Whether it’s a reunion with friends you haven’t seen in a while, an annual getaway, bachelorette trip, or “just because,” you’ve planned a girls’ trip. Make this trip memorable with a trip to the beach and crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico and the Alabama shores. Choose Gulf Shores for your ultimate destination and start planning the fun. There are plenty of things to see and do while you’re here, but you’ll want to make sure to book a private vacation home in Gulf Shores with Poole & Associates so you can enjoy time with your girls in private. If you can’t stand a moment away from your furry family members, ask about pet-friendly rentals and bring them along!

Beach Time

You and your girls chose a beach destination for a reason: the beach. You can choose to lay out and sunbathe, plant a beach umbrella, and spread out a blanket for a picnic, take a swim in the Gulf, or whatever other beach fun you can think of. Turn up the adrenaline with activities like parasailing, SCUBA diving, or snorkeling. Calm down with a sunset cruise or wildlife-watching cruise.


The need for a girls’ trip can come at any time of year. Plan your girls’ escape around an activity you all love and plan to attend a festival. You can make one of the festivals or events part of your vacation plans. Celebrate the area culture with the Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival in April, come for the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival or Hangout Music Festival in May, celebrate the Blue Angels’ homecoming in November, or another event you all love. Just check the Gulf Shores website to find out what kind of celebrations are going on during your stay.

Fort Morgan Road Trail

Get some exercise with the girls. The 5.6-mile asphalt trail starts just outside the western border of Gulf State Park and stretches west through Gulf Shores and runs parallel to Fort Morgan Road/Highway 180 and runs through tree-lined areas and neighborhoods, finally ending at the Peninsula Golf Club. The mostly flat surface trail is an easy hike or bike, and the eastern end has only a few gentle climbs. Add some difficulty on the eastern end and continue on through Gulf State Park’s Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trails.

Gulf Shores Museum

The museum is located in a house that dates back to before World War II and was used as the beach house of Valerie Cole’s family from Mobile. The family donated the structure, originally in West Beach, to its current home after Hurricane Frederic in 1979. The museum houses many permanent and temporary exhibits that tell the story of Gulf Shores’ history, as well as offering various programs and activities for all ages and many interests.

Gulf Shores Dog Park

For those of you who brought your pup along, they need some outdoor fun, too! The park has a large fenced-in green area where both large and small dogs can get their zoomies out. Their human companions can sit and socialize while keeping an eye on their pup and cleaning up after them using the provided waste bag stations. You can bring water for yourself, but the park provides water for your pup!

Gulf State Park

You and the girls can wander two miles of Gulf beachfront, swim, surf, build sand castles, and enjoy a myriad of other beach activities, or have a picnic in the beach pavilion. If you and your girls like to fish, you’ll want to bring some gear and spend some time at the pier. For those looking for an adventure, try kayaking or even parasailing!

Souvenir City

Part of your girls’ trip activities may include shopping, at least for fun souvenirs. The shop has been a Gulf Shores staple since 1956 and is open daily. While you’ll collect souvenirs from the things you do, like beach adventures, the shop has “thousands of gifts for everyone on your list,” so you’re bound to find something to remember your time here.

Spa Day

Relaxing with the girls is number one on your To Do List. There are several spas in the Gulf Shores area that are ready to pamper you. Indulge in massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. Some even offer salon services so you can walk away with a new cut, style, or color for head-to-toe refreshment.

Girl Time in Gulf Shores

When you book a girls’ getaway with Poole & Associates, you won’t be short on amazing activities to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or enjoy the myriad of other activities available to help build a Gulf Shores vacation that is uniquely yours. We have everything from one-bedroom units up to a four-bedroom home. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in a private bedroom or gather some snacks and enjoy your favorite movies together on a flat screen TV.

Contact us today to book a Gulf Shores girls’ getaway to remember!