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First time visit with kids

tam6877
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First time visit with kids

Hi! We keep hearing so much about the Gulf Shores of AL. I am looking to plan a vacation- with my husband and two small kids (age 6 and 4). We are looking more for a condo style rental with ocean view, and can walk right out to the beach. We also love to have a few cocktails and the kids want a pool to swim in as well (along with the beach). We are simple- we want to relax, eat good food, and have a few drinks. It would be great if we were walking distance from restaurants or such too, but not sure what it is like in this area. Any recommendations of places to stay? Thank you!

Birmingham, Alabama
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80 reviews
1. Re: First time visit with kids

The Beach Club may be a good option for your family. It's a condo resort 12 miles out Fort Morgan Road from downtown Gulf Shores with lots of amenities and organized activities. There are three on-site restaurants and they serve drinks and food at the Club pool. Because it is away from the hustle and bustle of GS, it is very family oriented, not overly crowded, and a great place from young children.

Gulf Shores, Alabama
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2. Re: First time visit with kids

in Gulf Shores, you would want something near the "T" (Highways 59 and 180 Beach Blvd)

Houma, Louisiana
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for Houma, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores
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3. Re: First time visit with kids

you'll need a vehicle. most places are too far away to walk. use google maps street view to see what i mean.

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5. Re: First time visit with kids

We always go to Phoenix V in Orange Beach, because they have a splash pad that is fenced in so we can sit back and relax while the kids play. We pick that one, too, because it sits very close to the waterline so the walk in the sand hauling beach stuff isn't too bad. All of the units are beachfront with good sized balconies. We have been going to the same unit (510) for several years. One time, we switched to another complex and regretted it.

Orange Beach has a great selection of wonderful restaurants, great dolphin cruises and it right down the road from Gulf Shores.

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