School’s Out: Check Out These Four Family-Fun Attractions for an Action-Packed Summer Adventure

Spring break has come and gone, and jittery students across the country are looking ahead to the much-anticipated annual summer vacation. But summertime excitement can quickly fade to disappointment and boredom if parents don’t plan ahead. Now is the time to start planning your family summer vacation, and there’s no shortage of family-friendly summer fun in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Family Beach Vacation Attractions

We’ve outlined some of the top family-fun attractions here to help you fill your itinerary with action and adventure.


The track Gulf Shores1.) The Track

The Track is pretty much the epitome of fun. Between the go-karts, blaster boats (think bumper cars on the water), rides, miniature golf, Fat Daddy’s Arcade, the Skycoaster and the new Spinning Coaster, your kids will be smiling from ear to ear for hours.


Alabama Gulf Coast zoo2.) Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

The key to a successful summer is to keep kids learning while they have fun. You’ll be able to do just that at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. The zoo has more than 500 interesting animals, plus daily keeper talks to engage children in educational fun.


Waterville USA3.) Waterville USA

What’s summer without a wet and wild adventure? Take the kiddos to Waterworld USA to make a splash together. Waterworld boasts 17 slides, a lazy river and wave pool, and much more. It also has an onsite amusement park to amp up the fun factor.


Adventure Island4.) Adventure Island

Your family-fun summer vacation along the Gulf Coast just isn’t complete without a day spent at Adventure Island. This Orange Beach wonder has it all: bumper boats, go karts, laser tag and rides for all ages. There’s even a nightly volcanic eruption! How’s that for a blast?