Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Convention Center
Guest Rooms17,000
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel350 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues15
Average Room Rate$153.00
Daily Food Cost$51.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate11%

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism


Why Choose Our Destination?

Located at the southern tip of Alabama, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach has become a favorite destination of meeting planners and delegates. The destination’s year-round mild temperatures, 32 miles of white sand beaches and backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico make it easy to see why Alabama’s beaches are ideal for your next meeting, retreat or convention. Our destination is located with driving distance of most major Southeast cities and within an hour drive of Mobile Regional and Pensacola Regional Airport, with rental car companies on site. The Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores can accommodate private and corporate aircraft. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer flexible meeting facilities with capacity to serve the needs of up to 2,000 attendees. Properties include a full-service convention hotel, limited service properties with meeting space, conference center with trade show space, luxury condominium resorts and non-traditional venues. Let our experienced sales professionals utilize their extensive knowledge of the area to save you both time and resources. We will match you with your ideal property, ranging from national hotel chains to luxury condominiums. Complimentary services include: • Coordinate facility site inspections and area familiarization tours • Coordinate proposals from area convention meeting facilities • Develop event planning and time line checklists • Assist with pre-event planning and other activities • Provide area promotional literature and welcome gift bags • Provide area photos for use in promoting your event • Assist with promoting your event social media channels • Assist with accommodating any special requirements for your event

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Distance from Airport

  • Mobile Regional Airport

    104.61 km from City Center

  • Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport

    56.33 km 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

Orange Beach Fishing Association

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
Aug 11 – Sep 30
Oct 1 – Dec 30
Apr 10 – May 20
Low Season
Jan 1 – Feb 28