Gulf Shores – Alabama

Gulf ShoresThe two Bluegreen Resorts vacation destinations in Gulf Shores, Alabama, afford easy access to a scene of powder-fine golden beaches, relaxing breezes, and numerous possibilities for outdoor fun. Stay at either Paradise Isle Resort or Shoreline Towers and enjoy southern hospitality at a gentle pace, seek out a boat tour to visit the dolphins, or explore the thousands of wetlands acres of Weeks Bay. Take a bicycle ride or a hike through the surrounding countryside, or increase your historical knowledge with a visit to the site of a famed Civil War battle.

The dinner cruises that leave from Gulf Shores or Orange Beach offer a chance for an evening encounter with dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. Glide over the water on a restored schooner or two-masted sailing ship, or combine your dolphin-watching with a bird-watching excursion.

When you visit the Weeks Bay Reserve near Mobile Bay, you and your family will have access to free informational tours on the large wetlands ecosystem. And if you want to learn about the reserve beforehand, the Weeks Bay Foundation offers a virtual online tour, filled with images of this vibrant but fragile world.

At Fort Morgan, history comes alive. The fortress saw service in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century, and both World War I and World War II. It is perhaps best known as the place where Admiral David Farragut, fighting on the side of the Union, attacked Confederate forces at Mobile Bay in August 1864. Hoping to end the blockade-running in the area, Farragut and his fleet received heavy fire from Fort Morgan before achieving victory and closing the port. The historic site contains tens of millions of bricks, many of them set by skilled masons who were also African-American slaves.

Your Bluegreen Resorts Gulf Shores locations are also your ticket to family-oriented deep-sea fishing expeditions, parasailing excursions, and specially chartered boat trips year-round. Finishing a day of fun with a relaxing stroll along the beach will allow you to savor all the new vacation memories you’ve accumulated until your next visit.