Black Friday shopping in Orange Beach/Gulf Shores


I am not much of a shopper. I leave that to my wife and daughter-in-law for the most part. But I admit that I can get caught up in Black Friday shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. And when we find ourselves staying at an Orange Beach condo over the Thanksgiving holiday, there are a couple of go-to places!

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First of course is the Tanger Outlets Center. We print out coupons from their website in advance, then hit the mall for that after-Thanksgiving seasonal event! After some shopping, I can grab a coffee at Starbucks or a snack in the food court and pass the time while my wife continues the search for that perfect gift.

Another place I enjoy shopping is The Wharf in Orange Beach. Okay, okay. The truth is that I can wander around the marina checking out the big boats while my wife shops. And there are also several restaurants with deck seating where we can grab a delicious lunch! My wife is happy with her purchases and I am happy to hang out.

Of course, there are many other boutiques and mom and pop places in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and we spend time at a lot of them as well. And we can also get in on the big box Black Friday sales events at places like Wal-Mart and Target, which have locations in Gulf Shores.

So get some money out of the Christmas savings account and hit the beach for a wonderful way to spend Black Friday!