When you and your best girlfriends could use a break from the mundane and are looking for a place to enjoy a fun group getaway, there’s no better place to set your sights than Gulf Shores, Alabama! This sunny, inviting, and endlessly entertaining destination has something for just about everyone and makes it easy to access your happy place upon arrival. Whether your crew is looking forward to restaurant hopping your way through a stay, can’t wait to spend as much time as possible on the shoreline, or have a passion for time on the waves, you’ll find what you’re looking for and more here. If you happen to have three days of fun set aside in the name of a fun girl’s Gulf Shores trip, the following itinerary is a great place to start your journey.
Day 1: Bask in the Sun on the Sand at the Beach
It’s hard to imagine anything more refreshing than taking time to unwind on the beach when you plan a girl’s Gulf Shores vacation. This is the spot to be with good reason! Gulf Shores are overflowing with beautiful sandy shorelines to discover whether you’re looking for an energetic waterside atmosphere or can’t wait to settle in and enjoy that well-deserved tranquility you’ve been looking forward to. When you’ve had your fill of watching shorebirds and listening to the waves lap the shoreline, there are always options to rent kayaks or paddleboards and make the most of time on the water in good company. Another popular beach day activity to add to your itinerary is renting a beach bike and hitting the waterside trails. Don’t leave the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail off your list when you’re looking for places to explore together that are truly and spectacularly scenic.
Tonight, dine at Lulu’s Gulf Shores to make the most of a fun atmosphere and an amazing selection of Southern fare and seafood. Lulu’s was brought to life by Jimmy Buffett’s sister Lucy and remains one of the most colorful and savory stops in Gulf Shores. Located at 200 E. 25th Avenue, Lulu’s is open daily from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm and serves up options like shrimp, oysters, and fish alongside chicken finger baskets, fried tomatoes, crab melts, and tacos too. It’s a great place to pair your plate with live music, a great view, and open-air seating.
Day 2: Make it a Spa Day
A little pampering and relaxation can go a long way towards the fun in Gulf Shores which makes day two of your journey the perfect time to officially designate it a spa day. However, before you settle into wraps, exfoliating treatments, and massages, you’ll want to treat yourself to a delicious breakfast at Café Beignet. Open from 6:30 am until noon daily, Café Beignet is found at 200 W. Fort Morgan Road and pairs sandy beach views with delicious breakfast selections like muffins, fruit plates, cheeses, and of course, mouthwatering beignets too.
When it comes to picking the perfect spa for your afternoon, the options are seemingly endless. Head over to Fusion Spa for a manicure or pedicure paired up with a restorative hot stone massage when you’re looking to leave looking and feeling your very best. Your girl’s getaway will take a turn for the refreshing when you make Serenity at the Beach your spa of choice where you can take advantage of full salon services as well. Magnolia Float Spa is another great option when you’re hoping to let go of every type of stress and make the most of the relaxation that awaits.
This evening, head over to The Wharf at Orange Beach where you can enjoy time browsing a long lineup of charming boutique storefronts and souvenir stops too. Whether you’re on the hunt for apparel, home goods, or crafts, you’ll be sure to find it here. The Wharf is also a destination packed with delicious options for dinner, so whether you’re in the mood for cocktails or a full seafood dish, you can settle in and enjoy time with your friends while savoring the moment.
Day 3: Elevate Your Stay
The last day of your girl’s Gulf Shores trip should be a testament to all things luxury and style. Begin by booking yourself a spot on a private yacht charter and enjoying sightseeing with a side of elegance to match! These private yacht charters last anywhere from 2 hours to 5 hours total and typically accommodate up to 6 guests onboard a 40-foot luxury vessel. While the yacht itself is designed to impress, guests will love the views and options to customize the experience further with the inclusion of onboard entertainment, food, and beverages upon request. Keep your eyes open for pods of dolphins that are likely to swim by as well.
In the evening, you’ll move from sea to sky as you take part in a sunset helicopter tour with the team at Lost Bay Helicopters. These excursions are designed to highlight the beauty of the Gulf Shores coastline from above just as the sun begins throwing colors across the sky. It’s an amazing photo opportunity and could just be the highlight of your girl’s Gulf Shores vacation. Tours are typically 30 minutes but the memories last a lifetime.
Book Your Adventure Today
The next time you’re heading to Gulf Shores, make sure you have luxurious accommodations in place that are booked through the team at Poole & Associates. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting options and to start planning!