My husband and I will make our first trip to this area mid-July. We usually go to Destin, but thought we would check this area out. We enjoy being a short drive to restaurants and things to do, but enjoy a private beach if possible. What are the differences between the different parts of Gulf Shores (East, West or Central) and is one better than the other? We want to be a close walk to the beach or on the beach. Looking for suggestions as to area and any historical areas or museums to visit within a short drive. We also enjoy day trips. Any recommendations for accommodations are also welcome!