, and the back bays - Catch speckled trout, white trout, flounder, and redfish - Both four- and six-hour trips are available with groups usually limited to six people - Expect to pay $400 to $800 depending on the size of your group and the length of your trip Longer trips: - For adventurers or serious fishing enthusiasts - Venture out into the Gulf for anywhere from 12 hours to two days

The Hangout

The Hangout is the place for great food and family fun. Come hang out, enjoy live entertainment, relax by the fire pit, let the kids play, and share good times! The restaurant and nightlife hotspot is also home to The Hangout Music Festival, attracting the top names in entertainment. The annual festival entertains 35,000 avid fans with three days of non-stop fun directly on sugar-white sand.
101 E Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL, US 36542

The Wharf

The Wharf is a 225-acre multi-use development showcasing numerous stores, restaurants, a marina, a mile-long boardwalk, SPECTRA nightly light shows on Main Street, a 10,000-seat outdoor amphitheater that continuously hosts music’s biggest names, and more. Guests staying on property have the opportunity to lounge at The Oasis, a luxurious water park. For more information, visit Also, The Wharf – a multi-use resort property in Orange Beach – is home to the Orange Beach Event Center, an 18,000 square foot facility equipped to accommodate a variety of events from corporate conferences and tradeshows to wedding receptions and plays. The entire exhibit hall holds 2,500 people standing, 2,000 for theatre productions and receptions, 1,000 for banquets, and 1,800 for dinner. Other amenities include space for up to 100 vendor booths, optional segmented spaces for breakout sessions or smaller events, a catering kitchen, and state-of-the-art audio/visual technology.
23101 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL, US 36561

LuLu's at Homeport Marina

You won't want to miss a stop to this restaurant owned by Jimmy Buffett's sister, Lulu. LuLu's is known for great food, great music, and good times. Arrive by land or water. Come and enjoy the sunset from the outdoor deck.
200 E. 25th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL, US 36542

Tanger Outlets

Discover the best brand names and guaranteed low prices at over 120 outlet stores including Gap Outlet, Polo, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, and more!
2601 S McKenzie St.
Foley, AL, US 36535

Gulf State Park

Nestled between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, this Gulf Coast gem boasts 6,500 acres of land. The park is home to 2.5 miles of beachfront, three fresh water lakes, the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, a beach pavilion, the second longest pier on the Gulf, picnic area, campground, cabins/cottages, golf course, and much more.
20115 State Highway 135
Gulf Shores, AL, US 36542



High season
May 25 – Aug 10
Shoulder season
Oct 1 – Dec 30
Apr 10 – May 20
Aug 11 – Sep 30
Low season
Jan 1 – Feb 28