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driving you can easily get to Gulf Shores from some major Southern cities like Atlanta, Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville and Houston. You'll want to get here through I-65, I-10 or Highway 98. A drive from Atlanta will be approximately 6.5 hours and a drive from Houston will take you close to ten hours but New Orleans is only 3 hours away.
flying, which is highly recommended, nearby airports include Pensacola and Mobile from which you can rent a car or take a taxi to your accomodation in Gulf Shores. It's about an hour drive.
A third option for getting to Gulf Shores is
by boat. You can take the Intracostal Waterway to the Gulf Coast. There are approximately a dozen marinas that will be able to accomodate you. The
Gulf Shores Marina is a good point of access, located on Highway 180 West. Call 251-540-2336.
Homeport Marina is another option - it even provides wireless internet!