Orange Beach vacation rentals bring visitors to the shores of Alabama in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Here are the top five things to see and do here that can make any visitor’s stay more interesting and relaxing.
The Gulf State Park Pier, second longest pier on the Gulf, is 20 feet wide and reaches a quarter of a mile out into the ocean. From the Pier, visitors can see more of the Gulf and perhaps encounter dolphins at play. This is a great place to watch the sun set over the Gulf. In the deeper water, anglers have been known to catch many larger species of fish including the King Mackerel. Closer to shore, anglers may catch speckled trout, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and more. Visitors can take their catch to certain Orange Beach restaurants and have it cooked up just the way they like it.
Dauphin Island is minutes from Orange Beach by bridge or by car ferry. Tourists can visit the 1,500-year-old serpentine shell midden made by Native American Mound Builders. Visitors can also tour Fort Gaines, the scene of a major battle in the Civil War. Across the street from the fort, tourists can enjoy an unusual public aquarium called the Estuarium. It offers live exhibits and a boardwalk through the wetlands. There are also two bird sanctuaries with trails and a lake.
The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park invites visitors to walk the battleship’s vast decks, explore a World War II submarine and learn about the Navy in World War II. The Park includes many other military vessels including a Vietnam Patrol Boat, a Tuskegee Airman plane, combat aircraft and tanks. After a day of sightseeing or hiking, visitors will appreciate the relaxing comfort of Orange Beach vacation rentals.
In nearby Theodore, Bellingrath Gardens and Home offers 65 acres of natural beauty to explore. Bellingrath’s spectacular gardens were first opened to the public in the 1930s. The house itself is a masterpiece of Renaissance-influenced architecture. From the docks at Bellingrath, visitors can take a cruise aboard the Southern Belle River Boat.
The Ferris Wheel at the Wharf in Orange Beach is the tallest Ferris Wheel in the Southeast. It is worth the small cost of admission to enjoy the Gulf water views from this exciting ride. Visitors may even walk to the wharf from some Orange Beach Vacation Rentals.
Orange Beach offers a variety of opportunities that are sure to please visitors. Whatever the season, there is always something fun to do when staying in Orange Beach vacation rentals
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