Top 7 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Orange Beach


Sitting on Alabama’s gulf-coast, Orange Beach is a hub for fun at the beach and family-friendly attractions. With coasters at local amusement parks, shopping centers, beach bars, and more, you won’t run out of activities that the whole family can enjoy. Once you find your family’s Orange Beach vacation rental condo, plan your trip filled with fun for the whole family!

1. Orange Beach Amusement Parks 

A staple of Orange Beach are the amusement parks waiting to be explored. Adventure Island features go-karts, bumper boats, arcade games, and even a giant volcano. Kiddie rides are also available to ensure that the whole family has a blast! If you prefer water rides, head to Waterville USA where you can rush down a tall water slide, float in the lazy river, or splash in the wave pool. A trip to Waterville USA is the perfect way to stay cool on a hot summer day with the family! 

2. Outdoor Activities 

A staple of a trip to Orange Beach is time spent outdoors. Whether you are at the beach, hiking and biking through Gulf State Park or trying your hand at watersports, there is plenty of outdoor adventure to be had! Rent a kayak, a paddle board, or even a pontoon boat for a day spent out on the water. Grab a snorkel and some fins to swim through the water, or even find yourself out on a deep-sea fishing charter! 

3. Enjoy Live Music at the Flora-Bama 

For fans of live music, the Flora-Bama is the place to be! With 5 stages for bands to rock out, beachfront bars, and amazing views, an evening spent at the Flora-Bama is a perfect way to end the day. Dig into a shrimp boil, raw oysters, and enjoy a tropical drink! 

4. Shop, Dine, and Explore The Wharf 

Shop, dine, and have family fun at the Wharf in Orange Beach! A hub for local boutiques, national brands, and delicious dining spots, The Wharf invites you to delight your tastebuds and shop the day away. The fun doesn’t stop there! You’ll also find an array of family-friendly attractions from mini-golf, a zipline, movie theater, and marina where you can hop aboard a sunset cruise. Explore the excitement of the Wharf! 

5. Have a Roaring Good Time at the Gulf Coast Zoo 

Have a wild time at the Gulf Coast Zoo! With 118 species in this 25 acre zoo, families will enjoy taking a stroll and admiring all of the beautiful creatures that call the zoo home. Learn more about the animals at an education stage show, explore the reptile house, or get a hands-on experience for little ones at the petting zoo.  

6. Walk the Boardwalk at Alligator Alley 

Alligator Alley is home to more than 200 alligators that have been rescued from dangerous situations. Enjoy a guided tour along the elevated boardwalk where you can view the sunbathing gators from above. You can even get up close and personal with a baby alligator or plan a visit to watch a feeding time! 

7. Tee Up a Round of Golf

Want to spend a morning out on the fairway? Orange Beach features plenty of golf courses that invite players of any skill level to get out and enjoy a day practicing their swing. Book a tee time at Kiva Dunes  Golf Course, the Perdido Bay Golf Course, or the Glenlakes Golf Club. Want to practice your short game? Head to Pirate's Island Adventure Golf or Beachside Mini Golf for a round of miniature golf!  

Plan Your Next Family Vacation in Orange Beach

Now that you know all the attractions that await your family in Orange Beach, it's time to find a vacation rental that is perfect for your getaway! With ocean views and penthouse condos available, you're sure to find a rental that will make your family feel right at home! Browse our Orange Beach Vacation Rentals!

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2022