Looking for a more exciting adventure ? Try water sports such as jet ski rentals , parasailing and paddle boarding . Tennis anyone ? The Racquet Club is amazing . Of course , the little ones are usually happy with a bucket and shovel to create masterpieces in the sand . For parents looking to relax in the sun , the Spectrum Experience offers guests advanced beach chair reservations that guarantee first row ; now , that is my happy place — perfect for watching the sun melt into the Gulf .
The Village Lawn is the new hub for family fun that includes food along with complimentary live music nightly ( seasonal ) with activities / games for the entire family . Teens especially like the Lip Sync Battle and Glow in the Dark Volleyball . There are three Airstream food trailers available to delight anyone ’ s palate — The Press , The Smoke and The Spice .
Parents can enjoy The Beach Club ’ s golfing opportunities at nearby Kiva Dunes — Alabama ’ s only beachfront golf resort . Beach activities are sure to make you hungry . On-property dining options include Coast Restaurant with outside veranda dining options overlooking the Gulf . The Gulfside Bar & Grill is the seasonal poolside eatery , and The Village Hideaway is a great casual dining venue . Here you can watch your favorite sports teams on one of nine flat screen televisions . Ask about priority reservations at the restaurants . If you choose to eat in your condo , Spectrum Resorts will save you time on your vacation by grocery shopping for you . When you arrive , your selected items will be waiting in the fridge and cabinets .
At dusk , I watched children wading in The Beach Club ’ s private slice of beach dressed in fancy white attire . Parents , with cameras in hand , were snapping memories that will last a lifetime . The Beach Club was so impressive that I started planning our next visit before we left . For reservations call ( 888 ) 260-7263 or visit https :// thebeachclub . spectrumresorts . com /
Fort Morgan State Historic Site is a famous fort known for Admiral David Farragut commanding “ Damn the torpedoes . Full speed ahead !” as he led his troops in the Battle of Mobile Bay . The grounds offer more than just history , the site also has nature areas , a boat launch , picnic area , and beaches for visitors to enjoy . The fort is located a short drive from The Beach Club . Visit www . Fort-Morgan . org .
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge encompasses some of Alabama ’ s last remaining undisturbed coastal habitats . Jeff Friend Trail , one of the most popular trails , was recently renovated to become more accessible with an improved boardwalk and new trail surface . Take the kids for a walk on the wild side where they can view endangered species and migratory songbird habitats . https :// www . fws . gov / refuge / Bon _ Secour /
For Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourist information , visit https :// www . gulfshores . com /
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