If you have upcoming vacation time, make the most of it with a beach getaway. Get a dose of fun, sun, sand, and water when you choose Orange Beach. There are plenty of fun activities and attractions in Orange Beach and the surrounding area, with plenty that appeal to everyone in your group! Many of the businesses you’ll visit are local – only found in Orange Beach. They’re also locally owned and operated, so you’ll enjoy a true Orange Beach experience when you shop there. Make your first step in shopping local during your Orange Beach retreat by booking a private vacation rental with Poole & Associates to get plenty of rest and relaxation along with your Orange Beach vacation.
If you’re hoping to shop local, you won’t want to miss this stop. The shop has been a Gulf Shores staple since 1956 and is open daily. While you’ll likely collect souvenirs from the things you do, like beach adventures and other Orange Beach experiences, the shop has “thousands of gifts for everyone on your list.” You will no doubt find something to remember your Orange Beach vacation of a lifetime.
Chocolate Corner & Ice Cream
Choose from chocolate clusters in peanut, coconut, or pecan, caramels wrapped in milk or dark chocolate, or creams in flavors like chocolate, maple, lemon, raspberry, and more. Homemade chocolates include hand-dipped Oreos, pretzels, graham crackers, Nutter Butters, and various seasonal selections. There are also “fudge cups,” gourmet truffles, and a variety of Blue Bell ice cream flavors. If none of that sounds tempting, try a smoothie or shake, or your favorite coffee drink.
The Wharf is one of the best places to enjoy on an Orange Beach getaway. There are shops, dining, and other fun activities, all in one place! Pick up accessories, jewelry, clothes, and more. They even offer a monogramming service to give items a personal touch you won’t find at other stores.
Many of the spas you’ll find in Orange Beach and the surrounding area are local. Pamper yourself with a mani/pedi, facial, body wrap or scrub, massage, and more. Most spas offer couples’ services for a romantic getaway. Some even offer men’s services that cater to their specific needs.
It’s like being a kid in a candy store – if your candy is jerky. Select over 100 varieties of jerky “by the bag,” with each made right in the U.S.A.! They offer traditional beef jerky, as well as more exotic offerings like buffalo, elk, deer, ahi tuna, salmon, wild boar, and even alligator! You won’t walk away with just jerky. They offer sauces, seasonings/rubs, and more.
Retro Road Trip
Step back in time. Full of retro fun and treats, the adults and the kids of the group will love making a stop here. Memorabilia of class bands, movies, TV shows, and more can be scored, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Andy Griffith, and many others. If you’re looking for a Peace Frog or other groovy item like a lava lamp, they have some of those, too. Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with retro candies including saltwater taffy and giant lollipops, as well as over 100 different flavors of soda in retro glass bottles.
Orange Beach Store
If you’re looking for something that’s truly “Orange Beach,” make sure to stop in. The offer apparel, beach towels, car tags, stickers, can koozies, mugs, and even Orange Beach brand seasonings and spices!
Step in and find apparel in cool, beachy, breezy colors and patterns. Items are perfect for wearing to the beach or to many of the casual beachfront restaurants in Orange Beach. Find a piece of jewelry, home goods, or other accessory to take home. Many pieces are handcrafted here in Orange Beach by local artists and artisans.
Shopping Local While in Orange Beach
When you and book a getaway with Poole & Associates, you’ll be shopping local! We’re a local business staffed by local residents. We use local providers to make sure each of our properties is in top shape when you stay with us!
When you stay in Orange Beach with us, you won’t be short on amazing activities provided by local businesses to fill your time. Enjoy the water, lounge around your rental, or experience the myriad of indoor activities available to help build your unique Orange Beach vacation. We have homes all the way up to four bedrooms so all everyone can stay together in one place. Savor the taste of home when you prepare a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Spread out in spacious living areas and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Unwind in private bedrooms or gather some snacks and enjoy a favorite movie or TV show together on a flat screen TV.