Area Attractions

The Gulf Shores area has a wide variety of entertainment, attractions, shopping, dining, and sports activities for young and old alike. Listed below are some select examples in the greater Gulf Shores area:

  • Fishing — Gulf Shores is known for its outstanding deep sea and shoreline fishing, just minutes from the Crystal Tower complex. A wide variety of fishing charters are available for both new and experienced fishermen.
  • Beaches — Need we say more?? A long beach with snow white sand right in front of the complex grounds that leads to the gorgeous clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico just yards away! Although you will never tire of this scene, feel free to visit the other area beaches.
  • Diving/Sailing — The area offers a great selection of diving and sailing experiences. Explore the Gulf’s newest artificial reef, the Mighty Oriskany…a former naval aviation carrier. Sail the beautiful waters of the Gulf coast!
  • Golf — The greater Gulf Shores area has a tremendous selection of golf courses open to the public year round. Almost all courses have clubs, bags, and carts for rent.
  • Racing — Area tracks including Five Flags Speedway, home of the Snowball Derby, provide a variety of auto racing thrills.
  • Shopping — Gulf Shores has multiple large outlet centers, including the Tanger Outlet with over 120 premium stores, and an endless selection of specialty stores and boutique shops. Nearby Pensacola and Mobile have large malls with hundreds of stores to browse.
  • Dining — You won’t find better food or a better selection of restaurants for both casual and fine dining than in the greater Gulf Shores area!
  • Amusement Centers — The Track, Waterville U.S.A., Sam’s Fun City with Surf City Water Park, and the Crossroads Arcade and other area entertainment centers are a great getaway for young and old alike. From go-karts and an endless selection of arcade games to breathtaking water rides and activities, you’ll want to spend the entire day at these various centers.
  • Dog Track — Come cheer on your favorite pooch at the local dog track just minutes from the condo! Year round racing with fine dining also available.
  • Naval Air Museum — The nearby Pensacola Naval Air Museum is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, including IMAX movies, motion based simulator rides, and guided tours of the museum and flight line. Plan to spend an entire day to be sure and take in all the fun.
  • Zoo — The greater Gulf Shores area has multiple zoos with a wide variety of animals to entertain the entire family.
  • Fort Morgan — This historically significant site is just a stone’s throw away from the condo complex, plenty of interesting exhibits and activities on site.
  • Pensacola Lighthouse — Take a free tour of this operational lighthouse.
  • Airboat Tours — Visit the swamps and see alligators and a variety of large birds and other animals in their natural habitat. Also be sure and visit Alligator Alley where you will see over 100 gators, some more than 13’ in length.
  • The Wharf — There is excitement for kids and adults alike. From the South's largest ferris wheel to a concert venue with big name acts and seating for 12,000... with shops and restaurants galore!
  • Fairhope — This quaint village is a must see for antique lovers. Dozens and dozens of great stores in a rustic setting.